Friday, 01 April 2016 14:37
Frustrated that spring keep teasing us and then disappearing? Here's a convincing sign that spring is here: it's time for Lisa Ahern's spring floral decoration demonstration! Lisa, Cedar Grove Gardens' floral designer extraordinaire, will show how to create simple but dazzling decorations to brighten up your home using spring flowers, bulbs and kitchen garden plants. Those attending will leave with lots of great ideas and have a chance to win a raffle of some items created during the session.The session will run from 7:00 until 8:30. Light refreshments will be served. Cost for this session is $15 for members, $25 for non-members. Space is limited so please pre-register by calling 617-333-0924 x22.
Monday, 21 March 2016 12:07
Take home your own gourmet mushroom log for years of mushroom harvesting!
Don’t miss our first-ever shiitake mushroom growing workshop on Saturday, April 16th from 9:00-11:30 am! After an introduction of different mushroom growing methods, we will teach you how to inoculate logs with shiitake mushroom spawn and send you home with your own “seeded” log which can provide mushrooms for up to 5 years. This is a great family-friendly event. Please bring your own drill and half-inch drill bit if you have one. All materials provided. Space is limited, pre-registration is required. Cost: $20/members; $30/non-members; $50/Family. Co-Sponsored by Brookwood Community Farm. Call 617-333-0924 to register today.
Friday, 04 March 2016 14:44
This month we continue our 2016 Stone Soup and Speakers Series with a visit from Milton's own Patty O'Neill who will share slides and stories from her bird-watching trips around the world. A retired public defender, Patty began to enjoy bird-watching as a hobby. Some years later, Patty has, quite by accident, amassed an impressive "life list," referring to all the bird species a birder has identified with absolute certainty during their time of serious birding.
Our "stone soup" programs begin the evening by enjoying a simple meal of homemade soup before settling in for a short presentation by the featured speaker. For this year's series theme "Lessons From The Journey," each month a speaker shares stories from their journey and lessons learned along the way.Suggested donation - $5-10. Space IS limited. Pre-registration is required. To RSVP or for more information, please call 617-333-0924 x22.
Friday, 04 March 2016 14:42
Horticultural Triage: Assessing and Repairing Your Winter-damaged Landscape
We all know that winter is always brutal on plants, trees and shrubs, with many broken branches and limbs, animal damage, and plants drying out. Our Restorative Pruning Workshop, April 9, 9:00-11:30 am, led by the estate’s Landscape Director Debbie Merriam, will cover the basics of good pruning theory and practice, with a particular emphasis on evaluating and restoring plants that have been damaged by weather. After a brief classroom session, Debbie will demonstrate some rejuvenative pruning methods and participants will practice their skills on plants in the estate’s formal garden. Dress accordingly. Please bring safety glasses and hand-pruners if you have them; if not, they’ll be provided. If time allows, Debbie will also cover transplanting and soil health. Cost for this session is $30 for non-members; $20 for members. Space is limited; pre-registration required. To register, call 617-333-0924.
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