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Berkshire Botanical Garden

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5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
(413) 298-3926 http://www.berkshirebotanical.org/

January 2021

Virtual: Organic Vegetable Gardening

January 20 @ 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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One event on January 20, 2021 at 4:00 PM

One event on January 27, 2021 at 4:00 PM

Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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Led by Maria Zordan, co-owner and operator of MX Morningstar Farm, this online course will include discussion of seed selection, seeding schedules, bed preparation and successful planting practice. Students will complete a vegetable garden design to be implemented at their own homes. There will also be an optional farm visit in early March (3 Classes).

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Virtual: Botanical Latin: An Introduction

January 21 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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$11 – $16

Join Jennifer Bakshi for a brief history of botanical terminology from the time of the Roman empire through the development of binomial nomenclature by Carl Linnaeus. Jennifer will provide clarification on the meanings of botanical terms, genus, species and family, how the names are formed and the conventions for writing them. You’ll also learn the correct pronunciation of Latin plant names and explore hidden meanings of favorite plant names every gardener should know.

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Virtual: An Introduction to Koji and Miso-Making at Home

January 23 @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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$20 – $30

Join Mark Phillips of EarthCultures for an introduction to Aspergillus Oryzae, or Koji, the fungus responsible for miso, soy sauce, sake and other traditional Japanese fermented foods and beverages. Using ‘Miso, Tempeh, Natto, and Other Tasty Ferments’ (Storey Publishing, 2019) as a guide, this workshop is a primer on home and restaurant-scale koji-making and its many uses in ancient foodways and contemporary culinary techniques.

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Virtual: Organic Vegetable Gardening

January 27 @ 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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One event on January 20, 2021 at 4:00 PM

One event on January 27, 2021 at 4:00 PM

Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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Led by Maria Zordan, co-owner and operator of MX Morningstar Farm, this online course will include discussion of seed selection, seeding schedules, bed preparation and successful planting practice. Students will complete a vegetable garden design to be implemented at their own homes. There will also be an optional farm visit in early March (3 Classes).

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Virtual: Medicinal Mushrooms

January 28 @ 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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$15 – $20

Explore the healing properties of wild and cultivated medicinal mushrooms that grow in the Northeast with herbalist Hannah Jacobson-Hardy, owner of Sweet Birch Herbals. Hannah will explain how to identify mushrooms in the wild and ways to preserve them. Handouts will be provided with recipes for mushroom teas, tinctures and edible varieties.

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February 2021

Virtual: Dutch Tulips in Colored Pencil

February 1 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 PM on Monday, repeating until February 22, 2021

Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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Recreate the stunning tulips painted by Dutch artist Jacob Merrell 1614-1681. Working with colored pencils, you will be guided by botanical artist Carol Ann Morley, step-by-step from sketch to finished tulips. Once registered, attendees will be provided with a photograph of the Dutch tulips along with a materials list. (4 Classes)

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Virtual: Birds in the Landscape

February 3 @ 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 PM on Wednesday, repeating until February 17, 2021

Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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Each landscape invites its own unique collection of plants and animals. In this three-part online class with Zach Adams, learn about three native New England landscapes and the birds that call them home: woodlands, wetlands and grasslands. Bird identification, habitat and conservation will be addressed. (3 Classes)

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Virtual: Asian Garden Styles, Two Traditions in Two Sessions

February 4 @ 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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Explore some of the traditional garden styles of China and Japan in this two-part class with garden historian Marta McDowell. Study the stylistic elements and horticultural practices of the traditional Chinese scholar garden and the Japanese meditation garden, stroll garden and tea garden. Interactive online sessions will include lectures, video clips, class discussion and small group activities via “breakout groups.” (2 Classes)

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Online/Inperson: Winter Garden Photography

February 5 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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One event on February 6, 2021 at 10:00 AM

One event on February 7, 2021 at 5:00 PM

Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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In this hands-on, three-part class, held both online and at Berkshire Botanical Garden, learn how to compose better landscape and garden photos with professional photographer Thad Kubis. Each two-hour session will focus on specific, essential photography skills, discovering the various options that smartphones, DSLRs and film-based cameras offer and how they can be used to create beautiful and unique garden-based photographs.(3 Classes

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Online/Inperson: Winter Garden Photography

February 6 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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One event on February 6, 2021 at 10:00 AM

One event on February 7, 2021 at 5:00 PM

Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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In this hands-on, three-part class, held both online and at Berkshire Botanical Garden, learn how to compose better landscape and garden photos with professional photographer Thad Kubis. Each two-hour session will focus on specific, essential photography skills, discovering the various options that smartphones, DSLRs and film-based cameras offer and how they can be used to create beautiful and unique garden-based photographs.(3 Classes

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Virtual: Landscapes in Time and Space: Immigrants, the Plants and Systems that Alter this Land

February 7 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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In her lecture, Wambui Ippolito tells the story of European, African and new immigrants and their relationship with American plants and soil, with the aim to birth a new perceptivity and embrace of nature stewardship. This program is presented in partnership with VIM, Volunteers in Medicine, and all proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to VIM to support their mission of providing health care services in the Berkshire region.

