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Saturday, July 28, 10:30 am – 12:00 noon – Native Lawn Alternatives for Urban Spaces

“Lawns are a soul-crushing time suck” cries the media. Lawn covers more surface area of the U.S. than any other single irrigated crop, according to NASA. Lawns are resource-heavy, requiring irrigation, fertilizer, and pesticides to thrive in our climate. Learn some of the best, environmentally friendly lawn alternatives for urban gardens. Mark Richardson will discuss Native Lawn Alternatives for Urban Spaces on Saturday, July 28 beginning at 10:30 am. The program is free. The Urban Gardening Series is a set of lectures designed to help city dwellers grow healthy, sustainable, and beautiful gardens. Led by New England Wild Flower Society in partnership with the Cambridge Conservation Commission, these free lectures take place at the Cambridge Public Library, 449 Broadway, Cambridge, MA.

    Saturday, July 28, 10:30 am - 12:00 noon - Native Lawn Alternatives for Urban Spaces
    "Lawns are a soul-crushing time suck" cries the media. Lawn covers more surface area of the U.S. than any other single irrigated crop, according to NASA. Lawns are resource-heavy, requiring irrigation, fertilizer, and pesticides to thrive in our climate. Learn some of the best, environmentally friendly lawn alternatives for urban gardens.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

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Saturday, July 21, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Living in Harmony With Nature: Gropius Landscape and House Tour

Join Historic New England for a special evening tour of Gropius House and its grounds. Find out why Walter Gropius believed that the relationship between a house and its landscape was of peak importance. He designed the grounds of his family home as carefully as the structure itself. Gropius, founder of the German design school known as the Bauhaus, was one of the most influential architects of the twentieth century. The landscape of his 1938 home reflects Modern spatial principles, which Gropius integrated into a New England agricultural environment. Both the house and landscape reflect what Gropius called “living in harmony with nature.” Light refreshments provided at intermission. $35 Historic New England members, $45 nonmembers. Space is limited. Advance tickets required. Please call 781-259-8098 or buy online at www.historicnewengland.org. Gropius House is located at 68 Baker Bridge Road in Lincoln.

    Saturday, July 21, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Living in Harmony With Nature: Gropius Landscape and House Tour
    Join Historic New England for a special evening tour of Gropius House and its grounds. Find out why Walter Gropius believed that the relationship between a house and its landscape was of peak importance. He designed the grounds of his family home as carefully as the structure itself.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

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Sunday, July 29 – Farm To Table Dinner at E. Cecchi Farms

You’re invited to join The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts for an elegant dining experience at E. Cecchi Farms and engage in a discussion about the important role local farms play in feeding our neighbors in need. The meal will be prepared by the creative chefs at Wheelhouse Farm Truck & Catering, using ingredients sourced directly from the farm.

    Sunday, July 29 - Farm To Table Dinner at E. Cecchi Farms
    You're invited to join The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts for an elegant dining experience at E. Cecchi Farms and engage in a discussion about the important role local farms play in feeding our neighbors in need. The meal will be prepared by the creative chefs at Wheelhouse Farm Truck & Catering, using ingredients sourced directly from the farm.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

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Through August 4, 2019 – Wild Designs

Wild Designs at the Peabody Essex Museum features works by artists and other creatives who are looking to nature and living systems for new ideas and creative solutions to human problems. The exhibition takes place in PEM’s Dotty Brown Art & Nature Center and explores biomimetic and bio-informed innovations in design and technology that either model or engage nature to generate novel products and more sustainable solutions. Included are design projects ranging from preliminary concepts to realized products and buildings, as well as mixed media sculptures, artist installations and drawings.

    Through August 4, 2019 - Wild Designs
    Wild Designs at the Peabody Essex Museum features works by artists and other creatives who are looking to nature and living systems for new ideas and creative solutions to human problems. The exhibition takes place in PEM's Dotty Brown Art & Nature Center and explores biomimetic and bio-informed innovations in design and technology that either model or engage nature to generate novel products and more sustainable solutions.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

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    Ms. Lee is asking for $405.53:
    My students need stapler, scissors, playdough, etc to help them be successful on a day to day basis.
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15 Healthy Things to Do in Boston This Week

$15, 6:30 a.m.-7:30 a.m., Revere Hotel Boston Common, 200 Stuart St., Boston, eventbrite.com

This article has 10 other Boston locations (Show)

Free, 12 p.m.-1 p.m., InterContinental Boston, 510 Atlantic Ave., Boston, intercontinentalboston.com. 

