Since our founding, Education has been at the core of the Berkshire Botanical Garden’s mission. Our workshops, lectures and certificate programs are designed for all types of gardeners from the most novice, to the seasoned professional. For detailed information on our registration and cancelation policy, please scroll to the bottom of this page.
Lecture/offsite field study to Woven Roots Farm, Tyringham, MA (co-enrolled with Horticulture Certificate Program)
Learn how to extend the season’s harvest to enjoy your own garden greens throughout the late fall and early spring months. Consider growing under cover in an unheated greenhouse, cold frame or high/low poly tunnels, and learn techniques needed to achieve a true four-season harvest. Investigate a variety of structures and learn the pros and cons of each. Crop selection, soil preparation, timing, planting, cultivation and harvesting will be covered, with a focus on early and late season production. Following the lecture, Pete will lead a field study to Woven Roots Farm in Tyringham, MA, and will explain season-extension structures and the various growing techniques.
Peter Salinetti owns Woven Roots Farm, a small family farm and CSA that grows vegetables and culinary herbs using traditional farming practices. For over 10 years they have grown local produce for Berkshire County families. Their vegetables are grown using environmentally sustainable gardening practices, and they produce amazing top-quality, delicious produce. Both Peter and his wife Jen are committed to raising awareness about the importance of the local food supply, along with teaching technical information on how to do so. They have lectured on growing food for both NOFA and other regional organizations.
Advance Registration – is required for all classes, workshops and field trips. We recommend registering early to ensure a place in the desired event. You may register on this website (unless otherwise stated) by phone by calling 413.298.3926, in person by stopping by our administrative offices.
Cancellations: If a class is cancelled due to insufficient enrollment or weather, we will refund your full registration fee. We will try to contact you in advance using the number you provide on the registration form. Cancellations will e announced on our answering machine – call 413.298.3926 for updates and info after office hours.
Withdrawals: To withdraw your registration for a class, please contact us as soon as possible so we can make your space available to others. If you give us at least 7 days notice prior to the event, we will refund your fee less a $10 administration charge. Please note: we cannot offer refunds for withdrawals less than 7 days before a class.