Friday, March 24, 2017 - 8:00am
Participants will learn about produce safety best practices, key parts of the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirements, and how these requirements will be enforced in MA through MDAR’s Commonwealth Quality Program (CQP). There will be time for questions and discussion, so participants should come prepared to share their experiences and produce safety questions.
Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 10:00am
This workshop will provide information on all types of raspberries and an opportunity for hands-on pruning for participants to gain confidence in pruning their own plants at home.
Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 9:00am
Come join us to learn ways to make your landscape greener and sustainable.
Sunday, April 2, 2017 (All day)
Volunteers needed statewide for Acid Rain Monitoring Project's annual sampling day: April 2, 2017.
Saturday, April 8, 2017 - 10:00am
Horticultural topics covered will be the basics of planting fruit trees, including site selection, choice of variety and rootstock, planting best practices, tree training and pruning, fertilization and ongoing fruit tree care.
Saturday, April 8, 2017 - 1:00pm
Learn the basics of pest and disease identification and Integrated Pest Management (IPM) in the home orchard.
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 9:00am
This session will help participants develop and implement an invasive plant management program. Management tips and strategies will be discussed including herbicide selection and timing, non-chemical strategies and ways to avoid common program pitfalls. This workshop is Session B of the Invasive Plant Certification Program.
Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 10:00am
This presentation will explore how fruit can be incorporated into an edible landscape setting.
Friday, April 21, 2017 - 2:00pm
Join us for a multi-day Earth Day and Arbor Day celebration with Dr. Michael Dirr!