$12, 6 a.m., Joe Moakley Park, 450 Old Colony Ave., South Boston, eventbrite.com

Free, 6 p.m.-7 p.m., 31 Northern Ave, Boston, outdoorvoices.com 

Free, 5:30 p.m., the Trackhouse, 285 Newbury St., Boston, facebook.com

$15, 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m., 669 Boylston St., Boston, eventbrite.com

Free, 6:30 p.m., District Ave. at South Bay, 8 Allstate Rd., Dorchester, bostonsouthbay.com

Free, 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m., Boston Harbor Islands Welcome Center, 191 Atlantic Ave., eventbrite.com

$35, 8:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m., 398 Gardner St., West Roxbury, jimmyfund5k.org

$25, 8:30 a.m., 55 Talbot Ave., Boston, jennahillyoga.com

$40, 3:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m., 1271 Boylston St., Boston, hojokoboston.com

    15 Healthy Things to Do This Week
    Practice some rooftop yoga at the Revere Hotel, learn how to eat with purpose at CAVA, take a CorePower class poolside at Hojoko, and more. Zumba on the Promenade: Take a midday break to shake and shimmy to a blend of Latin and international beats with Zumba at the InterContinental Boston.
    https://www.bostonmagazine.com

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Thursdays, July 26 and August 30, 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm – Native Herbaceous Plant Materials: Late Season

Discover numerous native perennials suitable for New England gardens. We’ll look at native herbaceous plants that bloom in late summer and fall, focusing on their characteristics and environmental preferences as well as their uses in landscapes and gardens. Be prepared to walk in the Garden each day. This New England Wild Flower Society two session class is appropriate for landscape professionals and avid home gardeners. The instructor is Leslie Duthie, and the classes will be held at Garden in the Woods on Thursdays, July 26 and August 30, from 1 – 3:30. $77 for NEWFS members, $91 for nonmembers. Register online at http://www.newenglandwild.org/learn/our-programs/native-herbaceous-plant-materials-late-season-1

    Thursdays, July 26 and August 30, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm - Native Herbaceous Plant Materials: Late Season
    Discover numerous native perennials suitable for New England gardens. We'll look at native herbaceous plants that bloom in late summer and fall, focusing on their characteristics and environmental preferences as well as their uses in landscapes and gardens. Be prepared to walk in the Garden each day.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

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Thursday, August 2, 8:00 am – 5:30 pm – Trip to The Blue Garden in Newport and Green Animals Topiary in Portsmouth

Enjoy a presentation and an exclusive tour of the privately owned Blue Garden with Director Sarah Vance, followed by time for lunch and strolling on your own in downtown Newport. After lunch, we’ll travel to the Green Animals Topiary Garden before heading home. The field trip, sponsored by Tower Hill Botanic Garden, will take place Thursday, August 2. Group will leave from Tower Hill at 8 am and return by 5:30. If you wish to meet the group in Rhode Island, call 508.869.6111.

    Thursday, August 2, 8:00 am - 5:30 pm - Trip to The Blue Garden in Newport and Green Animals Topiary in Portsmouth
    Enjoy a presentation and an exclusive tour of the privately owned Blue Garden with Director Sarah Vance, followed by time for lunch and strolling on your own in downtown Newport. After lunch, we'll travel to the Green Animals Topiary Garden before heading home.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

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Monday, July 30, 7:00 pm – Slow Money and Nurture Capital: A New Vision of Food, Money, and Soil

On Monday, July 30, beginning at 7 pm, come hear Slow Money founder Woody Tasch speak about his new book Soil 2017, and Slow Money’s progress, including the $65 million invested in more than 728 small organic farms and local food businesses. This free event will take place Monday, July 30 at the Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Hall in West Tisbury, and is sponsored by the Dukes County Conservation District, Island Grown Initiative, Slough Farm Foundation, Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Society, and The Polly Hill Arboretum.

    Monday, July 30, 7:00 pm - Slow Money and Nurture Capital: A New Vision of Food, Money, and Soil
    On Monday, July 30, beginning at 7 pm, come hear Slow Money founder Woody Tasch speak about his new book Soil 2017 , and Slow Money's progress, including the $65 million invested in more than 728 small organic farms and local food businesses.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

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Sunday, July 29, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm – Charlton Blueberry Festival

The Charlton Arts & Activities Center is excited to offer a summer celebration on July 29 from 10 – 4 where blueberries are just the start of the fun! This family friendly event is fast becoming a Charlton area favorite. There will bea live animal show by Animal Adventures Family Zoo and Rescue Center from 1 – 2, live music, an amateur cooks blueberry bake-off and silent auction in the farmhouse, locally grown blueberries for sale, and pony rides. The address is 4 Dresser Hill Road in Charlton, and more information may be found at http://www.pickyourown.org/PYO.php?PAGGE=/BlueberryFestivals.php&NAME=Chalrton%20Blueberry%20Festival&URL=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.charltonarts.org/blueberry-festival Admission is FREE. You may also email charltonarts7@gmail.com.