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Online/Inperson: Winter Garden Photography

February 7 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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One event on February 6, 2021 at 10:00 AM

One event on February 7, 2021 at 5:00 PM

Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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In this hands-on, three-part class, held both online and at Berkshire Botanical Garden, learn how to compose better landscape and garden photos with professional photographer Thad Kubis. Each two-hour session will focus on specific, essential photography skills, discovering the various options that smartphones, DSLRs and film-based cameras offer and how they can be used to create beautiful and unique garden-based photographs.(3 Classes

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Virtual: Dutch Tulips in Colored Pencil

February 8 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 PM on Monday, repeating until February 22, 2021

Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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Recreate the stunning tulips painted by Dutch artist Jacob Merrell 1614-1681. Working with colored pencils, you will be guided by botanical artist Carol Ann Morley, step-by-step from sketch to finished tulips. Once registered, attendees will be provided with a photograph of the Dutch tulips along with a materials list. (4 Classes)

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Virtual: Birds in the Landscape

February 10 @ 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 PM on Wednesday, repeating until February 17, 2021

Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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Each landscape invites its own unique collection of plants and animals. In this three-part online class with Zach Adams, learn about three native New England landscapes and the birds that call them home: woodlands, wetlands and grasslands. Bird identification, habitat and conservation will be addressed. (3 Classes)

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Virtual: Galantine’s Day Flower Workshop

February 13 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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$12 – $15

What is Galantine's Day? In the words of Lesley Knope, “only the best holiday ever!” Get ready to celebrate, grab your bestie and BYOB to this online flower arranging workshop with Colie Collen of Flower Scout. Learn some tips and tricks to make arrangements that make perfect gifts, for a friend or for your own enjoyment.

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Virtual: Dutch Tulips in Colored Pencil

February 15 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 PM on Monday, repeating until February 22, 2021

Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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Recreate the stunning tulips painted by Dutch artist Jacob Merrell 1614-1681. Working with colored pencils, you will be guided by botanical artist Carol Ann Morley, step-by-step from sketch to finished tulips. Once registered, attendees will be provided with a photograph of the Dutch tulips along with a materials list. (4 Classes)

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Design & Native Plant Palette

February 17 @ 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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$45 – $60

This two-part design class led by Bridghe McCracken, founder of Helia Land Design, will introduce students to native plants and their effective use in the residential garden. In Class I, learn about the rich and varied native perennial plant palette as well as which plants attract pollinators, provide butterfly habitat and enhance visual interest throughout the season. Class II will focus on designing with woody plants and ferns. Learn what shrubs to use for screening, habitat creation and four-season interest.…

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Virtual: Birds in the Landscape

February 17 @ 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 PM on Wednesday, repeating until February 17, 2021

Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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Each landscape invites its own unique collection of plants and animals. In this three-part online class with Zach Adams, learn about three native New England landscapes and the birds that call them home: woodlands, wetlands and grasslands. Bird identification, habitat and conservation will be addressed. (3 Classes)

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Virtual: Beekeeping 101: An Online Introduction to Backyard Beekeeping

February 18 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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$45 – $65

In this three-part online class, beekeeper Chris Wellens will teach the fundamentals needed to begin keeping backyard bees. Topics will include honey bee biology, equipment, hive installation methods, basic pest management, honey and wax harvesting and hive management through the seasons.

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Virtual:Virtual Winter Lecture: Make Visible, Instill Value and Engage the Public in Our Shared Landscape Heritage

February 20 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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$15 – $20

Highly esteemed author, landscape architect, designer and cultural and historical preservationist Charles A. Birnbaum will address questions such as: What foundational knowledge informs stewardship and interpretation of our shared landscape legacy? How do we assign value and assess significance for our cultural landscape legacy? How do we make a landscape’s layers of history understood? How can we tell these stories to the broadest possible public? Drawing heavily on the work of The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF) and its collaborators, this…

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Virtual: Dutch Tulips in Colored Pencil

February 22 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 PM on Monday, repeating until February 22, 2021

Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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Recreate the stunning tulips painted by Dutch artist Jacob Merrell 1614-1681. Working with colored pencils, you will be guided by botanical artist Carol Ann Morley, step-by-step from sketch to finished tulips. Once registered, attendees will be provided with a photograph of the Dutch tulips along with a materials list. (4 Classes)

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Virtual: The New Heirloom Garden

February 25 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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$10 – $15

Enjoy a virtual lecture and Q&A session with author Ellen Ecker Ogden about her book, The New Heirloom Garden. Learn about heirloom vegetables, forgotten fruits, fragrant flowers and seed saving. During this Author Talk, Ellen will share her six steps to successful kitchen garden design based on productivity and beauty, with designs and photographs from her book. Be inspired to plant varieties that add forgotten charm to your own heirloom garden and serve up good food.

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Bark and Buds – Using a Tree Key

February 27 @ 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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$25 – $35

Discover the many plants that lend bark, buds, fruit and structural interest to the garden in fall and winter. Under the expert guidance of certified arborists Melissa LeVangie and Tom Ingersoll, students will develop the ability to identify winter trees by twig and bud anatomy, bark features and plant architecture while practicing their skills with winter tree dichotomous keys.

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Postpartum Cooking: Plant-Based Foods for Supporting New Families

February 28 @ 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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$50 – $60

Led by Sandra Antunes, a classically trained French chef and mother of twins, this class will cover a variety of nourishing plant-based meals made up of healthy and healing foods for the new mother. Focusing on postpartum cooking for recovery and lactation-enhancing baked goods and infusions.

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Virtual: Maximizing Space in the Garden: Creating More of a Good Thing

February 28 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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$12 – $17

In her garden, called Furthermore, Tovah Martin creates layers everywhere, including the perennial, berry and vegetable gardens. The result is visually fulfilling, low maintenance, and mulch-eliminating. This lecture will share how layering a garden works to serve the gardener’s needs as well as the needs of pollinators and other creatures, maximizing space and creating hardworking habitats. Whether gardening in a close-knit neighborhood or a sprawling estate, learn to garden efficiently, prolifically, sustainable and beautifully while making smart choices and conserving…

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