Cultivating Space: Women in Horticulture and Place-making

In this year’s “cultivating women” symposium, we highlight contemporary efforts by women to create, share, and preserve greenspaces for all and will showcase the importance of community spaces in this era of increasing urban and suburban density. Speakers:

Jennifer Jewell, Creator/Host, Cultivating Place, NPR Radio Show and Podcast; Garden Writer
Kaki Martin, ASLA, PLA, Principal of Klopfer Martin Design Group
Kristin McCullin, Horticulturist, Allen C. Haskell Public Gardens
Patricia Spence, President and CEO, The Urban Farming Institute of Boston

Co-sponsored by the Mary M.B. Wakefield Charitable Trust and the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University

Fee $50; Register at or call 617-384-5277.

Police Officer William Jones works a detail as test pits are dug Monday, Feb. 24 in the Hyde Square area.

Test Pits Make Hyde Square Drives Tricky

You've probably noticed the holes being dug in the streets of Hyde Square. Veteran JP beat cop William Jones, who was working a detail at the rotary in Hyde Square on Monday, explained that test pits are being dug for a utility replacement project. I'm reaching out to Feeney Brothers, who are doing the excavation work, for more details. When I find out, I'll update this post.