Stockbridge - Today, Jan, 27, 4:00 pm, educators of grades K-12 are invited to an Open House and Reception hosted by the Garden’s Youth Education office. Educators are invited to visit the education building and new classroom, engage in an indoor garden-related activity, and become acquainted with the 2011 school programs and workshops offered at Berkshire Botanical Garden. Admission is free and pre-registration is requested.
On Saturday, February 12, 1–3 pm, a favorite Garden class, Make Your Own Paper! is offered to families with children ages five and up. Participants will learn the craft of paper making from beginning to end, and take home hand-crafted paper for cards, collage, printing or framing. The cost is $20 Members / $25 Nonmembers.
Altered States – Artistic Books, a workshop on recycling and repurposing books, will be offered on Saturday, March 12, 12:30 – 3:30 pm. Designed for families with children ages seven and up, this is an opportunity to learn the fascinating art form of transforming unwanted volumes into unique creations using gluing, folding, and pop-up techniques. The cost for this workshop is $50 Members / $60 Nonmembers. Note: Families who register for both Make Your Own Paper! and Artistic Books receive a 10% tuition discount.
Seed Bombs and Other Guerilla Gardening, a workshop for children ages eight and up, is scheduled for Saturday, March 19, 1 – 2:30 pm. Children will create seed bombs (also called green grenades used by plant- loving urban rebels) designed to enable seeds to be sown in hard to reach places and locations. Cost for this workshop is $8 Members / $10 Nonmembers.
For more information and to register, please call Berkshire Botanical Garden at 413-298-3926.
Berkshire Botanical Garden is located at the intersection of Routes 102 and 183, Stockbridge, Mass. The Garden offers year-round programs, classes and workshops for adults and children. For a complete listing, visit the Garden’s web site at www.berkshirebotanical.org