Notes from the Field

Upcoming events with TNGS

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Open House & Call for Volunteer Horticulture Educators

A call to Green Industry professionals to join us and find out how you can share skills with our Boston-area incarcerated community by building and maintaining prison gardens. Past Volunteer Educators will give presentations each hour, followed by Q&A. Refreshments will be provided
Tuesday 2.27.18 from 5-8pm @ Haymarket People's Fund  - 42 Seaverns Ave, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130. Walking distance from the Green St stop on the Orange Line.

Pizza for Prison Gardens!

Enjoy a tasty Flatbread pizza pie while providing much appreciated support to prison gardens. Flatbread Somerville is donating $1.75 for every small pizza sold and $3.50 for every large pizza sold to benefit TNGS from 5-11pm! This includes take out and delivery orders. So swing on by, say hi to the TNGS crew who will be there all evening.
Tuesday 3.6.18 from 5-11pm @ Flatbread Company - 45 Day St, Somerville, MA 02144. Walking distance from the Davis Square stop on the Red Line.

6th Annual Massachusetts Urban Farming Conference

Meet TNGS representatives at our information table at the conference anytime on Friday, March 16.
Friday 3.16.18 from 8am-6pm @ Bunker Hill Community College - 250 Rutherford Ave, Boston, MA 02129. Walking distance from the Community College stop on the Orange Line.

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.