On March 21 at 9:00am, attend a workshop at the Wakefield Estate on creating a compact orchard in your garden. Register »
Peter Raven delivers the third talk in our 2015 Director’s Lecture Series on March 23 at 7:00pm. Register »
David Donovan leads a tour examining the diversity of tree bark on March 28 at 12:30pm. Register »
The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University is a community resource for education, offering a variety of learning opportunities including lectures, classes, workshops, and tours of our living collections and historical landscape. Join us as we explore the biology and horticulture of woody plants, and delve into topics related to Earth’s biodiversity and evolutionary history, the environment, conservation biology, and key social issues associated with current science.
The Orchard Ecosystem
Michael Phillips, Farmer and Orchardist, Lost Nation Orchard at Heartsong Farm, Groveton, NH
1 Session: Wednesday, March 18, 12:30–3:30pm
Location: Wellesley College Science Center, Room SCI-277
Farmer and writer Michael Phillips, author of The Holistic Orchard, discusses his holistic approach to growing healthy and wholesome tree fruit and berries in this three-hour seminar. This talk focuses on building system health, examining dynamics like beneficial accumulators, pollinator habitat, spider allies, even how plant growth cycles suggest particular task timing to enhance these connections. Join us for lunch and an exploration of proper stewardship of the orchard ecosystem.
Fee $45 member, $60 nonmember (includes lunch) Register »