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Wednesday, May 2, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm – Evoking Nature: Form and Function on the High Line

The High Line in Manhattan was born of a city that is constantly reinventing itself. Built on a mile-and-a-half long elevated railroad, this dynamic landscape was inspired by the tenacity of plants in its industrial setting, and it uses a matrix of perennial and woody plants to evoke a natural landscape. Wildly successful and overwhelmingly popular, caring for this garden in the sky poses unique challenges. Andi will describe how her team uses traditional and innovative horticultural techniques, how they work to promote the park’s biodiversity and wildlife habitat, and how they foster an emotional connection to nature in this challenging urban environment.

    Wednesday, May 2, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm - Evoking Nature: Form and Function on the High Line
    The High Line in Manhattan was born of a city that is constantly reinventing itself. Built on a mile-and-a-half long elevated railroad, this dynamic landscape was inspired by the tenacity of plants in its industrial setting, and it uses a matrix of perennial and woody plants to evoke a natural landscape.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

1 hour ago

Former Necco Exec Hopes to Crowdfund a Gigantic $20 Million to Save the Candy Company

With the openings of Boston’s first two Minigrow locations days away — they open at 565 Boylston St. in Back Bay and 125 Summer St. downtown on April 27 — customers can get a...

    Former Necco Exec Hopes to Crowdfund a Gigantic $20 Million to Save the Candy Company
    Welcome back to Got $20 Million to Save Necco? , a round-up of mini news bites to kick off the day. Massachusetts candy company New England Confectionary Co.
    https://boston.eater.com

2 hours ago

Wednesday, April 25, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Nibbling on Natives in Your Backyard

There’s an increasing interest among homeowners, property managers, and others in utilizing more native species in their landscaping to attract and sustain beneficial insects and pollinators as well as to provide food and shelter for birds and other animals. Yet, for some people, these reasons alone may be insufficient motivation to “go native.” Perhaps knowing that many native species can be eaten by people will provide the additional incentive you need to add native species to your yard. Join Russ Cohen on Wednesday, April 25 at 7 pm at the Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary in Topsfield, Massachusetts for a 90-minute slide show featuring at least two dozen species of native edible wild plants suitable for your own landscape, or for nibbling as you encounter them in other locales. Russ will supply helpful handouts and bring along samples of goodies made from foraged edible native species for participants to taste. Cosponsored by New England Wild Life Society and the Massachusetts Audubon Society, the lecture is $20 for members of sponsoring organizations, $24 for nonmembers. Register at http://www.newfs.org/learn/our-programs/nibbling-on-natives-in-your-backyard-and-beyond

    Wednesday, April 25, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Nibbling on Natives in Your Backyard
    There's an increasing interest among homeowners, property managers, and others in utilizing more native species in their landscaping to attract and sustain beneficial insects and pollinators as well as to provide food and shelter for birds and other animals. Yet, for some people, these reasons alone may be insufficient motivation to "go native."
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

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Theater Review: “True West” — American Anarchy

True West by Sam Shepard. Directed by Daniel Bourque. Staged by the Hub Theatre Company of Boston at First Church Boston, 66 Marlborough Street, Boston, MA, through April 26. Bob Mussett and Victor Shopov in the Hub Theatre Company production of “True West.” Photo: Hub Theatre Company.

    Theater Review: "True West" - American Anarchy
    Hub Theatre Company's True West is a joy to watch. True West by Sam Shepard. Directed by Daniel Bourque. Staged by the Hub Theatre Company of Boston at First Church Boston, 66 Marlborough Street, Boston, MA, through April 26.
    http://artsfuse.org

23 hours ago

Boston Philharmonic: Boston MOSAIC

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

23 hours ago

Chinese-Style Mahjong

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

23 hours ago

90-Second Newbery Film Festival

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

24 hours ago

National Day of Conversation Programs

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

24 hours ago

New England’s General Stores: Exploring an American Classic

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

24 hours ago

Crossing Borders with Poetry: Celebrating Immigrant Poets

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

26 hours ago

Mondays, April 23, May 7, May 21, and June 4, 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm – Native Herbaceous Plant Materials: Early Season

Discover numerous native perennials suitable for New England gardens in this four session New England Wild Flower Society course on Mondays, April 23, May 7, May 21, and June 4 from 1 – 3:30 at Garden in the Woods, taught by Leslie Duthie. We’ll look at native herbaceous plants that bloom in spring and early summer, 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 class is appropriate for landscape professionals and avid home gardeners. It is a companion to Native Herbaceous Plant Materials: Late Season, but can be taken separately. NEWFS members $154, nonmembers $182. Register online at http://www.newfs.org/learn/our-programs/native-herbaceous-plant-materials-early-season

    Mondays, April 23, May 7, May 21, and June 4, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm - Native Herbaceous Plant Materials: Early Season
    Discover numerous native perennials suitable for New England gardens in this four session New England Wild Flower Society course on Mondays, April 23, May 7, May 21, and June 4 from 1 - 3:30 at Garden in the Woods, taught by Leslie Duthie.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

26 hours ago

Friday, May 4, 6:45 pm – Patterns and Changes in the Flora of Franklin County, Massachusetts

Dr. Robert Bertin, Anthony and Renee Marlon Professor in the Sciences, Biology Department, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Massachusetts, will speak to the New England Botanical Club on Friday May 4 at 6:45 pm on Patterns and Changes in the Flora of Franklin County, Massachusetts. In a departure from the usual venue, the meeting will take place at Garden in the Woods, 180 Hemenway Street, Framingham. For complete information visit http://rhodora.org.

