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October 2017

Discovering Historic Kennedy Park

October 22 @ 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Vallley Wildlife Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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Join Jan Chague, Lenox Historical Society, and learn the secrets of Kennedy Park through a power point presentation given at the Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary’s well-known historic 18th century barn. You will explore the remnants of a by-gone era and learn about the people who traversed the land. You will also discover aspects of the Aspinwall Hotel once touted as “Hotel Beautiful”.

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Canoe Meadows Volunteer Day

October 28 @ 12:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Vallley Wildlife Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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Help us care for our beautiful community gardens and wildlife sanctuary. Volunteers are needed for a wide variety of projects, including meadow restoration and fall garden clean up. Tools, gloves, and refreshments will be provided. Registration is required.

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Pumpkin Walk

October 28 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Turn Park, 2 Moscow Road
West Stockbridge, MA 01266 United States
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Join us for our Pumpkin Walk to see the pumpkins carved earlier, during the Pumpkin Carving Workshop. Plan to enjoy a bonfire, hot cider, wine, food and music.

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November 2017

Colors of Fall: Drawing and Coloring the Harvest

November 3 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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One event on November 4, 2017 at 10:00am

One event on November 5, 2017 at 10:00am

Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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Celebrate autumn by capturing the colors, patterns and textures of the season’s bounty. Use a three-step process to make a portrait of Indian corn or a gourd bring them to life with colored pencil. and a tonal graphite study. then exploring color mixing to give your art the right amount of contrast, balance and richness.

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Make a Gift Terrarium

November 4 @ 10:00 AM
Ward’s Nursery & Garden Center, 600 South Main Street
Great Barrington, MA 01230 United States
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$20

Get instruction on how to plan and plant your own miniature garden for yourself or as a gift. Ward’s provides the plants, soil, and layering material. You supply a large 1 - 5 gallon, wide-mouth, clear glass jar to fill. (Container not included. Please pre-purchase from Ward’s or re-purpose a fish bowl or other interesting large jar.) Kids 10 and older can do one with an adult helper!  Must pre-register.

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Rooted in Place: Ecological Gardening Symposium

November 12 @ 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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$95

Focus on managing the landscape sustainably. BBG brings together James Hitchmough, Professor of Horticultural Ecology at the University of Sheffield, UK, author of Sowing Beauty, Designing Flowering Meadows from Seed; horticulturist Jessica Walliser, author of Attracting Beneficial Bugs to the Garden: A Natural Approach to Pest Control, mycologist Trad Cotter, and Sharon, CT based organic land care specialist Michael Nadeau. Acquire an environmentally sensitive vision for approaching the connection between the home and the surrounding landscape. Location: Berkshire School, Sheffield,…

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Making More Plants: Propagating Your Own Woody Plants

November 16 @ 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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$30 - $40

Back by popular demand! Join woody plant specialist Adam Wheeler of Broken Arrow Nursery for a workshop focused on hardwood and evergreen propagation. Learn how to collect, prepare and propagate evergreens and other woody plants by cuttings. Set at the best time of the year for collecting, participants will learn techniques needed for insuring successful rooting. Cultivation requirements, timing and care of easily propagated varieties will be covered. Participants will collect woody plant material and take home a selection in…

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