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June 2019

UMass Designs Tour

June 20 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
UMass Amherst Amherst, MA 01003 United States

Join us for a tour of the award-winning UMass Southwest Concourse revitalization project led by its landscape architects. Stimson Associates doubled the percentage of green space on this high visibility five-acre site, placing an emphasis on the region’s native plants. Learn about the site’s form, scale, influences, and prioritization of pervious surfaces and stormwater gardens. This landscape study also includes the Interdisciplinary Design Building and Crotty Hall. Program Code: HDT9001 Instructor: Lauren Stimson Fee: $36 (Member) / $41 (Nonmember) Limit:…

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Hadley Common Beer and Cider Garden

June 21 @ 3:30 pm - 9:00 pm
West Street Common, West Street Common
Hadley, MA United States

Celebrate Hadley’s rich agricultural traditions! Gather on the historic West Street Common with family and friends for a sweet summertime evening with local food, drinks, music and games. The night will include: Local beers, ciders, and shrubs. Food from MiTierra and Esselon. Live music and games. Snow cones and much more!

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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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Low Maintenance Garden Design

June 28 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Nasami Farm Nursery, 128 North Street
Whately, MA 01093

Learn how to design unique garden spaces that strengthen your connection to our wonderfully varied New England landscape. Discover important functional and aesthetic qualities of native plants that can provide the building blocks for creating easy-to-care-for, sustainable gardens. Using strategies based on the observation and emulation of naturally existing plant communities, landscape designer Owen Wormser offers key techniques for creating enjoyable, low-maintenance garden spaces. In this interactive format, you are encouraged to bring your ideas, along with photographs, plans, or…

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Hadley Common Beer and Cider Garden

June 28 @ 3:30 pm - 9:00 pm
West Street Common, West Street Common
Hadley, MA United States

Celebrate Hadley’s rich agricultural traditions! Gather on the historic West Street Common with family and friends for a sweet summertime evening with local food, drinks, music and games. The night will include: Local beers, ciders, and shrubs. Food from MiTierra and Esselon. Live music and games. Snow cones and much more!

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July 2019

Diemand Farm Smokehouse Dinners

July 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

From June through September on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month at 6pm, visit Diemand Farm for chicken, brisket and turkey legs as well as smoked baby back ribs and Pekarski’s sausage. Each meal comes with an entree, your choice of two sides, cornbread, watermelon, and a drink. Items are also available a la carte. Reservations can be made online or by calling (978) 544-3806. It is strongly recommend to make a reservation as food and seating are limited. Walk-ins are…

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Grow Food Everywhere for Great Health and Community

July 5 - July 7
Omega Institute, 150 Lake Drive
Rhinebeck, NY 12572

Is there anything more important to health and survival than what you eat? In a world plagued by social ills, disease, and hunger, we can all play a role in transforming our lives and communities toward greater health and abundance with fresh, local food. Take back your power and learn to grow your own food everywhere—from lawns and windowsills to schools and urban lots. This weekend, through discussion, contemplative practice, and plenty of hands-on experience, we gain skills and techniques…

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Hadley Common Beer and Cider Garden

July 5 @ 3:30 pm - 9:00 pm
West Street Common, West Street Common
Hadley, MA United States

Celebrate Hadley’s rich agricultural traditions! Gather on the historic West Street Common with family and friends for a sweet summertime evening with local food, drinks, music and games. The night will include: Local beers, ciders, and shrubs. Food from MiTierra and Esselon. Live music and games. Snow cones and much more!

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