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June 2020

Virtual Slow Living Expo

June 4 - June 12

SLOW LIVING SUMMIT - Virtual Conference Keynotes: Thursday, June 4 & Friday June 5, 2020 Panel Discussions and more: Monday, June 8 - Friday, June 12 The 10th annual Slow Living Summit will be virtual! Live keynotes by Bill McKibben, Frances Moore Lappé, Tom Newmark and Sandra Steingraber, plus interactive panels, a farm tour and a happy hour.  Topics include Social Justice & Climate Change, Regenerative Farming, Cooperative Ownership, Farm & Food Policy, and The Changing Landscape for Farm & Food…

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Decoding The Beehive

June 14 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
$30

Decoding The Beehive TEACHER: Ori Ben-Shir DATE:  June 14th TIME: 9:00-12:00pm COST: $30 BYOS (bring your own suit)! There are some suits available to borrow.  Contact 94benshiro@gmail.com to arrange. *class limited to 12 students Description Join experienced beekeeper, Ori Ben-Shir, for a 3 hour “hive dive” and see for yourself how the honeybee colony functions. Together we will find the queen, watch the waggle dance, observe the different stages of honeybee development and taste honeycomb straight from the hive! We…

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Flowery Evening 1:  Welcome Summer

June 24 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Quonquont Farm Whately, MA
$50

Flowery Evening 1:  Welcome Summer Wednesday June 24, 5:30-7 p.m. Join us for this season's first hands-on flower arranging workshop with QQ’s Horticulture Manager, Maida Goodwin. We’ll gather for cocktails and light refreshments, learn about crafting beautiful bouquets, and tour the cutting garden at the height of bloom. Each participant will pick a bucket of flowers and create an arrangement to take home. Registration includes all supplies and light refreshments.  $50.00 Register for workshops from the Farm Events Calendar.

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July 2020

Backyard Mushroom Cultivation

July 5 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
$30

Backyard Mushroom Cultivation TEACHER: Graham Skorupa DATE: July 5th TIME: 9:00-12:00pm COST: $30 Have you ever wanted to expand your garden to include other kingdoms of life? In this course we will take previously made spawn and demonstrate three different inoculation methods available to the average farmer/backyard gardener looking to grow mushrooms. More specifically, we will cover woodchip beds, log plugging and totem stacking. Learn how to maintain moisture and induce fruiting as well as the benefits these mushrooms bring…

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Chinese Medicine and Permaculture

July 12 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
$30

Chinese Medicine and Permaculture TEACHER: Sharon Weizenbaum DATE: July 12th TIME: 9:00-12:00pm COST: $30 Description What is the relationship between the principles of Chinese medicine and the principles of Permaculture? Permaculture farmers and gardeners are deeply aligned and in harmony with natural principles and know, from this experience, how profound our relationship is with nature. And yet, allopathic medicine is still the primary perspective we carry about our own bodies. How are the principles of allopathic medicine similar to the…

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Flowery Evening 2:  Sumptuous Summer Centerpieces

July 15 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Quonquont Farm Whately, MA
$50

Flowery Evening 2:  Sumptuous Summer Centerpieces Wednesday July 15, 5:30-7 p.m. Whether it's a simple family cookout or an all-out, sit-down summer feast, flowers bring magic to the table. Relax with a cocktail, learn about crafting beautiful centerpieces, then stroll the cutting garden to select and pick the perfect blooms to create your own centerpiece.  Each participant will pick a bucket of flowers and create an arrangement to take home. Registration includes all supplies and light refreshments. $50.00 Register for workshops…

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Third Annual Blueberry Festival at Quonquont Farm

July 19 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Third Annual Blueberry Festival Sunday July 19, 11am-2pm Celebrate the classic northeast native fruit and high summer at Quonquont Farm! Fun and games for all ages.  Beer, wine, and cider tasting, blueberry bake-off, and more. Register for workshops from the Farm Events Calendar.

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August 2020

Flowery Evening 3:  Experimenting With Color

August 12 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
$50

Flowery Evening 3:  Experimenting With Color Wednesday August 12, 5:30-7 p.m. We'll be experimenting with color for our 3rd Flowery Evening.  Our challenge will be to choose one flower and build two strikingly different color combinations around it.  Join us for drinks and light refreshments, and an introduction to the color wheel. Select your flowers and create two small arrangements to take home.  Come and explore your artistic side while enjoying a summer evening at the Farm. Registration includes all…

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