Oak & Acorn: Add an Edible Teepee to Your Family Garden this Summer

Jun 17 2013
A Growing Garden It’s that time of the year when we bring out our gardening tools and start tending to our gardens. Gardening with children is a terrific summer activity to do together.  It’s fun, very magical, and can be an amazing learning experience. It’s also nice to just be out with your kids, watching [continue reading]

5 Easy Composting Tips for Your Family Garden

Jun 12 2013
Environmentally sound garden practices for the family garden One of the major keys to a successful garden is the incorporation of organic matter into the soil every year. I remember taking a soil class at UMass 15 or so years back and hearing my professor say, “the answer to almost any question I ask this [continue reading]

Growing Raspberries this Summer in Your Family Garden

May 8 2013
5 Simple Steps for Pruning Raspberries Picking ripe raspberries straight off of their canes and popping them into your mouth is a summer delight that kids can carry with them into adulthood as fond memories from their childhood! But perhaps no other small fruit commonly found in Western MA  gardens mystify their owners as do [continue reading]

Fresh Berries from the Garden!

Apr 10 2013
Pruning Blueberry Bushes April is a great month to get the family outdoors and getting their landscape ready for the spring. Families can rake the leaves missed in October, pick up fallen branches, cut perennials back… But the pruning of shrubs is not quite as obvious of a spring chore. While many varieties of shrubs [continue reading]

5 Late Winter Family Gardening Tips

Mar 13 2013
5 Gardening Tips for Late Winter Spring is just around the corner and planning your garden with your kids while there’s still snow on the ground can be both fun and educational.  There’s no shortage of garden prep that you can be doing right now. Here are five things you can do to plan and [continue reading]

2012 Spring Plant Sales & Swaps in Western MA

May 10 2012
2012 Spring Plant Sales & Swaps Plant swaps and sales take place all over Western MA in the spring time. Here we’ve started a list of swap/sales happening in the region. Add your community or organization swap HERE. Friday, May 11th, 2012 11am-5pm in Stockbridge: Berkshire Botanical Garden’s annual plant sale takes place this weekend!  There [continue reading]

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