Family Hike: Get Ready For Winter!

Nancy Sableski, Manager of Children's Education
Families need nature at all times of the year! Meet inside the main gate at the Visitor Center. We’ll learn how Arboretum animals get ready for winter. Go on a StoryWalk, get a tattoo, and make a winter home for your favorite animal! Free and open to all, most suitable for children ages four through ten.

Propagating Semi-hardwood Cuttings

[Arnold Arboretum, Dana Greenhouse Classroom]

Tiffany Enzenbacher, Manager of Plant Production, Arnold Arboretum

Enhance your garden! Join Manager of Plant Production Tiffany Enzenbacher to learn how to propagate woody plants from fall cuttings. Students will collect and stick cuttings of several taxa (Ilex and Rhododendron to name a few), and will take their propagules home. After rooting, small plants may be ready to transplant as early as next year. Post-class nurturing will be required.

Fall Forest Bathing

Sunday, November 3, 9:00am-11:00am
[Arnold Arboretum, Bussey St. Gate Entrance at map tables]

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Tam Willey, Certified Forest Therapy Guide

Forest Bathing is inspired by Shinrin-yoku, a prominent feature of preventative medicine and healing in Japan.  From increased cerebral blood flow to stronger immune defenses, there has been extensive research demonstrating what can happen when we relax, unplug and open our senses to the natural world in community. This slow-paced guided therapeutic experience promotes wellness through a series of gentle sensory-opening invitations that welcome us to notice more of our natural surroundings.  By deepening our connection with the natural world and each other, we open ourselves up to the healing medicine of the forest.  Forest Bathing is part of a global effort to tend to the stressful conditions of living in modern industrialized civilization. Fee $35
Register at my.arboretum.harvard.edu or call 617-384-5209

In case of inclement weather, contact 617.304.9313.

Photography with Chris Morgan

Saturday, November 2, 1:00–4:00pm; [Arnold Arboretum, Hunnewell Building]

In this program, professional photographer Chris Morgan will discuss his photographic interests and methods in the classroom and then move outdoors to demonstrate his techniques. Class participants will be able to learn alongside Chris, evaluating views, debating camera angles, and considering focal points in order to shoot better images. Participants should bring their preferred photographic device. 

Fee $36; Register at my.arboretum.harvard.edu or call 617-384-5277. When photographing, Chris draws on his background in the sciences and the humanities. He's a computer scientist as well as a musician and writer.

Compost Compendium

Conor Guidarelli, Horticulturist, Arnold Arboretum

[Arnold Arboretum, Weld Hill 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 travel to the Arboretum’s materials yard to see compost in various stages of development. Fee $30
Register at my.arboretum.harvard.edu or call 617-384-5277.