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January 2020

Needham Adult Education: Intro to Permaculture: Grow Fruits, Nuts, Herbs and More in Your Backyard

January 29, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Needham High School – room 909, 1330 Highland Ave
Needham, MA 02492 United States
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If bad climate news is getting you down, here is something fun that you can do to make the world a better place right in your own backyard! Permaculture is a way to grow fruits, nuts, herbs and vegetables, that intentionally mimics patterns and relationships found in natural ecosystems. In a permaculture garden, everything works together in synergy--the soil life, different plants supporting each other, and the gardener. As a result, a permaculture garden requires less water, fertilizer, pest-control and…

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February 2020

Needham Adult Education: Keeping Bees: A Year in the Life of a Honeybee Colony and Its Beekeeper

February 6, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Needham High School – Room 206, Webster St
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Birgit deWeerd is a beekeeper in Bedford, MA. A chemist by profession, she first became fascinated with beekeeping 30 years ago, when a friend gave her a jar of honey produced by bees from her own hives. Join Birgit for an engaging presentation on the activities in and around a beehive, starting in January and ending in the fall with the honey harvest. You will learn about the social interactions of honeybees, pollen and nectar collection activities, honey productions, and…

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