Agricultural Hall

An Urban Agriculture Supply & Resource Center

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News & Events

1/26/2017  

2017 Treatment-Free Bee School begins!  Learn everything you need to know to set up your own backyard apiary; 5 classes in all, plus 3 field-day sessions in spring!  For dates and registration, visit http://beeschool2017.bpt.me/ ,or give me a call.  This is a Boston Area Beekeepers Association workshop.



2/25/17

One-day Beekeeping Basics class.  The Boston Nature Center hosts Ag Hall and The Boston Area Beekeepers Association for this three-hour class.  It's a great intro into the wonderful, magical world of beekeeping.  See http://tinyurl.com/hld6qkg for additional information and registration.



3/12/17

The Mighty Mason Bee; Our Native Super-Pollinators!  This is a two hour introduction to the cutest but hardest-working little bees you may have never seen.  Part 1 will cover physiology, life-cycles, benefits,..., and Part 2 is a hands-on workshop to construct a mason bee house just in time for their early spring arrival.  For more info, click here



3/19/17

Cheesemaking -- Hard Cheeses Made Easy.  Making soft cheeses is fun, but making hard cheese is challenging, rewarding, AND fun!  Registration will begin in February, and the class will fill up quickly; send an email to cheese3-17@AgHall.com and I will contact you when registration begins.



Late March/Early April

Grafting and Pruning Fruit Trees.  John Bunker (Fedco Seeds/Bulbs/Trees, and New England's apple guru), will share his vast knowledge caring for, and propagating, pome & stone fruit trees.  Hoping to spin-off a Boston www.GuerrillaGrafters.org from the class.  Date and location to be determined.  Send an email to grafting3-17@AgHall.com and I will contact you when registration begins. Co-sponsored with the Boston Food Forest Coalition.



Agricultural Hall?

In 1818, the Massachusetts Society for the Promotion of Agriculture built the original Agricultural Hall on Dighton Street in Brighton.  It served as the hub of the Brighton Fair and Cattle Show, one of the earliest and largest such fairs in the country.  In 1829, "a 17-pound turnip, a 19-pound radish, and a bough on which pears hung like a cluster of grapes were among the outstanding exhibits of that year."  In 1844 the building was moved to its present location at the corner of Chestnut Hill Avenue and Washington Street.

Dr. William P. Marchione & 

The Bostonian Society

Brighton Allston Historical Society

Agricultural Hall

245 Amory Street

Jamaica Plain, MA  02130

617-388-7378  /  e-mail Ag Hall

Sat.&Sun., 10:00am-2:30pm & by appt.

Beekeeping

Supplies, tools, and know-how; AH is your resource center for almost every need and question.

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Chickens

Feed, bedding, feeders and more.  Keep your girls happy and healthy.  Find your supplies and answers here.

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Gardening

Seeds, saltmarsh hay & straw, fertilizer, tools & more. It's here, it's local, it's often in bulk, & it's affordable.

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Maple Sugaring

Welcome spring with a warm & delicious tradition. We have everything but the trees. 

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Mushrooms

Start with a family-friendly kit, then graduate to more challenging species.   Enjoy a delicious year-round harvest.

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Cheese & Canning

AH carries some supplies, a few ingredients, & big plans for both.

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Agricultural Hall in a nutshell...

Agricultural Hall is Boston's urban grange; a store, a resource center, and a hangout for urban aggie-types (agri-nerds?) to share their agriculture-related experiences, explore new ideas, and just "shoot the breeze."  

From the store at 245 Amory Street we sell a wide range of urban agriculture supplies, primarily beekeeping equipment and chicken husbandry supplies, but also solid, practical, and inspiring goods and tools.  Our tendencies are: 

  • To carry organic, recycled, readily recyclable, handmade, and/or locally made products;
  • To sell in bulk when possible, thereby helping you keep your costs and packaging footprint to a minimum;
  • To only carry well-made, durable products that you will cherish and use for a lifetime; and
  • To be a resource/referral center for anyone looking for answers to agriculture-related questions.

Agricultural Hall also organizes classes in all manner of urban agriculture.  Schedules and sign-up instructions can be found at our Workshops page.  Whether a novice beekeeper, a weathered gardener, or a hard-core canner, you will find new and interesting topics to explore among Agricultural Hall's workshops.