Welcome to Symphony Road Community Garden!
Announcements and Information:
Save the Dates:
Saturday, March 16, 2024. The 48th Annual Gardeners' Gathering.
Free to all!
Click here: thetrustees.org/program/gardeners-gathering/ for more information.
From the Trustees' website:
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the "Massachusetts Gardening and Farm Act" at the Gardeners' Gathering
In 1974, MA State Representative Mel King sponsored this important legislation and it passed into law. The act legally protected the rights of people to use vacant public land for farming and gardening and led the city of Boston to start the Revival program in 1975. This opened doors for some of the first community gardens to officially open, such as the Berkeley Community Garden in the South End in 1976.
Mel King was a civil rights pioneer for Boston in many respects. In addition to his support of urban agriculture, he is known as the "father of affordable housing in Boston." As a community organizer, he led various public demonstrations against wealth disparity and racism in the city. As a State Rep, he led the passage of laws that helped finance and renovate substantial amounts affordable housing in the city. He was the first Black person to reach a general election in a Boston mayor's race, founding a new political party in Massachusetts called the “Rainbow Coalition" which was comprised of a diverse cross section of Bostonians including Black, Arab, Hispanic, Asian and progressive white supporters.
Register for the 2024 Gardeners' Gathering
Thursday, March 28, 2024 - The Symphony Road Community Garden Annual Meeting.
When: 6pm to 7pm
Where: The Fenway Community Center, 1282 Boylston Street. (Entrance is on Jersey street.)
The 2023 Garden Season officially ended on November 30. Gardeners, of course, can visit their plots anytime, even in the dead of winter. Thank you to all. You have made this season a success!
There is still plenty of compost left piled next to the shed. Incorporate compost into your garden soil (or just pile in on top) in the fall and it will be ready for early spring planting. Perennial plants such as roses, raspberries, irises, and peonies appreciate a top dressing of compost in the autumn too. Please help yourself!
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