14 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

15 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

21 hours ago

38 hours 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

39 hours 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

45 hours ago

2 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

2 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

2 days ago

Keeping Busy:Variety of Children’s Programs at Hill House

by Marianne Salza

    Keeping Busy:Variety of Children's Programs at Hill House
    On Saturday morning, little ones learned the fundamental skills of soccer, developing their listening and cooperative skills, and friends casually practiced their basketball shooting and blocking on the court. Pick Up Basketball and U6 Soccer are two of the many winter programs offered to children, ages five-weeks-old to 12-years-old, by Hill House.
    http://beaconhilltimes.com

2 days ago

Local Mother-Owned Art Tour Business Gets New Parents out of the House During Winter

A few years ago, Renana Kehoe was on maternity leave from her career as director of development operations at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. She loved having the time with son Nolan, but she missed being able to take advantage of the cultural offerings that brought her to Boston in the first place.

    Local Mother-Owned Art Tour Business Gets New Parents out of the House During Winter
    A few years ago, Renana Kehoe was on maternity leave from her career as director of development operations at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. She loved having the time with son Nolan, but she missed being able to take advantage of the cultural offerings that brought her to Boston in the first place.
    http://beaconhilltimes.com

2 days ago

Beacon Hill Civic Association Community Corner

Beacon Hill Gala February 3

    Beacon Hill Civic Association Community Corner
    The Beacon Hill Civic Association invites all neighbors to come in from the cold and enjoy spending an elegant evening together at the 46th annual Beacon Hill Gala, to be held at the Four Seasons Hotel Boston on Saturday, February 3.
    http://beaconhilltimes.com

2 days ago

Proposals Discussed

On Jan. 10, a meting sponsored by the Beacon Hill Civic Association Zoning and Licensing Committee discussed the Park St. School proposal as well as the plans for Beacon Hill Hotel & Bistro at 25 Charles St.

    Proposals Discussed
    On Jan. 10, a meting sponsored by the Beacon Hill Civic Association Zoning and Licensing Committee discussed the Park St. School proposal as well as the plans for Beacon Hill Hotel & Bistro at 25 Charles St.
    http://beaconhilltimes.com

2 days ago

Kraft Center for Community Health Mobilizes Care for Opioid Use Disorder

A new community outreach initiative spearheaded by The Kraft Center for Community Health at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) seeks to better engage with individuals struggling with addiction and complex health conditions who are not well connected to health care services. The Kraft Center for Community Health was established in 2012 by a generous gift from Robert K. Kraft and The Kraft Family Foundation to expand access to high quality, cost effective health care for disadvantaged populations. CareZone, a mobile health van, is being funded by The Kraft Center for Community Health and brings together collaborators from GE Foundation, Ford Motor Company, Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program (BHCHP) and the Boston Public Health Commission’s harm reduction and needle exchange site, AHOPE.

    Kraft Center for Community Health Mobilizes Care for Opioid Use Disorder
    A new community outreach initiative spearheaded by The Kraft Center for Community Health at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) seeks to better engage with individuals struggling with addiction and complex health conditions who are not well connected to health care services. The Kraft Center for Community Health was established in 2012 by a generous gift from Robert K.
    http://beaconhilltimes.com

2 days ago

Volunteers Take Down Holiday Decorations

By Suzanne Besser

    Volunteers Take Down Holiday Decorations
    Taking down the garlands and greens that decorated Beacon Hill's 1100 lamp posts for the holidays was a lot easier than putting them up, according to the hoards of volunteers who spent last weekend doing so. All it took was cutting down the top and bottom wires and two bows, dropping the garlands, and stuffing them all into heavy duty trash bags.
    http://beaconhilltimes.com

2 days ago

All Done Until Next Year

Catrina Madeira cuts the wire while Simona Sdojkoska holds the ladder on South Russell Street as they take down the holiday decorations over the past weekend.

