Join Mayor Walsh and the Trustees of Reservations at the 41st Annual Gardeners' Gathering where WWF, Greenovate Boston and the Engagement Lab @ Emerson College as we launch a city-wide, online community engagement game COMMUNITY PLANIT: CLIMATE SMART BOSTON. The platform is designed to engage a more diverse and greater number of Boston residents in planning for climate preparedness, while learning about resources already in place around our city, to meet the challenges of a warming climate in 2030 and beyond. By answering challenge questions and communicating online with other players between March 25 and April 15, you'll be providing city officials valuable input into their planning processes to make sure all Boston neighborhoods are physically, socially and economically resilient, especially in the face of climate change. While you do your civic duty and share your opinions, you'll also be competing for $1,500 in funding for local community projects proposed by YOU! More info and sign up to play TODAY at: boston.commuinityplanit.org
At the Gardeners' Gathering, you'll be able to meet and ask questions of the Community PlanIt: Climate Smart Boston game curators and find out more about the platform.
NO REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED TO ATTEND THE GARDENERS' GATHERING, UNLESS YOU PLAN TO ATTEND THE KEYNOTE ADDRESS
41st Annual Gardeners' Gathering & Keynote Address (11 am - 4:30 pm)
Now in its 41st year, the Gardeners’ Gathering has provided an annual forum for gardeners to shrug off the winter chill together and celebrate urban gardening in Boston. The Gardener’s Gathering brings together over 400 gardeners, along with expert presenters and local business and organizations.
KEYNOTE ADDRESS & BREAKFAST (10 - 11 am)
Dimensions of Change through Community Gardening, Daniel Ross
An interactive presentation and discussion about how community gardening can effect change in communities, including cutting-edge health and economic development issues. Recognized as a leading social entrepreneur, Daniel Ross specializes in food and environmental enterprises and programs in underserved communities. Daniel is currently a principal and CEO of Daisa Enterprises and a Visiting Assistant Professor of Social Entrepreneurship at Hampshire College.
Ross was formerly the Executive Director of Nuestra Raices in Holyoke. MA and Chief Operating Officer of the Wholesome Wave Charitable Foundation Ventures.
Keynote Tickets: Members: $15; Nonmembers: $25
41st ANNUAL GARDENERS’ GATHERING: FREE & OPEN TO ALL
The Gardeners’ Gathering offers more than two dozen skill-building workshops for both vegetable and ornamental gardeners with an emphasis on healthy practices for urban gardens. Topics range from seed starting to composting, urban beekeeping, and community and youth organizing to learning how to prepare garden-grown goodies. Attendees will also be able to experience multiple exhibitors’ work from Boston-area agriculture, gardening, and environmental organizations.
NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED FOR THE GATHERING.
Egan Center and Shillman Hall
Bostons, MA 02115
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