March 22, 2011
Design, Build and Construction: Soikkeli & Company
This house was featured in the Martha’s Vineyard Magazine – Home and Garden Winter 2010 issue.
March 21, 2011
Martha’s Vineyard first Bee school is being offered on April 1, 2 and 3rd 2011. Island Grown Intuitive is hosting the 12 Hr. seminar for beginner and intermediate beekeepers. The class is being taught by apiarist and educator Everett Zurlinden from RI. Mr. Zurlinden, owner of BeeHavin’ Apiary, came to the island last year to present a 1 hr. workshop at the Living Local Harvest Festival . The 1 Hr. class was an overview of bees and the important role they play in our food system. The workshop was attended by many of the island beekeepers, many with a quest for more knowledge and guidance.
After the class, Mr. Zurlinden answered questions for 45 minutes and only left because he had to catch the ferry. Island Grown Bees coordinator, Randi Baird, asked Mr. Zurlinden if he would come back to the island next year to teach a course on organic bee keeping. This lead to a collaboration with BeeHavin’ Apiary and IGI this spring.
All classes will be held at the Ag Hall. The scheduled times are as follows:
April 1.: 7-9pm
April 2: 9-12, 3-6pm
The weekend seminar is $100.
Sign up at the door or pre-register at http://www.islandgrown.org/pollination/
Scholarships are available.
Last May, Randi meet Everett in Woodshole to pick-up nucs for beekeepers on MV. 22 hives were brought back to the island. This year IGI and Beehavin Apiary will bring these baby hives to the island again for all who orders them this spring.
Wedding date: July 10, 2010
Ceremony: East Chop Lighthouse
I like thinking about the month of July during a March snowstorm.
Jackelyn’s mom’s family has deep roots to the island, and has had a home in the Oak Bluffs campground for generations. After Daniel proposed to Jackelyn there was no question where the wedding would take place. Besides the island theme, Jackelyn and Daniel included tasteful elements from their home state of Texas. I just love the cowboy boots with the wedding dress!