April Hill Conservation and Education Center is proud to offer ongoing workshops and classes for the community!

Led by knowledgeable guests and Greenagers staff, our workshops cover a myriad of topics, all with the primary goal of teaching important skills and connecting our community through food, farming, conservation, and friends.

We acknowledge the importance of outdoor exploration during this time-however, we also adhere to guidelines of the CDC and State of Massachusetts. All events and workshops will be held outdoors, weather permitting. Social distancing is encouraged.

April hill conservation and education center

62 Undermountain Rd

South Egremont, MA 01258

 


FARM WORKSHOP SERIES

This FREE series will be led by our Farm Director, Sarah. There will be hands-on activities for every skill level, from beginner gardener to professional. Bring the whole family to our wonderful community farm!

 

GARDEN Basics- Saturday, may 21st

10 am – noon

  • What vegetables to transplant and when
  • What vegetables to direct seed
  • Types of plants best suited to containers
  • Easy home options for companion planting, creating pollinator habitat and keeping common pests at bay

 

summertime solstice strawberries- Saturday, June 18th

10 am – noon

  • Tour the gardens
  • Spend the morning weeding our strawberry beds
  • Learn everything about strawberries and other small fruit options for the home garden scale
  • Take home the ‘fruits’ of your labor!

 

Tending to tomatoes- Saturday, July 16th

10 am – noon

  • Cherries, slicers, beefcakes or heirlooms?
  • Determinate or indeterminate?

Learn some basic tips for tending to tomatoes for bountiful fruits and optimal plant health!

 

flowers for the home garden- Saturday, august 20th

10 am – noon

  • We will discuss good flower varietiesfor pollinators and those best suited for a cutting garden
  • Participants will be able to cut their own flowers at April Hill and spend some time arranging them together!

 

fire cider making- Saturday, October 15th

10 am – noon

Using fresh ingredients grown at April Hill, ginger, garlic, cayenne peppers and more, participants will make their own batch of fire cider to take home!

 


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