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June 2018

Eco-tour: Beneficial Bugs at Nasami Farm

June 10 @ 10:00 am EST - 12:00 pm EST
Garden in the Woods, 180 Hemenway Road
Framingham, MA 01701 United States
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$26 - $32 12 tickets left

Tour the greenhouses at Nasami Farm; see how common pests are successfully managed with biological controls in lieu of pesticides. Biocontrols are intentionally released insects, mites, nematodes and microorganisms. Scout for some of these beneficial bugs and their prey. Learn about the grisly end of an aphid when met by a predatory wasp. Bring a hand lens and sun protection. Nasami Farm is the propagation nursery for the New England Wild Flower Society. Kate Stafford is Nursery Operations Manager and…

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Rain Garden Fundamentals

June 10 @ 1:30 pm EST - 3:00 pm EST
Garden in the Woods, 180 Hemenway Road
Framingham, MA 01701 United States
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$20 - $24 23 tickets left

As more land is developed for building, badly needed space for storm water absorption and cleaning is rapidly disappearing. Rain gardens can play a significant role in urban and suburban areas by cleaning, cooling, and slowing runoff so that it doesn’t pollute water bodies. Learn how rain gardens work, how you can create a low-tech and effective rain garden, and which durable natives you should plant there. Presented by Anna Fialkoff. Anna Fialkoff is an Ecological Horticulturist & Designer at…

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August 2018

Native Plants for Professionals

August 7 @ 10:00 am EST - August 8 @ 3:00 pm EST
Garden in the Woods, 180 Hemenway Road
Framingham, MA 01701 United States
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$162 - $190 17 tickets left

Join Dan Jaffe for this two-session class (August 7 and August 8) to learn about the best native plant materials available today for use in the design and landscape trades. Covering everything from plants for tough spots to specialty plants for specific habitats, this class will add a host of less familiar native herbaceous species to your plant palette. CEU: 1 MCLP; 1MCA   Instructor: Dan Jaffe is the propagator and stock bed grower at New England Wild Flower Society (NEWFS)…

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Native Woody Plant Materials

August 28 @ 10:00 am EST - September 11 @ 2:30 pm EST
Garden in the Woods, 180 Hemenway Road
Framingham, MA 01701 United States
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$170 - $200 15 tickets left

This is a three-part class. * Wednesday, August 28, 10:00am - 2:30pm *Wednesday, September 4, 2018, 11:00am - 1:00pm *Wednesday, September 11, 2018, 10:00am - 2:30pm Explore the huge variety of native trees, shrubs, and woody vines. Learn which species grow well in shade, which support local wildlife, and how you should stagger your plantings for continuous bloom, fruit production, and fall color. We’ll discuss growth characteristics, cultural requirements, and best horticultural uses. The course will include lectures and walks…

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