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March 2020

Home Orchard Pest Management

March 28 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
$50

Home Orchard Pest Management -a Hands-on Workshop $50/person Dr. Jaime Pinero and Ms. Liz Garofalo March 28,2020, 1:00pm to 3:30pm Carlson Orchards: 115 Oak Hill Rd., Harvard MA 01451 One of the most challenging thing about growing your own fruit is knowing how to identify the insect pests and diseases that might afflict them. Learn the basics of pest and disease identification and Integrated Pest Management (IPM) in the home orchard. Hands-on, scouting, monitoring, placement of traps, etc. will be…

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April 2020

Grafting Fruit Trees: a Hands-on Workshop

April 1 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
$100

Grafting Fruit Trees: a Hands-on Workshop $100/person*** Dr. Wesley Autio April 11, 2020, 9:30am to 3:00pm UMass Cold Spring Orchard: 391 Sabin St., Belchertown, MA 01007 Many people do not realize that all apple varieties are reproduced by grafting -they are not grown from seed. For horticultural enthusiasts, one of the most satisfying techniques to master is grafting. Wes Autio will present a hands-on workshop on “bench grafting” and “cleft grafting” of apple trees. Other grafting techniques will be discussed.…

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Introductory Hard Cider Appreciation

April 4 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
$65

Introductory Hard Cider Appreciation-a Classroom Workshop $65/person** Ms. Liz Garofalo April 4,2020, 12:00pm to 2:00pm Red Apple Farm: 455 Highland Ave, Phillipston MA 0331 Cider is one of the fastest growing craft adult beverage markets in the country! There are many different styles of cider from the stuff your grandparents made in the basement to top shelf ciders that compare to fine Champagnes. Come and learn a brief history of cider and dive in to understanding (and tasting) why cider…

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Native Pollinator Biology & Conservation

April 18 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
$30

Native Pollinator Biology & Conservation–a Classroom Workshop $30/person Ms. Sonia Schloemann April 18, 2020, 10:00am to 12:00pm French Hall, UMass,: 230 Stockbridge Rd. Amherst, MA (Park in Lot 62) 01003 Native pollinators are an essential resource in our wild and managed landscapes.Come to this workshop if you're interested in learning more about their biology and conservation.We'll mainly be talking about different species of bees but other types of pollinators will also be mentioned (flies, birds, bats, etc.). We'll learn about…

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June 2020

Strolling of the Heifers Parade and Slow Living Expo

June 6

Strolling of the Heifers Parade and Slow Living Expo Saturday, June 6, 2020 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Location: Downtown Brattleboro, Vermont The world-famous, agriculturally-themed Strolling of the Heifers Parade starts at 10 a.m. sharp on Brattleboro’s historic Main Street. Pre-parade entertainment starts at 9 a.m. The parade kicks off with scores of lovable heifer calves, groomed, decorated and led by future farmers. The heifers are followed by farm animals, bands, tractors, floats, clowns and surprises. (The heifers lead the…

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