Vote Now for Trees in Boston!!!
Odwalla Online Tree Planting Campaign From April 1 – May 31, 2012
Starting this Earth Month, we have an exciting chance to earn a grant that would help us add much-needed trees to the Boston landscape. But we need your help.
Odwalla is donating tree-planting grants to 10 community projects across the country. The program started out with 20 nominated projects from many applicants, and we are pleased to announce there are two great projects submitted by BUFC members in the City of Boston! With your help, we hope both projects receive enough votes to be one of the 10 selected projects to receive a $10,000 grant.
Please take a moment to show your support and help us plant more trees in our community by visiting www.odwalla.com/plantatree and clicking on Neponset River State Park Project or Boston HarborWalk Project between now and May 31. You can only vote once, so please share this message with your friends through word of mouth, email, Facebook, Twitter, etc. Thank you for your support! We look forward to planting more trees in Boston that will last for many generations to enjoy!
Uphams Corner News.
Recently at meetings in Upham’s Corner, residents discussed pedestrian safety and identified what they call “a dangerous crosswalk” in the very heart of the business district.
“Crossing Columbia Road from the Pilgrim Church to the Strand Theatre is a nightmare.”
The Upham’s Corner Improvement Association decided to take on this intersection as a project and contacted Upham’s Corner News to do some investigation.
The “Farm to Store” pilot in the Bowdoin Geneva neighborhood has launched! You can now find organic, local produce from The Food Project in two neighborhood corner stores – Shop Smart (formerly Caribbean Market) on Bowdoin Street and Sobrino’s Market on Geneva Ave. More stores should be carrying local produce as the summer goes on and the variety of produce available is greater.
Help support these stores and show them you’re interested in buying local! You can also check out this BNN video of the Bowdoin Street Health Center Senior Healthy Champions delivering the produce and talking about why it’s important for corner stores to carry high quality produce: http://vimeo.com/26765568.
As part of the Boston Complete Streets Initiative, a group of interested residents explored the walking environment along a mile or so of Dorchester Avenue on a recent hot summer day. The Neighborhood Walk helped investigate how the city’s current Dorchester Avenue Improvement Project fits into the citywide effort to create streets that are multi-modal, green and smart and demonstrated how they support a healthy, active lifestyle. The walk was led by Mark Fenton, host of the TV series “America’s Walking” and one of the country’s leading experts on the relationship between walking, street design and public health. The group learned how we can make our streets more safe and comfortable for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists while improving sustainability and making use of new technology where appropriate. Pre-walk presentations (see related presentations here; DEHC will add Complete Streets presentations as received) stressed the importance of active living for health and fitness. Continue Reading »
Please join SMAMS, Fields Corner Main Street, Boston Transportation Dept and Boston Public Health Commission for a “Complete Streets” Neighborhood Walk from Fields Corner to Peabody Square on Tuesday, July 19! Meet at The Lenane Building, 1452 Dorchester Ave in Fields Corner at 5:30 p.m. The walk leader will be Mark Fenton, host of the “America’s Walking” PBS TV series and one of the country’s leading experts on the relationship among walking, street design and public health. Read on for contact information and details of the walk.
The Dorchester Community Food Coop is a new initiative to bring food access to Dorchester: if successful, a physical store & a host of innovative workshops, programming, member benefits and community enrichment plans will all come into being within the next 2-3 years. In order to educate the community of Dorchester about food cooperatives and recruit those willing to share the information with their neighbors, the “Dot Comm Coop” held an Ambassador Training on Thursday June 30, at the Codman Square Library. Watch the Powerpoint presentation shown at the 6/30 meeting here, check out a Food Coop Flyer, or read on for answers to frequently asked questions.