Events in Norfolk and Across New England

UMass Series Aggie Workshops 
Each year, UMass Extension offers a workshop series for homeowners and small scale farmers. All workshops have a hands-on component that will help participants gain new skills that they can use in their own gardens or landscapes. Locations and registration fees vary.

For full details, see the attached flyer, mass_aggie_flyer_2018mass_aggie_flyer_2018 or go to

Feb 24 –  Pruning Grapes: a Hands-on Workshop – Belchertown MA, 10am to 12pm, $35
Mar 3 – Edible Landscaping with Fruit – Amherst MA, 10am to 12pm, $35

Mar 24 – Home Orchard Pruning: a Hands-on Workshop – Gt. Barrington MA, 10am to 1pm, $50
Mar 31 – Pruning Blueberries – a Hands-on Workshop – Bolton MA, 10am to 12:00pm, $35
April 7 – Home Orchard Establishment & Basics: a Hands-on Workshop – Gt. Barrington MA, 10am to 12pm, $50
April 7 – Home Orchard Pest Management: a Hands-on Workshop – Gt. Barrington MA, 1pm to 3pm, $50
April 14 – Pollinator Biology and Conservation – Amherst MA, 10am to 12pm, $35

Questions? Contact Doreen York at 413-545-2254

In Bloom at Tower Hill

Dates:  February 10-11, 2018 has the theme Earth, Wind, and Flower
Dates:  February 17 – 18, 2018 has the theme of Stem Punk
Place:  Tower Hill Botanic Gardens, 11 French Drive, Boylston MA
We warmly invite you to participate in the event In Bloom: two weekends of floral displays by professionals, individuals, and families. This event offers an escape
from the cold weather with the rich colors and fragrances of floral arrangements, guest speakers, hands-on workshops, and activities geared to all ages.
This year each weekend for In Bloom has a different theme. Professionals, amateurs, and hobbyists alike are invited to contribute floral creations for display on either weekend of In Bloom. The first weekend, February 10-11, has the theme Earth, Wind, and Flower. This weekend floral designers will be inspired by the elements, earth, water, fire, and air to create unique, cutting-edge arrangements.
The second weekend, February 17 – 18, has the theme of Stem Punk. Designers are invited to create innovative steampunkinspired floral designs, bringing botanical flair to the iconic teapots, clocks, and zeppelins of the steampunk aesthetic.

We invite you to participate in the transformation of Tower Hill into a lush escape from winter. Please contact Kirsten Swartz by December 15, 2017 if you are interested in being a part of Winter in Bloom this year or have any questions.  If you are interested the Packet 2018  contains all the information needed for designers.

Date : Tues March 20, 2018
Time:  7:00 pm
Place:  Norfolk Public Library Community Room, 139 Main Street, Norfolk MA
The Norfolk Public Library has made arrangements for Jana Milbocker, Enchanted Gardens of Holliston, to promote her new book: “The Garden Tourist, 120 Destination Gardens & Nurseries in the Northeast.”