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May 2019

Berkshire Backyard Beekeepers

May 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Berkshire Botanical Garden, Route 102 and 183
Stockbridge, MA,

Join local beekeepers on the second Tuesday of each month at 6pm on the grounds of Berkshire Botanical Garden. Each month’s meeting, will involve season-appropriate discussions and demonstrations using the BBG apiary, weather permitting. Berkshire Botanical Garden 5 West Stockbridge Road Stockbridge, MA 01262 For more information visit our website: http://www.berkshirebotanical.org/ Or Phone: 413-298-3926 Or Email: info@berkshirebotanical.org

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June 2019

An Ecological Approach to the Nursery and Greenhouse

June 1 @ 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Nasami Farm Nursery, 128 North Street
Whately, MA 01093

Nursery and greenhouse plant production can maximize ecological processes and practices. This technical yet informal workshop explores how mimicking and building on natural systems can create a sustainable, safe, and successful operation. Program Code: HOR4082 Instructor: Alexis Doshas Fee: $46 (Member) / $56 (Nonmember) Limit: 16 Certificate: Elective: HD/Adv.HD CEU: MALP MCLP: 1; MNLA MCH: .5; NOFA AOLCP: 3.5 Registration: online

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Strolling of the Heifers Weekend

June 7 - June 9
Downtown Brattleboro Brattleboro, VT,

A weekend of fun and education for the whole family, built around the world-famous, agriculturally-themed Strolling of the Heifers Parade. Come down to Brattleboro’s historic Main Street and dance to the MOOOsic on Saturday, June 8! The parade kicks off at 10 am sharp 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. When it’s over, follow the crowd to the Slow…

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Citizen Science with the Beecology Project

June 23 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Nasami Farm Nursery, 128 North Street
Whately, MA 01093

Join Dr. Robert Gegear, 2018 recipient of the Society’s Regional Impact Award, for a hands-on workshop on pollinators. Learn to identify local bumblebee species and then use the Beecology Project phone app to collect and contribute bumblebee data from field observation. This class can be taken alone or in tandem with the Ecological Pollinator Conservation class. Program Code: BOT1511 Instructor: Robert Gegear Fee: $66 (Member) / $80 (Nonmember) Limit: 16 Certificate: Elective: all certificates CEU: NOFA AOLCP: 5 Registration: online

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July 2019

Introduction to Landscape Ecology

July 30 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Nasami Farm Nursery, 128 North Street
Whately, MA 01093

Landscape ecology is the science of understanding the interaction of ecological processes on a multitude of scales and spatial patterns, with an aim at improving and supporting these systems for a healthy environment. In this intro class, we explore the principles of landscape ecology, examine case studies, and take a brief field walk to orient ourselves to thinking BIG! Program Code: HOR8025 Fee: $40 (Member) / $48 (Nonmember) Limit: 16 Certificate: Elective: all certificates CEU: MALP MCLP: 1; NOFA AOLCP:…

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August 2019

Seed Saving

August 18 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Nasami Farm Nursery, 128 North Street
Whately, MA 01093

Seed saving brings tremendous benefits to the willing gardener. Learn how seeds develop, stay dormant, and germinate. This hands-on workshop covers harvesting, cleaning, and storing a wide spectrum of native seeds. Spend time in the field observing and collecting seeds, then practice cleaning. Take your seeds home at the end of class. Bring a lunch and dress appropriately for the field. Program Code: HOR3205 Instructor: Kate Stafford Fee: $66 (Member) / $80 (Nonmember) Limit: 16 Certificate: Elective: all certificates CEU:…

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November 2019

Field Notes: An Afternoon of Storytelling

November 24 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Academy of Music, 274 Main Street
Northampton, MA 01060 United States

Field Notes is Returning in 2019! Last November, ten storytellers took the stage at the Academy of Music Theatre to share true stories from their lives on the theme of local food and farming. By popular demand, CISA’s Field Notes: An Afternoon of Storytelling will be back in the fall 2019 and we’re looking for new storytellers! Visit our pitch page for more information about the types of stories we're looking for. Spread the word to your story-worthy friends or pitch us yourself. You…

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