In effort to serve Mass Hort’s mission to develop the public’s understanding of plants and the environment, we host classes throughout the year for all interest levels.
We offer hands-on workshops as well as lectures, classes for vegetable growers, potted ornamental enthusiasts, and home-owners looking to boost their curb appeal. We have everything from botanical art workshops and book signings to floral design courses and composting classes.
Where: The Gardens at Elm Bank
Kathy Gunst will read from her new book, talk about the importance of sharing meals with family and friends and take your questions about her cookbooks, work on public radio and more. Gunst will share the ideas in her new book, Soup Swap, such as the traditions of soup and hosting soup swaps, a new model of entertaining where everyone brings a pot of soup to a party, and goes home with a variety of leftovers-- instead of being stuck with the same old pot of soup for the week. She'll also share some samples of the recipes found in her latest book.
Kathy Gunst is a James Beard Award winning journalist. She is the Resident Chef for NPR's Here and Now, heard on over 500 public radio stations. She is the author of 15 cookbooks and writes for the Washington Post, Eating Well, Yankee, and more. She lives in Southern Maine.
Find more at www.kathygunst.com
Adult Education: We offer lectures, hands-on workshops, and art and design classes. Programs are offered to novice levels through professional. Look here for a listing of upcoming classes!
Thursday Night at the Hort: Our weekly lecture series brings a horticultural expert to our site nearly every Thursday night. We feature topics from growing your own food and boosting your home’s curb appeal to growing in small places and using ecologically-sound growing methods.
Seed to Table: Start with a seed, end with a meal. The Seed to Table program provides education and hands-on experience growing and using food and beverage plants. Programs for Kids: Mass Hort welcomes gardeners of all ages! Visit our Programs for Kids page to learn more about our award-winning Children’s Garden and our youth programs such as a daily summer children’s hour!
Programs for Schools: Mass Hort is excited to come to your community and bring plant science workshops to your school. We also host field trips for students and offer teacher workshops through our School Garden Initiative. Learn about all of these efforts on our Programs for Schools page.
Library: Mass Hort is home to one of the largest and oldest horticultural libraries in the country. Our 20,000-volume library is located at our headquarters in Wellesley. Click here to find more information and library hours.
Founded in 1829, the Massachusetts Horticultural Society is dedicated to encouraging the science and practice of horticulture and developing the public's enjoyment, appreciation, and understanding of plants and the environment.
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