October 19 CISA‘s own Margaret Christie will host Preserving Food: Canning, Freezing, Drying, Storage on Tuesday, October 19 from 6:30 to 8:30pm at the Greenfield Community College’s Downtown Center. Register with Greenfield Community College by email or phone at 413-775-1803.
October 22-23 Tower Hill Botanic Garden is proud to host the Garden Club Federation (GCF) of Massachusetts’ “A New England Journey” Flower Show. This floral homage to New England’s literary and cultural traditions will be sure to generate feelings of nostalgia and regional pride! The Show opens Friday, October 22, and continues through Sunday, October 24; 10am-5pm each day. The Show is included with regular admission: $10 for Adults, $7 for Seniors, $5 for Youth, and free for members and children under 6.
Presented by the Central North & South Districts of the GCF of Massachusetts, visitors will be inspired by a spectacular exhibit of arrangements, both fresh & dried, that reflect New England’s social and cultural history since 1620. Some of the region’s most innovative arrangers will build breath-taking designs, incorporating the ideas of New England traditions and poets with ingenious combinations. The main part of the show features displays using a variety of standards, such as a foliage design on a pedestal, or making use of fruits and or vegetables in a design. The Divisions include “The Maine Woods,” “The China Trade,” and “The Road Not Taken.”–an homage to poet Robert Frost. Distinctive sections include table settings suitable for “An Afternoon at Tanglewood,” and “Dinner at the Union Oyster House,” and “A Tailgate Party” as but a few examples.
November 7 Just Roots, a local citizens’ group, will host a public forum on Sunday, November 7th at 2pm at the Greenfield High School, to help define the highest and best use of theGreenfield Town Farm as a community resource.