Orchids 101 Saturday, May 3rd • 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.
Orchids are not compost! Learn the basics of orchid care with practical, easy to understand advice from our orchid guru, Sue Fordyce. You will gain the confidence you need, and become an orchid caretaker, not an orchid composter! If you dream of having an exotic orchid botanical garden in your home - or just getting one to bloom for the first time - this is your class. You are welcome to bring a couple of orchids with you that you may have questions about. The class fee is $10 and bring a friend for free! Sign up with our Alden Lane cashiers at (925) 447-0280.
Terrarium Workshop Saturday, May 24th, 1:30 to 3 pm
Incredible, miniature worlds of your creation that are VERY simple to care for and give years of satisfaction. Come and make one of these beauties with us. We provide the all the elements and instruction, and you will go home with a stunning 1 1/2 to 2 gallon size terrarium. Great for your home, office, or to give as a gift. (Don't forget- Fathers Day is coming up, or give the experience to your favorite Mom as a gift you make together). It is fun for all ages. If you have a favorite rock or shell or bit of memorabilia you want to incorporate into your creation, bring it with you. These also make great gifts for seniors, as they are very easy to care for and bring a bit of the outdoors inside.
The cost is $40.00. Sign up soon with our Alden Lane Cashiers, as the class size is limited Please prepay by May 20th (925)447-0280.
Want to Grow Avacados? Saturday - May 17th - 11:00-12:00
Debbie Saffell, regional manager for La Verne Nursery will be here to answer your avacodo questions including, What is the best location, what are the best varieties for our area, what are avacado growth habits, and what care is required for successfully growing avacados?
Everything you've wanted to know, but were afraid to ask!!
Spring & Summer Grape Care Saturday, May 17 1:00-2:00
Grapes; Spring & Summer Care and Culture with Jim Ryan
Join grape and wine growing consultant, Jim Ryan for tips on care for your grapes during the next two seasons.
Call ahead to let us know your coming and we'll reserve a space for you.
Edible Classes & Events
Saturday May 17, 11:00-12:00 - Debbie Saffell of LaVerne Nursery
Grapes Spring & Summer Care and Culture Saturday May 17, 1:00 -With grape and wine growing consultant, Jim Ryan.
Black and Blueberry Festival & Bonsai Show June 14 & 15th, Berry tasting and classes on growing berries. 11-4pm
Farm to Fork Class July 26th with Chef Joe Rodrigues 10:30-11:30am
Art Under the Oaks Summer fruit tasting!
July 19 & 20 Come and taste the best of the summer and pick your favorite new tree for your yard. 11-4pm
Farm to Fork Class August 23 With Chef Joe Rodrigues 10:30-11:30
Tomato Tasting & Salsa Contest Sept. 20 & 21 -Come and taste all the varieties and choose your favorites! 1-4pm
Farm to Fork Class September 20th With Chef Joe Rodrigues 10:30-11:30
Apple Crisp with Gerry Oct. 18th Come and learn how to make this great fall dessert from your apples. A staff favorite! 1:30pm
Farm to Fork Class October 25th With Chef Joe Rodrigues 10:30-11:30
Pumpkin Crunch Oct. 19th With Pam - Come and learn how to make this great fall dessert from your pumpkins. Yummy! 1:30pm
Alden Lane Nursery - 981 Alden Lane - Livermore, CA 94550 - (925) 447-0280 ph - (925) 443-8512 fax
Hours: 8:30 am - 6:00 pm Daily
Open daily except Easter Sunday, July 4th, Thanksgiving, Christmas & December 27- January 1.