Conference/Seminar
The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies presents its annual Historical Swordsmanship Conference. Presentations at the conference will feature a combination of academic scholarship and demonstrations.

April 25, 2015
9:00 am-4:00 pm

Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies

The TEDxAmherst conference aims to connect avant-garde thinkers and modern visionaries with the unique Amherst community.

April 25, 2015
9:00 am-5:00 pm

Campus Center Auditorium

Your fruiting wall will produce two bushels each of five apple varieties in just 3 years from planting using just over 100 square feet of backyard.

April 25, 2015
10:00 am-2:00 pm

Marshfield Fairgrounds Admin Bldg
One of the most challenging thing about growing your own fruit is knowing how to identify the insect pests and diseases that might afflict them.  Learn the basics of pest and disease identification and Integrated Pest Management (IPM) in the home orchard.

April 25, 2015
10:00 am-1:00 pm

Newton Community Farm
Healthy soils are essential for raising healthy crops.  In this workshop you will learn the basics of soil composition, microbial life and structure  as they relate to the home garden, as well as the nitty gritty on soil testing, amendments and fertilizers needed to maintain crop health each season and build your garden’s soil over time.

April 25, 2015
10:00 am-1:00 pm

Powisset Farm
Learn about how to build bee blocks and which flowering plants make good forage habitat. Participants will build nest boxes to bring home to their gardens.

May 9, 2015
10:00 am-2:00 pm

Smolak Farm

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