28 min ago

National Puzzle Day

Central Library – 700 Boylston St., Boston MA 02116

    Boston Public Library
    Established in 1848, by an act of the Great and General Court of Massachusetts, the Boston Public Library (BPL) was the first large free municipal library in the United States. Today, the Boston Public Library system includes a Central Library, twenty-four branches, a map center, a business library, and a website filled with digital content.
    http://www.bpl.org

2 hours ago

Theater Review: “Road Show” — Sondheim’s Latest Gets Its Boston Premiere

...Cristina Todesco. Costume design by Amanda Mujica. Produced by the Lyric Stage Company of Boston, 140 Clarendon Street, 2nd floor, Boston, MA, through February 11...

    Theater Review: "Road Show" - Sondheim's Latest Gets Its Boston Premiere
    Road Show is unlikely to top anyone's list of Sondheim favorites, it's an often entertaining take on a quintessentially American story. Road Show. Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Book by John Weidman. Co-directed by Spiro Veloudos and Ilyse Robbins. Music director, Jonathan Goldberg. Choreography by Ilyse Robbins.
    http://artsfuse.org

5 hours ago

Tuesdays, February 6 – March 20, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Residential Landscape Design

This New England Wild Flower Society multisession course, appropriate for beginners, tackles the different aspects of the landscape design process. Workshop sessions will focus on design methods using site analysis techniques and schematic design tools. You will consult with the instructor and work on a project of your own choosing. Discussions about plants and habitats will be interspersed with lectures on design principles, including criteria for making plant choices and determining placement in the landscape. The class will take place at Garden in the Woods in Framingham beginning Tuesday, February 6 from 6 – 8 and continue each Tuesday evening through March 20. The class will be taught by Karen Sebastian. $215 for NEWFS members, $254 for nonmembers. Register at http://www.newfs.org/learn/our-programs/residential-landscape-design-2

    Tuesdays, February 6 - March 20, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm - Residential Landscape Design
    This New England Wild Flower Society multisession course, appropriate for beginners, tackles the different aspects of the landscape design process. Workshop sessions will focus on design methods using site analysis techniques and schematic design tools. You will consult with the instructor and work on a project of your own choosing.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

5 hours ago

Native Plants for New England Gardens

Native Plants for New England Gardens, by New England Wild Flower Society horticulture gurus Mark Richardson and Dan Jaffe, will help anyone create lovely, hardy gardens that will tolerate drought, resist disease, and strengthen biodiversity. This handy, gorgeously illustrated guide selects 100 great native garden plants–flowers, ground covers, shrubs, ferns, and grasses–that will thrive in this region’s gardens because they evolved in our local conditions. The authors share their deep knowledge and broad experience about the best place to plant each species and how to care for it.

    Native Plants for New England Gardens
    Native Plants for New England Gardens , by New England Wild Flower Society horticulture gurus Mark Richardson and Dan Jaffe, will help anyone create lovely, hardy gardens that will tolerate drought, resist disease, and strengthen biodiversity.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

10 hours ago

28 hours ago

Thursday, February 1, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm – Landscape Maintenance Practices for Native Bees

Pollinators (including honey bees, native bees, birds, bats, butterflies, and other species) are essential to healthy ecosystems. Pollinators support the success and vigor of flowering plants, making ecosystems stronger, more resilient, and enhancing the environment for human populations. Decades of stressors (including the loss, degradation, and fragmentation of habitat, reduction in the number and quality of food sources, reduction in the availability of sites for breeding, nesting, and roosting, and improper use of pesticides and herbicides) have severely and adversely altered the health and numbers of pollinator populations.

    Thursday, February 1, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm - Landscape Maintenance Practices for Native Bees
    Pollinators (including honey bees, native bees, birds, bats, butterflies, and other species) are essential to healthy ecosystems. Pollinators support the success and vigor of flowering plants, making ecosystems stronger, more resilient, and enhancing the environment for human populations.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

29 hours ago

Thursday, April 19 – Sunday, April 22 – Gateway to Bonsai

The American Bonsai Society and the Bonsai Society of Greater St. Louis present Gateway to Bonsai April 19 – 22. In addition to exhibit trees and ikebana displays, there will be 37 workshops and seminars and top vendors from across the country.  Guest artists include Marc Noelanders, Bjorn Bjorholm, and Matt Reel. The juried exhibit awards a $1,000 cash prize for Best in Show. Register at http://absbonsai.org, email absconvention@frontier.com, or call 812-922-5481. Accommodations at Doubletree Hotel Collinsville, Hampton Inn, Super 8 Motel, Fairfield Inn, and Drury Inn, all providing discounts for participants. MAKE YOUR HOTEL REGISTRATION before 3/19/2018.