    Sunday, July 29, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm - Charlton Blueberry Festival
    The Charlton Arts & Activities Center is excited to offer a summer celebration on July 29 from 10 - 4 where blueberries are just the start of the fun! This family friendly event is fast becoming a Charlton area favorite.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

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Saturday, July 28 & Sunday, July 29, 10:30 am – 2:30 pm – Drawing Birds in Their Habitats

This two day New England Wild Flower Society workshop taught by Dorie Petrochko will introduce students to the fascinating world of drawing and painting birds. We will learn how to observe the structure and form of various bird species by field-sketching birds. A small field-painting kit with graphite pencils, micron pens, a small watercolor set, and colored pencils is all you will need to render successful bird studies. Hands-on demonstrations and individual guided instruction and critiques will be offered. Participants will produce a finished portrait of the bird of their choice in its habitat. The sessions will take place at Garden in the Woods on July 28 and 29 from 10:30 – 2:30. $100 for NEWFS members, $115 for nonmembers. Materials not included. Register at http://www.newenglandwild.org/learn/our-programs/drawing-birds-in-their-habitats

    Saturday, July 28 & Sunday, July 29, 10:30 am - 2:30 pm - Drawing Birds in Their Habitats
    This two day New England Wild Flower Society workshop taught by Dorie Petrochko will introduce students to the fascinating world of drawing and painting birds. We will learn how to observe the structure and form of various bird species by field-sketching birds.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

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Saturday, July 21 – Sunday, July 22 – The Berkshire Woodworkers Guild Show

Each summer, the Berkshire Botanical Garden hosts the Berkshire Woodworkers Guild Fine Arts Show and Silent Auction, when Guild members exhibit and sell unique, hand-made products ranging from furniture to musical instruments. Guild members also provide ongoing demonstrations highlighting their trade and providing an educational component to the weekend event. Bench below by Jeffrey All of Allwoodwork.

    Saturday, July 21 - Sunday, July 22 - The Berkshire Woodworkers Guild Show
    Each summer, the Berkshire Botanical Garden hosts the Berkshire Woodworkers Guild Fine Arts Show and Silent Auction, when Guild members exhibit and sell unique, hand-made products ranging from furniture to musical instruments. Guild members also provide ongoing demonstrations highlighting their trade and providing an educational component to the weekend event.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

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Tuesday, July 24, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm – Novel Approaches to Sustainable Horticulture

Several common denominators define sustainable gardens everywhere. Comprehensive soil management, native plantings, water conservation, and reduced lawn size are some of the paths toward sustainable landscapes, regardless of climate or clientele. With the basics covered in other Ecological Landscape Alliance programs, join us on Tuesday, July 24 from 1 – 5 at Garden in the Woods, 180 Hemingway Street in Framingham, for the ELA Summer Workshop as we explore new strategies to add to the toolbox to save time, reduce your carbon footprint, and bring a tasty snack to your table as we continue our quest for more sustainable landscapes with some novel approaches.

    Tuesday, July 24, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm - Novel Approaches to Sustainable Horticulture
    Several common denominators define sustainable gardens everywhere. Comprehensive soil management, native plantings, water conservation, and reduced lawn size are some of the paths toward sustainable landscapes, regardless of climate or clientele.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

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Thursday, August 2 – Sunday, August 5 – Northeast Chapter Dragonfly Society of the Americas Regional Meeting

Massachusetts is generally well-studied for Odonata, but Hampden County has received less attention than most of the state. The Nature Conservancy has invited the Dragonfly Society of the Americas to survey the Stebbins Wildlife Refuge, which includes extensive swamp and floodplain as well as a section of the Connecticut River. The town of Wilbraham has granted us permission to explore its McDonald Farm Nature Preserve, home to the state’s westernmost and farthest-inland Atlantic White Cedar swamp and extensive Sphagnum bog habitat. The Norcross Wildlife Sanctuary has also laid out a welcome mat for us, and we have several other intriguing chunks of habitat to explore. At the top of our target species list are the three species of Stylurus, the Arrow (S. spiniceps), Zebra (S. scudderi), and (most tantalizingly, pictured below) Riverine Clubtail (S. amnicola); Ocellated Darner (Boyeria grafiana); and, of course, as many Somatochlora species as we can find.

