Tuesday, May 22, 2012

This Month's Newsletter: Greenhouses, Gardens, and Family Fun!

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May 24 Greenhouse presentation at monthly Planet Southie meeting

Monday, May 21, 2012

Next meeting is May 24. Topic: Greenhouses!

Reminder: Next Planet Southie Monthly meeting is this Thursday (May 24) from 6:30 - 7:30 pm at the Distillery Building*.  As always, all are welcome!

Meeting topic: Greenhouses and Optimal Food Production (and how to apply this locally)

Lumen Building Greenhouse
  • Guest speaker Fred Gordon will discuss greenhouse research being applied in the Netherlands. During a recent trip to the Netherlands, Fred toured a greenhouse research center.
  • This is a huge industry in the Netherlands, and the productivity that they get out of greenhouses is astounding -- 8600 lbs of tomatoes, or 10,573 lbs of cucumbers, or 3.277 lbs of snap beans per 1000 square feet (a pretty small greenhouse).
  • Fred wants to bring over this technology and equipment to apply locally!

*Meeting Location: The Distillery Building, 516 East 2nd Street.: If you walk in the yard, enter the door of the building to your left, a low brick building that says Honeywell on it (across the parking lot from the Distillery residences).  The office is right around the corner and you should be able to see people through a large picture window before you get there. If you get lost, call Fred at 617-821-2429

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Free Tomato Plants for Urban Gardeners

The Boston Parks and Recreation Department is set to give away 2,012 tomato plants grown by Mahoney's Garden Center to encourage more residents to become urban gardeners.

Read more here...

The event will take place Sunday, May 12, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Fenway Victory Gardens in the Back Bay Fens where the city will host a slew of family activities and giveaways as part of its Boston Blooms program, an initiative launched last year to beautify neighborhoods.