Tuesdays, October 02, 2018 – October 30, 2018, 6:00 PM-9:00 PM
5-Week Series: Member $120, Non-member $140 (includes learning materials)
Instructors: trained forestry and horticulture professionals
Learn the skills essential to urban and community forestry and become tree stewards in your community. Topics covered include basic pruning techniques and safety, tree identification and biology, proper tree planting and care, tree pests and diseases, tree health assessment, and urban soil challenges. To complete this program, participants must commit to at volunteering for at least 20 hours in the urban forest of Worcester or at Tower Hill Botanic Garden.
Explore the career and gardens of Ellen Shipman. Between 1914 and 1950, Ellen Shipman designed more than 600 gardens in the United States, from Long Island’s Gold Coast to the state of Washington. Her lush, secluded formal gardens attracted a clientele that included Fords, Edisons, Astors, and du Ponts.
This lively illustrated lecture by historian Victoria Johnson features her acclaimed new book, which recounts the untold story of Hamiltonsand Burrspersonal physician, whose dream to build Americas first botanical garden inspired the young nation. Today, that garden is the home of Rockefeller Center.
Join us for an early start to your holiday shopping. We have invited some of our favorite local artists and artisans who will be selling their handmade wares. Members will enjoy a double discount on their shop purchases. No admission is charged for this event, please bring a friend!
Barbara Paul Robinson talks about her new book detailing the vibrant stories of 18 contemporary heroes of horticulture-institution builders, plant explorers, and garden creators who have all had a major impact on the American landscape.
Master Gardener Training Class Massachusetts Master Gardener Association (mmga)
The 2017 MMGA Master Gardener Training Class will begin in April and run through October. For more information & registration: massmastergardeners.org.