Friday, October 29, 2010

Plug in Southie: this week's Friday Update

This week's update is up!

Find out what is happening with the new Tree Action Team and other opportunities to plug into a greener South Boston.

Next Planet Southie Meeting is Monday, November 22 from 6:30-7:30 pm. Location: South Boston Branch Library, 646 East Broadway. Everyone is welcome at Planet Southie!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Weekly Update: How to plug into Southie's green initiatives

Gardens and harvests and clean-ups! Oh my! Read all about it in this week's update.

Next Planet Southie Meeting is Monday, October 25 from 6:30-7:30 pm. Location: Tech Networks of Boston, 1 Wadleigh Place in South Boston, right behind the Andrew Square T stop.  All are welcome at Planet Southie!

Today's Harvest Day at the South Boston Grows flagship garden

Harvest volunteers

Friday, October 15, 2010

It's Friday. Time to Plug in Southie!

Want to make South Boston a cleaner and greener place to live?  Time to Plug in Southie!

Next Planet Southie Meeting is Monday, October 25 from 6:30-7:30 pm. Location: Tech Networks of Boston, 1 Wadleigh Place in South Boston, right behind the Andrew Square T stop. 

Saturday, October 9, 2010

10/10/10: Here we come!

Well. Here we are! After two months of planning, our 10/10/10 Broadway Clean Up starts in less than 12 hours!  Go here to see who is coming and learn more. Photos will be posted below and on our Facebook page right after the event.

Special thanks to the South Boston Youth Ambassadors, The West Broadway Neighborhood Association and to our Clean Up Team Leaders: Sr. Susan, Mike C., Susan L., Mike M., Nicole, and Jake!

10/10/10 Broadway Clean Up Volunteers Get to Work!
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Friday, October 8, 2010

10 Ways to Plug Into a Greener South Boston

Wondering how to help build a greener cleaner South Boston? Opportunities abound in this week's Friday Update.

Important Planet Southie news item: Heads up! We are forming a Planet Southie Tree Action Team. Please email us at planetsouthie@gmail.com to learn more. Many thanks to Mike Kissinger for leading this focused effort to protect our trees and to increase South Boston's tree cover (at 9% tree cover, South Boston has fewer trees than any other neighborhood in the City of Boston). Stay tuned for further details about tree information sessions, meetings and other opportunities to learn more and get involved.

What is an Action Team? Action Teams are dynamic work groups; composed of dedicated folks who roll up their sleeves to get things done in between our monthly general meetings. Interest has been expressed in organizing additional Planet Southie Action Teams on other topics, including asthma and climate change. If you are interested in one of these, or in another environmental focus, please let us know. The quantity, scope and impact of Action Teams are limited only by our community's passion, time, energy and creativity.

Next Planet Southie Meeting is Monday, October 25 from 6:30-7:30 pm. Location: Tech Networks of Boston, 1 Wadleigh Place in South Boston, right behind the Andrew Square T stop. 

Sunday, October 3, 2010

South Boston's Farmers Market every Monday: Yum!

Through November 22, the South Boston Farmers Market is every Monday from 10 am - 6 pm at 446 W. Broadway. $10 of free food when you use an EBT card. 

There is still plenty of beautiful produce available. We just took these pictures last week! More photos here.

Summer squash, zucchini, corn and cabbage


Colorful gourds

Still lots of tomatoes in October!

Cara (The Food Project), Mary Lou (Marker Manager and WIC) and Altagracia (Boston Public Health Commission) at the Farmers Market

Graham from Freitas Farm

Get ready for Halloween!

Farm fresh eggs

Friday, October 1, 2010

Friday Update and Meeting Notes

Please check out today's Friday Update to learn how to plug into South Boston environmental efforts.
Please email us to subscribe to our weekly eNewsletter: Plug In Southie. 

Also, Notes from our 9/27 monthly meeting are now available.

Next Planet Southie Meeting is Monday, October 25 from 6:30-7:30 pm. Location: Tech Networks of Boston, 1 Wadleigh Place in South Boston, right behind the Andrew Square T stop.