Date(s) - 11/19/2017
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Ellington Community Food Forest
We have 40 trees to plant!
Welcome to our real LAST fall garden raising of 2017!! Music and snacks are provided! Come join us for the fun! This is a family-friendly event, and all are welcome.
Come help us transform the vacant lot at 103 Ellington Street, Dorchester 02121 (https://goo.gl/maps/Z9hgktE5xJs) meet the neighborhood stewardship team and the neighbors planning and building this community food forest.
Our host, Utah, is a founding member of the Boston Food Forest Coalition who has already filled his backyard with fruit trees. He will be leading us in planting over 40 fruit trees, shrubs and vines that will leaf out this spring to shape the Ellington Community Food Forest:
We’ll be gathering with Ellington Street neighbors to learn about and practice late fall fruit tree planting! We’ll also be spreading wood chips and compost, so plenty for all to do.
*Dress for the weather – if heavy rain or snow, we will postpone
*Eat lunch first – we start at 1pm
*YOU DO NOT NEED TO ATTEND THE WHOLE EVENT! Everyone is welcome, and you are free to come and go as you please.
*No experience is necessary. This is a great chance to meet and connect with others in the community, learn about permaculture, and pick up on great gardening practices!!
If you have gardening gloves or tools, we would love for you to bring them. We will also be providing several gloves, shovels, and two wheelbarrows. Feel free to message us or post here with any questions!
Here is our list of trees, shrubs and vines that we will be planting:
Please note that this garden space is under construction and not accessible to people with mobility impairments.