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March 2019

Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Learn 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 of cheese, fresh from start to finish, an...
Saturday, March 16, 2019 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
This all-day program will give first year beekeepers the tools they need to start off their new hobby on the right foot. Topics will include honey bee biology, equipment, hive installation methods, basic pest management, honey and wax harvesting, and hive...
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 10:00am to Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 4:00pm
Find inspiration from nature’s treasures found at the seashore. Bring to life the beauty of shells, pebbles and other wondrous shapes. Explore their structure and intricate details and learn how to create the silky shine of seaweed, surface of driftwood...
Saturday, March 23, 2019 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Successfully growing fruit for your family becomes straightforward when you narrow the big picture down to getting the basics right.This workshop, led by expert Michael Phillips, of Lost Nation Orchard in northern New Hampshire, covers complementary...

April 2019

Saturday, April 6, 2019 - 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...
Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Maintaining living plant cover is one of the essential practices of building soil health. This workshop provides practical guidance on using cover crops in a small-scale, non-mechanized, no-till context to improve soil health both for growing more...
Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Cutting gardens are lovely to view, provide fresh-cut flowers and keep your perennial borders from being raided for indoor display. Learn how to grow a small, highly productive cutting garden as an addition to the vegetable patch or as a stand-alone...
Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 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...

June 2019

Sunday, June 16, 2019 - 6:00pm to Monday, June 24, 2019 - 12:00pm
Information session on Friday, December 14 at 5:00 p.m. Join us on this exclusive tour Great Castles & Gardens of Denmark expertly arranged by Lani Summerville of Classical Excursions. The country is the southernmost and therefore, the most...


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