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May 2014

5 May

Alewife Reservation Constructed Wetland
Monday, May 5, 2014, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Alewife Station Reservation, Cambridge, MA

The Alewife Reservation wetland system was designed for stormwater separation and to meet the ecological and recreational objectives for the Alewife Brook. The design and function of the stormwater wetland includes many key features. Register today!

6 May

The Mulch Matters: Tips for Building Healthy Soil
Tuesday, May 6, 2014, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Tree Specialists, Inc., Holliston, MA

Join tour guide, Rolf Briggs as he shares important lessons about how different mulches affect soil organic matter, microbial activity, nutrient availability, and ultimately plant growth. Register today!

13 May

Bartholomew’s Cobble Restoration: The Future is Bright
Tuesday, May 13, 2014, 10:00am – 2:00pm
Bartholomew’s Cobble, Ashley Falls, MA

Join tour guides Julie Richburg and Bridghe McCracken to learn the design and conservation considerations for the floodplain forest restoration at Bartholomew’s Cobble, a Trustees of Reservations (The Trustees) property. Register today!

21 May

Exploring the Native Trees At Mount Auburn
Wednesday, May 21, 2014, 10:00am – 12:00pm
Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, MA

Save the date to explore the native trees that thrive in Mount Auburn Cemetery’s beautiful 175 acre grounds. Join Dennis Collins for a walk through the landscape to see specimens that include evergreen, understory and canopy trees, including many beautiful spring-blooming species. Register today!

June 2014

3 June

The Rose Kennedy Greenway: Organic Practices, Beautiful Results – Spanish Translation Available
Tuesday, June 3, 2014, 1:00pm – 3:00pm  (Rain Date June 4)
Rose Kennedy Greenway, Boston, MA

Join tour guides Conservancy Superintendent of Horticulture, Stuart Shillaber and Horticulture Foreman, Anthony Ruggiero for a behind-the-scenes tour of the Greenway. Learn how design and management work together to make the parks a better environment for plants and people alike, and to make Boston a more livable city. Register today!

9 June

Shoemaker Green: SITES Pilot Project at University of Pennsylvania
Monday, June 9, 2014 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Shoemaker Green, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Chosen to be one of the Sustainable Sites Initiative’s (SITES™) Pilot Projects, Shoemaker Green will serve as a great SITES project example and a model for sustainable campus design. Register today!

12 June

Native Plant Gardens For Beauty and Bounty
Thursday, June 12, 2014, 10:00am – 12:30pm
Private gardens, Amesbury, MA

Join Nanette Masi for this behind the scenes tour demonstrating the natural beauty of three of her designed gardens featuring native plants with beauty and habitat value. Register today.

July 2014

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August 2014

12 August

The Trouble with Earthworms
Tuesday, August 12th, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Garden in the Woods, Framingham, MA

Join tour guide, Mark Richardson, who will discuss Garden in the Woods ecological management practices as well as research aimed at slowing down the booming population of earthworms in the Garden. Register today!

18 August

The Edible Landscape at Wellesley College
Monday, August 18, 2014,  5:00pm – 7:00pm
Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA

Join tour guide, Tricia Diggins to explore three main components of the Wellesley College Botanic Gardens (WCBG) edible landscape. Register today!

19 August

Caring for the Trees At The Rose Kennedy Greenway
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 1:00pm – 3:00pm  (Rain Date August 20)
Rose Kennedy Greenway, Boston, MA

Join tour guides Conservancy Superintendent of Horticulture, Stuart Shillaber and Horticulture Foreman, Anthony Ruggiero for a behind-the-scenes tour of the Greenway focused on the trees and the tree care program. Register today!

September 2014

23 September

Organic Lawns at The Rose Kennedy Greenway
Tuesday, September 23, 2014,  1:00pm – 3:00pm  (Rain Date September 24)
Rose Kennedy Greenway, Boston, MA

Join tour guides Conservancy Superintendent of Horticulture, Stuart Shillaber and Horticulture Foreman, Anthony Ruggiero for a behind-the-scenes tour of the Greenway focused on the organic lawn care program. Register today!