Southwest Corridor Park
Gardening in the Southwest Corridor
Interested in a Community Garden?
Community Garden Online Application
- Volunteer Days - South End/Back Bay. Particpate in volunteer days to maintain plants and landscaping.
Volunteers transplant, weed, prune and do general clean-up on various days during the spring, summer and fall. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
to be added to our email list of volunteers, and/or check this website and our Facebook page for annoucements of volunteer days.
- Volunteer Days - JP Connect with gardeners in the park in JP at https://sites.google.com/site/festivalgardenjp/
or email email@example.com for more information and to find out how to volunteer and to join the garden's Google Group/email list.
- Be a Garden Steward. Volunteer to be a steward who takes care of a designated area in the corridor.
You can see examples of gardens cared for by volunteers on the Maps page on this website. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
- Apply for a Community Garden. Apply for a space in one of the eleven Community Gardens along the corridor.
Use the Online Application for Community Gardens to apply.
For Garden Stewards and Volunteers:
If you have volunteered to maintain one of the gardens in the SWC, you may have empty spots that need replanting. Talk with conservancy board members and other gardeners to think about what to plant. Find out about the original landscape plans to see what was originally envisioned for the space. Find out if there are suitable transplants available from another gardener in the corridor. Emphasize native species, especially any that will do well during dry summer months. Avoid invasive plants by reviewing the invasive plant lists provided here. Take your time and consider the balance of plants in the garden you are working with and make a choice that you and your neighbors will enjoy.
Expense request form for garden stewards and volunteers:
Download expense request form [Excel]
Download the expense request form [Excel] to request funding for planting and materials. (Click or right-click to save this to your computer. Complete the form, save, and email.)