A note about our classes: All classes require participants to RSVP (434-293-2332) before the day the class is scheduled so we can prepare any materials and media that will be handed out. We also have a limited number of chairs available, so bringing your own portable chair is suggested. We want you to be as comfortable as possible. We strive to create classes that you enjoy and learn from. If you have any suggestions for future classes, please feel free to let us know!
Kids Day at Fifth Season! • $15 • Register
Saturday, February 23rd • 11am-3:30pm
Please join us Saturday, February 23rd for an activity-packed day for the kid in all of us! We’ll have healthy snacks and kid-friendly music throughout the day, plus face painting, and a botanical drawing station. You can even help us decorate our floors with chalk!
In addition to those free activities, you may also purchase a $15 Class Pass, which gives you access to:
Potting Party, 11:00am– Plant up a flat of organic seeds to take home with you, and learn how to take care of them as they germinate and grow! Materials, supplies, and instruction all provided.
Build a Terrarium Demonstration at 2:00pm– Create your own miniature ecosystem, bring it home, and watch it grow. Materials, supplies, and instruction included.
Fairy Garden Creation Station, Demonstrations at 1:00 and 3:00 pm– Create your own magical Fairy Garden! Materials, supplies, and instruction provided.
As this is an indoor event, it will take place rain or shine. We are looking forward to a great day with budding young gardeners and make-it-yourselfers!
Growing Mushrooms Indoors • $35 • Register
Saturday, March 2nd • 11am-12:30pm
Join Charlie and Nina of Mush Luv as they share their knowledge about growing mushrooms indoors. New growers will learn no tech/ low tech methods to get you started, and current hobbyists should come with questions about how to grow more, better! We’ll go over what mushrooms need in terms of light, fresh air, and humidity, then discuss how to make that happen in whatever setup you’ve got. You can grow Oysters, Lion’s Mane, Reishi, and more, starting with a grow kit or even mushrooms from the store! From kitchen counters, to hydroponic tents, you can grow mushrooms, regardless of your level of experience or your setup.
$35 class fee includes instruction time and one Mushroom Grow Kit
Backyard Chickens 101 • $20 • Register
Saturday, March 9th • 11am-12:30pm
Keeping backyard chickens is becoming increasingly popular (and if you’ve ever eaten a truly fresh egg, you can probably understand why). If you have ever thought about raising chickens, or are just curious about what it takes to keep a healthy, happy, productive flock, this class is for you. Joel Slezak, owner of Free Union Grass Farm in Albemarle County, will cover everything you need to know to raise your own backyard chicken flock.
Gourmet Mushrooms for the Outdoor Garden • $35 • Register
Saturday, March 16th • 11am-12:30pm
Charlie and Nina of Mush Luv will be back at Fifth Season to get you ready for growing mushrooms outdoors with minimal hassle. Grow delicious gourmet and medicinal mushrooms, like Oysters, Lion’s Mane, Reishi, Garden Giant, or Shiitake, as easily as planting and watering a garden. Really, growing mushrooms outdoors is simple, and you’ll learn all you need to know to get growing! Participants get to take home a shiitake mushroom log or oyster mushroom grow kit to get you started and put your new knowledge to use. Get your yard or garden mushrooming this season!
$35 class fee includes instruction time and your choice of a Shiitake Mushroom Log or an Oyster Mushroom Grow Kit.