Two of our favorite things to do at Greenovate Boston: 1) Gardening, and 2) Spending time at all the wonderful libraries around Boston.
So naturally, in partnership with Boston Public Libraries, Office of Food Initiatives, and the Boston Natural Areas Network, we're delighted to put our two favorite activities together in the new #SeedShare pilot, coinciding with two workshops this weekend:
Seed Starting Workshop: An introduction to seed starting and planting a garden: this workshop and hands-on demonstration will cover the basics of starting seeds and planting an organic garden and will help participants plan for saving their own seed.
Grove Hall Branch: May 3, 10 AM - 12 PM
East Boston Branch: May 5, 6 PM -7:45 PM
Inspired by urban agriculture pioneers and seed libraries across the country, the Mattapan, Grove Hall, and East Boston branches of the Boston Public Library will be giving out up to five packets of seeds for people to take, plant, and return, wherever possible. Bostonians can choose from a variety of seeds and get basic gardening training for FREE from three libraries around the city. Workshops will be offered by Boston Natural Areas Network on planting, caring for, and extracting seeds to donate back to the program!
There will be even more workshops throughout the summer on weeding and then...stay alerted by subscribing to the Greenovate Boston newsletter here.
This is just one part of a larger "sharing economy" initiative from the City...stay tuned!