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January 2020

Garden Design Workshop for Home Gardeners

January 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Arnold Arboretum, Weld Hill Bldg, 1300 Centre Street
Roslindale, MA 02131 United States
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$210

Christie Dustman, Designer, APLD 6 Sessions: Thursdays, January 23, 30, February 6, 13, (skip 20), 27, Mar 5, 6:30–8:30pm You may have the desire to make a garden, but then grapple with how to start designing your home garden spaces. Why not get some help in designing a layout for an area of your yard in this beginner-level class? Learn the organizational components of a coherent garden and practice the process of design with award-winning designer Christie Dustman. You will leave…

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Franklin Park Master Plan Community Workshop #1

January 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
William J Devine Golf Clubhouse, One Circuit Drive
Dorchester , MA 02121 United States
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Free

Join us for our first Community Workshop about the Franklin Park Master Plan and let us know what you would like to see for the future of the park!

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February 2020

Volunteer at the Arnold Arboretum | Information Session

February 4 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Arnold Arboretum, Hunnewell Building, 125 Arborway
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
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Free

Volunteer Information Session Tuesday, February 4, 5:30-6:30pm Location: Arnold Arboretum,  Hunnewell Building - Visitor Center Do you love the Arboretum? Are you looking for a way to get involved? Come to an informal meet-and-greet and learn about our volunteer opportunities.  Representatives from our volunteer groups will be available to share their experiences and answer your questions. Please call 617.384.5209 for additional information. Free, no registration required.

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Art Reception – The Path Taken: Photography by Lawrence Mullings

February 8 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Arnold Arboretum, 125 Arborway
Jamaica Plain, 02130 United States
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Free

Opening Reception with the Artist: Saturday, Feb. 8, 1:00-3:00pm (Snowdate Feb. 15, 1:00-3:00pm) Exhibition runs: February 7 – April 26, 2020 On any given day, Lawrence Mullings can be found exploring the paths and hidden corners of the Arboretum. While walking in the landscape to regain his health, his joy in photography was rekindled. He saw how the Arboretum was many different things to him, and to the many different people who come here from around the neighborhood and around the…

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Open House at Boston Outdoor Preschool Network

February 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
42°17’47.8″N 71°07’40.5″W, Hemlock Hill Road
Boston, MA 02131 United States
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Meet the teachers and see our nature-immersive program in action! Enrolling now for: Half Day Preschool Full Day Preschool Full Day Toddler Summer Homeschool Children welcome and encouraged to attend the Open House! Please RSVP to info@bopn.org

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Grafting Woody Plants: Fruit Trees

February 26 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Arnold Arboretum, 125 Arborway
Jamaica Plain, 02130 United States
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$58

Sean Halloran, Plant Propagator, Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University Grafting is the technique of joining parts of separate plants in such a manner that they unite and continue their growth as one. Learn basic principles of grafting with an overview of different types of dormant-season grafts. Arnold Arboretum propagator Sean Halloran will provide step-by-step instructions so that you can practice both cleft and side veneer grafts using apple root stock. Simple after-care will be required until planting out in springtime.…

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March 2020

Cultivating Space: Women in Horticulture and Place-making

March 7 @ 9:30 am
Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, 125 Arborway
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
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$50

In this year’s “cultivating women” symposium, we highlight contemporary efforts by women to create, share, and preserve greenspaces for all and will showcase the importance of community spaces in this era of increasing urban and suburban density. Speakers: Jennifer Jewell, Creator/Host, Cultivating Place, NPR Radio Show and Podcast; Garden Writer Kaki Martin, ASLA, PLA, Principal of Klopfer Martin Design Group Kristin McCullin, Horticulturist, Allen C. Haskell Public Gardens Patricia Spence, President and CEO, The Urban Farming Institute of Boston Co-sponsored…

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Holiday Houseplant Hangover

March 12 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Arnold Arboretum, Hunnewell Building, 125 The Arborway
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
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$15

Sean Halloran, Plant Propagator, Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University Thursday, March 12, 6:30–8:00pm Did you receive plants as gifts over the holidays? Are they looking a bit sad at this point and are you wondering whatever to do with them? Or are you simply a houseplant hoarder whose enthusiasm has waned with the winter months? If yes, let plant propagator and horticulturist Sean Halloran raise your plants—and your hopes—up a notch. Sean will share tips for getting your plants back…

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MMGA Home Horticulture Evening Lecture Series

March 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Museum of American Bird Art at Mass Audubon, 963 Washington St.
Canton, 02021
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$250

GARDEN SMARTER in 2020! Learn from Massachusetts Master Gardeners in this 10-week Tuesday evening lecture series scheduled for Canton, MA, March 17 thru May 19, 6:30- 8:00 PM. The series covers the same topics Certified Massachusetts Master Gardeners study as part of their training...but in a streamlined format tailored to home gardeners with busy lifestyles. Classes are held in the early evening, 1-1/2 hrs. each, and do not require outside reading, homework, testing or volunteering. Topics include key fundamentals like…

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April 2020

Botany Club | April vacation drop-off program for teens

April 21 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 12:30 pm, repeating until April 24, 2020

Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, 125 Arborway
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
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$50,

Botany Club is an April school vacation program for teens ages 12-15 that encourages the scientific study of plants. Youth will study plant parts and functions, make models of plant structures, perform flower dissections, experiment with photosynthesis, respiration and transpiration, and learn a bit about plant classification. Have fun with outdoor and indoor sessions while learning more about the world of plants! For teens ages 12-15 Tues – Fri, April 21-24; 12:30 – 4:30pm Meet at Main Gate of the…

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