BCRC Continues Series of Sustainability lectures and Workshops at MCLA


 NORTH ADAMS, MA - The Spring 2009 "Green Living" seminars and workshops hosted by the Berkshire Environmental Resource Center (BERC) at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will continue on Thursday, April 16, at 5:30 p.m., with a workshop on "Grafting Fruit Trees," in Murdock Hall conference room 218.

The public is invited to attend this free series, "Good Food: Sustainable Agriculture for the 21st Century." The aim of the series is to inform students and the community about why and how to increase the sustainability of our food system. Participants learn about ways of directly contributing to improving agricultural sustainability through hands-on workshops on green gardening techniques.

No reservation is required.

This presentation on "Grafting Fruit Trees" will be led by John Trimarchi, owner of Trimarchi Nurseries in Adams. He will provide a hands-on introduction to the process of grafting trees.

Trimarchi has a Bachelor's degree in Landscape Architecture from the College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse, N.Y., and has owned Trimarchi Nurseries since 1994.

For more information, go to greenliving or contact Elena Traister of MCLA's environmental studies department, (413) 662-5303.