There are nearly 7,500 Massachusetts farms busy tilling, sowing, feeding, and caring for the fresh, local food soon available at the over 200 soon-to-open farmers’ markets and farm stands across the state. With the growing season gearing up, maybe you’d like to try your hand at some activities sure to whet your appetite as well as your horticultural interests!
Nibbling on Natives in your Backyard and Beyond in Framingham tonight, April 8th might be your first stop. Learn about the many native species that are edible such as the delicious Juneberry – a cross between cherries and almonds. You’ll also learn which edible wild plants are suitable for enhancing your home landscape, seasons of availability, and preparation methods.
On Saturday, April 17th, from 1-5 pm, the Waltham Fields Community Farm is offering a ‘Spring Into Gardening: Festival and Seedling Sale with afternoon activities and presentations that will inspire and inform your own gardening efforts this season!
Calling All Insect-Loving Volunteers! posted on Jul 30
I always thought wasps were the bad guys growing up. But smokey-winged beetle bandit wasps (Cerceris fumipennis) are actually the good guys – used to kill off an invasive species. This specific type of wasp (that does not sting) catches Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), a …Continue Reading Calling All Insect-Loving Volunteers!
A Whale of a License Plate posted on Jul 28
Wish your license plate was more identifiable? Want to save whales? Well, there is a way to achieve both of these at once. Perhaps the old saying about hitting two birds with one stone should be “do two cool things with one easy payment to the …Continue Reading A Whale of a License Plate
Before the Boston Seafood Festival, Reconsider the Lobster posted on Jul 23
Everything that you have been told about lobsters is a lie. Okay, maybe not everything. But despite the popularity of the lobster industry (and it’s a very popular industry—bringing in over $53 million dollars in Massachusetts alone), many popular beliefs about the lobster’s existence are …Continue Reading Before the Boston Seafood Festival, Reconsider the Lobster