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The Teaching Garden


The Fenway Victory Gardens are the oldest and largest continuously operating WWII Victory Gardens in the United States. They are located in Boston's Back Bay, on the last link in Fredick Law Olmsted’s Emerald Necklace. Begun in 1942 during the height of the Second Word War, they are now home to over 500 gardens spanning 7.5 acres and tended by a community of more than 300 members from every neighborhood in Boston.

The Fenway Garden Society Inc. is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit and welcomes partnerships with individuals, businesses, and institutions who want to play an active role in our gardens and our community. We host community participation days, community cook-outs, open garden nights, urban gardening workshops and much more throughout the growing year.

To support these efforts we have created the Teaching Garden, a working victory garden free and open to the public with regular programming on everything from building a raised-bed garden to helping it grow. The garden was built and now maintained by local youth groups, and the produce is donated to the Women's Lunch Place, a neighborhood soup kitchen for homeless women and children.

Next to the Teaching Garden is our brand new Teaching Apiary, which hosts bee workshops taught by our local beekeepers, and provides a home for the newest members of our community, over 300,000 bees! These projects are in support of our mission to 'teach gardeners and visitors urban gardening techniques,' and to promote the benefits of growing local food on community green space.



Where it's at:

1224 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02115
United States

Garden type:

community garden

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Garden beneficiaries:

homeless people and the local community

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What this project needs:

fruit bushes

Project leaders:

Mario D'Amato
Kristen Mobilia

About us:

KGI is a nonprofit community of over 30,000 people who are growing some of our own food and helping others to do the same.  

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Kitchen Gardeners International
3 Powderhorn Drive,
Scarborough, ME, 04074, USA
(207) 956-0606