    Thursday, April 19 - Sunday, April 22 - Gateway to Bonsai
    The American Bonsai Society and the Bonsai Society of Greater St. Louis present Gateway to Bonsai April 19 - 22. In addition to exhibit trees and ikebana displays, there will be 37 workshops and seminars and top vendors from across the country. Guest artists include Marc Noelanders, Bjorn Bjorholm, and Matt Reel.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

34 hours ago

2 days ago

Thursday, April 12 – Sunday, April 15 – Leading with Landscape IV: North Carolina’s Research Triangle

In an effort to broaden awareness of the transformation taking place in the public realm across the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill Research Triangle, The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF) will curate a conference and related events on April 12-15, 2018, that will draw an audience that is local, national, and international in scope. In developing these events, TCLF, in partnership with the City of Raleigh, North Carolina State University, North Carolina Museum of Art, and Sasaki, is working to excite and inspire constituents, helping them to understand that the ambitions of their region are worthy of critical analysis, evaluation, and broadcasting.

    Thursday, April 12 - Sunday, April 15 - Leading with Landscape IV: North Carolina's Research Triangle
    In an effort to broaden awareness of the transformation taking place in the public realm across the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill Research Triangle, The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF) will curate a conference and related events on April 12-15, 2018, that will draw an audience that is local, national, and international in scope.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

2 days ago

Saturday, February 3, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm – Make Life Easier with Living Mulch

How many people were drawn to gardening by a love of mulch? Not many, and yet our landscapes are full of it. Thick layers of red mulch and volcano mulching under trees is commonplace—but there is a better way. Canada mayflower, foamflower, and beech fern are just a few alternatives that can take the place of traditional wood mulch in the garden. Come to Garden in the Woods on Saturday, February 3 from 1- 3 for a class with Dan Jaffee on Living Mulch. $26 for NEWFS members, $32 for nonmembers. Image from gobotany! Register at http://www.newfs.org/learn/our-programs/make-life-easier-with-living-mulch

    Saturday, February 3, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm - Make Life Easier with Living Mulch
    How many people were drawn to gardening by a love of mulch? Not many, and yet our landscapes are full of it. Thick layers of red mulch and volcano mulching under trees is commonplace-but there is a better way.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

2 days ago

  • Breathe For Change, Breathe For Life

    Ms. Spencer is asking for $2417.55:
    I need this training and experience to help me to enhance my well-being as an educator in an urban setting while continuing to offer a positive and nurturing environment for the students who I teach.
    Snowden International School Comment

2 days ago

3 days ago

Wednesday, January 24, 7:00 pm – What in the World is a Margaritifera margaritifera, and Why Should I Care?

The freshwater pearl mussel, Margaritifera margaritifera, inhabits swift, shallow riffles and runs of clear, cool streams… exactly the kinds of streams that humans love to walk along and wade in. With even minimal coaching, anyone can find them…you just have to know where and how to look. Worldwide, this was one of the most widespread and abundant freshwater mussel species, but one that is now in considerable peril. In this Ware River Nature Club talk on Wednesday, January 24, we’ll get to know this species—its distribution, habitat requirements, life-cycle, conservation, and restoration; “and I hope I can convince you that you should care,” adds presenter Professor John Baker of Clark University. The presentation begins at 7 pm at the Rutland Public Library. For more information email warerivernatureclub@yahoo.com

    Wednesday, January 24, 7:00 pm - What in the World is a Margaritifera margaritifera, and Why Should I Care?
    The freshwater pearl mussel, Margaritifera margaritifera, inhabits swift, shallow riffles and runs of clear, cool streams... exactly the kinds of streams that humans love to walk along and wade in. With even minimal coaching, anyone can find them...you just have to know where and how to look.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

3 days ago

Wednesdays, February 7, 14, 28, March 7, and 14, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm – Garden Design Workshop for Home Gardeners

We may have the desire to make a garden, but then we grapple with where to start in designing our home garden spaces. Design a layout plan for an area of your yard in this beginner-level class in the Hunnewell Building at the Arnold Arboretum over five Wednesdays evenings in February and March. Learn the organizational components of a coherent garden and practice the process of design with award-winning designer Christie Dustman. You will leave class with a plan in progress from which to continue your design explorations. This class is primarily about garden spaces rather than specific plant selection. You will be required to draw a base plan for your site (with tutelage in class) and will need to purchase some drawing tools and pay for copying. Other supplies will be provided. Limited to 16 students.Fee $150 Arboretum member, $190 nonmember. Register at http://my.arboretum.harvard.edu or call 617-384-5277.

    Wednesdays, February 7, 14, 28, March 7, and 14, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm - Garden Design Workshop for Home Gardeners
    We may have the desire to make a garden, but then we grapple with where to start in designing our home garden spaces. Design a layout plan for an area of your yard in this beginner-level class in the Hunnewell Building at the Arnold Arboretum over five Wednesdays evenings in February and March.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

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