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February 2019

Saturday, February 16, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Most beekeepers lose some colonies every year and will need replacement colonies. Raising your own nucs allows the beekeeper to accomplish several things at the same time: swarming can be controlled, varroa mites can be partially managed, and great...
Saturday, February 16, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Not to be confused with the tender Pelargonium species, the hardy Cranesbills are a diverse group of plants in habitat, foliage and flower suited to practically every gardening situation. The medley of Cranesbills offers up a profusion of blooms in early...
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
Warm 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 television personality, Anna Gershenson, will...
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 four 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....
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...


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