GROWING A CUTTING GARDEN AT HOME
Apr
13
1:00 PM13:00

GROWING A CUTTING GARDEN AT HOME

GROWING A CUTTING GARDEN AT HOME
BERKSHIRE BOTANICAL GARDEN

When: 

April 13, 2019 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Where: 

Berkshire Botanical Garden

Cutting gardens are lovely to view, provide fresh-cut flowers and keep your perennial borders from being raided for indoor display. Learn how to grow a small, highly productive cutting garden as an addition to the vegetable patch or as a stand-alone garden. Consider all aspects of growing cut flowers, including designing and constructing an efficient but beautiful garden using select flower varieties that hold up best as cut flowers. Included in the talk will be tips on sowing, planting, transplanting, cultivating and preparing flowers for indoor use. This program is designed for the home gardener.

Elisabeth Cary is the former Director of Education at the Berkshire Botanical Garden and has been gardening for over 30 years. She specializes in perennial, vegetable and mixed-border gardens. She is currently embarking on her new adventure, Cooper Hill Flower Farm, a micro flower farm located in Sheffield, Massachusetts.

Advance registration is highly recommended, but walk-ins are always welcome, space permitting.

Withdrawals: To withdraw your registration from a class, please contact us as soon as possible so we can make your space available to others. If you give us at least 7 days’ notice prior to the event, we will refund you less an administrative fee equaling 25% of the program cost.
Please note: we cannot offer refunds for withdrawals less than 7 days before a class.

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SPECIALTY MUSHROOMS
Apr
11
6:00 PM18:00

SPECIALTY MUSHROOMS

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When: 

April 11, 2019 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Where: 

Berkshire Botanical Garden

Join Willie Crosby of Fungi Ally in an exploration of the magical world of specialty mushrooms. We will discuss the basics of what specialty mushrooms are and why use them in the kitchen and medicine cabinet. Willie will help unveil some of the mystery around medicinal mushroom products and the secrets behind cooking these delicious fungi. Excited to grow them at home? This workshop will discuss 2 methods of home cultivation, using a grow kit and inoculating shiitake logs. 

Willie Crosby is the owner of Fungi Ally. Fungi Ally is a mushroom company located in Montague MA, and was growing 400 pounds of mushrooms per week. Now Fungi Ally focuses on mushroom research, education, and spawn production. Willie has received 6 research and education grants over the last 5 years to study and educate the public on mushrooms. Willie aims to create a world of balance and connection through revealing the power of mushrooms. Come join the fungal alliance! 

This is a free program. Advance registration is appreciated for planning purposes, but walk-ins will be welcome.

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Mar
30
8:00 PM20:00

PILLOW PARTY: SWING DANCE

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PILLOW PARTY: SWING DANCE | MARCH 30, 8-11PM

With LaTasha Barnes & Evita Arce and live music by Berkshire Big Band featuring Wanda Houston

The Pillow welcomes back the Swing dance community. Hosted by New York City-based performers and teachers LaTasha Barnes and Evita Arce, the party kicks off with a 30-minute introduction to Swing dance and is accompanied by Berkshire County’s newly-formed 16-piece Berkshire Big Band featuring Wanda Houston. This premier jazz group plays material from some of the greatest jazz composers and arrangers including Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Antonio Carlos Jobim, and many others. This event will have a cash bar. 

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COOKING CLASS: FRENCH BISTRO CLASSICS
Mar
17
11:00 AM11:00

COOKING CLASS: FRENCH BISTRO CLASSICS

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Who doesn’t love classic French bistro food? What most do not realize is this cuisine is surprisingly fast to cook, even though it has classical French roots. Katy’s recipes are a decidedly modern take on this iconic food. In this demonstration class you’ll learn basics such as how to create a classic vinaigrette plus a go-to chicken dish, And if you’ve ever wanted to learn to make Tarte Tatin, this is your chance! Join Katy on this little escape to Paris.

MENU WILL INCLUDE:

  • Poulet à l’estragon (aka Fricasse of Chicken with Shallots and Tarragon)

  • Braised Seasonal vegetables

  • Salade verte with vinaigrette aux noix

  • Tarte Tatin aux Poire

This demonstration class is limited to 12 people.

ABOUT KATY:

Katy Kinsolving has been teaching cooking in Europe and the United States for over a decade. She is co-author of Essential Flavors (Viking 1994), and writes about sensible, delicious eating in her blog, Good Food Naturally. She is a blue-ribbon graduate of Peter Kump’s New York Cooking School (now the Institute of Culinary Education) and holds a certificate in health counselling from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Katy has worked in special events, food public relations and in the test kitchens of major American food publications. She is active in conservation and sustainability issues in her community. Katy has lived and eaten all over the world and raised two boys who eat (almost) anything.

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STYX - BERKSHIRE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Feb
24
10:30 AM10:30

STYX - BERKSHIRE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

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BIFF Selects Series: A narrative feature from Austria/Germany, STYX depicts the transformation of a strong woman torn from her contented world during a sailing trip. When she becomes the only person to come to the aid of a group of refugees shipwrecked on the high seas, she is shown the limits of her importance and of the empathy of her cultural milieu. She is left slipping impotently from one nightmare to the next, and by the end she is forced to recognize that there is no way to counter the cruelties of real life. Only chance can save her.
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