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Visit Community Gardens, Check Out the Harbor and More at Trustees of Reservations Sites in Boston in September 

September 5, 2023

Boston, MA – Take the time to check out community gardens or the waterfront in Boston during September by taking part in programs planned by The Trustees of Reservations.

If you want to learn more about our community gardens, check out these programs in September:

Keep It Growing! at Southwest Corridor Community Garden – On Sept. 14, learn about extending the growing season to keep eating fresh vegetables into the fall and early winter. This free program will explore affordable and easy methods to extend the growing season. The garden is located at 57 Lamartine St. in Jamaica Plain.

Jamaica Plain Community Garden Tour – Join us for a Fall Equinox tour of the Forbes Community Garden at 19-31 Forbes St. in Jamaica Plain on Sept. 24. See the garden at peak harvest time and enjoy this leisurely Sunday afternoon walk. Along the way there will be garden-themed workshops and some garden-inspired small bites to enjoy. All ticket proceeds from the tour will be used to support food justice and green space access in the Trustees’ network of 56 community gardens across Boston, including 12 gardens in Jamaica Plain.

Green New Dance Party – Come on down to Nightingale Community Garden at 512 Park St. in Dorchester on Sept. 30 for a free family fun event celebrating the organizations helping to make Boston a more sustainable community. Enjoy music, dancing, guest speakers and hands-on activities. There will be tasty food for sale. Rain date is Oct. 1.

You can also enjoy the waning days of summer at Boston’s waterfront with these Trustees activities:

Sunset Picnic on the Waterfront – Come down to Piers Park, located at 95 Marginal St. in East Boston on Sept. 8 for a sunset picnic. Bring your blanket and picnic basket and enjoy some free music. This event is hosted by The Trustees Boston Waterfront Initiative, which is working to create a series of resilient and welcoming public parks on Boston’s harbor.

Wheels on the Waterfront: Educational Site Tour – Grab your wheels – bicycle, scooter, skateboard, wheelchair, etc. – and join us Sept. 23 for a free tour on the Greenway to learn about the history of East Boston and the future of Piers Park III. Free bike rentals for solo riders and families will be available. This event is in partnership with the Friends of the Mary Ellen Greenway and the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center. This event is co-hosted by The Trustees Boston Waterfront Initiative, working to create a series of resilient and welcoming public parks on Boston’s harbor.

Interested individuals should check The Trustees’ website at to confirm event details and status. Some events may sell out or be cancelled due to low enrollment.