Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Spring has sprung!

The 2012 Season is Officially Here

Welcome to the 2012 growing season for the 200’ Garden. The 200' garden this year is being coordinated by Simone Smith and Jenny Molina. Our FIRST GARDEN PLANTING (and prior weeding) will be taking place this Sunday, April 15th at 2 pm. Please feel free to bring your favorite garden gloves and trowels. 

We are excited to be coordinating the garden this year and look forward to seeing you there. As always, volunteering your time and/or ideas is always welcome.
A bit about this year's coordinators:
  • My name is Simone and I am excited to be a part of the 200’ garden this year. We are new to Brookline and are recent neighbors to Pat and Tracy. My husband Ryan, and I moved here last September from Kitchener (Ontario, Canada) with our 2 boys (Cedar and Hudson). We have many years’ experience gardening in our 200’ backyard. Previously, our biggest challenges were the squirrels. The boys learned at a very young age to chase them out of the garden. But as soon as they started attending school, the squirrels took notice, and most of our seeds.
  • My name is Jenny Molina and I am stoked to be a part of the 200’ garden this year. I have been involved with various farming initiatives through the Boston Natural Areas Network Master Urban Gardener (MUG) Program. Still, most of my gardening takes place in containers on my front porch. I am currently doing a Master’s in Urban Planning and my focus is on food systems and environmental health. I grew up close to Boston but I’ve been away for 8 years, busy seeing the world while playing soccer for Mexico.
p.s. If you’re missing Pat’s eloquent words, this summer you’ll find him at the Pen and Pepper Farm.
We look forward to meeting you on Sunday!


  1. Thanks to both you and Jenny for taking over this year. And great job on our first day of planting! We couldn't have asked for better weather.

  2. Thanks Pat! We hope that it grows so well that the passerbys don't even notice the transition...

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