12 hours ago

Saturday, February 24, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm – Botany Blast: Woody Plant Basics

In this Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University introductory workshop on plant structure and function, we will focus on temperate forest tree and shrub species found around the Arboretum. We will cover topics such as basic plant function and the development of flowers to fruits to seeds. This interactive session will enhance your understanding of plants and amplify future hikes in the woods or wanderings throughout the Arboretum. The class will be taught on Saturday, February 24 from 1 – 3 by graduate students, led by Cat Chamberlain. Free for Arboretum members, $10 for nonmembers. Register by calling 617-384-5277, or email adulted@arnarb.harvard.edu.  Image from www.profitableplantsdigest.com.

    Saturday, February 24, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm - Botany Blast: Woody Plant Basics
    In this Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University introductory workshop on plant structure and function, we will focus on temperate forest tree and shrub species found around the Arboretum. We will cover topics such as basic plant function and the development of flowers to fruits to seeds.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

13 hours ago

Thursday, March 1, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm – The Old House Garden

Have you ever wondered what plants grew outside the door of your old house-and why? Spend the morning of March 1 (11 – 12:30) at Tower Hill Botanic Garden, 11 French Drive in Boylston, delving into plant and garden history, and learn the best resources to research and find those plants today. The free with admission program will be led by sleuths Betsy Williams and Tower Hill Librarian Kathy Bell. For more information visit www.towerhillbg.org.

    Thursday, March 1, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm - The Old House Garden
    Have you ever wondered what plants grew outside the door of your old house-and why? Spend the morning of March 1 (11 - 12:30) at Tower Hill Botanic Garden, 11 French Drive in Boylston, delving into plant and garden history, and learn the best resources to research and find those plants today.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

18 hours ago

36 hours ago

Saturday, March 3, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm – Creating a Resilient Garden

The URI Master Gardener Program is pleased to bring you Creating a Resilient Garden, an engaging one-day gardening symposium designed for those who want to learn more about creating beautiful and environmentally-sound gardens. The sessions will help you DESIGN resilient gardens, DISCOVER herb gardening, and DECODE the truth about garden remedies. Educating and entertaining their audiences, these three keynote speakers are accomplished specialists in their fields and possess a wealth of knowledge and expertise.

    Saturday, March 3, 8:30 am - 4:00 pm - Creating a Resilient Garden
    The URI Master Gardener Program is pleased to bring you Creating a Resilient Garden, an engaging one-day gardening symposium designed for those who want to learn more about creating beautiful and environmentally-sound gardens. The sessions will help you DESIGN resilient gardens, DISCOVER herb gardening, and DECODE the truth about garden remedies.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

36 hours ago

Wednesday, February 21, 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm – New England Plant Conservation in Practice Webinar

Join the New England Wild Flower Society’s conservation staff on line on Wednesday, February 21 at 3 pm to discuss methods for applied plant conservation in New England. Laney, Michael, and Bill will discuss current management practices, ex-situ conservation, citizen science, volunteer programs, and their work with the rare and endangered flora of New England. $10 for NEWFS members, $13 for nonmembers. Register at http://www.newenglandwild.org/learn/our-programs/live-webinar-new-england-plant-conservation-in-practice

    Wednesday, February 21, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm - New England Plant Conservation in Practice Webinar
    Join the New England Wild Flower Society's conservation staff on line on Wednesday, February 21 at 3 pm to discuss methods for applied plant conservation in New England. Laney, Michael, and Bill will discuss current management practices, ex-situ conservation, citizen science, volunteer programs, and their work with the rare and endangered flora of New England.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

42 hours ago

42 hours ago

2 days ago

Wednesday, February 21, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm – Our Dynamic Flora Webinar

This New England Wild Flower Society on line class will cover the criteria botanists use to determine whether plants are native to a region or introduced. Research botanist Arthur Haines will explain the shortcomings of each criterion to help explain the need for using suites of criteria. Given that the flora has always been changing (and likely always will), static benchmarks are problematic. The class will also include a brief discussion of global biodiversity and the problem of human-centric viewpoints. $10 for NEWFS members, $13 for nonmembers. Class takes place Wednesday, February 21 at 1 pm. Sign up at http://www.newenglandwild.org/learn/our-programs/live-webinar-our-dynamic-flora

    Wednesday, February 21, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm - Our Dynamic Flora Webinar
    This New England Wild Flower Society on line class will cover the criteria botanists use to determine whether plants are native to a region or introduced. Research botanist Arthur Haines will explain the shortcomings of each criterion to help explain the need for using suites of criteria.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

