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September 10, 2017

The Urban Africultural Fair and Expo returns!  Celebrate all things agricultural in the city; bees, chickens, garden and orchard produce, maple sugaring, canning & pickling, and much more.  Games and contests for all ages. And enter your favorite garden veggie, kitchen concoction, or orchard beauty for a chance to win prizes and bragging rights.  Click here for the latest details, updates, and instructions.

September 16, 2017 from 10:00am - noon

Honey Harvest -- Help spin honey from honeycomb while learning about beekeeping and the magical, golden world of honey bees.  This workshop will be held at The Boston Nature Center, and is a ticketed event.  See for info.

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.

There is sooooooo much potential here.  If you're ever on the west coast, go to any farmers market and you are likely to see vendors with tables full  of mushrooms.  Why not here!?  Let's cultivate an east coast mushroom revolution!  

Start with the easiest of all; the oyster mushroom.  Or try the almost-as-easy wine cap or lion's mane.  (Supplies and varieties vary.)  We carry affordable packs of mycelium-infused dowels and sawdust ready to inoculate logs, coffee grounds, or almost any organic, carbon-rich substrate.  You could be feasting on your own mushrooms within weeks.  It's easy, fun, educational, and tasty (which also makes them a great gift for both kids and adults).

A packet of 50 dowels sufficient to inoculate one 4-foot log costs around $10.00, and other inoculant medium (usually sawdust) are available.  If you also need a log, we usually have some on hand from $15.00 to $25.00.  Stop by for your supplies and you will leave Agricultural Hall knowing exactly what you need to do to get your mushroom crop up and growing.

Workshops co-hosted by Agricultural Hall and one of several area experts will occur throughout the year.  Stay tuned by visiting our Workshops Page, or send your email asking to be notified when the next mushroom workshop comes along.