Membership (and other ways to get involved)


Become a sustaining member of the Boston Food Forest Coalition!

Our coalition is composed of neighbors and volunteers like yourself. We are launching our 2017 membership drive and hope you will become a member.

An annual contribution of $40 (or whatever you can afford to give, all donations matter; please give $100 or more if you can afford to do so) makes you a “sustaining member” and we will mail you a membership card that entitles you to 10% discounts on gardening supplies and services at:

– ACE Hardware City (656 Centre St., Jamaica Plain, MA 02130)

– Allandale Farm (259 Allandale Rd, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467)

– Arborway Tree Care (76 Stonley Road, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130)

– City Farm Florist and Greenhouse (717 American Legion Hwy Roslindale, MA 02131)

– City Natives (30 Edgewater Drive, Mattapan, MA 02126)

– Mass Audubon’s Boston Nature Center (500 Walk Hill St., Mattapan, MA 02126)

– Walk Hill Florist (335 Walk Hill St., Roslindale, MA 02131)

Without your support and engagement there would not be a Boston Food Forest Coalition. In addition to becoming a member and making a donation, there are many other ways to get involved (and don’t forget to sign up for updates!).

Come out to work parties and workshops!

Get your hands dirty and learn new gardening, farming, beekeeping, and other skills at one of our bi-monthly work parties at our flagship educational site at Boston Nature Center.

Attend events

Join us for potlucks, forums, harvest walks, and other food forest-related events—and spread the word to others about these events and the exciting “community of practice” that is sprouting around Boston! The Greater Boston Permaculture Guild, a Meetup hosted by BFFC, continues to grow with over 840 people and 341 past meetups!

Launch a neighborhood Forest Garden

BFFC is composed of local neighbors in East Boston, Dorchester, Jamaica Plain, Roxbury, Mattapan, and even the old West End. These neighbors came together around vacant lots or other community spaces to transform them into forest gardens with annual harvests. Find out more about how BFFC can support you and your neighbors, share lessons and meet others excited about bringing nature back to the city!

Identify trees

Assist in identifying fruit and nut trees and shrubs. Help us find stewards to take care of existing trees and shrubs in the urban wilds throughout Boston!


Help us find and reach out to like-minded urban agriculture and permaculture organizations in the Boston area so that we can expand our network and include everyone that is energized by this work.


Whether you have extra seeds and plants to donate, have extra time to help work on our food forest site, or want to make a generous donation, we welcome your support! Donate here.

Our Wish List includes:

– accounting help

– event planning / project support

– grant writing

– web/it support

– photography, blogging, social media support

– videography for kickstarter video

– a digital projector

– a drafting desk

– high quality illustration markers

– digital camera

– long handle shovels with full spade heads

– metal rakes

– maddox, pick axe

– wheel barrows

– gardening spades, gloves and other tools for weeding

– seaweed, granite dust, straw/hay, fresh grass clippings, woodchips, composted manure

– a truck

– just ask us, we’ll probably put it to use!