BNAN's 13th Annual Spring Festival and Perennial Divide
The Festival’s highlight is the Perennial Divide where anyone who shares an interest in community or backyard gardening can come together to swap plants and gardening tips. Participants are requested to pre-divide their perennial plants into smaller pieces and to bring their own containers for plants to take home. You do not need to bring plants if you are a beginning gardener; there are plenty of free plant divisions to share. BNAN staff members along with skilled BNAN Master Urban Gardeners will be standing by to assist with any questions, concerns or comments you might have.
The Spring Festival also includes a Gardener’s Market of native plants and vegetable seedlings propagated at City Natives along with organic fertilizer and soil amendments to help gardeners build their soil. Proceeds from all sales will benefit BNAN’s City Natives. There are free workshops on beekeeping, fermenting, mushroom cultivation and more. Compost, soil amendments, and organic fertilizer will be available so your garden will be ready for the growing season. This event also offers the opportunity to take a self-guided tour of the Learning Garden and network with other gardeners.
“The Spring Festival and Perennial Divide is the place to get ready and excited about the new gardening season,” said Vidya Tikku, BNAN Interim Director. “The Festival offers plants, information, bees and a great environment to network with fellow gardeners.”
For more information about the Spring Festival and Perennial Divide, contact BNAN at 617-542-7696 or www.bostonnatural.org. City Natives is accessible by public transportation to Mattapan Square. Remember only service dogs are allowed onto the property.
Boston Natural Areas Network is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing together local residents, partner organizations, public officials and foundations to preserve, expand and enhance urban open space, including community gardens, greenways and urban wilds. For more information about the organization, becoming a member or the calendar of events, visit www.bostonnatural.org or call 617-542-7696.