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September 2019

Monday, September 16, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Offered as a community service, Ukulele4You! free drop-in ukulele sessions are for those who are curious about the instrument and want to try it out. Learn basic chords and simple strumming techniques; ages 12+ and all levels welcome, instruments provided...
Monday, September 16, 2019 - 5:30pm to Monday, September 30, 2019 - 8:30pm
This course meets for 3 weeks on Mondays, September 16 - 30, 5:30 - 8:30 pm Plants shape our lives in many ways: they provide food, fiber and medicine among other uses. This three-part class, led by ethnobotanist and ecologist Drew Monthie, will explore...
Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Berkshire Botanical Garden's Photography Group is a new initiative for those wishing to experience gardens and nature through photography. The group meets every other Thursday at 5:00 p.m. in the Garden’s Center House (unless otherwise noted), 5 West...
Saturday, September 28, 2019 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
Dress for outdoor work and bring safety glasses, heavy gloves, sturdy, waterproof footwear and a bag lunch. Join stonemason artist Mark Mendel for a hands-on program covering the basics of dry stone wall building, including planning, layout, and...
Saturday, September 28, 2019 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Join the Chef/educator team of Stephen and Julie Browning of Prairie Whale restaurant for a garden-inspired, hands-on workshop making a variety of homemade filled pastas including tortellini, ravioli, and agnolotti. Pastas will be incorporated into dishes...
Sunday, September 29, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
This hands-on workshop led by Mariah Baca will focus on bonseki, the ancient Japanese art of creating miniature tabletop landscapes using natural materials. The program is offered free of charge, is open to all ages and no experience is required....

October 2019

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - 5:30pm to Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 8:30pm
This course meets for 4 weeks on Tuesdays, October 1 - 22, 5:30 - 8:30 pm Focus on the bones of the garden with a survey of ornamental woody plants for residential landscape design. This course will cover ornamental shrubs, small flowering trees, shade...
Friday, October 4, 2019 - 6:00pm to Saturday, October 5, 2019 - 4:00pm
Friday, October 4, 6 - 8 pm (lecture) & Saturday, October 5, 10 am - 4 pm (field study) Join ecologist Ted Elliman for an exploration of native New England plant communities. A Friday lecture will cover many of the forest, meadow, and wetland habitats...
Saturday, October 5, 2019 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Looking for a few tricks to shift up your kitchen routine? Join cookbook author Alana Chernila for a hands-on class that will get your dinner inspiration flowing. We’ll start with a green salad that is anything but ordinary, move on to an Italian classic...
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 6:00pm
Join local beekeepers on the second Tuesday of each month at 6pm on the grounds of Berkshire Botanical Garden. Each month’s meeting, will involve season-appropriate discussions and demonstrations using the BBG apiary, weather permitting. We will focus on...


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