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Backyard Homesteading: Proper Planting Techniques May 14th

Thursday, 21 April 2016 09:10

Ready to get out into the yard and get to work, but feel like you could use a bit of guidance? This session on May 14 from 9-11:30 will be led by the estate's Landscape Director Debbie Merriam.will Deb will cover the basics of planting trees, shrubs, and perennials to get your plants off to a good start. After a brief classroom session, Participants a chance to practice these skills.Dress accordingly. Feel free to bring safety glasses and tools if you have them; if not, they'll be provided. Cost for this session is $20 for non-members; $10 for members. Pre-registration required. To register, call  617-333-0924.

Participants are encouraged and welcome to stay for our volunteer work day after noon. For more information, click here.

Our mushroom workshop was a great success!

Wednesday, 20 April 2016 12:38

Our first-ever shiitake mushroom growing workshop was a great success! After an introduction of different mushroom growing methods, participants learned how to inoculate logs with shiitake mushroom spawn and left with their own “seeded” log which can provide mushrooms for up to 5 years. It was a great family-friendly event.




April Stone Soup 4/28: Deb Merriam Shares Safari Stories

Tuesday, 12 April 2016 13:37

This month we continue our 2016 Stone Soup and Speakers Series exploring "Lessons From The Journey" featuring our Landscape Director Deb Merriam, who will share slides and thoughts about her 2008 trip to Africa. Our Stone Soup and Speaker programs are held each month of the "off-season" on the final Thursday of each month. The programs begin at 6:00 pm with a bowl of tasty home-made soup, followed by a short presentation by the featured speaker. Space IS limited. Pre-registration is required. Suggested donation $5-10. To RSVP or for more information, please call 617-333-0924.

Please note: We have added a Stone Soup on May 19th featuring Sara Belkin, the director of the Wakefield Estate's Summer Archaeology Institute. Sara will share "the journey" of her work at the estate and her growing relationship with an Irish American family who lived there at the turn of the 20th century and their lives in Milton. Watch our calendar page for more details.


Spring Floral Demo with Lisa Ahern 4/14

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.

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