The Friends of the Public Garden, who maintain the trees on Boston Common (including the Shaw Memorial elms from the last post), Boston Public Garden, and the Commonwealth Avenue Mall, just sent a note reminding me that the Boston Marathon is only 100 days away! Yikes! Team Friends marathon training is moving steadily along; my teammate Lina Hristova and I meet Saturdays in Kenmore Square for coaching and a long run (the schedule has us at 12 miles now), and we’re soaking up the coaching, the cross-training, and the support from well-wishers.
Financial support for our effort is key, too; Lina and I are both raising funds for the Friends of the Public Garden, and are asking everyone we can for donations. Hundred-dollar donations are welcome — and so are donations in any amount larger or smaller. To make a donation that will support plant maintenance on Boston’s iconic and most-loved park spaces, please click on this link: https://www.crowdrise.com/friendspublicgardenboston2015/fundraiser/deborahhowe1 and make your donation — thanks!
Not only is your individual donation tax-deductible, but for corporate donations of $1,000 or more, the Friends will put a live web link of your company logo on its Corporate Partners web page, linking your company website to its website for one year. It’s a great way to show affiliation with and support of this great organization. From my end, I’m happy to highlight on this blog any challenging or intriguing tree-management projects your donor company might have. So click away, and please support me, the Boston Marathon, and the Friends!