Hydroponics 101 • Free • Interested?
Saturday, January 13th • 11am-1pm
Armond’s favorite class is back for 2018! Bring a pen and notepad and learn all about growing indoors, hydroponically. Armond will cover the science and methods of hydroponics, breaking the subject down into understandable terms and applications to help you employ this efficient, clean, and increasingly popular way to grow inside all year long. If you have ever wanted to try farm-to-table using hydro, this is the class for you!! You will be surprised how easy and affordable it can be to grow your own bounty! This class is RSVP to ensure the class size is manageable so that people can get the most out of it. There is no charge for the class. Attendees will get a 10% discount on 5 or more items on Armond’s supply list to get you started.
Bitters Basics Workshop • $10 Supply Fee • Interested?
Saturday, January 20th • 11am-12:30pm
Make your own Bitters!
Bitters were created about 2000 years ago, and used mainly for medicinal purposes – as vermifuges, for ailments like consumption, various cramps, stomach disorders, and as health tonics as preventative medicine. Although the health benefits are not certified, some some people swear by them. In the 19th century, people started using bitters in cocktails to enhance or correct the unsavory flavor of poorly made liquors. Since that time they have been used to flavor cocktails, to enhance wines, and to create tinctures used for supposed health benefits. Bitters were further popularized during the 1920’s when “Speakeasies” and distilling one’s own “spirits” during prohibition became more mainstream. Pam will walk you through the history, the possible benefits, and the basic steps of making bitters and other winter favorites (including a Bailey’s Irish Cream clone, a Cointreau clone, fruit liqueurs, and tutti-frutti) in this hands-on workshop. When you leave this class, the only thing you will need to do at home is add your own winter “spirit”!
This workshop will have a 12-student maximum, RSVP required at 434-293-2332 or email Pam to reserve your spot today! There is a $10 charge for this workshop due at the time of RSVP to offset the cost of some of the supplies.
Planning Your Year of Gardening • Free • Interested?
Saturday, January 27th • 11am-1pm
Join Pam, our master gardener, for this informative, imaginative, and fun workshop discussing how to plan out your garden month-by-month. Pam will cover what you will need to make your garden a success, and how to start, maintain and achieve your growing goals throughout the yearly planting seasons. A handout will be provided with suggested tips and supplies to make your experiences in gardening both fun and successful. Bring a chair, pen and paper, as you will receive so much valuable information that you will want to have a way to capture it all! Attendees will receive a 10% discount when purchasing 5 or more items on Pam’s list of supplies for the planting calendar year.