April 10, 2011
1joy noun \ˈjȯi\
Definition of JOY*
1a : the emotion evoked by well-being, success, or good fortune or by the prospect of possessing what one desires : delight
b : the expression or exhibition of such emotion : gaiety
2: a state of happiness or felicity : bliss
3: a source or cause of delight
*As defined by the Merriam-Webster online dictionary at 10:25pm on 4/10/2011.
Thank you to all who made today so special! We couldn’t have done it without your support and dedication!
(…. and stay tuned, for today merely marks the beginning of what we are sure will be a fantastic adventure!)
April 9, 2011
Read some more about the campaign and tomorrow’s big event: The Boston Tree Party Inauguration!
While you’re thinking of what wonders tomorrow will bring, read this article on AOL news about the campaign titled, “Boston Tree Party Planting the Fruit of Civic Involvement.”
The Boston Tree Party Inauguration
Sunday, April 10th
1-3:30pm (The scheduled programming will run from 1-2:15pm.)
12:30pm, Delegation sign-in and Kit pick-up.
The Rose Kennedy Greenway at the intersection of High St. and Atlantic Ave.
(Closest T-stops: Aquarium and South Station.)
The Inauguration will be the ceremonial planting of the first pair of heirloom apple trees in this city-wide planting campaign. The event, open to the general public, will also feature:
- A celebratory rally for Civic Fruit!
- Music by the Second Line Social Aid & Pleasure Society Brass Band.
- An old-school Wassailing of the trees (bring something to bang on!).
- Free apple cider.
- Central Asian Barbecue (afterall, the apple originated in Central Asia).
- Greetings from Edith Murnane, the Food Tzar of the City of Boston.
- Words of Apple wisdom from our Official Pomologists Michael Phillips and John Bunker.
- Inspiration from the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center “Let’s Get Moving” Tree Planting Delegation.
- A Delegation Roll-Call.
- Initial Kit pick-up for committed Delegations.
- Opportunities to learn more about this campaign for Civic Fruit!
April 5, 2011
Check out this interview with Lisa Gross, Founder and Chairman of the Boston Tree Party, on the podcast “Champs Not Chumps.” She talks about the Party, urban homesteading, social sculpture, and more.
April 2, 2011
Check out this piece in the Boston Globe Magazine and learn more about the origins of the project and the larger history of civic fruit in Boston!