June 16, 2024
Garden Notes: March 2, 2022

Upcoming programs at Berkshire Botanical Garden

STOCKBRIDGE – Berkshire Botanical Garden presents the following upcoming programs. Thursdays, March 10 to April 7, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., “Landscape Design II.” Learn skills essential for an effective functional garden design that honors the site and meets client needs. Each week will cover a different topic or technique focusing on the importance of getting to know the client and site as a basis of effective and appealing design. Essential and easy to grasp design principles for those who design or install gardens will be introduced throughout the course, with the goal of practicing a form-finding approach to garden design. Cost $210 members, $230 nonmembers; Saturday, March 12, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. “Botanical Wellness: Fire Cider Make and Take.” Come see how easy herbology can be with this introductory herbal extraction workshop. Fire cider is a traditional herbal folk remedy. Known for its immune and digestion boosting effects, this savory DIY infusion is made with wholesome ingredients and steeped over time. Simple to make. Learn how everyday food and culinary herbs, when chosen and prepared wisely, can help us improve our wellbeing. Leave this class, with a recipe and jar of finished fire cider to take home. Cost is $25 members, $35 nonmembers; Saturday, March 12, noon to 1 p.m., “Spring Planting for Fall Color.” This online lecture will help you plan ahead, making the most of your garden year-round. Both woody plants and perennials will be addressed. Bring paper and a pencil. Cost is $20 members, $30 nonmembers; To register for the programs or for more information, visit www.berkshirebotanical.org. Botanical Garden is located at 5 West Stockbridge Road.

Agawam Garden Club meeting

AGAWAM – The Agawam Garden Club meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 8, 6:30 p.m. at the Captain Charles Leonard House, at 663 Main St. After a short business meeting club member Frank LaMontagne will present a program titled, “How to Propagate Plants.” He will cover the several different methods for propagating, dividing with a shovel, stem cuttings, and layering. At this time masks are required. Members dues of $15 will be due at the first meeting. Agawam Garden Club meetings are open to everyone and not limited to Agawam residents. More information can be found on the website at agawamgardenclub.com.

Agawam Garden Club Scholarship

AGAWAM – Applications are now available for the Agawam Garden Club 2022 scholarship. To qualify for the scholarship students must be a graduating senior of Agawam High School or a college student who graduated from Agawam High School. Applicants must be majoring in or planning on majoring in one of the following: botany, environmental engineering, environmental science, earths systems, forest management, natural resources, plant soil and insect science, sustainable agriculture, sustainable horticulture or food and farming, turf grass science and management, landscape design and management technology, clean energy, technology studies: wastewater or other environmental related studies. Completed applications along with transcripts and references must be submitted to Denise Carmody, 40 Primrose Lane, Agawam MA 01001 by April 1st. Applications are available through Agawam High School or can be found on our website at agawamgardenclub.com.

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