    All Done Until Next Year
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    http://beaconhilltimes.com

2 days ago

Civic Association Urges MGH to Fix North Anderson Park’s Bad Conditions

By Dan Murphy

    Civic Association Urges MGH to Fix North Anderson Park's Bad Conditions
    The Beacon Hill Civic Association board of directors is urging Massachusetts General Hospital to address the deteriorating conditions in and around North Anderson Park, which it maintains now pose a "significant risk to public safety." In a Jan.
    http://beaconhilltimes.com

2 days ago

Play Ball: Boston Named Best Large Sports City in New Study

By Seth Daniel

    Play Ball: Boston Named Best Large Sports City in New Study
    As the New England Patriots get ready to host their first playoff game in Foxboro, one might think it's the success of the city's football team that makes Boston the best sports city in America.
    http://beaconhilltimes.com

2 days ago

Kapur-Dewinter Gives First BHWF Presentation of the Year

By Amy Tsurumi

    Kapur-Dewinter Gives First BHWF Presentation of the Year
    An impeccable remedy for cabin fever, Beacon Hill Women's Forum (BHWF) welcomed back members to a full-capacity gathering at the Hampshire House on January 9. Neighbors enjoyed sharing holiday stories and New Year's resolutions over cocktails. The evening's opener Neighborhood Narratives speaker Gail Bray, who has been at Gary Drug for an impressive 18 years, received a warm welcome from familiar faces.
    http://beaconhilltimes.com

2 days ago

3 days ago

Saturday, February 3, 9:30 am – 12:30 am – Avian Coloration: An Art and Science Workshop

The world of birds is full of diverse feather colors that combine to form amazing plumage patterns– from neon yellow to somber black. How and why do birds achieve these decorative feats? Beginning with a microscopic look at feathers and expanding out to a broad perspective of patterns across bird families, Harvard University graduate student Dakota McCoy will use feather and bird specimens from the University’s collections to explore how and why this diversity of forms arose. Artist Erica Beade will show participants how to capture the nuance of avian color and form in their drawings. This Harvard Museum of Natural History class will take place Saturday, February 3 from 9:30 – 12:30 at the Museum, 26 Oxford Street in Cambridge. Fees: $45 HMNH members/$55 nonmembers. Advance registration required: https://reservations.hmsc.harvard.edu/Info.aspx?EventID=11

    Saturday, February 3, 9:30 am - 12:30 am - Avian Coloration: An Art and Science Workshop
    The world of birds is full of diverse feather colors that combine to form amazing plumage patterns- from neon yellow to somber black. How and why do birds achieve these decorative feats?
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

3 days ago

Friday, February 9 – Sunday, February 11 – New Hampshire Orchid Society Show

New Hampshire Orchid Society Show is being held February 9 – 11, 2018 at the Courtyard by Marriott, 2200 Southwood Drive, Nashua, NH. Judging is being held on February 9, 2018 at 8:30 AM. For complete information contact Brenda Campbell at bbcampbell139@comcast.net.

    Friday, February 9 - Sunday, February 11 - New Hampshire Orchid Society Show
    New Hampshire Orchid Society Show is being held February 9 - 11, 2018 at the Courtyard by Marriott, 2200 Southwood Drive, Nashua, NH. Judging is being held on February 9, 2018 at 8:30 AM. For complete information contact Brenda Campbell at bbcampbell139@comcast.net.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

3 days ago

4 days ago

Through January 31 – Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Holiday Garden Courtyard Display

Holidays are a special time to come to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, where the festive courtyard features dark forest greens, and shades of red and silver. This holiday tradition showcases masses of flowering jade trees, silver curry plant, and the dark red winter blooms of amaryllis.

