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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 and I will contact you when registration begins.

4/2/17 (tentative)

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

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 from the class.  Date and location to be determined.  Send an email to 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.

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2016     EGG CHICKS     2016

Here's the line-up so far:

Delivery #1, March 31;  

ARAUCANAS,  BARRED PLYMOUTH ROCKS,  CUCKOO MARANS,  &  WELLSUMMERS.  (The Welsummers lay a terracotta-colored egg!  Their cost is higher and supplies are limited!)

Delivery #2, April 7;

BLACK AUSTRALORPS (#1 egg producers!),  BUFF ORPINGTONS,  &  


Delivery #3, April 21;




To see what chicks are usually available in spring from the local supplier, visit Mt. Healthy's site at;   

No order forms required.  Chicks delivered to Acton and brought to Boston the same day.  You pay supplier's price plus a $10 Agricultural Hall delivery charge.

Pullets are usually available through late spring.  Stay tuned for updates.

If you want a flock of fully-grown hens, give a call and I will look around.