[act-ma] Boston Tree Party Sunday, April 10

George Mokray gmoke at world.std.com
Mon Apr 4 13:13:45 PDT 2011

The Boston Tree Party Inauguration
Let's get this party started!
Sunday, April 10th
1-3:30pm (The scheduled programming will run from 1-2:15pm.)
The Rose Kennedy Greenway at the intersection of High St. and Atlantic  

The Boston Tree Party (www.bostontreeparty.org) will officially launch  
on April 10th with the Boston Tree Party Inauguration event on the  
Rose Kennedy Greenway. The Inauguration will be the ceremonial  
planting of the first pair of trees in this city-wide planting  
campaign. The event, open to the general public, will include a  
celebratory rally featuring Edith Murnane (the Food Tzar of the City  
of Boston) Michael Phillips and John Bunker (the Official Pomologists  
of the Party), the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center "Let's Get  
Moving" Tree Planting Delegation; music by the Second Line Social Aid  
& Pleasure Society Brass Band; the ceremonial planting of the first  
pair of apple trees in this city-wide planting campaign; a Wassailing  
of the trees; free apple cider; Central Asian Barbecue (apples  
originated in Central Asia); and opportunities to learn more about  
this campaign for Civic Fruit!   Boston Tree Party staff will be on  
hand to help new communities sign up to become Tree Planting  
The Boston Tree Party is a new collaborative campaign to plant 100  
pairs of heirloom apple trees in publicly used spaces across Greater  
Boston. The tree plantings will take place in partnership with Tree  
Planting Delegations--a diverse range of institutions, organizations,  
and businesses who have signed on to plant and care for pairs of apple  
trees in their communities. As an urban agriculture project, the  
campaign will create vital gathering places, build community  
connections, and improve community health.  As a conceptual art  
project, the Boston Tree Party engages with metaphor and symbolism,  
and playfully reimagines patriotic and political language, imagery,  
and forms of association. Collectively, the 200 apple trees will  
become a decentralized public urban orchard that crosses social,  
economic, political, and geographic boundaries.

The Boston Tree Party in the Boston Globe Magazine: http://goo.gl/3KLtO

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