Program listings below are for the next several weeks. For a complete schedule of all BNAN programs check our newsletter posted online, or check listings by date using the calendar. Also, download the 2013 Seed, Sow & Grow brochure. To receive BNAN's free, biweekly eNews with program, event and news updates, please subscribe below. For more information or to register for a program (unless otherwise noted) email email@example.com or phone 617-542-7696. BNAN programs and events are free, all are welcome.
Calling All Boston Community Gardeners!
Master Urban Gardener (MUG) is an intensive, skill-building training for Boston community gardens. Whether youíre just getting started or have been gardening for decades, MUG covers everything you need to know to thrive in one of Bostonís community gardens- from vegetable gardening and composting to community organizing.
Each winter, 30 community gardeners join MUG. Master Urban Gardener is open to Boston community gardeners who demonstrate a commitment to sharing skills with others. MUG consists of 30-hour classroom instruction, followed by 30 hours of volunteer service. Each Saturday session includes topical lectures as well as participatory activities. Deadline has been extended to January 1.
Boston Urban Forest Council Meeting
Tuesday, December 10 (please note new date, originally scheduled for December 12)
Boston Natural Areas Network
62 Summer Street, Boston
Come learn about the findings of the recent BUFC Tree Survey on Melnea Cass Boulevard, a 4-lane road being redesigned to accommodate 2 additional lanes for Bus Rapid Transit (BRT).
Over two days, 507 trees were surveyed along the length of the project area. The trees are being mapped and their environmental benefits quantified using a program called iTree.
We'll review the survey and discuss how to present the information to the Boston Transportation Department and the Boston Redevelopment Authority, overseeing the project, as well as the City of Boston to discuss tree preservation and replacement policies. Read more about the Melnea Cass project here: https://www.cityofboston.gov/transportation/melnea/
All welcome, come join in a productive discussion that will help shape tree policies in Boston. RSVPs appreciated, but not required. Call 617-542-7696 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join the BNAN Seed Library Committee!
Thursday, December 12
1350 Blue Hill Ave., Mattapan, MA 02126
Join BNAN and the Mattapan Library as we create a new seed library in Boston. As part of a campaign to increase the resiliency of Bostonís gardens, the library will provide free edible and ornamental seed to gardeners who will then return seed at the end of the season. Come learn about the project, help process and package seeds, and enjoy the company of other seed enthusiasts! Please RSVP by emailing email@example.com or calling 617-542-7696.
East Boston Council Meeting
Thursday, December 12
East Boston YMCA
215 Bremen Street, East Boston
Monthly meeting. All are welcome. For more information contact Candice Cook at 617-542-7696 x16 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
HOPELINE SUMMER JOB 2014 REGISTRATION
SAVE THE DATE AND TELL A FRIEND!
Mark your calendar and do not forget to apply to the HOPELINE to be considered for employment with the Boston Youth Fund for the summer of 2014!
Working with BNAN, YCC teens learn teamwork and job skills while engaged in park improvement projects involving environmental restoration, trail building, landscaping, urban agriculture and more.
Each February, youth applicants register with the Hopeline for the possibility of being offered a summer job. Registrants must be between the ages of 15 and 17 and in addition, must be a resident of the city of Boston. Register online 24 hours a day from February 1, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. until March 3, 2014 at 11:59 p.m.
Applying with the HOPELINE does NOT guarantee a summer job. Please call the Boston Youth Fund with any questions, 617-635-4202. Also, see a list of sites that offered HOPELINE jobs last summer. www.bostonyouthfund.org
Farm Program Manager
The Trustees of Reservations
Statewide position, centralized primarily in Eastern MA
The goals of our farms are manifold. We envision a farm program that will unite our farms around our farm program mission, and help us to maximize our impact and fully utilize our statewide investments in agriculture. Our farm program vision & strategy is focused around four themes: sustainable stewardship, providing leadership in agriculture, increasing access and demand for local food, and exciting new audiences with our farms.
The Farm Program Manager will report to the Agriculture Program Director, and will have direct managerial oversight of the farm staff. In addition, the Farm Program Manager will work collaboratively with the Regional Directors, program leaders, operations staff, and others.
For complete job description, qualifications, and application instructions please see http://www.thetrustees.org/about-us/employment/current-openings/farm-program-manager.html
City of Boston Open Space Plan 2015-2021
Public Input - Making Your Parks & Open Spaces Better!
Public participation is crucial to the success of the Plan. From May to October 2013, Boston Parks and Recreation Department (BPRD) has collected thousands of questionnaires, both online and on paper, to find out more about how people use the City's open spaces and what they would like there. They have also collected hundreds of comment emails.
The collection of questionnaires ended on October 31, 2013; however, you can still send them comment emails to let BPRD know general thoughts about what you would like to see in Boston's open spaces.
The fall 2013 issue of BNAN's Urban & Green Newsletter is available online. Included in the newsletter is the BNAN calendar of fall events and programs. Read it to find out what's happening in Boston's Community Gardens, Urban Wilds and along the Neponset and East Boston Greenways. Click here for current and past newsletters
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