In partnership with The Trustees, The Fenway Garden Society, and TD Bank, we are seeking proposals for creative installations and events at three community gardens in Boston. Proposals can use any form of art and design; successful ideas have come from the worlds of landscape design, public art, theater, and music. We are open to a wide variety of projects and can't wait to see your great ideas.
2019 marks the second year of our partnership with The Trustees. Last year, the selected projects supported:
As you develop your idea, reflect on the role of community gardens as community hubs and areas of respite. Some questions to consider: How can community gardens strengthen social connections and reduce loneliness? How can the gardens create a sense of calm and reduce stress in our hectic lives?
Photo Credit: Mark Gardner
Berkeley Community Garden is a 47,500 sq. ft garden with 159 plots. Located at a nexus of several neighborhoods, the garden features a diverse set of crops and growing methods. There is also a grassy gathering area in the center of the garden - a good spot for performances, storytelling events, or dinners.
Photo Credit: Andrea Vilanova
Joe Ciampa Community Garden is a 9,800 sq. ft garden with 24 garden plots and a small, deeply engaged group of gardeners. The garden features a patio and pergola with hardy kiwi vines, tables, and chairs. There is high foot traffic around the garden due to its proximity to a busy public park.
Established in 1942, the Fenway Victory Gardens is the oldest continuously-operating victory garden in the United States. It features 500 garden plots on 7.5 acres of The Fens, an urban wild in Boston.