Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Better than pills

Some friends from the New England forum over at GardenWeb are collaborating on a calendar of events for New England gardeners. We named it NewEnglandGardenEvents - clever, no? This is a shameless plug for the new site, but also a testimonial on how gratifying its creation has been.

I'm really amazed at the number of interesting courses, lectures,and field workshops being offered during winter. The Arnold Arboretum is tops, but there are fantastic speakers at other less-well-known places, like the Berkshire Botanical Garden in Great Barrington, MA and Blithwold in Bristol, RI.

Working on the calendar has been a great way to find out about what's going on, and, as one of the calendar team members said recently, it's "better than pills" for getting through the cold dark season without getting depressed. We've found that some of the super-stars of the horticultural world will be appearing in New England this winter.

Please take a look at the site, at And, if you know of an upcoming event that would be of interest to gardeners in the region, please add it by leaving a comment on the calendar site.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Having just discovered the New England Garden Events site...great idea. It can be a little tedious keeping track of and searching individual sites looking for "gardening entertainment and education" and here it is...all in one place. The links have put me in touch with information I can use and I appreciate your efforts. Thank you.

February 08, 2007  

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