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Program Calendar

March 2024

Saturday, Mar 30
Spring is a great time to assess woody shrubs for shape, structure, and winter damage. Ron Yaple, owner of Race Mountain Tree Services will demonstrate how to renovate, rejuvenate, and shape shrubs and small ornamental trees for structure, health, and...
Saturday, Mar 30
Berkshire Botanical Garden begins its 90th season festivities with its second annual Spring Hoppening on Saturday, March 30, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Highlights of the event include egg hunts, a story walk, crafts, pony rides, games, food trucks, drinks,...

April 2024

Saturday, Apr 6
Led by Kerry Ann Mendez, this in-depth course covers key steps for designing and planting ever-blooming, sustainable flower gardens, including light and soil assessment, bed preparation, and plant placement on Saturday, April 6, from 8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m...
Friday, Apr 12
This workshop, on Friday, April 12 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., is designed for the part time chainsaw operator who wishes to gain greater confidence with this powerful tool. The class will combine lecture and hands-on learning, covering topics such as...
Saturday, Apr 13
Follow Elisabeth Cary’s journey as she has moved from avid home gardener to micro-flower farmer. Consider how to maintain a small and manageable garden while maximizing floral production. Elisabeth will share her planting scheme, germination schedules,...
Saturday, Apr 13
In this hands-on workshop on Saturday, April 13 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., taught by Marsha Edell, participants will learn the steps for creating four unique, waterproof, botanical-themed, ceramic tile coasters. The focus will be on creating four-by-four...
Friday, Apr 19
Whether you are already vegan or vegetarian, or are just curious as to how to make plant-based cooking a part of your routine, this class will focus on demystifying ingredients and giving you the chance to explore! From appetizers, mains, and event...
Saturday, Apr 20
Magical and simple cyanotypes are a camera-less technique that results in graphic blue and white prints. This alternative photographic process uses a light-sensitive solution on paper, sunlight, and pressed plants to make beautiful botanical images. For...
Saturday, Apr 20
Ruby-throated hummingbirds are amazing creatures and always a wonder to see. Make your yard a haven for these tiny flying jewels with a great selection of native plants that provide food sources and nesting sites all season long. This class, held on...

April 2024 to May 2024

Thursday, Apr 18 to Thursday, May 23
Taught on Thursdays, April 18 to May 23 from 6 to 8 p.m. by Chuck Schnell and Walter Cudnohufsky, participants in this class will focus on the free-hand drawing techniques that precede the more precise and highly technical world of hard-line drafting of...

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