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October 2018

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 10:00am to Friday, October 26, 2018 - 4:00pm
The meadow in Fall is rich with shapes and textures creating exciting sculptural forms to sketch and draw. Flowers and leaves that have lost their radiant color now await winter with wind-shredded petals, twisted dry leaves, and seed-spilling pods....
Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 5:30pm to Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 8:30pm
This course meets for 4 weeks on Thursdays, October 25 -  November 15, 5:30 - 8:30 pm This course will help students better understand the principles and practices of ecological gardening with a focus on native plant communities.  Students will learn the...
Saturday, October 27, 2018 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
In this class taught by Anna Gershenson, we will focus on a variety of seasonal salads you can easily throw together. We will start with what you need to have on hand in your pantry and refrigerator, which utensils should be in your kitchen, and how to...
Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 5:30pm to Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 8:30pm
This course meets for 4 weeks on Tuesdays, October 30 - November 20, 5:30 - 8:30 pm This course will explain how plant growth is affected by soils, from drainage to pH and nutrients. Learn how to evaluate soils, improve those that are less than ideal, and...

November 2018

Saturday, November 3, 2018 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Join the Chef/educator team of Stephen and Julie Browning of Prairie Whale for a garden-inspired, hands-on workshop making a fall pasta and a herb Italian sausage. Using local eggs and flour, learn techniques for making and rolling fresh tagliatelle pasta...
Saturday, November 3, 2018 - 1:00pm to Friday, November 16, 2018 - 5:00pm
This course meets for 3 weeks on Fridays, November 2-16, 1 – 5 pm his course is a must for those working or planning to work professionally in the field of horticulture. Participants will learn how to write a simple business plan, understand a team...
Saturday, November 10, 2018 - 12:00pm
A partnership between Berkshire Botanical Garden and BIFF (Berkshire International Film Festival), the Garden Film Series brings current and cutting edge documentaries to BBG's Center House with tickets available to BBG and BIFF members. Three seperate...
Sunday, November 11, 2018 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
This full-day program focuses on managing the landscape sustainably, led by Neil Diboll, Jeff Lowenfels, Lee Buttala, and Dr. Robert J. Gegear. Please join us as we hear from the experts on topics relevant to all gardeners and growers. Registration...
Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Join Jamie Samowitz, educator and herbalist, for a hands- on exploration of the world of herbal extractions. Home herbalism straddles the line between food and medicine. By extracting herbs into oil, vinegar, and alcohol, we gain access to the herb’s...
Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - 5:30pm to Tuesday, December 18, 2018 - 8:30pm
This course meets for 4 weeks on Tuesdays, November 27 - December 18, 5:30 - 8:30 pm Look at factors that affect plant health care, including insects, diseases, pathogens, and abiotic influences. Basic diagnostic techniques will be taught. Learn to...


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