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May 2019

Walking Tour of Stony Brook

May 25 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on July 13, 2019 at 11:00am

One event on August 31, 2019 at 11:00am

Stony Brook T Stop, Boylston and Lamartine
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
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Join the JP Historical Society to explore a fascinating industrial area at the geographic heart of Boston that includes 19th-century tannery and brewery buildings, the homes of early German settlers, and today’s Boston Beer Company, the brewers of Samuel Adams. In the 1970s, a coalition of community groups joined together to block construction of the Southwest Expressway through Jamaica Plain and other Boston neighborhoods. Today, the Southwest Corridor Park that runs through the Stony Brook neighborhood stands as a testament…

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Dissection Dramatics! – Flower Form

May 26 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Arnold Arboretum, 125 Arborway
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
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Arnold Arboretum Staff and Volunteers Sunday, May, 26 2019, 2:00pm-4:00pm  Location: Hunnewell Lawn This is part of the new Science in Our Park Series. Come to the Arnold Arboretum and be a scientist! Get your hands onto scientific tools, use your observation skills and share your findings with others. Dissection Dramatics will give you ample opportunity to fiddle with microscopes, hand lenses and digital scopes. Discover the secrets contained in a flower as you pull it apart piece by piece. Then test…

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George Lakey: How We Win

May 30 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
First Church in Jamaica Plain, Unitarian Universalist, 6 Eliot St.
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
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Location: First Church in JP UU ** Sanctuary Share & invite your friends on Facebook  Join the Jamaica Plain Forum to welcome George Lakey, has been active in direct action campaigns for six decades. Recently retired from Swarthmore College, where he was the Eugene M. Lang Visiting Professor for Issues in Social Change, Lakey’s first arrest was at a civil rights demonstration in March 1963, and his most recent was March 29, 2018 in the Power Local Green Jobs Campaign.   Some high…

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June 2019

Identifying Ferns of the Arnold Arboretum

June 1 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Arnold Arboretum, Weld Hill Bldg, 1300 Centre Street
Roslindale, MA 02131 United States
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$50

Jacob Suissa, Fellow, Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University Saturday, June 1, 9:30am–12:30pm Location: Weld Hill Research Building and Arboretum Landscape Considering its size and location New England has a relatively rich flora of ferns and fern allies (clubmosses, spikemosses, and quillworts). While it is possible to see almost all these species somewhere in the state of Massachusetts, several can be found at the Arnold Arboretum. Fern specialist Jacob Suissa will teach the anatomy, reproduction, and key identifying characters that will…

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Walking Tour of Hyde Square

June 1 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on July 20, 2019 at 11:00am

One event on September 7, 2019 at 11:00am

Brendan Behan Pub, 378 Centre St.
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
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Join the Jamaica Plain Historical Society for this SPANISH LANGUAGE TOUR to learn about 1840s Hyde Square when German and Irish immigrants transformed the neighborhood with their businesses, schools, and institutions. See how in the early 1960s, Hyde Square changed again when Cuban, Puerto Rican, and Dominican immigrants transformed it into Boston’s first predominantly Hispanic neighborhood. This tour also takes us to the home of Maud Cuney Hare, a prominent music historian and one of only two black women students…

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Collections Up Close – Ginkgo Collection

June 2 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Arnold Arboretum, 125 Arborway
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
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Arnold Arboretum Staff and Volunteers Sunday, June 2 2019, 1:00pm-3:00pm  Location: Peters Hill - Ginkgo Collection (near Mendum St. Gate) Celebrate plant diversity, natural history, and the work of public gardens by spotlighting plants and their families. Join us for tours, family activities and festivities in the ginkgo collection on Peters Hill. Most people can identify a ginkgo leaf – but what do you really know about the tree itself? Come learn more about this “living fossil” and explore a…

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Compost Compendium

June 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Arnold Arboretum, Hunnewell Building, 125 The Arborway
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
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$30

Conor Guidarelli, Horticulturist, Arnold Arboretum Thursday, June 6, 6:00–8:00pm Location: Hunnewell Building and Landscape Horticulturist Conor Guidarelli manages the Arnold Arboretum’s organic materials recycling area and has recently improved the production and quality of the resulting compost. Conor will discuss the components of compost and the nutrients that can be returned to a site when compost is applied. He will explain the mix of brown to green materials, moisture, and aeration. Class participants will start in the classroom and then…

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Walking Tour of Green Street

June 8 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Southern Jamaica Plain Health Center, 640 Centre St.
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
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Join the Jamaica Plain Historical Society to walk down Green Street. Laid out in 1836, the street played a key role in Jamaica Plain’s development, functioning as a residential, commercial, and transportation conduit in the lives of the district’s residents. Although Green Street was subdivided as early as 1851 for stores, factories and houses, it was not extensively developed until the late 1870s with construction continuing until the early 1900s. The Bowditch School was completed in 1892, and early in…

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Growing Woody Plants from Softwood Cuttings

June 12 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Arnold Arboretum, Dana Greenhouse, 1050 Centre Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
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$45

Tiffany Enzenbacher, Manager of Plant Production Arnold Arboretum Wednesday, June 12, 5:30–7:30pm Location: Dana Greenhouse, Arnold Arboretum Hydrangea and Cherry and Willow, oh my! Join Manager of Plant Production Tiffany Enzenbacher to learn how to propagate woody plants from summer cuttings. Students will collect and stick cuttings of several landscape plants. Cuttings will be rooted at the greenhouse to be retrieved later for transplanting into the registrant’s garden or potted up into small containers. Fee for all materials is included…

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Guided Tour – Walking Postscript: Revisiting Plants from the Bulletin of Popular Information

June 13 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Arnold Arboretum, Hunnewell Building, 125 Arborway
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
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Jonathan Damery, Associate Editor, Arnoldia Thursday, June 13, 4:00pm-5:30pm Arnold Arboretum, Hunnewell Building In 1911, Charles Sprague Sargent, the founding director of the Arnold Arboretum, began writing a serialized pamphlet titled the Bulletin of Popular Information, in which he described flowering and fruiting displays at the Arboretum. Because Sargent often focused on plants newly arrived from expeditions to Asia and elsewhere, many of his descriptions provided the first horticultural comparisons between species that had never been grown in the same garden.…

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