    Thursday, August 2 - Sunday, August 5 - Northeast Chapter Dragonfly Society of the Americas Regional Meeting
    Massachusetts is generally well-studied for Odonata, but Hampden County has received less attention than most of the state. The Nature Conservancy has invited the Dragonfly Society of the Americas to survey the Stebbins Wildlife Refuge, which includes extensive swamp and floodplain as well as a section of the Connecticut River.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

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Monday, July 23 and Wednesday, July 25, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm – Tree Identification

“I think that I shall never see/A poem lovely as a tree.” The trees of New England are both beautiful and an essential part of our flora. This New England Wild Flower Society course will introduce you to 25- 30 common New England trees, emphasizing tree identification as well as natural history. Bring a hand lens and a bag lunch. The first class, on July 23 from 10 – 2, will be held at Garden in the Woods; the second, on July 25, at an off-site location. $106 for NEWFS members, $128 for nonmembers. Register at http://www.newenglandwild.org/learn/our-programs/tree-identification

    Monday, July 23 and Wednesday, July 25, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm - Tree Identification
    "I think that I shall never see/A poem lovely as a tree." The trees of New England are both beautiful and an essential part of our flora. This New England Wild Flower Society course will introduce you to 25- 30 common New England trees, emphasizing tree identification as well as natural history.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

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Friday, July 27, 5:00 pm – Cocktails in Great Gardens: The Climbery, Germantown, New York

Featured in The New York Times, Perennial Magazine, and Better Homes and Gardens, The Climbery is both a private garden and a not-for-profit foundation. Upon purchasing the property 30 years ago, Barbara Packer admired the one clematis in residence which became the inspiration for what is now the largest private clematis collection in the world. The seven-acre property overlooking the Roeliff Jansen Kill is a whimsical wonderland of garden sculptures, statuary and furnishings, intriguing planters and containers, nine pond gardens, and garden rooms accentuated by fanciful surprises.

    Friday, July 27, 5:00 pm - Cocktails in Great Gardens: The Climbery, Germantown, New York
    Featured in The New York Times, Perennial Magazine, and Better Homes and Gardens, The Climber y is both a private garden and a not-for-profit foundation. Upon purchasing the property 30 years ago, Barbara Packer admired the one clematis in residence which became the inspiration for what is now the largest private clematis collection in the world.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

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Thursday, July 26, 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm – Evening at Elm Bank: Arts on the Green

Join The Massachusetts Horticultural Society on Thursday, July 26 at 5:30 pm for the first of its summer music and arts series. This evening will feature an art walk through The Gardens at Elm Bank, located at 900 Washington Street in Wellesley. There will be visual artists and live music for your entertainment. Bring a picnic to enjoy music in the Maple Grove, and wander the gardens. There also will be family art projects for kids. Wine and other beverages will be for sale. Free admission. Visit http://masshort.org for more information.

    Thursday, July 26, 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm - Evening at Elm Bank: Arts on the Green
    Join The Massachusetts Horticultural Society on Thursday, July 26 at 5:30 pm for the first of its summer music and arts series. This evening will feature an art walk through The Gardens at Elm Bank, located at 900 Washington Street in Wellesley. There will be visual artists and live music for your entertainment.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

5 days ago

School of Fashion Design Debuts Collection 2018

The School of Fashion Design rolled out the red carpet, all the way out in fact, on their block of Newbury Street for “Collection 2018,” their annual fashion show of student fashion designs.

    School of Fashion Design Debuts Collection 2018 - Back Bay Association
    The School of Fashion Design rolled out the red carpet, all the way out in fact, on their block of Newbury Street for "Collection 2018," their annual fashion show of student fashion designs. Pedestrian passers-by were treated to a live fashion show as SFD students and models walked the runway in the school's gallery space and spilled out onto a red carpet on the SFD plaza.
    https://www.bostonbackbay.com

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Saturday, July 21, 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm – Native Arrangements

On Saturday, July 21 from 1 – 3:30 pm at Garden in the Woods in Framingham, join Anna Fialkoff in using plant materials gathered from Garden in the Woods to create a beautiful arrangement for your home. First we will hike into the Garden to learn best practices for collecting plant materials, and then we’ll head back to the classroom to create a unique display piece. Bring pruners and a container or vase for your arrangement. This New England Wild Flower Society class is $33 for NEWFS members, $40 for nonmembers. Register online at http://www.newenglandwild.org/learn/our-programs/native-arrangements

    Saturday, July 21, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm - Native Arrangements
    On Saturday, July 21 from 1 - 3:30 pm at Garden in the Woods in Framingham, join Anna Fialkoff in using plant materials gathered from Garden in the Woods to create a beautiful arrangement for your home.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

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