Notes from the Field

Summer Fundraisers

As our students tend greenhouses and sow the first seeds of the season, we're going out into the community drum up support for local prison gardens. We hope to see you at one, or all, of these events!


FEAST Mass #14
Saturday, May 6th, 6-9 pm
ds4si, 1946 Washington Street, Floor 2, Boston MA, 02118

Join us for a fresh spring meal while you help support TNGS and celebrate creative projects in our community! During the evening, you’ll hear pitches, including TNGS's, for inspiring projects that need funding. Vote for your favorite, and watch as the winner receives a grant funded entirely from the night's ticket sales. Grassroots crowdfunding at its finest!

Reserve your spot at Be sure to bring cash for entrance to the event (FEAST suggests a donation of $15 to cover the cost of the meal and the grant).

Trustees Spring Perennial Divide
Sunday, May 7th, 12:30-2:30 pm
Southwest Corridor Community Farm, Lamartine St. at Hoffman St., Jamaica Plain, MA

This year, we're partnering with The Trustees of Reservations on their ever-popular Perennial Divide. For the first time, all extra perennials are going to Greater Boston prison gardens. Perennials will be installed by incarcerated students to beautify and diversify prison landscapes.

Find more information on the Trustees's website:


Yard Sale to Benefit Prison Gardens
Sunday, June 11th, 10 am-2 pm
Lawn at First Baptist Church, 633 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain

Lemonade, Plant Lovers & Sweet Second-Hand Goods. Shop for a wide array of clothing, home goods, sports equipment and books. Check out the 'Garden Advice' booth for sage wisdom from expert growers. Every penny supports Greater-Boston prison gardens.