Growing Vegetables on Cape Cod: Lecture by C.L. Fornari

Growing Vegetables on Cape Cod: Lecture by C.L. Fornari

Thursday, May 4
4pm - 6pm
at Edgewood Farm

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Imagine going out into your yard from June through December and returning to your kitchen with the freshest, most tasty food in the world. On Cape Cod it is absolutely possible to pick your dinner seven or more months a year. In this talk C.L. will explain the best plants and practices for raising organic vegetables. She will show which varieties thrive in our sea-side climate, explain the basics of planting (in the ground or in raised beds and containers), and will provide solutions to the most common insect, disease and animal challenges that we face.

C.L. Fornari is the author of six books including Coffee for Roses and The Cocktail Hour Garden. She hosts a weekly radio program on WXTK every Saturday,  and is a speaker who frequently presents to a variety of audiences.

C.L. is also the resident plant geek at Hyannis Country Garden, a family owned garden center, where she runs their consultation service. Her website and blog can be found at www.GardenLady.com. She grows all manner of plants at Poison Ivy Acres in Sandwich, where her favorite thing is walk into the vegetable garden and ask, “What’s for dinner?”

Hidden Hazards in the Art Studio: Free Occupational Health & Safety Program

Hidden Hazards in the Art Studio: Free Occupational Health & Safety Program

May 20, 2017
10:00 am to 1:00 pm
at Fine Arts Work Center, 24 Pearl Street, Provincetown

Who should attend: artists of any kind, jewelers, glassblowers, ceramicists, sculptors, gallery owners, schools, art supply stores, hobbyists

Free, however registration is required. Email kalliope@barnstablecounty.org your name, email, phone, type of artist

You are invited to join Dave Waddell, a nationally recognized expert on hazardous chemicals in the arts, for a free workshop on reducing artists’ exposure to hazardous chemicals. Hidden within the products used by artists are a wide assortment of chemical compounds. Many of these can pose risks to artist’s health over time; including reproductive harm, cancer, depressed lung function, chemical sensitivity and neurological harm. More troubling, these risks can also affect those we come in contact with, if we’re not careful.This engaging and informative workshop will provide you with an understanding of the ways art chemicals can harm you and how you can reduce those harmful exposures. It’s also a chance for you to get answers to questions about the specific circumstances in your practice and your studio from an expert in this field.

Topics covered include:

  • Avoiding exposures to toxic solvents in painting, encaustic and printmaking
  • Which are the most hazardous products in your discipline?
  • Selecting safer adhesives
  • How to clean your studio without mobilizing toxic dusts
  • Studio ventilation design for health
  • Ways to cut the costs of protecting your health from toxic art materials
  • Safer alternatives to hazardous products in all disciplines

Sponsored by the Town of Provincetown Department of Health, Barnstable County’s Cape Cod Cooperative Extension, and the Fine Arts Work Center

Robert Pinsky Poetry Reading

Robert Pinsky Poetry Reading

Thursday, June 22
6:00pm
On the Back Deck at Castle Hill
10 Meetinghouse Road, Truro
FREE for Members / $20 for Non-Members

Provincetown Dance Festival

Provincetown Dance Festival

June 23 & 24
at the Provincetown Theater

Program to be announced

Pamet River Float

Pamet River Float

Saturday, July 8
10am - 1pm
FREE for Members / $50 for Non-Members

Summer Bash!

Summer Bash!

Saturday, July 22
6pm - 9pm
at Edgewood Farm
$25 for Members / $30 for Non-Members

with Chandler Travis and the Philharmonic

The Cocktail Hour Garden with C.L. Fornari


Friday, July 28
4pm - 6pm
$65 Members / $75 Non-Members

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For most of us, life is jam-packed. In the 21st century it becomes even more important to take a break at the end of the work day, put aside our digital devices and reconnect with other people and the natural world. This talk explores how we can all benefit from a garden created for the senses. Whether you sit in such a space with a cup of coffee in the morning, an iced tea in the afternoon, or a cocktail at the end of the day, The Cocktail Hour Garden will be a refuge where you can relax, recharge, and reconnect with other people and the natural world.

C.L. Fornari is the author of six books including Coffee for Roses and The Cocktail Hour Garden. She hosts a weekly radio program on WXTK every Saturday,  and is a speaker who frequently presents to a variety of audiences.

C.L. is also the resident plant geek at Hyannis Country Garden, a family owned garden center, where she runs their consultation service. Her website and blog can be found at www.GardenLady.com. She grows all manner of plants at Poison Ivy Acres in Sandwich, where her favorite thing is walk into the vegetable garden and ask, “What’s for dinner?”

Artist Studio & Farm Tour

Artist Studio & Farm Tour

Saturday, August 5
Times TBD
$25 for Members / $30 for Non-Members

Woody English Lecture: William Mann

Wednesday, August 9
6:00pm
at Wellfleet Preservation Hall
$20 for Members / $25 for Non-Members

 

Silent & Live Auction

Silent & Live Auction

Saturday, August 12
5pm - 10pm
at Edgewood Farm
$40 for Members / $50 for Non-Members

Paint the Race

Paint the Race

Thursday, September 7
12pm - 3pm
Meet at MacMillan Pier
$25 for Members / $30 for Non-Members

Truro Treasures

Truro Treasures

September 16 & 17

Schedule TBD