Local Food Events Calendar

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5th Annual Soil & Nutrition Conference (Feb 8, 2016 - Feb 9, 2016)
Bionutrient Food Association (Stockbridge, MA)

A Conference that is gathering Farmers, Researchers, Nutritionists, and Food Activists, bringing forward the interrelatedness of Soil Health, Plant Health, Human Health, and farming best practices for improved crop quality. (...)

Creating Your Own Garden Style: Berkshire Botanical Garden's Winter Lecture (Feb 13, 2016)
Berkshire Botanical Garden (Stockbridge , MA)

Anna Pavord, best-selling author of The Tulip and recipient of the Royal Horticultural Society's prestigious Gold-Veitch Medal, will be speaking on "Creating Your Own Garden Style", at Monument Mountain Regional High School in Great Barrington. (...)

Pollinator-Attracting Landscapes...Beyond the Garden Border (Feb 20, 2016)
Berkshire Botanical Garden (Stockbridge , MA)

Landscape and habitat designer Tom Sullivan offers practical advice for making a landscape welcoming to a variety of beneficial insects and pollinators. Through simple acts such as creating connectivity of habitat and modifying the composition and treatment of grass and lawns. (...)

Maple Sugaring at Home (Feb 27, 2016)
Berkshire Botanical Garden (Stockbridge , MA)

Chris Wellens will cover all aspects of maple sugaring: identifying suitable trees, the when and how of collecting sap, the boiling down process for the home setting, and preserving the syrup for year-round use. (...)

The Bulb Show (Feb 29, 2016 - Mar 18, 2016)
Berkshire Botanical Garden (Stockbridge, MA)

Come and get inspired for spring with the Bulb Show housed in the restored Fitzpatrick Greenhouse. It is also an ideal opportunity to order bulbs as part of the Garden's annual Bulb Sale for planting the following fall. (...)

One Garden, Three Perspectives: Design vs. Plants (Mar 5, 2016)
Berkshire Botanical Garden (Stockbridge , MA)

Join plantsmen Ed Bowen of Opus Nursery and John Gwynne and Mikel Folcarelli of Sakonnet Garden for a lively discussion of the plants and design concepts employed in creating the well known Sakonnet Garden in Little Compton, RI. (...)

Growing an Organic Vegetable Garden (Mar 7, 2016 - Apr 4, 2016)
Berkshire Botanical Garden (Stockbridge , MA)

Get a deeper understanding of soil and nutrient management, seed selection, crop rotation schemes, bed preparation, seed sowing and planting, pest management, and specific plant cultivation. Each week, the class will investigate a different vegetable family to ensure that all questions are answered about cultivation of these important crops for the home vegetable gardener. (...)

Can I Grow It Here, Now, and How? Climate-Change Challenges and Choices in Northeastern Gardens. (Mar 12, 2016)
Berkshire Botanical Garden (Stockbridge , MA)

Dr. Kim Tripp, will identify immediate and pressing climate-change problems while sharing specific solutions for planning, planting, and keeping gardens and gardeners vital. She will discuss how to design, plan, plant, and maintain diverse garden styles and plants in the northeastern U. (...)