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Interview: Sixteen Acres Garden Center

Apr 22 2019
WRSI, April 15, 2019 . Listen to Judy Bordenuk of Sixteen Acres Garden Center in Springfield as she talks about her father’s labor of love, the gladiola field that started it all, and the beauty and scents you’ll find when [continue reading]

MassAppeal: How Maple Syrup is Made

Mar 9 2019

WWLP, March 22, 2018. For many farmers here in Massachusetts, this is the perfect time of year to collect sap and turn it into delicious maple syrup. You need freezing nights and thawing days, though the latter has been a bit difficult recently. Through CISA , a nonprofit that stands for Community Involved [continue reading]

Master gardeners ‘buzzing’ about upcoming symposium in Holyoke

Mar 2 2019
Published by under Events, Gardening, Holyoke
It will take place March 30 from 8 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. (doors open at 7:30 for sign in) at Holyoke High School.
Plans are humming along as The Western Massachusetts Master Gardener Association Inc. gets ready for its Lower Valley Symposium with the theme, “Bees, Butterflies and Bounty: What’s the latest BUZZ in [continue reading]

Focused on hot stuff, no matter the weather

Feb 7 2019
The Recorder, February 4, 2019 by Richie Davis

SUNDERLAND — Temperatures struggled to rise out of the negative realm last week at Kitchen Garden Farm, but owners Caroline Pam and Tim Wilcox were laser-focused on hot stuff.
The 2,400-square steelframe building that will be the farm’s new commercial [continue reading]

Collecting and Storing Seeds

Oct 6 2018
Now is the time to collect and save seeds for next year. This article from Fine Gardening offers helpful tips on how to go about collecting and storing seeds.
“Collecting seeds is one of those activities that makes me feel like a wealthy woman. As the seed supply spills out of the [continue reading]

Growing Pollinator Pathways | Westhampton | September 25

Sep 20 2018
Growing Pollinator Pathways
Westhampton Public Library, 1 North Rd, Westhampton, MA
Tuesday, September 25, 7:00-8:30pm
Interested in learning more about how you can support pollinators in your garden and community? Check out this event with Western Mass Pollinators Network at the Westhampton Public Library . [continue reading]

Plantastic! A Horticultural Journey

Aug 11 2018

On the Pursuit of Plant Wisdom I grew up barely able to tell the difference between a maple leaf and an oak leaf. I perceived, somewhat dimly, that the crunchy green things I put into my mouth when I ate a salad were plant-related. And now I work with plants for a living. [continue reading]

Plainfield Garden Tour | Plainfield, MA | August 4

Aug 1 2018
Published by under Events, Gardening, Plainfield
Plainfield Garden Tour
Saturday at 10 AM – 3 PM
Meet at the Plainfield Town Hall, 348 Main St. (Route 116), Plainfield, MA
Hosted by Plainfield Historical Society
For more info go to:
Take a scenic tour on ancient maple-lined roads through a landscape dotted [continue reading]

Buccaneers of Buzz Pollinator Fair | Amherst | August 5

Jul 29 2018
“Buccaneers of Buzz” Pollinator Fair
The Emily Dickinson Museum, 280 Main Street, Amherst, MA
Sunday, August 5 from 10AM to 12PM
Did you know Dickinson wrote around 100 poems about bees? She was a keen observer of the natural world where hummingbirds and butterflies also captured her imagination. Perhaps such [continue reading]

Importance of pollinators focus of garden workshop

Jul 12 2018
Published by under Events, Gardening, Springfield
The event will take place July 24 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the intersection of Bay Street, Dartmouth Street and Catharine Street. Instructors will be Mark Richardson, botanic garden director for the New England Wildflower Society, and Annie White, a horticultural researcher at the University of Vermont.
Elizabeth Stevens has a growing desire [continue reading]

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