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2020 May 17

Family Hike: Flower Power

2:00pm to 3:30pm

Location: 

Hunnewell Building
Families need nature all year round! Meet inside the main gate at 125 Arborway. We’ll look at buds and blooms and learn how bees find flowers. Go on a StoryWalk, get a bee tattoo, and look at flowers under microscopes. Free and open to all.

In case of inclement weather, contact 617.384.5209.
2020 Mar 15

Family Hike: Is It Spring Yet?

2:00pm to 3:30pm

Location: 

Hunnewell Building
Families need nature all year round! Meet inside the main gate at 125 Arborway. We’ll search for signs of spring along Meadow Road, looking for flowers, insects, birdsong, and more! Free and open to all.

In case of inclement weather, contact 617.384.5209.
2020 Feb 26

Grafting Woody Plants: Fruit Trees

5:00pm to 7:30pm

Location: 

Arnold Arboretum - 125 Arborway, Boston, MA
Grafting is the technique of joining parts of separate plants in such a manner that they unite and continue their growth as one. Learn basic principles of grafting with an overview of different types of dormant-season grafts. Arnold Arboretum propagator Sean Halloran will provide step-by-step instructions so that you can practice both cleft and side veneer grafts using apple root stock. Simple after-care will be required until planting out in springtime. Registrants will need to sign an Assumption of Risk and Release in order to participate in this class.
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2020 Feb 24

Directors Lecture Series: Food Waste Policy: Using Systems Change to Stop Squandering One of Our Greatest Resources

7:00pm to 8:30pm

Location: 

Hunnewell Building

More than enough food is produced to feed every person, yet nearly 40% of food is wasted in the United States. This waste squanders our natural resources and has negative impacts on the environment and the economy. The Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic has been at the forefront nationally in terms of educating about the relevant laws, supporting innovative models to increase food recovery, and driving policy change at the federal, state, and local levels to align incentives to reduce food waste. Emily Broad Leib will share the key knowledge developed by FLPC, providing an...

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2020 Feb 16

Family Hike: Play in the Snow!

2:00pm to 3:30pm

Location: 

Hunnewell Building
Families need nature all year round! Meet inside the main gate at the Visitor Center. We will find a place to play together, making snow angels, snow humans, and more! Afterwards, families are invited to come inside the Lecture Hall to warm up with cookies and cocoa. Free and open to all, most suitable for children ages four through ten.

In case of inclement weather, contact 617.384.5209.
2020 Feb 16

Conifers in Winter

1:30pm to 3:00pm

Location: 

Arnold Arboretum - 125 Arborway, Boston, MA

Docent Robbie Apfel leads this winter walk in an exploration of the Arboretum's conifer collection. Beginning from the Bussey Street Gate, you will be introduced to the Arboretum's grand gymnosperms, learn the botany of conifers, and hear about Hemlock Hill's evolving ecosystem. This tour will also introduce you to native and non-native conifers in the winter landscape.

In case of inclement weather, please call 617 384-5209.

Free, registration is limited and requested at my.arboretum.harvard.edu...

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2020 Feb 03

Directors Lecture Series: Asa Gray, Charles Darwin, and the Discovery of Intercontinental Disjuncts

7:00pm to 8:30pm

Location: 

Hunnewell Building

“Eastern Asia – eastern North America temperate woody disjuncts” is a mouthful. But, once you get the hang of it, you will discover the fascinating evolutionary stories of botanical emigrants that have journeyed from Asia to North America and evolved into much of what now makes up forest ecosystems in the eastern United States. You will also discover that the Arnold Arboretum holds one of the most important collections of such disjuncts, and that for nearly a century and a half, has been facilitating family reunions between such long-separated evolutionary cousins. This biogeographic...

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2020 Jan 28

Botany Blast: What is Biodiversity and Why Does It Matter?

6:30pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

Hunnewell Building
Most of us have an intuitive sense of what counts as "biodiversity" and why it is important to live in a biodiverse world, but these questions have also powered decades of revelatory and complex ecological research. Join Putnam Postdoctoral Fellow Jake Grossman for an exploration of the world of biodiversity research. Our focus will be on how scientists define and quantify biodiversity and how biodiversity loss affects the way that ecosystems work. Jake will share highlights from his dissertation research, which entailed the use of experimentally planted "forests" to study the role of... Read more about Botany Blast: What is Biodiversity and Why Does It Matter?
2020 Jan 25

Winter Tree Identification

9:30am to 12:30pm

Location: 

Hunnewell Building
Without their leaves, trees can be challenging to identify in the winter. However, if you consider a tree’s branching structure and buds, you can often determine its species. Former Arboretum horticulturist and now a high school teacher, Sue Pfeiffer will speak about the clues to look for and the keys available to help you definitively identify specific trees. Dress in layers for indoor and outdoor learning.
Fee $40 member; $52 nonmember

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2020 Jan 23

Garden Design Workshop for Home Gardeners

Repeats every week every Thursday until Thu Mar 05 2020 except Thu Feb 20 2020.
6:30pm to 8:30pm

6:30pm to 8:30pm
6:30pm to 8:30pm
6:30pm to 8:30pm
6:30pm to 8:30pm
6:30pm to 8:30pm

Location: 

Arnold Arboretum - 125 Arborway, Boston, MA
You may have the desire to make a garden, but then grapple with how to start designing your home garden spaces. Why not get some help in designing a layout for an area of your yard in this beginner-level class? 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. In the final class, Christie will present various ways to work with... Read more about Garden Design Workshop for Home Gardeners
2020 Jan 23

Landscape for Life

Repeats every week every Thursday until Thu Feb 13 2020 .
12:00pm to 3:00pm

12:00pm to 3:00pm
12:00pm to 3:00pm
12:00pm to 3:00pm

Location: 

Hunnewell Building

This intensive introductory course will provide you with the knowledge, skills, and understanding to create a great-looking garden that is healthier for people and the environment. This class is based on the principles of the Sustainable Sites Initiative (sustainablesites.org), the nation’s first rating system for sustainable landscapes. The comprehensive curriculum covers a range of topics, including soils, water, plants, and landscape materials. (Note: This is not a garden design class, but a practical class on how to garden and care for sites that is most beneficial for the...

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2020 Jan 19

Family Hike: Evergreens! What is beautiful to you?

2:00pm to 3:30pm

Location: 

Hunnewell Building

Families can enjoy nature any time of year! Take a walk and use a handlens to see the intricacies of evergreen needles and cones. You will be surprised at something you’ve never noticed before! Using microscopes indoors we will use the same tools that scientists use to learn about our world.

Free, no registration required.
In case of inclement weather, contact 617.384.5209.

2020 Jan 15

Jumpstart Spring: Forcing Bulbs

5:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

Arnold Arboretum - 125 Arborway, Boston, MA
Cure the winter doldrums! Students will learn the basics of bulb forcing and will plant a layered bulb container containing daffodils, hyacinths, grape hyacinths, and tulips. Bulb arrangements will be taken home to nurture and enjoy. Fee for all materials, including bulbs, soil, and container, is included in the cost of the class. Limited to 10; register early. Register no later than Monday morning, January 13 as we must prepare materials for this class.
Fee $40 member, $48 nonmember

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2020 Jan 16

TIAA-CREF Webinar: 10 Predictions for the Year

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Online

Nuveen’s Chief Equity Strategist will discuss his annual predictions for 2020, taking a comprehensive look at the trends and issues he believes are positioned to shape the economy and markets for the coming year.

Visit www.tiaa-cref.org/VE to reserve your place for this webinar on January 16 from 12-1 p.m.

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