Save the Date: Our Next Workday will be May 27, 10 – 3 pm with 1 pm potluck lunch
General Garden Meeting Thursday, May 4th 7 pm – 8:30 pm at the Garden– All are Welcome!
A note from Djamil and the Leland Garden team:
I hope you are doing well. Rolling up our sleeves, we are hitting the dirt. Heads up that this is a high tick season so far with many sightings and bitings so please take care…do a tick check each night when you’ve been out in nature during the day
Thursday, May 4, General Meeting
7-8:30 in the Garden (@ 15 Leland St. #2 adjacent the garden if it rains)
We have some fun things to talk about! Dan and Amanda are both interested in bringing mushrooms to the garden and will be there to explore this opportunity. The mushrooms will be cultivated in the Peace Garden which is an area that is yet owned by the city between the garden and Barlow St. It is also currently used as a passive compost.
All are welcome!
Saturday, May 13 – Plant pick up – We Need Drivers!
1. Pick up pre-ordered seedlings @ Revision House in Roxbury
2. City Natives in Mattapan, a Trustees sponsored plant sale featuring City Native cultivated plants, and local farmer offerings – herb, Vegetables etc.
3. Herb Society of New England plant sale at Elmbank in headquarters of Massachusetts Horticulture Society in Wellesley.
If you have a car and would like to share a few hours picking up plants at either of these locations, please let us know ASAP. We’re hoping to get to all, if possible.
Also, if you would like to contribute funds for the new season plantings, our current balance is $52.00. Please call Adam Frost 617-325-9526 to get instructions for donating.
Sunday, May 14, Planting the goodies from the plant sales as determined by the need on Saturday 11-2
That’s it for now. Ready, Steady, Go! 🙂
Many thanks for your interest, love and support of the garden!
All the best,
DJamil and the Leland Garden Team
Workday, Saturday, April 22
Our last workday was Saturday, April 22, 10 am – 3 pm, with a potluck lunch at 1 pm.
All are welcome…your presence is always enough!
We cleaned out the beds, and got ready with the permaculture plans to continue exploring their potential manifestation.
Thank you to the Angels who turned the compost and removed the gravel.
Anyone passing through the garden is welcome and encouraged to check and help keep the bird bath near the bees full of water (there is a small bucket beside it) and pick up the trash along their way. Many thanks!
We’ll be celebrating Earth Day, by doing Spring cleaning in the garden. We’ll prune, meet the plants that are sprouting, and prepare for planting. All are welcome– you don’t need any gardening experience to join us, and we promise you’ll get lots of experience your first day! People of all ages will find good work to do.
Please call Adam Frost at 617-325-9526 if you have any questions about the workday or the garden.
Garden Steering Committee Meeting was held Thursday, April 6, 7-9
The first hive has arrived and we wish them all the best! Thank you Larry.
We look forward to meeting you all in the garden real soon.
A heartfelt thanks to Vidya Tikku, General Manager, Boston Community Gardens and the team from the Trustees for pulling off a truly inspiring Gardener’s Gathering. I learned a lot and enjoyed some familiar faces as well. Ladonna Redmond spoke the truth in her keynote pointing out what a revolutionary act a community garden is, especially in the time of #45, as she put it…The Earth belongs to all and we have a right and a responsibility to show up as never before.
Soup Night / Birthday bash – Judy, Emmett and all February birthdays
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
6.30 – 9pm
Please call Adam at 617-325-9526 for location.
Potluck – bring soup or appropriate accompaniments. All are welcome.
Also, there will be a donation hat available if you would like to contribute. The seed order will be placed the following Friday (see Kathleen’s message on the home page).
We had a garden steering committee meeting Thursday, February 2nd from 7 pm to 9 pm.
The meeting was quite spirited. Though we never rolled out the plans in full, we did decide to focus on the compost and the welcome/entrance to the garden. Also, in the picture you can see on the ground to the right one of the sandwich boards that Deborah contributed to the garden. We hope to reach more of our immediate community who are likely not receiving this email… Now, of course, they are all under snow….patience is the gift of patience I’ve heard it said. And the garden is absolutely stunning today draped in white. I can only send you my awe …
In December, lots of people joined in the Luminaria Solstice Celebration at Leland St. Cooperative Garden, where we welcomed the Return of the Light by putting candles all around the garden!
Long Term Future Visioning Meeting this past November 2016:
Recently, the Leland Garden was chosen as a site for in-depth exploration of permaculture possibilities by a local permaculture class. There have been several plans created and at this meeting we looked at them together to explore the possibilities. To learn more about this process, go to Planning For the Future