Please register in advance. Some classes require deposit.
All participants receive a 10% discount on purchases that day.
Private Classes Available
PARKING-If it is in high season, and the weather is nice, please be prepared to park down back behind the barn--Thank You!
2020 Class Schedule coming soon!
Saturday February 1st, 2020 @ 1 pmLearn what it takes to keep your houseplants happy. They're living things, & we need to tune into their needs and wants. This class will cover houseplant care in winter & beyond, including buying, watering, light requirements, soil, fertilizing & everything you need to know to have a healthy & gorgeous indoor jungle. Free, & a 10% discount on any houseplant supplies purchased that day. Free
Saturday February 23rd, 1 pmItching to garden in the depths of winter? You’ll choose from an assortment of tiny plants, moss, rocks, and accessories to build a miniature garden in glass to brighten your day. You’ll learn how to plant and care for this easy terrarium. Everything is included. $35
Saturday March 2nd, 1pmLearn about the care of succulents including different types, how to plant them, taking cuttings, and then make a beautiful succulent hanging garden to take home. $40
Printing with Botanicals
March 21st Thursday, 6:30 pmWork with lush botanicals and ink to create beautiful prints. No experience necessary. Taught by Carol Margreither Mainardi , a professional artist and Sole Proprietor of By The C Press. Printmaking is her first love. Carol offers individual and group instruction in the areas of bookbinding, printmaking, and decorative papers. She currently teaches at Princeton University, RiverWinds Gallery Beacon NY, Montclair University, and Art Factory White Mills PA. Her Clients include; Simon & Schuster, New York Botanical Garden, Sony, and lovers of fine art and books in the metropolitan area. In addition Carol is involved with professional conservation and restoration of books, artwork on paper, museum quality housing of artifacts, and gallery displays. She is currently a chairperson of the Guild of BookWorkers New York Chapter. $25 Deposit Required
Saving Your Own Seeds
March 23rd Saturday, 10:30 amAllison Hosford, farmer extraordinaire, will talk about planning which varieties of vegetables to choose for your garden this year, so you can save the seeds for 2020! Basic seed starting tips will be covered. Seeds and seed starting supplies will be on sale for class attendees. Free
Growing and Using Medicinal Herbs
March 23rd Saturday, 1pmAre you thinking about growing some herbs this year? Join local herbalist, Morrie Shafer, as she shares the knowledge from her own backyard herb garden. Morrie will discuss growing tips, medicinal and culinary uses of herbs, and will lead the class in making an herbal vinegar for students to take home. $15 Morrie Shafer is an herbalist, writer, historian, and holistic health coach living in West Milford, NJ. She has studied at the Northeast School of Botanical Medicine and the School of Herbal Therapeutics. Her business is Herbal Arts Apothecary Http://herbalartsapothecary.com which was created to share the knowledge of botanical remedies, and to encourage simpler, more sustainable ways of living.
Get Your Home Ready to Sell!
March 28th Thursday, 7 pmPlease join Jennifer Ellis, broker of Home Sweet Home Enterprises - Real Estate New Jersey - to discuss what you can do now to make your move easier and get top dollar for your home. Jennifer is an expert in helping you get your home ready to go on the market and crafting a top notch marketing plan to get your home listed and sold. Jennifer has been successfully listing and selling homes in northern New Jersey for 17 years. Free
Laying Out Your Vegetable Garden for Success
March 30th Saturday, 10:30 amLocal Farmer Allison Hosford shares her years of experience in this fun part of vegetable gardening. Get ready to plan, pick out your plants, learn about crop rotation, companion planting and more. Come with questions! Free
Planting Shrubs & Trees--including Soil Preparation, Watering, Mulching & Fertilizing,
April 6th Saturday, 2 pm NEW TIME!DIY landscaping. Many of us want to know how to properly plant and care for a tree or shrub so it has the best chance of survival. Learn how with Brad MacKenn, licensed landscape architect and planting specialist in this 1 hour class. Free.
Using Coast of Maine Products in your Vegetable & Perennial Gardens
Monday April 15th, 6:30 pmGardener & Cook Anita Dafonte is returning once again to talk about using Coast of Maine products in your garden. We LOVE these products! Penobscot Blend Compost & Peat, Lobster Compost, Earth Worm Castings, Potting Soils and more. 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 on how she saves her garden from wildlife foraging. This class is Free, but please register ahead if you can. Anita works for Coast of Maine Organic Products and is a graduate of the Maine Compost School. Anita lives and gardens on three acres in Connecticut and frequently speaks on vegetable gardening and creating simple and delicious meals from the garden.
April 24th Wednesday, 6:30 pmSpend an evening creating your own beautiful living wreath, using annuals, perennials and moss. With regular watering, these stunning wreaths should last you until frost! $85 Deposit Required
Growing Tomatoes Organically
May 17th Friday, 4pm.Learn all the tips and tricks for growing your own luscious tomatoes with local farmer Allison Hosford. Free, but please register ahead if you can.
June 1st Saturday, 10 amDeer Resistant Plant Sale today! No one could imagine that in the span of 100 years, the white-tailed deer population in the mid-Atlantic would go from wholly non-existent to nearly uncontainable. Unfortunately, the current over-population has led to dramatic changes to our local ecosystem, with possible long-term consequences. Meanwhile, New Jersey homeowners feel helpless to save the aesthetics and value of their gardens and landscapes. Join R.J. Curcio, Staff Ecologist at New Jersey Deer Control for a look at the tumultuous relationship between the white-tailed deer population and New Jersey homeowners – and what you can do to protect both your garden and investment! For more about New Jersey Deer Control, visit njdeercontrol.com Free, but please register ahead if you can
Tips for a More Successful Vegetable Garden
June 8th Saturday, 10 amWith Allison Hosford of Two Pond Farm. After 40 years of growing vegetables organically, and constantly learning new tricks, Allison will be here to share some of her favorite techniques with us. The class includes dealing with the many pests that a garden has to deal with in the summer months.