2 days ago

Thursday, March 1, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm – A Common Treasury for All: Toward a Deeper History of Environmental Justice

In recent years, environmental justice scholarship has exploded. But virtually every relevant piece of work has understood the history of environmental justice as dating only to the late 20th century. The Harvard University Graduate School of Design Frederick Law Olmsted Lecture on Thursday, March 1 at 6:30 pm in the Gund Hall Piper Auditorium goes back to the 17th century, seeking to trace and analyze the evolution of a positive environmental rights discourse in European and American history. Having established our opposition to environmental injustice, we might want to ask: what exactly are we aiming for, in positive terms? What are the components of environmental justice? Is there any common ground left to stand on? And how might a deeper historical perspective help us answer these questions?

    Thursday, March 1, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm - A Common Treasury for All: Toward a Deeper History of Environmental Justice
    In recent years, environmental justice scholarship has exploded. But virtually every relevant piece of work has understood the history of environmental justice as dating only to the late 20th century.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

2 days ago

2 days ago

3 days ago

Thursday, February 22, 6:00 pm – The Changing Landscape of Plate Tectonics

W. Jason Morgan, Professor Emeritus, Princeton University; Visiting Scholar, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Harvard University, will speak on Thursday, February 22 at 6 pm at the Harvard Museum of Natural History, 24 Oxford Street, on The Changing Landscape of Plate Tectonics. Image below is of Professor Morgan receiving the National Medal of Science from then President George W. Bush.

    Thursday, February 22, 6:00 pm - The Changing Landscape of Plate Tectonics
    W. Jason Morgan, Professor Emeritus, Princeton University; Visiting Scholar, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Harvard University, will speak on Thursday, February 22 at 6 pm at the Harvard Museum of Natural History, 24 Oxford Street, on The Changing Landscape of Plate Tectonics.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

3 days ago

Wednesday, March 14 – Sunday, March 18 – Boston Flower & Garden Show

The Boston Flower & Garden Show will return to the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston on Wednesday, March 14 through Sunday, March 18, 2017. This year’s show theme is Savor Spring! As another winter wanes, the designers and exhibitors will whet your appetite for the sumptuous joys of the season ahead. Colorful gardens and floral designs will incorporate elements of the popular food gardening trend including organics, small-space gardens, homesteading hobbies, edibles as ornamentals, and family-friendly spaces for outdoor dining and entertaining. For complete information on Superheroes of the Garden, hours and ticketing, visit http://bostonflowershow.com/

    Wednesday, March 14 - Sunday, March 18 - Boston Flower & Garden Show
    The Boston Flower & Garden Show will return to the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston on Wednesday, March 14 through Sunday, March 18, 2017. This year's show theme is Savor Spring! As another winter wanes, the designers and exhibitors will whet your appetite for the sumptuous joys of the season ahead.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

3 days ago

3 days ago

4 days ago

Saturday, April 7, 8:30 am – 3:00 pm – Celebrating Herbs!

The Herb Society of America, New England Unit, will sponsor Celebrating Herbs!, a symposium to be held Saturday, April 7, from 8:30 – 3 at the Hunnewell Carriage House, The Gardens at Elm Bank, in Wellesley. Speakers will include Kelly Orzel, Judith Sumner, and Betsy Williams.

    Saturday, April 7, 8:30 am - 3:00 pm - Celebrating Herbs!
    The Herb Society of America, New England Unit, will sponsor Celebrating Herbs!, a symposium to be held Saturday, April 7, from 8:30 - 3 at the Hunnewell Carriage House, The Gardens at Elm Bank, in Wellesley. Speakers will include Kelly Orzel, Judith Sumner, and Betsy Williams. Betsy Williams will present Herbal Weddings: Old Traditions, Modern Uses.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

4 days ago

Tuesday, February 27, 6:45 pm – Frederick Law Olmsted and The Massachusetts Legacy

On Tuesday, February 27, the Norwood Evening Garden Club will host Alan S. Banks who will discuss Frederic Law Olmsted and The Massachusetts Legacy. The meeting will be held at 6:45 p.m. at the Carriage House behind the First Baptist Church, 71 Bond Street, Norwood. The public is invited to attend for a small donation ($5). Refreshments will be served.

    Tuesday, February 27, 6:45 pm - Frederick Law Olmsted and The Massachusetts Legacy
    On Tuesday, February 27, the Norwood Evening Garden Club will host Alan S. Banks who will discuss Frederic Law Olmsted and The Massachusetts Legacy. The meeting will be held at 6:45 p.m. at the Carriage House behind the First Baptist Church, 71 Bond Street, Norwood.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

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