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2019 Mar 16

Grafting Woody Plants

9:00am to 12:30pm

Location: 

Dana Greenhouse Classroom, Arnold Arboretum
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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2019 Mar 16

Planning and Creating a Compact Orchard

9:00am to 11:00am

Location: 

Wakefield Estate, Milton, MA
Become a backyard orchardist and grow your own fruit! Even with a small yard, you can enjoy fruit from your own trees with minimal effort and cost. This step-by-step workshop will teach you all you need to know to plan and create a compact orchard for years of enjoyment. Participants will spend part of the workshop outside in the orchard for a pruning demonstration, so dress accordingly. Space is limited; pre-registration required.
Fee $20 member, $30 nonmember

Offered with the Mary M. B. Wakefield Charitable Trust

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2019 Mar 14

Botany Blast: Triggers in Trees

6:30pm to 7:45pm

Location: 

Hunnewell Building
To understand how a tree develops, it is helpful to understand what leads to change. In this Botany Blast, Jake Grossman, a plant ecophysiologist and community ecologist, will explain what’s happening inside a tree that makes leaf buds break, initiates flowering or the dropping of leaves. Bring your questions and delve into the signals and processes that trigger events in trees. Botany Blasts are created for the Arboretum’s Tree Spotter Volunteers to help them better understand the phenological events they are recording in the landscape, but all are welcome to participate. 

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2019 Mar 09

Cultivating Legacies: New England Women in Horticulture and Landscape Design

9:30am to 1:00pm

Location: 

Hunnewell Building

Women are often overlooked when we discuss individuals who had great impact on botany and landscape design of the 20th century. The Arnold Arboretum was one of the few institutions in America that encouraged women to study with and be mentored by established botanical and landscape design professionals.

Mary (Polly) Wakefield Eleanor Cabot Bradley, Martha Brookes Hutcheson, Marian Roby Case and Marjorie Russell Sedgwick developed exceptional personal garden spaces and designed outstanding professional landscapes, and were also very active in the conservation and...

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2019 Mar 05

Native Bees in the Hood

6:30pm to 8:30pm

Location: 

Hunnewell Building

Perhaps surprisingly, urban environments support a high diversity of native bee species. But where are they living and what are they eating? In this workshop, you will first learn about the biology and diversity of native bees and why they are important pollinators. We’ll dive into the city lifestyles of bees and the strategies they employ to be successful in these anthropogenic landscapes. In the second part of the workshop, we’ll focus on native bee decline and conservation, and learn answers to common questions such as: Why are bees dying? Do all bees need saving? What can I do to...

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2019 Mar 03

Get Rooted in Urban Gardening

Repeats every week every Sunday until Sun Mar 10 2019 . Also includes Sun Mar 31 2019, Sun Apr 07 2019.
2:00pm to 4:00pm

2:00pm to 4:00pm
2:00pm to 4:00pm
2:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

Hunnewell Building

Catherine Chamberlain, MSc, Biodiversity and Conservation, Trinity College Dublin and PhD student, Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University; Wayne Daly, MSc, Biodiversity and Conservation, Trinity College Dublin, Assistant Property Manager, Habitat SanctuaryCat and Wayne will introduce basic gardening concepts and satisfy your desire to get growing. The class will include:

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2019 Mar 02

Arboretum for Educators

Repeats on the first Saturday of April, May, June until Sat Jun 01 2019 .
9:00am to 11:30am

9:00am to 11:30am
9:00am to 11:30am
9:00am to 11:30am

Location: 

Hunnewell Building

Arboretum for Educators monthly explorations are a professional development opportunity for elementary and middle school teachers to introduce the Arboretum landscape as an outdoor classroom. Participants learn about specific hands-on life science topics that may be used or adapted by teachers for their own classrooms and outdoor spaces. Meet and network with other like-minded educators, and engage in life science learning.

Free, but ...

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2019 Feb 28

Do Your Garden Plants Have a Backstory?

