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Boston Gardeners Council


A voice for Bostonís community and residential gardeners, the Boston Gardeners Council (BGC) meets regularly to organize and promote sustainable urban gardening efforts and community gardening. We believe that gardens are as integral to Boston's larger environmental system as its parks and playgrounds, and that they are to be included in city planning and are to receive regular municipal support and services. We seek to make it possible for every neighborhood to have access to gardens, where residents of all ages, socio-economic backgrounds and cultures can enjoy the benefits of healthy food, recreation and community beautification, with neighbors working together for their common interest.

All gardeners are welcome to join!


  • Permanent status for unprotected community gardens
  • Increase peopleís access to safe, healthy, local food
  • Improve access to gardening resources

  • Workshops on safe and effective urban gardening techniques
  • Promote local food systems
  • Garden socials
  • Funding and other resources for community gardens

  • Help host an event or workshop
  • Work on urban garden issues
  • Support greening efforts in the city
  • Volunteer to help at school, senior centers, and other gardens.
  • For dates, times, locations, and information:

    Call Dana Staley, Garden Outreach and Engagement Coordinator, at 617-542-7696 x 12 or email

    BGC Meeting Schedule

    The Boston Gardeners Council (BGC) meets quarterly at 6:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of July, October, January and April, with the addition of a planning meeting for Produce to Pantries in June (date to be announced yearly). Meetings are held at BNAN, 62 Summer St., Boston. For meeting information, please check the calendar on the BNAN website, email Dana Staley at or call 617-542-7696 x12.

    Produce to Pantries Introduces New Cookbook

    Produce to Pantries, initiated through the Boston Gardeners Council, is pleased to introduce to a new cookbook for pantry patrons this summer, featuring traditional global cuisines that incorporate locally grown produce. The 24-page cookbook highlights 37 common and not-so-common vegetables, offering readers simple ideas on how to prepare produce grown locally. In addition, readers can try 12 global recipes from countries represented in the food pantries served through the Produce to Pantries program for a taste of the world. Download your own copy of the Produce to Pantries Cookbook today. For more information on the cookbook or Produce to Pantries program, please contact Dana Staley at