Friday, October 8, 2010

Autumn Harvest

• Sunday, October 10, 10-3. As the weather cools down its time to put the garden to rest, join us this weekend @ the Greenside Out Garden as part of 10-10-10 , the international day of service for our planet!

We will be undertaking a major reorganization  of the garden, so come and get down and get dirty, it may be your last chance til spring!

There's been plenty of sunshine and rain as well as numerous opportunities to celebrate Brookline's bounty and inspire a growing Brookline.
• September 19th, our first edible garden tour was highlighted by big orange carrots, eight gardens of delight and more then one hundred visitors, volunteers and garden hosts sharing the joy of urban agriculture in and around the village, up High Street and along Cypress and Walnut streets. Judging from the beautiful pictures, there were also some truly local snacks to savor as well!  Back At Greenside Out Garden, Alan Balsam inspired us further with some great sing -a -longs at the Harvest Party. With local snacks of cookies, cider and fruit we had more reasons to appreciate this first of what hopefully will be an annual event for Bountiful Brookline!
The next weekend Bountiful Brookline joined in two great community gatherings.
• September 25th, we helped Whole Foods, Brighton celebrate their 30th birthday at Goodwill from the Garden, a delicious tasting of local food with proceeds benefiting Bountiful Brookline. We had an amazing crew of volunteers from BU and the community including one of our teens from the summer program.
• Sunday, September 26 a colorful display of graphic and edible vegetables drew folks to our display at the 2nd Green Brookline Expo. Many great volunteers helped spread the word about the many projects and programs growing a bountiful Brookline!