Upcoming events

    • 25 May 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    • 490 Arsenal Way, Watertown, MA 02472

    April 13, 2024 Update:

    This invasive plant removal event event has been cancelled.  Please consider attending one of our other volunteer events that month:

    May 11 - Watertown-Cambridge Greenway Invasive Plant Removal

    May 19 - Watertown-Cambridge Greenway Invasive Plant Removal

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    April 1, 2024 Update:

    This event is formally part of Watertown Community Foundation's Watertown Helps Out initiative - a month of giving back to our community. 

    If you sign up for this event on WCG's website, you will receive a message when WHO's official sign up page goes live.

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    Help keep the Greenway green!

    We will be working on addressing the massive invasive plant problem that has infested the Watertown-Cambridge Greenway. Exact tasks will be defined the day of the event.  

    Our goal is to remove invasive plants and restore wildlife habitat.

    This event is co-hosted by Friends of the Watertown-Cambridge Greenway.

    Details:

    • Starting point is at the trail intersection between Watertown Mall and 490 Arsenal Way (with bench and bike racks)
    • Please bring: Drinking water, garden gloves, and any tools (clipper/pruners/shears, trowel) if you have them. Please wear long pants and close toed/sturdy footwear
    • We will provide trash bags
    • All participants will be asked to sign a waiver upon arrival
    • Any participants under 18 must be accompanied by an adult

    Questions?

    Contact Watertown Community Gardens at info@watertowngardens.org

    Contact Friends of the Watertown-Cambridge Greenway at WCGreenway.friends@gmail.com

    • 4 Jun 2024
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Watertown Free Public Library, Watertown Savings Bank Room
    Register

    Mark your calendars!

    Join Edible Watertown, a project of the Watertown Public Arts & Culture Committee, Watertown Community Gardens, and Dr. Robert Gegear for his lecture, titled "More than just the buzz: A practical guide to native pollination system conservation (and why it matters)"

    Learn how ecological data collected by Dr. Gegear's research lab and Beecology Citizen Science Project are being used to gain insight into the causes of species loss from bee and butterfly pollination systems native to New England. The talk will also highlight the ‘eco-technology' that has been developed to aid Beecologists in the collection of species interaction data, including the launch of a new version of the webapp with automated butterfly and plant ID functions powered by iNaturalist in Spring 2022. The talk will conclude with an overview of how citizen scientists have been using Beecology data to significantly advance native biodiversity restoration efforts in Massachusetts over the past 3 years.

    If you register for this event through Watertown Community Gardens, you'll be sent updates as more details are finalized.

    • 15 Jun 2024
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • PatioWatertown Free Public Library123 Main St, Watertown, MA, 02472

    Swap seeds and plants at the library! Join us on the library patio - rain or shine. Bring any plants or seeds you'd like to trade and any gardening/plant care questions you may have. 

    • Please check that your plants are pest-free and label everything you wish to part with. We cannot guarantee that plants you take home will be pest-free and encourage quarantining any new plants you bring home initially. 
    •  Please bring something (tray, box, etc.) to carry the plants you are taking home.
    • Any plant/seed varieties are welcome. 
    • All are welcome to attend; while you're encouraged to bring a plant/seeds, you do not need to bring a plant or seeds to gather with us, ask questions about gardening and plants, and possibly find a plant or seed to take home with you. 

    For questions, contact afry@watertown-ma.gov. 


    • 20 Jun 2024
    • 6:00 PM
    • Zoom

    WCG Board is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

    Topic: WCG Kitchen Gardens Committee

    Time: Apr 25, 2024 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

    Join Zoom Meeting

    https://zoom.us/j/97564625945?pwd=RUM1UXJtL1gySVpCQUtlNzVMaStRQT09

    Meeting ID: 975 6462 5945

    Passcode: 629096

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    • 23 Jun 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Locations Around Watertown
    Register

    Mark your calendars!

    It’s the last Sunday of National Pollinator Week, and it’s about the time when Monarch Butterflies reach New England.

    As Watertown is a signatory of the Mayor’s Monarch Pledge, we will explore how we support Monarch Butterflies by gardening without chemicals, planting milkweed and nectar plants, and celebrating the living beings around us.

    We look forward to your ideas!

    If you register for this event through Watertown Community Gardens, you'll be sent updates as more details are finalized.

    Co-hosted by Friends of Bees and Watertown Pollinator Pathways, this program is supported in part by a grant from the Watertown Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

To see information from previous workshops and events,
check out our Workshop Materials Resources page!



Watertown Community Gardens is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

P.O. Box 1041, Watertown, MA 02471

info@watertowngardens.org

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