The Harvest Festival & Perennial Divide, hosted by Boston Natural Areas Network, will take place at City Natives, 30 Edgewater Drive, Mattapan today from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
The Harvest Festival will have select native plants and produce from local farms available for sale, as well as a children’s craft project, live music, tours of BNAN’s Learning Garden and bee apiary, and plant advice from Master Urban Gardener graduates. Gardeners can also participate in the Perennial Divide, a unique way to swap plants you no longer want for something new to plant in the garden. Gardeners bring plant divisions and empty containers from home and select something new provided by other gardeners. A wide variety of other plants, cultivated at City Natives, will be available for sale.
Gardeners are also invited to participate in the The Incredible Crop Olympics with categories like the Biggest Tomato, Heaviest Zucchini, Largest Sunflower and Most Voluminous Vegetable. Register vegetable entries by calling BNAN at 617-542-7696, or bring your vegetables for consideration to the event before 11:00 a.m. Prizes will be awarded.
Boston Natural Areas Network is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing together local residents, partner organizations, public officials and foundations to preserve, expand and enhance urban open space, including community gardens, greenways and urban wilds. For more information about BNAN, becoming a member or programs and events, visit www.bostonnatural.org or call 617-542-7696.