The Arnold Arboretum's continuing adult education program offers one-day and multisession horticulture, botany, and landscape-related courses for the beginner, avid amateur, and professional.
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Anna Pavord, best-selling author of The Tulip and recipient of the Royal Horticultural Society’s prestigious Gold Veitch Medal, will be speaking on Creating Your Own Garden Style, at Monument Mountain Regional High School in Great Barrington, as this year’s Berkshire Botanical Garden Winter Lecturer.
Gardening embraces different and distinctive styles, and determining one’s own style of gardening is a personal choice that merits great consideration. Anna Pavord provides a fresh perspective on garden design, and she will explain what garden style is and how to create a garden of one’s own and also share images of distinctive gardens. Tickets are $50 for BBG members, $60 for nonmembers, and benefit the organization. Location is Monument Mountain Regional High School, 600 Stockbridge Rd, Great Barrington, MA 01230. Register at 413-298-3926, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Berkshire Botanical Garden is extending member rates for this program to Arnold Arboretum members.
Community gardening and forestry, participatory watershed restoration…in communities around the world there is a growing phenomenon. People are coming together to rebuild and restore local environments affected by crisis, disaster, or neglect. In New Orleans after Katrina, in New York after Sandy, in Soweto after apartheid, and in any number of postindustrial, depopulated cities, people work together to restore nature, renew communities, and to heal themselves. Marianne Krasny will share stories of this emerging grassroots environmental stewardship, arguing that humans’ innate love of nature and attachment to place compels them to restore nature and places that are threatened, destroyed, or lost. She’ll also report examples of nature and community exerting a healing and restorative power on their stewards and of the measurable effects of civic ecology on individuals and communities. Whether you are an outreach organization, a volunteer, or a resident of an area that would benefit from such community engagement, Maryanne Krasny will inspire you towards action and the societal and environmental rewards that come from participation.
Register at my.arboretum.harvard.edu or call 617-384-5277.
Presented jointly by the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, Mass Audubon's Boston Nature Center, and the Emerald Necklace Conservancy
“Krasny and Tidball’s Civic Ecology reaches into the hearts and hands of hopeful people across the globe transforming communities at the intersection of place and ecosystem, broken and restored, and provides stories of stewardship that can anchor us cognitively and emotionally for the adaptive work of collaborative governance in an era of disruptive change. A beautiful bricolage and more!”
—Carmen Sirianni, Hillquit Professor of Labor and Social Thought, Brandeis University; author of Investing in Democracy and Civic Innovation in America
Civic ecology brings communities together to strengthen bonds and work to maintain or restore local ecosystems. Come to the Boston Nature Center for a civic ecology volunteer morning. The morning will consist of projects designed to improve the visitor experience, maintain healthy ecosystems, and educate the participants. This is the culminating event of a two day lecture series by Dr. Marianne E. Krasny of Cornell University. Please join the Boston Nature Center, Arnold Arboretum, and the Emerald Necklace Conservancy in welcoming her!
Please contact the Boston Nature Center to register: 617-983-8500.
Presented jointly by the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard
University, Mass Audubon's Boston Nature Center, and the
Emerald Necklace Conservancy
On June 12, the Arnold Arboretum and Kadence Arts will host
the Boston premiere of Inuksuit—an
epic composition for large percussion ensemble. Composed by John Luther Adams
and performed in cities around the globe, the piece will be performed by 50 or
more percussionists dispersed throughout the conifer collection of the Arnold
To present Inuksuit free of charge for all to experience we
are seeking funding for this Boston debut.
To introduce Bostonians to Inuksuit and help defray costs, we invite you to attend a benefit concert
performed by Maria Finkelmeier and other percussion musicians in the Weld Hill
Building at the Arnold Arboretum on Thursday, March 24 at 7:00pm.
refreshments, support this cultural undertaking, and learn how John Luther
Adams' innovative, multi-instrument piece will unfold among the Arboretum’s
conifers this June. See details about the June performance on the inside front
cover of Silva and in our June program listings.
Fee $50 thru March 8; $75 after March 8
On June 12, the Arnold Arboretum and Kadence Arts will host the Boston premiere of
Inuksuit —a 75minute
work for percussion ensemble that is designed to heighten awareness of
the sights and sounds that surround us every day. Composed by John Luther Adams and
performed in major cities around the globe, the piece will feature 50 New England-based
percussionists, dispersed throughout the conifer collection of the Arnold Arboretum. Inuksuit is
deeply influenced by John Luther Adams’ belief that “music can contribute to the awakening of
our ecological understanding. By deepening our awareness of our connections to the earth,
music can provide a sounding model for the renewal of human consciousness and culture.”
The Arnold Arboretum is opening its gates to Kadence Arts for this production.
Kadence Arts, founded by Boston-based
percussionist and entrepreneur Maria Finkelmeier, is a
dedicated to uniting the community by providing new experiences to support and
encourage an appreciation of how music enriches our lives. Kadence Arts has recruited an
ensemble of professionals and students that will perform Inuksuit using conch shells, gongs,
maracas, air horns, drums, sirens, cymbals, and glockenspiels, nestled among the trees of
the conifer collection. Attendees will be encouraged to roam throughout the performance area,
allowing for an individualized and personal listening experience.
Free, but we welcome your support in making this performance possible.
Address questions to email@example.com or call 617-384-5277.
John Luther Adams has been praised as "One of the most original musical thinkers of the new
century" (Alex Ross, The New Yorker ). Adams was awarded the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Music
for his symphonic work Become Ocean , and a 2015 Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Classical Composition.
Presented jointly by the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University and Kadence Arts