two part Orchard pruning class

Working in conjunction with Polly Hill Arboretum we are so excited to be able to offer a two part orchard pruning class. Students can attend both classes or just one.

class 1 - complete!

March 4, 2017

This first class, although spread out over several weekends because of wintery weather, was fantastic! Thanks to all who joined us here at the farm and helped us to prune, prune and prune!


class 2

June 22, 2017

10am - 2pm

please cal Polly Hill Arboretum to register: 508-693-9426

class limit: 14

Even if you were not able to join us for the first class join us for part 2! This class will start with a short lecture at Polly Hill Arboretum. It will be on fruit tree management and how to control the growth to have a more productive fruit tree.  We will cover how the trees set buds and what type of wood they produce fruit on.  When we get into the Grey Barn Orchard will look at what we did in March and see how that influenced the tree and learn the next steps for proper management.  Participants will get a hands on demonstration as well as hands on practice.  Again participants are suggested to bring plenty to drink, lunch and/or snacks. Please dress appropriately for the weather and participants should bring work gloves and safety glasses.  Polly Hill will supply pruners, saws, loppers and ladders.

Participants may attend one or both. $30 for PHA members, $40 for non-members. Park and meet at the Visitor Center. Space is limited; please call to register: 508-693-9426.

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three Cheese Tasting and En Plein Air Painting classes

Dates: July 13, August 10 and August 31

Time: 3:00pm - 6:30pm

Cost: $175 per person

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We are excited to announce that this summer we will be partnering again with Farm.Field.Sea to bring you three separate painting and cheese tasting classes. With our farm as the backdrop, you will start your adventure on a walk with farmers and owners Molly and Eric Glasgow. You will meet the farm's animals and learn about how the cheese carries an undeniable sense of place due to organic farming methods and the farm’s hefty Dutch Belted ladies. After a deep tasting of the farm’s four artisanal cheeses, paired with beverages, artists Traeger di Pietro and Kenneth Vincent will join for a special painting workshop with a focus on painting outdoors, from life (en plein air), demonstrating how to capture the mood and magic of natural landscapes around us. Materials will be provided but you might want to bring a sun hat!