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August 2018

Music in the Garden: Red Hill Band

August 24, 2018 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Boxerwood Nature Center, 963 Ross Road
Lexington, VA 24450 United States
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$5

Red Hill Band (Rock/Blues) an electric rock and country group from Fairfield, performing a mix of Americana, classic country, blues and original music. Mano Taquería will be joining us! Parking: $5/vehicle for non-members, members get in for Free

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December 2018

December 1 – Gifts of Nature

December 1, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Boxerwood Nature Center, 963 Ross Road
Lexington, VA 24450 United States
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Cranberry garlands, dried fruit kabobs, peanut butter pinecones, and suet-and-seed fruit cups are just some of the edible decorations you can hang outdoors on a twist-it-yourself honeysuckle wreath. Our nature arts-and-crafts table is stocked for making people gifts, too! The fee to participate is $5/family for Boxerwood members of $10/family for non-members. We'll provide vines, cones, winter berries, and greenery from the garden, as well as suet, raffia, ribbon, and other project supplies. Families are asked to contribute one type…

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December 2 – Wreath Making

December 2, 2018 @ 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Boxerwood Nature Center, 963 Ross Road
Lexington, VA 24450 United States
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Bring nature indoors for the holidays! Join horticulturalist Faith Vosburgh to make wreaths, swags or a small arrangement with Boxerwood’s beautiful and varied evergreens. A workshop fee of $25 for members or $30 for non-members includes all materials and supplies for your project – and Faith’s expert guidance! Participants are encouraged to bring their own clippers and gloves. *Workshop is for adults and children age 12 and up* Registration is Closed. Thanks to all that registered!

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Boxerwood Bird Walk – Lexington Christmas Bird Count

December 15, 2018 @ 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM

In conjunction with the December 15th Christmas Bird Count (CBC) the Rockbridge Bird Club and Boxerwood will be holding a morning bird walk at Boxerwood Gardens. This is your chance to participate in the Lexington CBC by joining a team of knowledgeable birders. We will start at 8:00 am and spend approximately 1-1/2 hours tallying the species seen and heard in Boxerwood’s bird-friendly habitat. Please wear footwear and clothing appropriate for the weather conditions and bring your binoculars. Unless the…

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February 2019

CANCELED – Acornucopia: “Four Course Nut Taste and Tell”

February 16 @ 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

UPDATE 2/14/19: This event is canceled and may be rescheduled. If you would like to be notified of a  make-up date, please email info@boxerwood.org. Bill Whipple, West Virginia farmer, author of the Acornucopia Project blog, and perennial agriculture activist, will be coming to Lexington to provide an exclusive look…and taste!... into the amazing world of nut trees. “How different would our world look if we derived the four basic commodities of "grain", oil, "dairy" and "meat" from an agriculture of perennial native…

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March 2019

MEDIC SOLO Disaster & Wilderness Medical School

March 2 - March 3
Boxerwood Nature Center, 963 Ross Road
Lexington, VA 24450 United States
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$195

Walkabout Outfitter and MEDIC SOLO Disaster+ Wilderness Medical School invite you to come LEARN HOW to SAVE LIFE and LIMB in an > urban disaster (natural or terrorist) > rural area (not near a hospital) > travel anywhere > wilderness area *** YOUR SPOT IS NOT RESERVED UNTIL YOU'VE COMPLETELY REGISTERED AT WWW.SOLOWFA.COM *** This is a 2-day class, 8:30am - 6:30pm or 7pm each day both days. Course INFO, ONLINE REGISTRATION, other locations & dates: www.solowfa.com OVERVIEW: > No…

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March 16 – Birding at Boxerwood

March 16 @ 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Boxerwood Nature Center, 963 Ross Road
Lexington, VA 24450 United States
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Join members of the Rockbridge Bird Club on March 16th from 8:00 – 10:00 a.m. for an early spring walk through Boxerwood to observe birds and bird behavior. Boxerwood bird walks take place quarterly, led by knowledgeable club members. Walks begin in the parking lot and involve strolling natural paths on easy-to-moderate terrain. Participants will receive a pocket list compiled by club members of more than 90 species that live or migrate through our varied bird-friendly habitats throughout the seasons.…

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March 24 – Water color painting with Elise Sheffield – Behold and Be/held

March 24 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Presenter/Facilitator: Elise Sheffield Brief Bio: Long-time Boxerwood educator Elise Sheffield has been an on again/off again painter for most of her life. For the past decade she has channeled most that creativity into designing and facilitating experiences that help people of all ages connect more deeply with the natural world. In this workshop, she’ll be introducing an approach to outdoor painting that Boxerwood has offered to hundreds of school children over the years, and their often harried adults. With an academic background in…

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April 2019

April 7 – Where is Nature with Joe Murray

April 7 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

A former college biology professor and arboriculture instructor in the Mid-Atlantic region, Murray has traveled extensively in the US as an invited speaker at horticulture and arboriculture conferences. Although he earned all the college degrees and certifications necessary to be called an “expert,” he encourages homeowners to dispense with the advice of experts and to instead interact directly with their land to develop an authentic relationship. For the last five years, Murray has immersed himself in regenerative land care and…

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April 14 – The Word for World: Poetry, Observation, & Writing with Leah Naomi Green

April 14 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

It will be a venture into eco-poetry in which participants will discuss the practices of writing and attention, and will engage in creative writing activities to bind the human experience with the greater-than-human world. Green is the author of The More Extravagant Feast (forthcoming 2020) and her Chapbook, The Ones We Have, received the 2012 Flying Trout Chapbook prize.  Green received an MFA from the University of California, Irvine and teaches English and Environmental Studies at Washington and Lee University.  She has a history of Boxerwood volunteerism,…

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