From introductory classes, to special events, and everything in between, here’s what’s happening at Fifth Season Asheville Market this month!
Terrarium Tuesday • $20 • Register
Tuesday, March 21st • 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Every third Tuesday of the month is Terrarium Tuesday at Fifth Season Asheville Market. We’re here to help you finish all your last-minute gift-making! Pre-registration appreciated.
$99 Homebrew Experience • Register
Saturday, April 1st • 12:00pm – 3:00pm
Brew your own batch of beer on our state-of-the-art equipment!
Easy Orchids – Their Selection and Care • $10 Suggested Donation • Register
Sunday, April 2nd • 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Fifth Season is proud to present author of Orchids for Dummies and professional horticulturist, Steven Frowine. His presentation, aimed at beginners and immediate growers, will introduce orchid fanciers to today’s most popular, easy-to-grow, and intriguing orchid varieties and will provide step-by-step information on how to select healthy plants, cultivate them successfully at home, promote blooms, and create beautiful orchid displays. This is a very practical how-to talk.
Sunday Hydroponics School with Mike Weeks • FREE • Register
Sunday, April 2nd • 3:00pm – 4:30pm
On the first Sunday of every month, FSG’s indoor gardening expert, Mike Weeks, offers a FREE class on a different topic related growing indoors using hydroponics methods. These classes will provide you with hands-on, practical experience in everything from choosing the right lights, to setting up your system, understanding nutrients and pH, and more. No experience necessary, but come prepared to get your hands wet!
Breaking Ground & Sowing Seeds with Rachel Strivelli • $19-$24 • Register
Sunday, April 9th • 12:00pm – 2:00pm
A productive garden begins with a good plan and quality soil. Come learn how to establish your garden in a way that provides year-long success. From selecting the right plants, to choosing the best possible site, and preparing your soil in the right way, you’ll leave ready to create a garden that works!
DIY Easy Eats – Vegetable Gardening Basics with Lynn Morningstar • $25 • Register
Sunday, April 16th • 2:00pm – 4:30pm
Join us for this hands-on class where you’ll learn how to create a garden space that produces an abundance of vegetables right in your own backyard. Get tips on how to determine the right space and size for your garden beds or containers, how to choose seeds and when to plant. Lynn will also provide simple instructions for tending to your garden and when to harvest.
Terrarium Tuesday • FREE • Register
Tuesday, April 18th • 6:00pm – 8:00pm
The third Tuesday of every month is Terrarium Tuesday at Fifth Season Gardening! Looking for something different for your ladies night out, date night, birthday, or an after work de-stress with friends? Terrariums make perfect gifts and are among the top current home & garden trends. Plus, getting your hands in dirt is both fun and therapeutic.
Thursday, April 20th • 6:00pm – 7:00pm
This month’s talk is all about new hops varieties! Come engage the senses and learn what kinds of new varieties are hitting the market.
Growing Fruit Successfully in WNC • DONATION • Register
Saturday, April 22nd • 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Growing fruit organically in WNC can be challenging. In this informative workshop you will learn what you need to know to make good decisions that tilt the orchard ladder of success in your direction.
SPRING GARDENING CELEBRATION
Saturday, April 29th
Come celebrate spring at Fifth Season Gardening! Our outdoor nursery will be full of gorgeous annuals and perennials, fruit trees and bushes galore, organic veggie starts and herbs, plus a great selection of planters.
10% off everything for your garden – tools, soils, amendments, plants, and containers!
Here are some of the festivities we have to look forward to (so far):
- Introduction to Backyard Poultry workshop ($25)
- Container Gardening Live Demo (FREE)
- It’s the Berries– Growing Edible Perennials in WNC Workshop
- Kids activities (TBD)
Introduction to Backyard Poultry • $25 • Register
Saturday, April 29th • 10:00am – 1:00pm
Join Meagan Roberts, and members of her flock, as they provide a hands-on introduction to the care, handling and housing of backyard heritage poultry. This course will provide the information and confidence you need to raise healthy, productive birds in your own backyard.
Growing Edible Perennials in WNC • DONATION • Register
Saturday, April 29th • 2:00pm – 3:30pm
Berries are some of the most delectable and nutritious of fruits and are also one of the most expensive fruits to buy in the market. Real bonuses to growing your own including knowing that your harvest has no pesticide residues and that the fruits are harvested when they are ripe and the most delicious. This program will give you all the info you need to be successful with this wonderful group—soil requirements, nutrient needs, training, planting tips, variety selection, pruning and harvesting, safe, and low-toxicity pest controls for the most popular berries– strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries and grape. This will be an organic oriented approach. Helpful take-home handouts and references will be provided.
DIY Non-Alcoholic Fermented Beverages • DONATION • Register
Sunday, April 30th • 11:00am – 2:00pm
Learn the art of making amazing fermented beverages that nourish the body and uplift the soul, without inebriating the spirit! We will explore kombucha, jun, kefir, sodas, tonics, and more with variations on ingredients from different cultures around the world. Learn how to turn your kitchen into a magical elixir creation station!