    Through January 31 - Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Holiday Garden Courtyard Display
    Holidays are a special time to come to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, where the festive courtyard features dark forest greens, and shades of red and silver. This holiday tradition showcases masses of flowering jade trees, silver curry plant, and the dark red winter blooms of amaryllis.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

4 days ago

Wednesday, July 11 – Tuesday, July 17 – Santa Fe: Folk Art, Gardens, Culture & Cuisine

Join Pacific Horticulture July 11 – 17 as we tour beautiful Santa Fe, New Mexico to explore more than 1,000 years of culture, history, and tradition. Our itinerary includes visits to private gardens, the recently renovated Santa Fe Botanic Garden, and the world’s largest International Folk Art Market featuring more than 180 artists from 60 countries. A private docent-led tour of the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum promises a deep look into the artist’s life and art in the region. A day trip to Chimayo and Taos includes a stop at the Mabel Dodge Luhan House. PHS executive director Carol Moholt will escort this tour. Land cost $2,598 per person, double occupancy for Pacific Horticulture members, $2,698 for nonmembers, single supplement $920.

    Wednesday, July 11 - Tuesday, July 17 - Santa Fe: Folk Art, Gardens, Culture & Cuisine
    Join Pacific Horticulture July 11 - 17 as we tour beautiful Santa Fe, New Mexico to explore more than 1,000 years of culture, history, and tradition. Our itinerary includes visits to private gardens, the recently renovated Santa Fe Botanic Garden, and the world's largest International Folk Art Market featuring more than 180 artists from 60 countries.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

4 days ago

4 days ago

5 days ago

Spotlight On: Business District

Business District’s mission is simple: to provide our members with luxurious and well-appointed surroundings, cutting-edge technology, and superb customer service.

    Spotlight On: Business District
    Business District's mission is simple: to provide our members with luxurious and well-appointed surroundings, cutting-edge technology, and superb customer service. When Matt LoGuidice, one of the Business District's Founders, was spending time in LA a few years ago, he worked for a time at a shared office space.
    http://www.bostonbackbay.com

5 days ago

Tuesday, January 30, 12:00 noon – 1:00 pm – Rocky Outcrops and Talus Slopes Webinar

This NEWFS webinar on Tuesday, January 30 from noon to one is part of is part of a series called Great Habitats of the Northeast which began last winter. In this series, Elizabeth Farnsworth, senior research ecologist for New England Wild Flower Society, will introduce you to some of the truly special New England habitats and discuss their ecology and distinctive plant life. The Rocky Outcrops and Talus Slopes webinar will allow you to discover the wild and rocky places of the Northeast, where bedrock intersects with climate to determine the hardy plant communities that can survive on mountain summits or in the interstices of rocks, eking out a living with little available soil. $10 for NEWFS members, $13 for nonmembers. Register online at http://www.newfs.org/learn/our-programs/live-webinar-rocky-outcrops-and-talus-slopes

    Tuesday, January 30, 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm - Rocky Outcrops and Talus Slopes Webinar
    This NEWFS webinar on Tuesday, January 30 from noon to one is part of is part of a series called Great Habitats of the Northeast which began last winter. In this series, Elizabeth Farnsworth, senior research ecologist for New England Wild Flower Society, will introduce you to some of the truly special New England habitats and discuss their ecology and distinctive plant life.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

5 days ago

Saturday, January 27, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm – Nothing Leaves the Site

It’s a good rule for sustainable gardening: Let nothing leave the site. Join the New England Wild Flower Society’s horticulture staff at Garden in the Woods on Saturday, January 27 from 1 – 4 to learn how your existing landscape materials, from downed wood to running water and plant debris, can provide free food, water, and soil. $40 for NEWFS members, $48 for nonmembers. Photo from www.andrewsforest.oregonstate.edu.  Register online at http://www.newfs.org/learn/our-programs/nothing-leaves-the-site

    Saturday, January 27, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm - Nothing Leaves the Site
    It's a good rule for sustainable gardening: Let nothing leave the site. Join the New England Wild Flower Society's horticulture staff at Garden in the Woods on Saturday, January 27 from 1 - 4 to learn how your existing landscape materials, from downed wood to running water and plant debris, can provide free food, water, and soil.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

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