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Pruning Demystified
Pruning can strike terror in the heart of even the most competent gardener. Understanding basic concepts and techniques – the why, when and how - will turn pruning from a task you dread into one that is simple and rewarding. 

When: Apr 27, 2019 10am in Winchester, MA
Roses 101
Join resident rose expert, Jeanette as she discusses everything you’ll need to know about growing roses in the home garden. Jeanette will identify great options for cutting gardens, fragrance, and durability. Jeanette will offer up expert advice on caring for your roses to ensure success. Q&A welcome.

When: May 4, 2019 10am in Winchester, MA
“Tree Talk” Artist Talk

“Tree Talk” is an exhibition of 66 photographers from all over the world who have featured trees as themes in this exhibition.  Six photographers will talk about their work in the exhibition and how trees impact their lives. The program will then open up to the audience to discuss the importance of trees in their lives and how trees communicate with each other and with the people. The exhibition is brought to the public by the Griffin Museum of Photography and is curated by the director and curator Paula Tognarelli. The exhibition is located in the Lafayette City Center Passageway in Boston’s Downtown Crossing. An exhibition artist reception is from 5-6 PM.

                    

 



When: May 5, 2019 12am in Winchester, MA
Bespoke Blooms
Join us at Bespoke of Winchester for a blooming night out! Celebrate Spring and unleash your inner DIY maven while learning the art of flower arranging in Bespoke's gorgeous showroom. Enjoy wine and refreshments. At the end of the night, take home your hand-crafted flower arrangement and a few new tips and tricks.

When: May 21, 2019 6:30PM in Winchester, MA
Pollinator, Bird & Plant Monitoring at The Fells
We welcome you to take a peep and/or help us gathering science field information relating to plants, birds and insects at the Fells. At the end, it's likely you'll love it so much, that you'll want to join our group of citizen scientists. In the course of 3+ hours we survey 5 sites (4 plant phenology sites + 1 pollinator monitoring site). We also monitor bird activities at 2 ponds. We'll record information following nationally standardized phenology and biodiversity protocols (and fed to shared global platforms). Age: Adults (16+) & Seniors.⚠️ Hiking pace between sites: Fast. We'll start with our Long Pond sites then move to the 90mm site, and finish with our Bellevue sites. Between sites, we will hike relatively fast yet very quietly, on the look out for any kind of signs. This is a great way opportunity to learn how to be alert and in tune with our environment, and to discover our urban woodland's biodiversity and cycles.ⓘ Details & Registration: This is an RSVP event. If you intend to come, we ask you kindly that you let us know, so that we can communicate with you about what to wear and what to bring, as well as to be able to inform you if there is any change plan due to weather and other reasons. Thanks! Register here.✉ For any question, you can contact Claire at citizenscience@earthwiseaware.orgⓘ Learn about Earthwise Aware » https://www.earthwiseaware.org/$ Free with a value: This event is free, still... donations to EwA are always welcomed! » Donate at https://www.earthwiseaware.org/donate[Read More...]꙳ EwA Citizen Science: For us, at EwA, this is about the general public engagement in scientific research activities when citizens actively contribute to science either with their intellectual effort or surrounding knowledge or with their tools and resources. Participants provide experimental data and facilities for researchers, raise new questions and co-create a new scientific culture. While adding value, volunteers acquire new learning and skills, and deeper understanding of the scientific work in an appealing way. As a result of this open, networked and trans-disciplinary scenario, science-society-policy interactions are improved leading to a more democratic research based on evidence-informed decision making.꙳ EwA Phenology monitoring is part of our effort to collect information about the impact of climate change on the synchronicity of fauna and flora phenophases (i.e., observable stages or phases in the annual life cycle of a plant or animal that can be defined by a start and end point). ꙳ EwA's Pollinator Survey and Bird Monitoring are intended to help local entomologists and global scientists. This kind of data is lacking, and the type of information we record helps filling this data gap. We feed the info to different global databases that are tracking species richness, population abundance and pollinator and bird phenophases. This is much needed scientific effort to understand the collapse of insect populations -that is being been observed all over the world in the past few years. The data is critical to help understand the implications on avian population, other fauna at large, on our own species (e.g., food security).#nature #ecology #biodiversity #phenology #conservation #citizenScience #science

When: May 22, 2019 9:30AM in Winchester, MA
Gardening in Small Spaces
Today, many of us garden on decks, patios, rooftops, balconies and courtyards. Gardening in a small space has its challenges but it is possible to create a lush and richly textured outdoor environment. Decorative containers play an important role in dressing up outdoor spaces, and they can be filled with interesting and colorful plant material. Learn how to grow trees and shrubs in containers, create layered plantings, and ensure year round interest. We’ll look at particular trees, shrubs and perennials that grow well in containers and discuss basic maintenance techniques. 

When: May 25, 2019 10am in Winchester, MA
Fells' Biobliss » Botany & Phenology at Long Pond
Join us for a lovely Botany & Phenology walk in the Fells!  This is part of our effort to collect data about the impact of climate change on the synchronicity of fauna and flora phenophases (i.e., observable stages or phases in the annual life cycle of a plant or animal that can be defined by a start and end point). This is a great way opportunity to learn how to be alert and in tune with our environment, and to discover our urban woodland's biodiversity and cycles.  If we pass by our study sites in that area, we'll also record information following nationally standardized phenology protocols (and fed to shared global platforms).  Age: Adults (16+) & Seniors.ⓘ Details & Registration: This is an RSVP event. If you intend to come, we ask that you let us know, so that we can communicate with you about what to wear and what to bring, as well as to be able to inform you if there is any change plan due to weather and other reasons. Register here today. Thanks!✉ For any question, you can contact Claire at citizenscience@earthwiseaware.orgⓘ About EwA Citizen Science Programs » https://tinyurl.com/ewa-citizen-science$ Free with a value: This event is free, still we need your support. Donations to EwA are always welcomed! » Donate at https://www.earthwiseaware.org/donate#nature #ecology #biodiversity #botany #phenology #conservation #citizenScience #science

When: May 26, 2019 9:30AM in Winchester, MA
Understanding Hydrangeas
One of the most beloved garden plants in our area is the Hydrangea. Its beautiful, long lasting flowers grace our summer and autumn gardens. Today there are many different types and varieties from which to choose. Learn how to determine which type and variety will suit your garden conditions, how to grow them successfully, and when (and if) to prune. We’ll answer that most vexing question, “Why isn’t my Hydrangea blooming?”

When: Jun 1, 2019 10am in Winchester, MA
MusikGarten
Intro To Piano For Ages 3 - 5"MusikGarten" music curriculum carefully designed to positively affect children ages 3 - 5 years old in their self development while introducing them to the joy of music through solfege signing, rhythm games and introduction to piano. Join us for FREE Intro Class on June 1st at 12PM and 1:15 PM.Sign up for the class is required.bit.ly/intropiano

When: Jun 1, 2019 12pm in Winchester, MA
Gardening in the Shade
A garden in the shade can be every bit as beautiful as a garden in full sun. There are trees, shrubs and perennials that welcome shady conditions and plant breeders have introduced colorful new options for you to consider. Explore plant combinations that will bring life to the shady side of life. 

When: Jun 8, 2019 10am in Winchester, MA