We have Regular Garden Hours NOW!
@ 70 Devine Way / St. Monica’s
5-6 PM on Tuesday and Wednesdays
Sundays 2-4 pm
@ West Broadway Task Force /
Joyce Hayes & Carol Flaherty Way
Monday, Wednesday and Friday 5-6 PM
Some Saturdays... stay tuned
Put on Garden Gloves and Help prepare the garden for Summer! Turnover compost, Plant ALL of the Seedlings and plants we grow from Seed for THIS YEAR and learn more about gardening!
South Boston Grows aims to Improve Community Food Access AND allows for Continued Learning Opportunities for youth; their families and their community. Some research has also shown that including garden-based youth programs in the curricula has a positive effect on academic achievement. We target our work in urban areas of need and grow food in all South Boston Housing Developments.
The third community, educational garden project will be completed this summer on a plot of land in Old Colony between 8th and 9th Streets.
Want to learn about Urban Growing with kids?
We are looking for a Helper This Summer!
South Boston Youth ”Green Team” Coordinator Job Description: The South Boston Neighborhood Development Corporation (SBNDC), the South Boston Community Health Center (SBCHC), and South Boston Grows (SBG) have teamed up to provide youth with summer jobs that will teach youth in the South Boston community about taking care of the environment, eating healthy, and leading more sustainable lives. We are looking for a responsible supervisor to organize sustainable urban gardening programs in different areas of South Boston. The summer position is funded through SBNDC. SBNDC is a community based non-profit providing affordable housing, community planning, and small business development.
Project: South Boston’s street tree plantings have deteriorated since they were installed several years ago but extensive improvement began last summer and will be continued this summer with the help of the Summer intern and teen summer workers. SBG’s mission is to improve access and exposure to fresh produce and encompasses urban vegetable gardens that will need consistent care this summer. SBNDC is looking for a summer intern to assist with these projects. The qualified applicant should be available (there is some flexibility here) for the following schedule: Monday-Friday 9 am – 5 pm starting the week after the 4th of July and continuing until Labor Day. Part-time work is available starting earlier for a stipend, class credit or in exchange for fresh and local produce.
Activities: This intern will supervise youth and serve as a resource to the partner organizations. With supervision from the SBNDC Executive Director and the SBG President, the intern will be responsible for the supervision of as few as 4 and as many as 15 teen summer employees, community outreach, budgeting and planning for the planting of flowers around street trees and in up to 3 vegetable gardens in South Boston. The candidate will organize planting, clean-up, maintenance, and other necessary responsibilities to ensure the planting, gardening and overall program runs smoothly. A curriculum will be available to use as a reference.
- Experience organizing youth, specifically teens
- High School Degree or equivalent, some college preferred
- US citizen or permanent resident status
- Desire and ability to work with a diverse group of people, particularly those living in low-income distressed neighborhoods
- Ability to work independently and in a team environment
- Driver’s license preferred
- Gardening experience desired, Gardening with youth preferred
- Nutrition knowledge, experience or history preferred
- Ability to lift and move significant weight (soil, watering cans, rocks, etc.)
Term of Employment: The Summer intern is expected to work 10-20 hours per week for May/June through August (see above schedule). Work study students and dietetic interns strongly encouraged to apply.
Please send cover letter and resume to:
Come to a community meeting to discuss this garden:
Wednesday April 10th @ 5:30 pm
@ George Berlandi garden in Old Colony
Introductions / Mission of South Boston Grows / Review Design
Talk about: Garden timeline, Structures on site (fencing, shed, water access, artwork, etc.), What do you want to grow, What Days/Times you can help out?
Southie Grows - the 411
Heres Our Deal...
We Grow Food with Youth and Families in the Community
We Donate Most of our food to pantries, shelters and cooking groups. We teach our participants about how to prepare NEW and EXCITING Produce in HEALTHY ways. We plan to post more Recipes on our site this year. COME BACK and see what we have growing so you can share it with your friends and family!
What will we have growing in APRIL?
Lots of greens that can grow in cooler weather including; 3 varieties of Swiss Chard, Mizuna Greens, Kale, various types of Lettuce, Radishes, Carrots, Turnips, Peas, Beets, Spinach, Arugula, and much more on the way! Stay tuned for fun and exciting new veggies!
Check out the photo gallery for pics!
Or Like us on Facebook and have access to New Pictures of the Garden at least EVERY Week! https://www.facebook.com/pages/South-Boston-Grows/152026850820
Thank you to Our Sponsors and Supporters
We are very lucky to have so many intelligent, supportive and interested people, organizations, companies, and groups helping South Boston Grows to move full force ahead.
Thank You to Our Funders:
City of Boston Grassroots Open Space Program, South Boston Community Development Foundation, New England Grassroots Environment Fund, Patagonia Foundation, Social Southie
Thank You to Our Partners:
Youth Ambassadors/Young at Arts/MBTreeA, Boston Housing Authority, St. Monica's/St. Augustine's, West Broadway Task Force, Old Colony Task Force, Mary Ellen McCormack Task Force, Planet Southie, American Provisions, The Paraclete Foundation, Boston Natural Areas Network, South Boston Literary Gazette, The Farm-Based Education Association, Nike's Back Your Block partnership
Thank You for Our In Kind Donations:
American Provisions, The Food Project, Harpoon Helps, Garda Nee Land Improvement, Heyes Forest Products, Brick Ends Farm, High Mowing Seeds, Pat's Trattoria, Stapleton Florist, Flood Hardware, L Street Diner, Made In Fort Point, Cranberry Cafe, Flour Bakery, South Boston Arts Association, Phoebe Inc.
South Boston Grows is a 501c3 non-profit.
All Donations are tax deductible.
Earth Day Gardening!
Stay Tuned for the 2013 EARTH DAY Details!
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