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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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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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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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Spring Explorers Vacation Week

April 19 @ 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 AM, repeating until April 23, 2021

Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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Spring is a great time to experience the natural world as plants and wildlife awaken, energized and full of life. Explore our forests, ponds, and wetlands for new plant growth, early bird arrivals, and emerging amphibians and reptiles. Registration required.

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Spring Explorers Vacation Week

April 20 @ 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 AM, repeating until April 23, 2021

Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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Spring is a great time to experience the natural world as plants and wildlife awaken, energized and full of life. Explore our forests, ponds, and wetlands for new plant growth, early bird arrivals, and emerging amphibians and reptiles. Registration required.

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Spring Explorers Vacation Week

April 21 @ 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 AM, repeating until April 23, 2021

Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
+ Google Map

Spring is a great time to experience the natural world as plants and wildlife awaken, energized and full of life. Explore our forests, ponds, and wetlands for new plant growth, early bird arrivals, and emerging amphibians and reptiles. Registration required.

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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
+ Google Map

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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Spring Explorers Vacation Week

April 22 @ 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 9:00 AM, repeating until April 23, 2021

Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
+ Google Map

Spring is a great time to experience the natural world as plants and wildlife awaken, energized and full of life. Explore our forests, ponds, and wetlands for new plant growth, early bird arrivals, and emerging amphibians and reptiles. Registration required.

Find out more »
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