Classes

Wreath Making Class

2017 Classes

Please register in advance. 973-838-0174
Some classes require deposit.

 

Miniature Gardening Class—February 4th, Saturday 1 pm
Whether you’re into fairies, or just tiny plants, come join us in making little gardens for your winter enjoyment. Choice of 2 containers:  $45 with moss container & $55 with ‘bark’ container. Please pre-register–deposit required.

Introduction to Herbal Medicine Making—February 11, Saturday 1 pm
Take this one day Free intro to Herbalist Morrie Shafer’s  6 part Medicinal Herb Series starting in March.  Please pre-register.

Winter Sowing— February 18th, Saturday 1 pm
Imagine starting plants in the middle of winter, without heat, without lights, outdoors…even in the snow!  Join us in learning how to save money by planting your own seeds without the need for expensive, bulky shelving in your home, using nature’s way of growing hardy, sturdy plants from seed.   You can start annuals, perennials, even some vegetables outdoors in the snow now without worry, and enjoy healthy seedlings in the spring!  If you have a clean, empty, milk or water gallon jug, please bring it along.  All other supplies will be provided in class.  $15 Please pre-register

Moss Gardening—February 25th, Saturday 1pm
Aside from being magically beautiful, moss is a practical solution to many garden issues. It is pest and disease resistant, and does a wonderful job of preventing soil erosion. Come explore the beauty and magic of moss, and learn how to cultivate your own moss garden outside. Also, you will be planting up a lovely moss garden in a glass jar to take home. $25 

Seed Starting Indoors–March 4th, Saturday 11 am
Learn about the basics of starting seeds indoors with our own Joan Riedl.   Plant a tray of seeds to take home.  Cost to plant tray $10   Or just come to listen for free.

Organic Vegetable Gardening Q & A.— March 25, Saturday 10:30-am
Local Farmer Allison Hosford from Two Pond Farm in West Milford will host this fun workshop on vegetable gardening.  Allison has years of experience and you are guaranteed to learn a bunch this day.  Free

Lawn Care–March 25th, Saturday 1pm
Rich Imlay of Jonathan Green lawn Care Products will show you how to get the best lawn on the block with an organic based program with the use of IPM, or Integrated Pest Management. Feel free to talk to Rich about your own lawn issues. Bring a soil sample so we can test the pH of your soil-call to find out how.    Free 

Hiking in Bear Country and Circuit Hikes in Harriman Book Talk–April 1, Saturday  10:30 am
Join author and hike leader Don Weise  for the presentation, “Hiking in Bear Country: Safety Tips & Great Local Hikes”. Copies of Don’s latest guidebook, Circuit Hikes in Harriman, will be available for purchase and signing. With more than 20 years’ experience as a hike leader, runner and environmental advocate, Weise will share tips for identifying extraordinary local hikes, hiking safely in bear country, and other hike preparation tips. His organization, the NY-NJ Trail Conference, builds, maintains and protects a network of more than 2,150 miles of trails, and engages nearly 1,900 volunteers in trail work throughout northern New Jersey and lower upstate New York.
After the talk and weather permitting, Don will lead an optional, moderately strenuous local hike in Norvin Green State Forest. There is no charge to attend, however seating is limited, so please pre-register.

Fairy Gardening—April 1, Saturday 2 pm
Let’s plant up a magical fairy garden using miniature tropical plants and adorable accessories!  These gardens are meant for indoors, or outdoors in summer only.  $40

Using Coast of Maine Products in your Vegetable and Perennial Gardens, OR, Gardening with Anita!–April 24th, Monday 6:30 pm
Gardener and cook, Anita DaFonte is returning once again to talk about using Coast of Maine products in your garden. We LOVE these products!  She will talk about how to build rich organic soil with these amendments, making a perfect bed for your vegetables, annuals, perennials and shrubs.  She will also share her preferred fertilizers, harvesting tips and recipes. Plus, she will again share her tips and how she saves her garden from wildlife foraging. This class is free, but register ahead if you can.

Rain Barrel Making Workshop—May 4th, Thursday 6 pm
What is a Rain Barrel? A container that collects rain water from a roof source like your home, garage or shed. The water collected can be used to water your lawn, garden, indoor plants, clean tools, wash cars, and replenish pools. Rain Barrel water is NOT SAFE FOR DRINKING.  The benefits of Harvesting Rain Water: Save money by using rain water, Conserve drinking water, Help reduce storm water runoff, Reduce flooding, Reduce pollution, Rain water is healthier for plants & vegetation.
The Rain Barrel workshop will be a 2 hour session. The first 15-20 min will consist of a PowerPoint presentation on the benefits on collecting rain water, how a rain barrel works, and the steps for making your own rain barrel.  After the presentation, participants will make their own Rain Barrel which they will take home with them.    Cost $89   Register ahead of time as space is limited.  Deposit required.
Bio: Green Mojo Eco Consulting llc, is a minority, woman owned business, based in Paterson, New Jersey. They are an energetic company that specializes in Go-Green ideas and Sustainable solutions.  Their mission is to inform and educate individuals, families, and businesses on the benefits of conserving energy and a sustainable (green) lifestyle.

Controlling Insects and Pests in Your Organic Vegetable Garden—NEW DATE–June 10, Saturday 10 am
With Allison Hosford of Two Pond Farm.  A fascinating class for anyone with a vegetable garden. Learn from Allison’s many years of dealing with these vegetable predators.  Free

Butterfly Gardening–CANCELLED—June 17th Saturday 2 pm
With educator Carol Gurney.  Explore the butterfly’s life cycle, receive information on host and nectar plants, make your own butterfly cage, and receive a chrysalis to take home and then watch as they emerge into butterflies.  Monarchs are having a rough time these days—come give one a good start!  Pre-Registration is required.  Cost TBD

Houseplant Care –September (date to be determined), Saturday 2:00 pm
Are your houseplants thriving in your home this winter?  Learn how to keep your little green friends happy and healthy in the house during winter time.  Free

Pumpkin/Succulent Centerpiece-– October 21st Saturday, 1 pm
Create a beautiful fall centerpiece that will last for many weeks, from a pumpkin and live succulents. It requires no care and will look gorgeous on your thanksgiving table!  Bring a glue gun (and glue) if you have them.  $26.  Deposit required

Making a Holiday Wreath–November 11th, Saturday 1 pm & 3:30 pm
November 14th, Tuesday 6:30 pm
November 24th, Friday 11 am
December 4th, Monday 6:30 pm
Build a gorgeous wreath from scratch made from balsam, cedar, arborvitae and other mixed evergreens.  Bring pruners if you have them.  $30.  Deposit required.   Call to book private classes early! 

Making Holiday Porch Pots—November 24th  Friday 2 pm / November 27th, Monday 6:30 pm
Create lush and festive holiday container arrangements for your front door or a similar area.  These are large and appropriate to drop into your permanent planters. Basic materials provided, decorations extra.  2-3’ tall.  $32. Deposit required

Holiday Centerpieces–December 16, Saturday 11am
Create your own evergreen centerpiece for Christmas Dinner or holiday parties with fresh evergreens, flowers, pine cones and more.   $28 Deposit Required

 

Garden Quotes

We sat in the garden, I indolently reading… We had the best display of flowers yet seen— wall flowers in profusion, columbines, phlox, and …huge scarlet poppies.
The Diary of Virginia Woolf

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