You Can Celebrate Urban Gardening in Boston This Weekend

At the 41st annual Gardeners' Gathering.

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Jamaica Plain community garden photo by Sarah Nichols on Flickr/Creative Commons

Don’t let a few snowflakes get in the way of cultivating your green thumb.

Whether you’ve had one for years or you’re thinking about planting your first garden, the 41st annual Gardeners’ Gathering invites you to attend. It’s free, open to all, and no registration is required.

Meant to celebrate urban gardening in Boston, the Gardeners’ Gathering welcomes springtime by bringing together more than 400 gardeners in the area. There, visitors can choose from two dozen workshops to attend, covering skills for both vegetable gardens and decorative gardens. Healthy practices for urban gardens is the event’s overarching theme, with topics ranging from seed starting and composting to urban beekeeping and creating garden-fresh recipes.

The Gardeners’ Gathering is hosted by the Trustees of Reservations and the City of Boston.

“As the nation’s passion for gardening continues to grow exponentially each year, we are excited to move our mission to connect more Massachusetts residents with local food sources and programming forward with time-tested events like the Gardeners’ Gathering,” said Barbara Erickson, Trustees President and CEO, in a statement.

Mayor Marty Walsh will make an appearance to present the Annual Community Garden Awards. (These include “Rookie Gardener of the Year” and “Most Valuable Gardener.”) The event will also host a ticketed discussion entitled “Dimensions of Change through Community Gardening.”

Free, Saturday, March 26, the Egan Center and Shillman Hall at Northeastern University, 116 Forsyth Street, Boston,