We strive to create classes and workshops that you enjoy and learn from. If you have any suggestions for future classes, please feel free to let us know!
Preserving the Harvest • $15 • Register
Saturday, June 22nd • 2pm-3pm
We are right in the middle of local summer produce season. The best way to enjoy the tastes of summer all year long is to can or pickle your produce. In this class we will go over the very basics of pickling and canning, as well as ideas for drying, freezing, and other techniques to extend your harvest. Plus we will talk about some of our favorite recipes and share them with you.
Class fee includes one bottle of tarragon-infused vinegar (plus the recipe to make your own)
Tonics, Bitters, Ginger Beer, and More! • $20 • Register
Saturday, June 29th • 2pm-3pm
Learn how to make ginger beer, tonic water, bitters and maraschino cherries. Everything you need to make fabulous DIY summer cocktails. Salud!
Class fee includes one DIY Bitters Kit to take home for making your own bitters.
Staghorn Fern Mounting Workshop • $30 • Register
Saturday, July 13th • 11am-12:30pm
Mounted Staghorn Ferns offer a unique way to decorate your space by creating beautiful art for your walls. Staghorn ferns are named for their long, antler-like leaves, and they do not require a lot of care. In this hands-on class, you’ll learn all about this plant and proper mounting techniques to create a living work of art. We’ll also discuss, Kokedema, Airplants, Orchids, and other epiphytes.
Class fee includes supplies, materials, and instruction to mount your own staghorn fern to take home with you.
Bonsai Basics with Todd Ellis • $45 • Register
Saturday, July 20th • 11am-12pm
We’re excited to have Todd Ellis of Bonsai Magpie here for a hands-on workshop for Bonsai enthusiasts of all levels. Todd will cover the basic principles of bonsai care, including where to place plants, pruning and shaping, feeding, and proper watering. Additionally, each participant will get a chance to work with tropical bonsai material and will be led through preparing and repotting the plant. All participants will then head home with their own fully realized potted tropical bonsai.
Kid’s Fairy Garden Magic • $25 • Register
Saturday, July 27th • 11am-12pm
Do you believe in fairy magic? With a little imagination and the right supplies you can create your very own miniature fantasy world. Basic fairy garden design and plant care will be covered. Class fee includes; basic planting container, soil, moss, pebbles, wood, live plants, and basic accessory. Plus adorable garden accessories and additional plants available for purchase. (Ages 5 and up)
Class fee includes materials and instruction to create your own fairy garden.
Wildlife Center of Virginia Animal Meet and Greet • FREE • Register
Saturday, August 3rd • 11am-12pm
Join us as we host The Wildlife Center of Virginia and explore the native wildlife of our state and learn about local animal rescue efforts. You’ll meet several of the Center’s non-releasable wildlife ambassadors, hear their unique stories, and learn how you can help wild animals. Fun for the whole family, this interactive class is sure to stimulate the caring, curious nature of your young ones. Recommended age is 5-10 years old.
Attendees can register at the link below, or they can call the store at (434) 293-2332.
The Wildlife Center of Virginia is a hospital for wildlife in Waynesboro, Virginia. This event is FREE. There is a recommended donation of $10 to support the efforts of the Wildlife Center.