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Great Barrington Fairfield Inn & Suites Hotel by Marriott - Berkshires
The Fairfield Inn & Suites Hotel by Marriott is located in Great Barrington, Mass in the popular Berkshires. Each room is equipped with a microwave and mini-fridge and comes with a free breakfast and high speed internet.
About Monterey
The Town of Monterey Massachusetts was founded in 1847 and is located in Berkshire County.

Monterey has a small year round population of 934 residents.

The Berkshire tourist guide described Monterey as “charmingly attractive” and contains Lake Garfield which is the most beautiful lakes of the area.

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Wigwams and Shelter-Building
Visit the wigwam at the Bidwell House Museum, and learn to build yourown shelter with supplies from the forest floor. Lean-tos, tarp-shelters, and nature's ready-made shelterswill be discussed, while participants construct a shelter together.

When: Jun 25, 2016 11 AM in Monterey, Massachusetts (Sat, 25 Jun 2016 11 )
Primitive Arts Skills and Fire-building
Learn to make willow charcoal, mineral pigments, and inks from nuts and berries. Participants will assist in building and tending a fire while creating their own art supplies from natural materials. A discussion of journaling practice and drawing from observation will follow, with examples of work done in natures studio.

When: Jun 11, 2016 11 AM in Monterey, Massachusetts (Sat, 11 Jun 2016 11 )
Introduction to Basketry
Learn different styles of traditional basketry, the tools and local materials used in basket-making, and begin making your own basket using willow.

When: Aug 6, 2016 11 AM in Monterey, Massachusetts (Sat, 06 Aug 2016 11 )
Methods of Food Preservation with Hosta Hill
Learn how to preserve food for winter storage with an overview of drying, canning, and fermentation techniques. Special guest Maddie Elling of Hosta Hill will share some of her sauerkraut and kimchi recipes, and discuss the health benefits of fermentation. Participants will preserve wild food throughsome of the discussed techniques.

When: Sep 17, 2016 11 PM in Monterey, Massachusetts (Sat, 17 Sep 2016 23 )
Plant Dyes and Fibers
Carding, spinning, and dyeing! Learn how to process wooland plant-based fibers such as milkweed and dogbane while dyeing skeins in an outdoor dye bath. Using plants, berries and nuts, participants will explore the range of color inour New England landscape, and learn how to make their own cordage.

When: Jul 2, 2016 2 PM in Monterey, Massachusetts (Sat, 02 Jul 2016 14 )
HistoricalTextiles and Slow Embroidery
Look into the Bidwell House Museum quilts, curtains, linens to betterunderstand family heritage, status, and values. Participants willappreciatethe detailed labor of historical textiles, the stories and symbolism of common motifs, and embroidery as a practice while they work on their own free-form embroidery projects.

When: Oct 15, 2016 2 PM in Monterey, Massachusetts (Sat, 15 Oct 2016 14 )
Home Medicine from Herbal Gardens with Wake Robin Botanicals
A practical guide to the garden, orlivingmedicine cabinet! Participants will learn about traditional herbs cultivated at the Bidwell House Museum's historical heirloom garden and how they are used. Special guest Atalanta Sunguroff of Wake Robin Botanicals will share her herbalist remedies and methods of preparation, whileparticipants make a simple elixir to bring home and use.

When: Aug 27, 2016 11 AM in Monterey, Massachusetts (Sat, 27 Aug 2016 11 )
A Tyringham Valley Homestead with Woven Roots Farm
Makeconnections betweenthe Bidwell family homesteadand 21st century farming practices. Participants will explorehistorical and modern agriculture inTyringham Valley, and look into the symbiotic relationship of families with their landscape. Special guest Jen Salinetti will speak about her experiences with Woven Roots Farm where she lives, works, and raises her children.

When: Jul 16, 2016 2 PM in Monterey, Massachusetts (Sat, 16 Jul 2016 14 )

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