FABULOUS FUNGI! Concrete Plantable Succulent Mushroom Workshop
Saturday, July 13, 9:00 to 10:30 am We had a concrete mushroom workshop in April, and it was so much fun, we decided to step it up a notch, and make larger mushrooms we can actually plant with small succulents and sedums! You will make two large mushrooms (approx 14" high and 8 to 10" caps). You can take them home the day of the class, but they need to be cured before planting them. You will be the envy of the neighborhood, and might just want to make more with your friends! Great idea for gifts, too. Alden Lane provides all the materials, written and verbal instructions - AND we clean up! (Plants are not included.) The cost is $40.00 plus tax, so sign up soon with our Alden Lane Cashiers (925)447-0280.
We will take registration for this class until July 10th, so call today!
Kidz Club News Kidz Club is an hour long experience packed with gardening fun at our Alden Lane Farm. We learn all about what it takes to grow our own food by "hands on" practice, and take a special treat home each week. We love to energize your kids about nature! Kidz Club is designed for Kids 5 to 10 years old. Please pre-reserve 5 days in advance of each class. The charge is $10.00 per child, and is non-refundable unless you want to apply the fee to a future class.
Offered on the following Wednesdays:
Feathered Friends July 24, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Discover the wild life of Alden Lane! We are off to the Alden Lane Farm to check on the crops, do a little watering and harvesting, then it is back to the clubhouse to make a special bird feeder using the all time favorite - Peanut Butter! We will make a yummy concoction to hang up in your own backyard to make your backyard birds tweet with delight.
What's the Buzzz? August 7, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Explore the world of bees and learn why they are so important! Let's get a our hands dirty and see what we can harvest in the Alden Lane Farm, checkout the henhouse for any eggs, and feed the "girls". We will go on to explore the interesting life of bees by observing our own working beehives at the Alden Lane Farm and the honey they produce. Just for fun, we will make our own bee craft to take home and remind us of all we've learned about this VERY important insect.
Fairy Garden Fun!
And Dinosaur Gardens Too! Saturday, July 27th from 10 to 11 am Appealing to the creative child in all of us, this class is not just for the under 12 beginning gardener! These little miniature gardens continue your creative passion for gardening on a diminutive scale like nothing else we've seen - and besides, who would not want to invite a good luck fairy to inhabit their back yard? (We could ALL use one or more these days!) Join us for lots of fun and fairy dust!
The gardens include a 10" clay pot, all plants and hardscape materials (soil, rocks, moss, wood, sparkles and lots more) written and verbal instruction and great inspiration; and for the fairy gardens - a fairy chair, and for the dino gardens - 2 dinosaurs. (Please let us know which one you are making.) Other furniture or elements are available for purchase. The cost is $40.00 plus tax. Please sign up with our Alden Lane Cashiers (925) 447-0280 as space is limited.
Orchids 101 Saturday, August 3 • 10 am - 11:30 pm Don't be baffled by bashful bloomers and wimpy "wanna-be's"! Join the Orchids 101 class at Alden Lane to enlighten your spirit and illuminate your orchid knowledge with our expert, Sue Fordyce.
This 1½ hour class is a must to give you the confidence you need to care for your orchids properly and be successful. You are welcome to bring an orchid or two you are concerned about - the doctor is IN!
The cost is $10.00, and bring a friend for free! Sign up with our Alden Lane cashiers today by calling (925) 447-0280. See you there!