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July 2019

Class: GROWING FERNS FROM SPORE

Thu, July 11 @ 10:00 am EDT - 12:30 pm EDT
Nasami Farm, 128 North Street
Whately, MA 01038
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Join us and learn easy methods for growing ferns from spores for your home! This class covers the morphology, life cycle, and vegetative propagation of ferns. You will also learn spore collection and storage techniques, and tips on how to identify when spores are ripe. Before you know it, you’ll have your own sporophytes! Co-sponsored by New England Wild Flower Society. Leslie Duthie is a horticulturalist at Norcross Wildlife Sanctuary. She has dedicated her career to learning about, gardening with,…

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Class: LAWN ALTERNATIVES

Fri, July 12 @ 1:00 pm EDT - 3:00 pm EDT
Garden in the Woods, 180 Hemenway Road
Framingham, MA 01701 United States
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Join Dan Jaffe, photographer and author of Native Plants for New England Gardens, to learn about the various options available to replace your turf, from well-known plants to brand new introductions.

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Eco-tour: Gardening for Insects: Native Pollinator Garden Tour

Sat, July 13 @ 10:00 am EDT - 12:00 pm EDT
Green Art Garden, 30 US-Route-1-Bypass
Kittery, ME 03904 United States
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The Ecological Landscape Alliance invites you to tour the private gardens of landscape designer and pollinator expert, Thomas Berger. When choosing plants to support insects in our gardens, we want to make the most of our limited space. Which plants nourish the most species? And which kinds of insects need our support the most urgently?

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Summer Workshop: Let’s Talk Apples

Tue, July 23 @ 1:00 pm EDT - 5:00 pm EDT
Tower Hill Botanic Garden, 11 French Drive PO Box 598
Boylston, MA 01505
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Join ELA and THGB for an afternoon of orchard information exchange. Topics will include: The Davenport Collection Through the Years - Mark Richardson Orchard Management Practices - Ben Crouch Adaptive Strategies for Dealing with Fire Blight - Michael Phillips Resilient Orchards for the Future - Linda Hoffman

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Connecting the Dots for Pollinator Conservation Wildflower Meadows and Pollinator Habitat

Tue, July 30 @ 8:30 am EDT - 12:00 pm EDT
Woodman Research Farm, 70 Spinney Lane
Durham, NH 03824
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During the Research Field Tour Dr. Cathy Neal, UNH Extension Professor and Researcher with the NH Agricultural Experiment Station, will share results from ten years of research on wildflower meadow establishment, helping you to successfully plan, prepare, plant and maintain a beautiful and functional wildflower meadow that blooms all season long.

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Class: THINKING BIG – INTRODUCTION TO LANDSCAPE ECOLOGY

Tue, July 30 @ 6:00 pm EDT - 9:00 pm EDT
Nasami Farm, 128 North Street
Whately, MA 01038
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$40 – $48

Landscape ecology is the science of understanding the interaction of ecological processes on a multitude of scales and spatial patterns, with an aim at improving and supporting these systems for a healthy environment.

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August 2019

Class: ESTABLISHING A MEADOW

Sat, August 3 @ 10:30 am EDT - 12:30 pm EDT
Garden in the Woods, 180 Hemenway Road
Framingham, MA 01701 United States
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$26 – $32

Meadows are now one of the more popular native garden types for homeowner landscapes, yet many people remain baffled by how to create one with long-lasting beauty that won't quickly become overrun by weeds.

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Eco-Tour: Sustainable Production at Amherst Nurseries

Thu, August 15 @ 10:00 am EDT - 12:00 pm EDT
Amherst Nurseries, 200 Bay Road
Hadley, MA 01002 United States
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Join John Kinchla, owner of Amherst Nurseries, for a guided walk through the growing areas, following the life of a tree at the nursery. You’ll see equipment and practices in use now and learn about sustainable options the nursery is exploring for the future.

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Eco-Tour: Ecology and Agriculture at Charbrook Farm

Fri, August 16 @ 3:00 pm EDT - 5:00 pm EDT
Charbrook Farm, 71 Gates Road
Princeton, MA 01541 United States
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Charbrook Farm is the modern homestead of Lauren and Stephen Stimson and their family in Princeton, Massachusetts. Located down the road from the historic Stimson Farm and Charbrook Nursery, this working farm has become a field station for the STIMSON landscape architecture practice. On this guided tour, Lauren and Stephen will discuss the concept of integrating ecology, agriculture and landscape architecture.

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Class: SEED SAVING

Sun, August 18 @ 10:00 am EDT - 3:00 pm EDT
Nasami Farm, 128 North Street
Whately, MA 01038
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This hands-on workshop covers harvesting, cleaning, and storing a wide spectrum of native seeds.

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Advanced Design Workshop with Roy Diblik – New York

Tue, August 20 @ 8:00 am EDT - 5:00 pm EDT

Mr. Diblik is the author of The Know Maintenance Perennial Garden, a simplified approach that promotes use of hardy, beautiful plants that are complementary and thrive together as a community.

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Advanced Design Workshop with Roy Diblik – Delaware

Thu, August 22 @ 8:00 am EDT - 5:00 pm EDT
Delaware Center for Horticulture, 1810 N Dupont Street
Wilmington, DE 19806
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In this workshop, Mr. Diblik will delve into 16 plants and explain the value of coming to known them. In-depth discussion will help build an understanding of their growth rate, growth habits, and other characteristics that contribute to successful placement in communities and to their seasonal and yearly developmental associations with each other.

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