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April 2021

Saturday, April 10, 2021 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
Join 6th-generation beekeeper Ken Warchol for an in-depth program on spring honeybee hive management. This lecture and demonstration will focus on how to open up your hives from the winter, including feeding and pest control. Ken will provide beekeepers...
Sunday, April 11, 2021 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
Seed starting can be intimidating stuff, with calendar complications and lots of equipment. Streamline your process in this course from Colie Collen of Flower Scout, who will review the optimal start dates and conditions for a wide range of cut flowers,...
Wednesday, April 14, 2021 - 5:30pm to Wednesday, April 28, 2021 - 8:30pm
Acquire the skills required for beautiful and successful container gardens with Jenna O’Brien, owner of Viridissima Horticulture and Design. Start with techniques for overwintering tropicals, tender perennials, bulbs, annuals and more without a greenhouse...
Saturday, April 17, 2021 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Learn from expert instructor Michael Phillips how to manage your own orchard. Successfully growing fruit for your family becomes straightforward when you narrow the big picture down to getting the basics right. Fungal and bacterial disease can be...
Saturday, April 17, 2021 - 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....
Sunday, April 18, 2021 - 10:00am to 4:30pm
Are you interested in learning to use a chainsaw but feel intimidated to do so? This workshop taught by certified arborist Melissa LeVangie is designed for the novice to beginner chainsaw operator who wishes to gain greater confidence with this powerful...
Monday, April 19, 2021 - 9:00am to Friday, April 23, 2021 - 3:00pm
Enjoy early spring in the Garden! This spring break we are inviting a small group of campers back to the garden for fun, friends and gardening. Come help us prepare the garden for the growing season. Participants will start seeds, make maple syrup, turn...
Saturday, April 24, 2021 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Natural dyes can be created from scraps you might send to your compost pile. Learn about the techniques and processes that allow you to render beautiful color from kitchen scraps. This class with fiber artist Nicole Campanale will cover the basics of...

April 2021 to May 2021

Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 4:30pm to Thursday, May 20, 2021 - 6:30pm
Learn skills essential for an effective functional garden design that honors the site and meets client needs. Each week will cover a different topic or technique focusing on the importance of getting to know the client and site as a basis of effective and...
Wednesday, April 21, 2021 (All day) to Saturday, May 8, 2021 (All day)
This five-part class with botanist Ted Elliman will cover the incredible variety and beauty of spring-blooming wildflowers in Berkshire County. The three online evening sessions will present the particular spring flora you can expect to find in different...

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