7:00pm to 8:15pm

Location: 

Hunnewell Building
Museums assign value to their collections by understanding each piece’s backstory – for instance, where did it come from, who created/collected it, what does it represent, what feeling does it elicit from a visitor? The plants in our own gardens can and should do the same, but too often have become generic and mundane because we have forgotten their backstories. Perhaps even worse, we may be losing our own personal connections to what we grow. Michael Dosmann will provide his own perspective on how to re-engage with our garden plants in ways that make it personal.

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2019 Feb 23

Monthly Bird Walks Through the Winter

9:00am to 10:30am

Location: 

Arnold Arboretum - 125 Arborway, Boston, MA
Join Arnold Arboretum's Brendan Keegan for an easy walk looking for winter birds. In January, Brendan will discuss how species alter their behaviors, diets, and/or bodies to survive the colder temperatures. For his February walk, that meets at the Bussey Street Gate, you will listen for, and discuss bird calls, and talk about owl mating season. The March walk on St. Patrick's Day will be a talk about how birds migrate and the impressive migrations of common Arboretum species, with a look for early migrants around the grounds.

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2019 May 12

Lilac Sunday 2019

10:00am to 3:00pm

Location: 

Arnold Arboretum - 125 Arborway, Boston, MA

Of the thousands of flowering plants in the Arboretum, only one, the lilac, is singled out each year for a daylong celebration. Mainly located on the edge of Bussey Hill Road in the heart of the landscape, the lilac collection at the Arnold Arboretum is among the premier collections of these plants in North America. Lilac Sunday has been celebrated at the Arnold Arboretum since 1908.

Tours of the lilacs and...

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2019 Feb 24

Build a Better Bird House

2:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

Hunnewell Building
Learn how to build safe homes for native birds. This class covers best practices for general bird house design using the Arboretum's own nest boxes (for tree swallows, eastern bluebirds, black capped chickadees, and screech owls) as examples. You will learn tips for deterring predators and non-native competitors, as well as how to safely monitor young nestlings. Finally, you will build and take home your own "Chickadee Tube," a design suitable for many Boston yards. 

Fee $28 member, $35 nonmember

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2019 Mar 17

Monthly Bird Walks Through the Winter

8:00am to 9:30am

Location: 

Arnold Arboretum - 125 Arborway, Boston, MA
Join Arnold Arboretum's Brendan Keegan for an easy walk looking for winter birds. In January, Brendan will discuss how species alter their behaviors, diets, and/or bodies to survive the colder temperatures. For his February walk, that meets at the Bussey Street Gate, you will listen for, and discuss bird calls, and talk about owl mating season. The March walk on St. Patrick's Day will be a talk about how birds migrate and the impressive migrations of common Arboretum species, with a look for early migrants around the grounds.

All skill levels, especially beginners, are encouraged to... Read more about Monthly Bird Walks Through the Winter
2019 Mar 05

Crimson Toastmasters Club Open House

12:30pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

Smith Campus Center, 1350 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge

The Crimson Toastmasters Club invites you to attend our Open House on March 5 from 12:30 to 1:30p at the Smith Campus Center, 1350 Mass Ave, Isaacson Room, 2nd Floor. The event will be a full-functioning Toastmasters meeting with speeches and opportunities to practice your public speaking skills. Guest are welcome to come and are encouraged to participate. Lunch will be served. More info can be found at...

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2019 Jun 13

Harvard Heroes 2019 Award Ceremony

3:30pm

Location: 

Sanders Theatre, Cambridge

Harvard Heroes, Harvard’s premier University-wide recognition program, celebrates the accomplishments of Harvard staff whose work supports the mission of Harvard at the highest levels of contribution, impact and excellence.

The 2019 Harvard Heroes awards ceremony hosted by President Lawrence S. Bacow will be held:

Thursday, June 13, 3:30 p.m.
Memorial Hall, Sanders Theatre...

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