Awards honor commitment to community gardening in Boston
37th annual gardeners gathering recognizes Betsy Johnson
The Boston Natural Areas Network, with the help of Mayor Thomas M. Menino, presented the 10th annual Community Garden Awards at the recent 37th Gardeners Gathering held Saturday, March 31, at Northeastern University.
A special Hall of Fame award was given to Betsy Johnson who is one of the founders and president of the South End Lower Roxbury Open Space Land Trust. Johnson is nationally recognized for her advocacy in behalf of community gardens. She also founded Garden Futures which created Boston’s Master Urban Gardener volunteer and mentoring program.
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 the organization, becoming a member or the calendar of events, visit www.bostonnatural.org or call 617-542-7696.