Upcoming Classes

Get Growing with These Veggie Classes 

  • SUNDAY, JULY 9 at 2 p.m. – Maintaining veggies during hot temperatures, mulching and shade protection
  • SUNDAY, AUGUST 13 at 2 p.m. – Soil preparation for fall veggies and what is coming in September.

Kidz Club Fun – 2017!


Kidz Club is an hour long experience packed with gardening fun at our Alden Lane Farm.

We learn 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 your child’s spot 5 days in advance of each class. The charge is $10 per child and is non-­refundable unless you want to apply the fee to a future class.

July 13th from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. – Garden Friends
see what other critters we can find. Learn about the “friends” we have in our garden and why it is important we keep them happy and coming back. Finish the hour with a craft to take home

Crafternoon – Join us each Month – Craft Workshop!

Crafternoons are a chance to access your inner artist once a month at Alden Lane! It is an opportunity to get together and create something amazing and have a bunch of fun doing it. Even better- invite a couple of friends to do it with you! These make and take projects don’t require any special skills, and kids from 12 to 112 can do them (although younger kids could do it with the help of an adult). Pick one project (or more!) and pre-pay with our Alden Lane Cashiers to reserve your space, as the classes fill up fast. (925)447-0280. If we don’t have 8 sign ups by the Wednesday before the Saturday class, the class will be canceled, so register as soon as possible. Let’s have FUN!

Come and have some fun with our Make & Take Projects. Sign up today!

Garden Art Totem – Saturday, July 22nd   1:30-3 pm

Garden Art at its finest! These 5ft x 4”x4” poles are colorful totems painted by the artist known as YOU. Bring constant color into your garden, and bring your eye “up” to see color at every level in your landscape. These poles stay upright by a rebar stake embedded in the bottom of the pole. We can paint these poles with an address, a name, or just art. We will have stencils available help you if you are not comfy with freehand art. These will be painted with durable acrylics. The cost for this workshop is $48.00 plus tax. Please make your reservations by Wed. July 22 so we know how many poles we need. The cost for this workshop is $48.00 plus tax.

Felted Bowl – Saturday, August 26th  1:30-3 pm

Back by popular demand! This class was so popular we had to bring it back again. We will be making a small bowl using colorful raw felt and “wet” felting it into a lovely soft shape. It takes a little physical work to mold it into submission, but you will love the outcome! The class fee for instruction and materials is $30.00 plus tax. Please reserve your space by Aug.23.

Painted Pinecone Wreath – Saturday, October 28th   1:30-3 pm

Come and make a colorful fall or Christmas masterpiece for your home- these pinecones resemble beautiful flowers and are filled in between with soft, colorful reindeer moss. The wreaths will last for years to come and will be a unique addition to your home, designed by YOU! The cost for making this beautiful wreath is $42.00 plus tax, which includes all instructions and materials. Please sign up by October 25th to reserve your space.

Felted Scarf Workshop – Saturday, Nov. 18   1:30-3 pm

Just in time for Holiday giving! A lovely, handmade creation using a wet felting technique to embed colorful raw wool into a silk scarf. They come out absolutely stunning and beautiful! Join our felting teacher Ruth and learn this captivating craft.

Needle Felted Stocking – Saturday, December 16, 1:30 to 3-pm

We love this needle felting! No sewing involved! This addicting craft is one you will want to explore, as the possibilities are endless. Ruth will teach us this simple and rewarding felted Holiday Stocking that will look great incorporated into your festive décor. The cost for this class is $24.00 plus tax and includes materials and instruction. Reserve your space by Dec. 13th with our cashiers at Alden Lane

Tile Mosaic Class

August 19, 20 1-3 pm – Taught by artist “Mosaics by Cindy”

Come create a lasting tile mosaic in a two-day workshop! Learn step-by-step how to make an outdoor art sculpture: Either a Hummingbird or Sea Turtle.

Cindy will share her refined method of doing mosaics that make the end results dazzling.

All materials will be provided including bright colorful tile. Cost is $75. Call (925) 447-0280 to register.

The workshop fee is $30.00 plus tax and includes material and instruction for one scarf. Please reserve your space by Wed. November 15th with our Alden Lane cashiers. You will love this class!