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Mushroom Walk with Mycologist, Zaac Chaves



Gardening Advice Series: Prepare for Spring
Prepare for the Spring Planting Season with gardening expert Eileen Burton who will teach a series of four 1 hour Zoom sessions - one each month - from February, March, April and May. The topics will be what to do each month towards having the perfect garden (flowers or vegetables) and you will receive personal help towards achieving that goal. Instructor Eileen Burton is a former horticultural manager for a large non-profit organization. She also had a garden design business, Butterfly Gardens.


4 Sessions $ 49 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 39)
Wed., 2/10; 3/10; 4/7 and 5/12 from 7 to 8 p.m.; Zoom



Gardening Advice Series: Prepare for Spring
Prepare for the Spring Planting Season with gardening expert Eileen Burton who will teach a series of 1 hour Zoom sessions - one each month in April and May. The topics will be what to do each month towards having the perfect garden (flowers or vegetables) and you will receive personal help towards achieving that goal. Instructor Eileen Burton is a former horticultural manager for a large non-profit organization. She also had a garden design business, Butterfly Gardens.


2 Sessions $ 31 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 25)
Wed., 4/7 and 5/12 from 7 to 8 p.m.; Zoom



Gardening Advice Series: Prepare for Growing and Harvesting
Prepare for the Summer growing and harvesting season with gardening expert Eileen Burton who will teach a series of four 1 hour Zoom sessions - one each month - from June, July, August and September. The topics will be what to do each month towards having the perfect garden (flowers or vegetables) and you will receive personal help towards achieving that goal. Instructor Eileen Burton is a former horticultural manager for a large non-profit organization. She also had a garden design business, Butterfly Gardens.


4 Sessions $ 49 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 39)
Wed., 6/9; 7/14; 8/11; 9/8 from 7 to 8 p.m.; Zoom



Mushroom Walk
Grab a notebook and join us on a mycologically focused ecological tour in Ridgefield to better recognize some of the most common and even bewildering phenomena in town. Guided by field mycologist Zaac Chaves, we will be developing basic tools to better recognize several fungal species, some not so common, right in our town. You'll get a deliberate view of delicate local processes unfolding in town. This might include fungal forensics and the stories a mushroom might tell us about places and things that once happened there. Zaac Chaves works on species surveys for several sites and sometimes with organizations including Harvard University, the New York Botanical Gardens, and the National Parks Service. We have found several new species at many sites and are also helping recognize others which are rare and disappearing. He also serves as the chief editor of the Boston Mycological Club Bulletin, established in 1897.


1 Session $ 29 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 23)
Sat., 6/19 from 10 to 11:30 a.m.; Outdoors at a park in Ridgefield. Directions to be sent prior to class.