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February 2019

Saturday, February 23, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:30pm
This workshop will demonstrate the beloved New England tradition of making maple syrup at home, using the sugar bush on the grounds of the Berkshire Botanical Garden. Chris Wellens, Director of Education at BBG, will cover all aspects of maple sugaring:...
Saturday, February 23, 2019 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm
This workshop is sold out. No walk-ins, please. arm up this winter during this hands-on cooking class all about making simple yet flavorful soups at home. The class will emphasize utilizing common pantry items as well as botanicals. Professional cook and...
Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 5:30pm to Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 8:30pm
This course meets for 3 weeks on Thursdays, February 28 - March 14, 5:30 - 8:30 pm Get to know the plants that thrive in containers, how to care for them and keep them looking fabulous. During the three sessions of this course you will acquire a knowledge...

March 2019

Saturday, March 2, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Long in production, Cultivating the Designers Mind — Principles and Process of Coherent Landscape Design, is a culmination of sixty years of studying, teaching and practicing landscape design. While the book is intended for all land-related professions,...
Saturday, March 2, 2019 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Eating seasonally can get a little tricky in the time between the seasons. Join Cookbook Author Alana Chernila for meal to the transition from winter to spring with a menu from her three cookbooks. This will be a hands-on class, so push up your sleeves...
Sunday, March 3, 2019 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Come join Broken Arrow Nurseries grafting guru, Adam Wheeler, for this hands-on workshop that explores the world of grafting heirloom apples. Participants will be given a brief lecture that explores the methods and intricacies of this time-tested craft....
Monday, March 4, 2019 - 9:00am to Friday, March 29, 2019 - 4:00pm
The Bulb Show March 4 - 29 Weedays, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Weekends, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.   Featuring New England favorites and unusual South African bulbs  Our Fitzpatrick Conservatory is a welcomed harbinger of spring from March 4 to 29 for the Garden’s annual...
Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - 5:30pm to Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 8:30pm
This course meets for 7 weeks on Tuesdays, March 5 - April 16, 5:30 - 8:30 pm This design course will introduce students to the design process—the systematic way designers approach a site and client. The course will include a series of simple projects...
Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Keeping Varroa mites under control in a honeybee colony can be hard and confusing. There are lots of treatment options but no silver bullet. UMass extension educator Hannah Whitehead will lead a workshop on how to choose and combine treatment options in...
Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm
This workshop is sold out. No walk-ins, please. earn how to make a simple, delicious cheese in your own kitchen. BBG’s own Chris Wellens will cover equipment, supplies, and basic techniques used in making nearly all types of cheese. While making 3 types...


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