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April 2021

Seed Starting for the New Cutting Garden

April 11 @ 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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$12 – $18

Seed starting can be intimidating, with calendar complications and lots of equipment. Streamline the 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, herbs and veggies and guide participants through the best ways to start seeds at home.

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West African & Caribbean Drum and Song Class

April 12 @ 5:30 PM - 7:45 PM
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 PM on Monday, repeating until October 25, 2021

Tamarack Hollow Nature & Culture Center, 1515 Savoy Hollow Road
Windsor, MA 01270 United States
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Tamarack Hollow Nature & Cultural Center & Gaia Roots World Music presents African & Caribbean drum and song classes every Monday with Aimee Gelinas M.Ed online and in-person at the Dalton CRA. 5:30pm beginner / 6:45pm advanced. Registration and masks required.  For registration info email: [email protected]

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Container Garden Design

April 14 @ 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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One event on April 21, 2021 at 5:30 PM

One event on April 28, 2021 at 5:30 PM

Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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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, through storage of dormant plants, seed collection, cuttings, divisions and other simple techniques. Students will get to know the plants that thrive in containers and how to care for them and consider container selection, siting, planting, growing, controlling pests and maintaining moveable gardens (3 Classes).

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Home Orchard Care

April 17 @ 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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$80 – $100

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 successfully managed with deep nutrition and competitive colonization. Resolve major insect challenges safely by ascertaining who, what and when. This overview of complementary sprays backed by biodiversity and soil health will set the stage for successfully growing tree fruit in New England.

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Transplanting Shrubs and Planting Small Ornamental Trees

April 17 @ 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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$25 – $35

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. Learn how to successfully transplant shrubs with techniques that create minimal disturbance and ensure a smooth transition to a new site. Consider the differences between bare-root, container-grown and balled-and-burlapped trees, and understand the importance of siting.

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Virtual: Yoga Class with Hanna

April 17 @ 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM
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An event every week that begins at 11:30 AM on Saturday, repeating until November 6, 2021

Eastover Estate & Eco Village, 430 West Street
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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$15

These virtual weekly classes are a blend of Vinyasa and Katonah Yoga, with some touches of breathwork and meditative moments. Be ready to move as well as slow down. Expect Taoist theory, imaginative metaphors, and lots of esoteric dialogue.

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Chainsaw Skills Workshop

April 18 @ 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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$110 – $135

This workshop taught by certified arborist Melissa LeVangie is designed for the novice to beginner chainsaw operator. The class will combine lecture and hands-on learning. Topics will include personal protective equipment, the anatomy of a chainsaw, reactive forces, basic chainsaw maintenance and additional tools for use with a chainsaw. Attendees will learn essential techniques and safety features and practices before cutting logs on the ground and/or elevated on sawhorses. No experience or equipment necessary.

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West African & Caribbean Drum and Song Class

April 19 @ 5:30 PM - 7:45 PM
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 PM on Monday, repeating until October 25, 2021

Tamarack Hollow Nature & Culture Center, 1515 Savoy Hollow Road
Windsor, MA 01270 United States
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Tamarack Hollow Nature & Cultural Center & Gaia Roots World Music presents African & Caribbean drum and song classes every Monday with Aimee Gelinas M.Ed online and in-person at the Dalton CRA. 5:30pm beginner / 6:45pm advanced. Registration and masks required.  For registration info email: [email protected]

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Container Garden Design

April 21 @ 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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One event on April 21, 2021 at 5:30 PM

One event on April 28, 2021 at 5:30 PM

Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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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, through storage of dormant plants, seed collection, cuttings, divisions and other simple techniques. Students will get to know the plants that thrive in containers and how to care for them and consider container selection, siting, planting, growing, controlling pests and maintaining moveable gardens (3 Classes).

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Virtual: Yoga Class with Hanna

April 24 @ 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM
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An event every week that begins at 11:30 AM on Saturday, repeating until November 6, 2021

Eastover Estate & Eco Village, 430 West Street
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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$15

These virtual weekly classes are a blend of Vinyasa and Katonah Yoga, with some touches of breathwork and meditative moments. Be ready to move as well as slow down. Expect Taoist theory, imaginative metaphors, and lots of esoteric dialogue.

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