    Friday, May 4, 6:45 pm - Patterns and Changes in the Flora of Franklin County, Massachusetts
    Dr. Robert Bertin, Anthony and Renee Marlon Professor in the Sciences, Biology Department, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Massachusetts, will speak to the New England Botanical Club on Friday May 4 at 6:45 pm on Patterns and Changes in the Flora of Franklin County, Massachusetts.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

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40 hours ago

Adams Street Branch Renovation Design Meeting

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

40 hours ago

Budgeting for a Wedding

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

40 hours ago

Spring Book Sale

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

43 hours ago

Theater Review: “Anna Christie” — A Memorable Look at Life on the Margins

...Neill. Adapted and directed by Scott Edmiston. Staged by the Lyric Stage Company of Boston, 140 Clarendon Street, Boston, MA, through May 5. Lindsey McWhorter (center), Dan Whelton (r), and Johnny Lee Davenport...

    Theater Review: "Anna Christie" - A Memorable Look at Life on the Margins
    The Lyric Stage production of Anna Christie does right by Eugene O'Neill's brilliance. Anna Christie by Eugene O'Neill. Adapted and directed by Scott Edmiston. Staged by the Lyric Stage Company of Boston, 140 Clarendon Street, Boston, MA, through May 5.
    http://artsfuse.org

2 days ago

Thursday, May 3, 6:00 pm – Apples: A New England History

Rowan Jacobsen, author and Knight Science Journalism Fellow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will speak in the Geological Lecture Hall of the Harvard Museum of Natural History on Thursday, May 3 at 6 pm on Apples: A New England History.

    Thursday, May 3, 6:00 pm - Apples: A New England History
    Rowan Jacobsen, author and Knight Science Journalism Fellow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will speak in the Geological Lecture Hall of the Harvard Museum of Natural History on Thursday, May 3 at 6 pm on Apples: A New England History. No other fruit embodies the horticultural and cultural range of the apple.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

2 days ago

Tuesday, April 24 – Wednesday, April 25, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm – Spring Blooms in Graphite and Watercolor

Join botanical artist Helen Byers in this two-day workshop at Tower Hill Botanic Garden on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 24 and 25 from 10 – 4, to draw and/or paint anemones, daffodils, early tulips, or another spring blossom of your choice. Helen’s demos and personalized instruction will cover step-by-step processes of detailed botanical art techniques using graphite in combination with watercolor. (Returning students may substitute colored pencil for graphite, if they wish.) To see examples of Helen’s work and slideshows from her courses, go to http://helenbyers.com

    Tuesday, April 24 - Wednesday, April 25, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm - Spring Blooms in Graphite and Watercolor
    Join botanical artist Helen Byers in this two-day workshop at Tower Hill Botanic Garden on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 24 and 25 from 10 - 4, to draw and/or paint anemones, daffodils, early tulips, or another spring blossom of your choice.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

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Friday, April 27, 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm, and Saturday, April 28, 8:00 am – 12:00 noon – Middlesex Conservation District Spring Plant Sale

The Middlesex Conservation District will hold its annual Spring Plant Sale on Friday 4/27 (3-6pm) and Saturday 4/28 (8am-noon) at Kimball Farm, 400 Littleton Rd, Westford, MA. The sale includes tree/shrub seedlings, perennials, fruits, groundcovers and garden supplies. All sale proceeds benefit our environmental programs, protecting soils and waters in Middlesex County. Free admission. Visit http://www.middlesexconservation.org for more information.

    Friday, April 27, 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm, and Saturday, April 28, 8:00 am - 12:00 noon - Middlesex Conservation District Spring Plant Sale
    The Middlesex Conservation District will hold its annual Spring Plant Sale on Friday 4/27 (3-6pm) and Saturday 4/28 (8am-noon) at Kimball Farm, 400 Littleton Rd, Westford, MA. The sale includes tree/shrub seedlings, perennials, fruits, groundcovers and garden supplies. All sale proceeds benefit our environmental programs, protecting soils and waters in Middlesex County.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

3 days ago

Sunday, April 22, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm – Herbs for the Home Garden

The flavor and fragrance of fresh herbs dress up even the simplest meals. Herb plants are beautiful and useful additions to the home landscape. This Tower Hill Botanic Garden workshop on Sunday, April 22 from 1 – 4 will focus on ten common culinary herbs: basil, dill, parsley, oregano, chives, sage, savory, mint, garlic and rosemary. Skills taught will include growing herbs from seeds, transplants, division and cuttings; overwintering rosemary indoors, and tips for preserving herbs. Participants will take home a seed flat of assorted basil varieties.

    Sunday, April 22, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm - Herbs for the Home Garden
    The flavor and fragrance of fresh herbs dress up even the simplest meals. Herb plants are beautiful and useful additions to the home landscape. This Tower Hill Botanic Garden workshop on Sunday, April 22 from 1 - 4 will focus on ten common culinary herbs: basil, dill, parsley, oregano, chives, sage, savory, mint, garlic and rosemary.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

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