Jenna O'Brien, owner of Viridissima Horticulture and Design, uses containers in the landscape to enhance and extend seasonal beauty, produce food and create an authentic sense of place. Learn how Jenna carries out her container designs from functional and conceptual design to pot, plant and soil selection while viewing a slideshow of her latest designs followed by a hands-on demonstration. Jenna O'Brien, owner and founder of Viridissima Horticulture & Design since 2003, has been working in Berkshire Gardens for over 20 years. Jenna specializes in container gardening, perennial garden design and care, and estate garden and conservatory management. Advance registration is highly recommended, but walk-ins are always welcome, space permitting. See the website to register online.
When: Mar 24, 2018 10am in Stockbridge, MA
Spring Hive Management
Join MA state Beekeeper Ken Warchol for an in-depth lecture on spring management of honey bee hives. This lecture will focus on how to manage spring hive population build-up, feeding, dividing, pest monitoring and protection and most importantly how to prevent swarming. For beekeepers this program will provide critical information and most especially timing of important management techniques to get the honey season off to a positive start. Following this class, participants are welcome to stay to meet and discuss beekeeping with others. Ken Warchol, is a 6th generation beekeeper and former teacher whose lectures are enjoyed by expert and novice beekeepers alike. He has previously served as a MA State Bee Inspector. Advance registration is highly recommended, but walk-ins are always welcome, space permitting. See the website to register online.
When: Mar 31, 2018 10am in Stockbridge, MA
Radical Self-Love: Nonviolent Communication to Heal Your Inner Critic
How would your life be different if you treated yourself with the love, care, and kindness you always longed for? And how would you treat others, and show up differently in the world, with this kind of love in your life? Learn how to use the practical tools of Nonviolent Communication to help transform negative patterns and self-talk into empowering choices based on your needs—free of blame, demand, guilt, or shame. In this program, you learn how to: Transform your inner critic into your best friend Make decisions that truly meet your needs Move through regret and mourning to learning and celebration Shift from painful to life-serving behaviors Increase your authenticity, connection, and power. This program also includes small group exercises, games, role playing, and an opportunity to work with the Empathy Labyrinth. What does love look like, when put into action? Come find out and transform your life. Register Here! Location: Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Stockbridge, MA Schedule: Friday, April 6- 7:30–9pm Saturday, April 7- 8:30–11:30 am and 1:45–3:45 pm Sunday, April 8- 9:00–11am more details on Kripalu's schedule can be found here. Tuition: $245.00, does not include housing. Housing costs for all program nights; meals included: Dormitory: $198.00 Standard: $262.00 and up Standard Plus: $398.00 and up more details on Kripalu's accommodations can be found here. Register Here!
When: Apr 6, 2018 7:30PM in Stockbridge, MA