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March 2020

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 - 10:00am to Friday, March 20, 2020 - 4:00pm
How many times have you looked in wonder at a bird’s nest and marveled at its construction?  Drawing a bird’s nest will invite you to look even closer and discover what nest materials the bird chose to create their unique design and shape. In this class...
Saturday, March 21, 2020 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Learn vegetable and flower seed-starting and plant-growing techniques that result in vigorous plants from organic grower Maureen Sullivan of Left Field Farm, in Middlefield, MA. This workshop will focus on indoor sowing and growing-on practices, including...
Saturday, March 21, 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
*Free to students with ID Join Karen Beil, author of What Linnaeus Saw, through a true adventure story about an intriguing, world-renowned scientist who revolutionized the way we study plants and animals. The globetrotting naturalists of the 18th century...
Saturday, March 28, 2020 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
Spring is a great time to assess woody shrubs for shape, structure, and winter damage. This workshop will focus on learning by doing. Ron Yaple, owner of Race Mountain Tree Services in Sheffield, MA, will demonstrate how to renovate, rejuvenate, and shape...

April 2020

Saturday, April 4, 2020 - 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, April 5, 2020 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Come explore the fascinating realm of growing mushrooms with Willie Crosby of Fungi Ally. Learn about the basic mushroom life cycle and the important ecological roles that fungi fill. Discussion will focus on several different methods of mushroom...
Saturday, April 18, 2020 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Learn by doing in this hands-on shrub and tree planting/transplanting workshop led by arborist Ken Gooch. All aspects of successful planting will be demonstrated, and participants will assist in transplanting a multi-stem shrub and planting a small tree....
Saturday, April 25, 2020 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
Join stonemason artist Mark Mendel for a hands-on program covering the basics of dry stone wall building, including planning, layout, and demonstrations on cutting and fitting. The morning will consist of a lecture, a walk through the garden to view a...
Saturday, April 25, 2020 - 10:00am to 2:30pm
Horticultural Therapy uses the cultivation of plants and plant-related programs to heal, rehabilitate and improve the overall well being of the population it serves. Often referred to as “the new health care tool”, horticultural therapy is effective in...

May 2020

Saturday, May 2, 2020 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Wear sturdy footwear and dress for the weather. Join ecologist Ted Elliman for a lecture highlighting wildflowers of New England's natural habitats, including alpine summits, forests, meadows, wetlands, and coastal environments. This program will focus on...


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