Tag Archives: gardening
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Extending the growing season- for Sukkot and beyond!

Hoping to have your own vegetables to share in your Sukkah at the end of October? In this hands-on workshop, we’ll discuss timing and crop varieties as well as learn simple, affordable techniques for extending the growing season into the cooler weather. Join us at City Natives, a half-acre horticultural learning center and native plant nursery […]

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Saving your own seeds

Co-sponsored by The Trustees, a statewide land trust, and hosted at City Natives, a half-acre horticulture learning center and native plant nursery in Mattapan, our hands-on Seed Saving workshop was taught by the fabulous Michelle de Lima, Engagement Manager of Boston Community Gardens on August 18, 2016.   We opened with discussion of the myriad […]

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Seed Your Own Seeds

Complete the growing season and prepare for the next by saving your own seeds. Learn to collect, process, and store seeds from tomatoes, lettuce, beans and other garden favorites. Saving seeds can save money, create greater food security, and maintain genetic diversity in our plants. Join us at City Natives, a half-acre horticultural learning center and […]

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What does your garden want most from Ganei Beantown?

Thanks to a small “Grow grant” from The New England Grassroots Environment Fund (NEGEF) Ganei Beantown is considering how it supports the development of organic, educational vegetable gardens in greater Boston in collaboration with Synagogues or other Jewish community groups (either onsite or not). We want to know…. If you currently operate or were going […]

Raise the Root!

Some Rabbi’s considered a vegetable garden to be essential in a city. Raised beds can be simple to build and very productive to grow in.  Join us at City Natives, a half-acre horticultural learning center and native plant nursery in Mattapan, for this hands-on workshop. We’ll show you how to build, fill and plant a […]