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Designing Biodiversity: Evan Abramson | Online | February 10

Feb 9 2021
Designing Biodiversity: Evan Abramson Wednesday, February 10, 7pm
Hosted by Western Mass Pollinator Networks
Free and open to the public
Event Details :
Designing Biodiversity: Strategies for Pollinator Habitat Creation in Northampton. Meeting: 966 5729 7688 / Code: 357284
OR Dial [continue reading]

Local farms gearing up for busy gardening season

Feb 2 2021
AGAWAM, MA (WGGB/WSHM) — With snow and a blast of arctic air in the forecast this week, it appears as though the depths of winter are finally among us, but thankfully, there are also signs of spring!
Farmers are gearing up for what is expected to be yet another active growing season, with many [continue reading]

Designing with Plant Communities | Online | October 21

Oct 14 2020
Designing with Plant Communities Presenter: Dan Jaffe Wilder, Horticulturist, Norcross Wildlife Sanctuary

Wednesday, October 21,  7:00 – 8:30pm
Where:  Online Webinar (By Zoom) CEUs:  APLD (1.5 credits); LA CES (1.5 credits); NOFA-AOLCP (1.5 credits)
Fee:  Free and open [continue reading]

Grow a Meadow, Large or Small | Online | October 14-15

Oct 3 2020
Grow a Meadow, Large or Small WORKSHOP
Instructor: Kathy Connolly ,  Speaking of Landscapes

Part One: October 14 | 4:00 – 7:00pm
Part Two: October 15 | 4:00 – 7:00pm
Where:  Online (By Zoom Meeting) CEUs:  APLD (2.75 credits)
Fee:  Member $78/ Non-member [continue reading]

Native Bees: Our Pollination Powerhouses | Online | September 23

Sep 22 2020
Native Bees: Our Pollination Powerhouses Wednesday, September 23, 7:00-8:30pm
Hosted by  Grow Native Massachusetts
Pre-register here:
Event details:
Grow Native Massachusetts is proud to present our 2020 Evenings with Experts lecture series! This talk is free and open to all—click the tickets icon [continue reading]

Invasive Species – Crazy Jumping Worms | Online | September 16

Sep 14 2020
Invasive Species – Crazy Jumping Worms Wednesday, September 16,  7:00 – 8:30pm
Sponsored by Grown in Westhampton and Westhampton Public Library
Register here:
Free Event
Event Details:
“Most gardeners consider worms to be allies in the garden. They create rich castings and work the soil. There [continue reading]

Planting a vegetable garden isn’t just for spring; here’s what to grow for fall

Aug 22 2020
Planting a vegetable garden isn’t just for spring; here’s what to grow for fall “Food-growing isn’t just a spring thing.
The cooling weather of fall is perfectly suited for many of the same crops that are planted in late winter to early spring for late-spring to early-summer harvest…” Read the full article here: [continue reading]

Dandelion’s Place in History

May 20 2020
missing image World History and the Dandelion
Once respected around the world for its nutritional value and medicinal properties, today, the common dandelion ( Taraxacum officinale) is seen by many as a noxious weed. Why? We have the rise of “lawn culture” to thank whose origin stems back to 17th century England where lawns [continue reading]

Valley Bounty: Plant Starts

Mar 30 2020
It feels like the COVID-19 pandemic has brought the world to a grinding halt. But nature is oblivious to national emergencies.
Nowhere is that more apparent than on farms across the Valley.
Julia Lemieux, who owns Windy Ridge Farm in Hawley, started seeding plants in mid-February. Her farm’s main product is plant starts, [continue reading]

(Re)Productive Gardens: Making Your Yard More Pollinator-Friendly

Mar 20 2020
(Re)Productive Gardens: Making Your Yard More Pollinator-Friendly With spring on the way, its a great time to learn about and start planning for making your garden friendly to pollinators. Check out this article from  The Trustees .
Read more here:…/learning-discovery/re.html [continue reading]

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