Agricultural Hall

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BEEKEEPING CLASSES!

Boston Area Beekeeping Association's (BABA's) intensive beekeeping class begins February 8th.

Bee school is the best place to begin your beekeeping adventure.  The five indoor classes (and several 'hands-on' trips to an apiary in early spring) are comprehensive and fun.  The class is already three-quarters full, so sign up soon to reserve your spot.  See https://www.brownpapertickets.com/browse.html for registration and details.



BEEKEEPING 101

Sunday, February 24, 2018

Also, a basic, single beekeeping class will be taught at the Boston Nature Center. If you plan to start beekeeping this year, the BABA class (above) is best. If you're considering beekeeping sometime in the future, the BNC class is a great intro. See https://tinyurl.com/y92kdnme



BEE PACKAGES, 2018

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Bee orders begin January 17th. See http://aghall.com/beekeeping/ordering-2018-bees.html for ordering info.



MUSHROOMS!

Log inoculation can start anytime; there's a small supply of fresh oak logs nearby, and I'll pick up a bag of shiitake spawn in the next week or two. Call for updates, or check back on this page. Logs/spawn/sealing wax will all run about $40/ea., but will keep rewarding you with mushroom 'flushes' for several years.



For other workshops and happenings, check the Workshops calendar here



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, 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.