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Mushroom Growing Workshop 4/16

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.

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March Stone Soup 3/31: Patty O'Neil's Birding Journeys

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.

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Seeing a lot of winter damage in your yard? Restorative Pruning 4/9

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.

February Stone Soup: Revisiting Polly's 1966 Trip to Europe 2/25

Tuesday, 02 February 2016 15:11

This month we continue our 2016 Stone Soup and Speakers Series on Thursday, February 25th, 6:00-7:30 pm as we revisit Polly Wakefield's 1966 European trip with her husband Kennard to view gardens and sights in France, Germany, and Portugal.

Our "stone soup" programs are held on the final Thursday of each month over the winter months. Participants can begin the evening by enjoying a simple meal of homemade soup before settling in for a short presentation by a featured speaker.

The theme for this year's series is "Lessons From The Journey." Each month a featured speaker will include a slide presentation of a journey or adventure and explore the 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.

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