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Spring into Gardening

Spring into Gardening

Berkshire Garden Symposium

Saturday March 28, 2020

8:00 AM – 2:30 PM

Lenox Memorial Middle & High School – East Street, Lenox, MA

COST: $40.00

Featuring:  Bridghe McCracken

Founder of Helia Land Design & Helia Native Nursery

Speaking on

Preserving Our Ecosystem’s Native Trees & Shrubs by Identifying & Removing Invasive Plants

It’s called Land Stewardship.  In response to the threats on local and global ecosystems, Helia’s mission is to protect native plant diversity, develop and enhance habitat for birds, butterflies, dragonflies, pollinators and amphibians, thus supporting a resilient ecosystem.  The team of visionary landscapers focus on restoring wildflower meadows, woodlands, wetlands and design sacred spaces for humans, animals and plants alike, carrying the model for land stewardship into every project assignment.  Bridghe will share a few aspects of how YOU can be a better land.

  • Plus 10 More Garden Topic Choices!!

    Day's Schedule
    8:00   AM                      Registration/Coffee,Tea & Breakfast Items Available
    8:45 - 10:00 AM           Session I  -  Five Topics to choose from
    10:30-11:45AM           KeyNote:  Bridghe McCracken
    11:45-12:45PM           Lunch/Pizza, Side Salad & Desert Included
    1:00-2:15PM               Session II - Five More Topics to choose from

    Attractions between Classes & during Lunch
    Environmental Organization Tables-
    Vendors & Environmental Experts will be available to discuss their specialties
    Garden Glove Sale
    Plant Sale -
    Viridissima Horticulture & Design, Becket, MA

    Garden Raffle -
    Tickets available for purchase/Drawing is at lunch time
    Used Gardening Book Sale-Browse through these gems to add to your collection
    Refreshments-Complimentary beverages & breakfast items available. Lunch is included.

For more information contact:  Western Mass Master Gardener Assoc -  or Chris Stodden, 111 Quirico Dr., Pittsfield, MA  01201 - Telephone-413-443-2910 Email -  

Saturday, March 28, 2020
Lenox Memorial Middle & High School
197 East Street
Lenox, MA  01240
Additional Info:
Chris Stodden
413-443-2910 (p)
Registration is required before Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at 12:00 AM
Payment In Full In Advance Only
Topic workshop are listed for each Session, please choose one.
Pre-registration is required as seating is limited.
Register early to get first pick of classes.

Please note: Lenox prohibits food in classrooms and is a nut-free cafeteria. For the health of students, do not bring any products containing nuts into the school.
Cancelation Policy
Activities/Items    (Click the down-arrow to the left of the activity/item to view the details)
Full Registration-please bring a notebook if you wish to take notes
Keynote Speaker: Bridghe McCracken
Service Fee - Berkshire
Choose one class from Session I
Session I - A: Bulbs: Summer, Fall & Spring
Session I - B. Living Walls
Session I - C. Tried & True Annuals & Perennials
Session I - D. Ticks!!
Session I - E. The Importance of Training & Maintaining Young Trees
Choose one class from Session II
Session II - F. Herbs for the Health of It
Session II - G. Secrets of Landscape Shrub Care
Session II - H. The Power of Purple in Garden & Landscape Design
Session II - I. Container Gardening


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