Description & Pricing of all classes 2022

Please Note:  For Make and Take classes, the pictures shown are for inspirational purposes and may not depict exactly the final project components.

Registration is encouraged for all classes.  All Make and Take classes are by preregistration only, as we need to have enough materials for each participant.  Please call in to the Seasons Garden Center at 215.493.4226 to reserve your spot.  

Workshop (Activity)
Relax and Renew Yoga 
$15.00 (Yoga Card offer also available – 10 classes for $135.00)
Starting April 21st, 2022 – every Monday
6:00pm – 7:00pm

Unwind from your busy day with a gentle, slow paced yoga class.  Despite the slow pace, all major muscle groups will be challenged to encourage increased strength and flexibility.  Students will be guided through a warmup, slowly building warmth and strength in the body, and on to a cool down with a guided meditation period.  Space, both physically and mentally, will be facilitated to allow students to deepen their personal practice.  Beginners are warmly welcomed and encouraged.  Leave your worries behind.  Feel refreshed and invigorated to conquer the remainder of your week.

Instructor’s Bio:  Helen Hennessy has been an experienced fitness professional for over twenty years.  She is passionate to help clients achieve their fitness and wellness goals.  Both professionally and personally, she is constantly researching the most effective and proven techniques to reach optimal health.  She resides in New Jersey and enjoys reading, the great outdoors and her family.

 

Workshop (Lecture, Make and Take)
Naturally Native Container Garden       
$145.00
Sunday, August 7th, 2022
1:00pm – 3:00pm

Native plants provide shelter for wildlife and support pollinators. Natives require much less watering, fertilizer and pesticides.  They can prevent water run off and improve air quality.  Extend your gardening season with colorful and flowering native plants that will give your garden extra life well into fall. Learn about natives and which grow well in container gardens.  In this workshop, create your own container garden full of beautiful natives for your home.  Teenagers and Adults are welcomed to join this program.  Fees include lecture and all plants, container and materials need to create planter.

Instructor’s Bio:  Staff Member, Kelly Thompson, is a published garden journalist and Master Gardener.  She specializes in vibrant container gardens and small garden design.  She enjoys a plant based lifestyle with a focus on protecting and preserving the environment.  Accolades include awards from The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society and Rutgers University.  Her home has been on numerous garden tours in New Jersey.

 

Workshop (Make and Take)
Wild Child Hand Tied Bouquet
$95.00
Wednesday, August 10th, 2022
6:00pm – 8:00pm

Some flowers seem to be natural renegades.  They have a very artistic, non-conforming manner to their presentation.  Join us as we try to tame some of these flowers by learning the European technique of spiral hand tied bouquets.  You will create your own fresh garden bouquet to enjoy.  Please bring a vase to take your floral creation home in.  We will also take a tour of our newly installed cutting garden.

Instructor’s Bio:  Staff member, Deborah Pomroy, has been designing florals for over 35 years.  After owning her own floral shop for 17 years, Deborah moved on to wedding floral design at Fabufloras in Philadelphia.  She is an Adjunct Professor at Mercer County Community College where she teaches the Floral Design program classes.  She has a BS In Ornamental Horticulture (Floriculture emphasis) with a Business minor from Delaware Valley University.

 

Workshop (Watch, Learn and Dance)
Latin Dancing
$120.00/couple or $60.00/individual (Fee covers all three classes)
Wednesdays, August 17th, 24th & 31st, 2022
7:00pm – 9:00pm

When the nights get hot, so will the patio at The Studio at Seasons Garden Center.  Join us for lessons in basic Latin dance, Salsa dance steps and Merengue.  The instructed lessons will take place inside our air-conditioned classroom for the first part of class.  Then after the lessons, students will have a chance to express themselves and practice their new moves out on the patio as they enjoy the lovely evening, music and new friends.  

Instructor’s Bio: Tom Kennedy has been dancing since he was fourteen years old.  He has over thirty years of experience as a dance instructor.  His partner, Alejandra, is native to Columbia and speaks fluent Spanish.  Together, they truly enjoy sharing their passion for Latin Dance.  The duo can be seen throughout New Jersey preforming Latin dance demonstrations at festivals, fairs and fundraisers.  

 

Lecture (Listen and Learn)
Mushrooms: Healthy Ecosystems & People 
$40.00
Saturday, August 20th, 2022
10:00am – 11:00am

Explore the primary mushroom species found within our region, including medicinal and edible species, and their studied benefits and uses in nutrition and healing.  You will learn about the functions these mushrooms serve within their ecosystem, the types of environments they inhabit and their effects on the human body.  You will also enjoy an introduction to mushroom identification and then put skills to practice with a walk in the woods around Seasons Garden Center.  You will learn about safe practices for foraging and different resources to guide you in the future.  Depending on weather and growing conditions, everyone will have the opportunity to take home a sample of an edible and/or medicinal mushroom.  

Instructor’s Bio:  Lauren Lembo has been working with plants and fungi for over a decade.  She has completed certificate coursework in herbal Medicine and Aromatherapy through the University of Minnesota’s Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing Integrative Health and Medicine Specialty.  She is the owner of Blue Fox Botanicals www.bluefoxbotanicals.com a local grassroots herbal wellness company.  Lauren is a programs coordinator for the Hunterdon County Cultural & Heritage Commission and a Registered Professional Archeologist.  She received an MA in Education from Central Michigan University, an MA in Anthropology from Monmouth University and a Certificate in Global Social Archeology from Kyusho University in Japan.  Lauren looks forward to promoting well-being and sustainability, sharing knowledge and learning from others, as well as developing new relationships with local communities and organizations.  

 

Workshop (Lecture, Make and Take)
Shibori Scarf Making
$120.00
Saturday, August 27th, 2022
9:00am – 1:00pm
optional box lunch available for $20.00

Learn the ancient art of Shibori dyeing.  Shibori involves folding, binding, twisting or stitching natural fabric and then submerging the article in a vat of indigo dye several times.  Variations are a natural result, so each piece is truly one-of-a-kind.  Four Shibori pattern techniques will be taught.  You will then choose which technique you wish to use as you create your own two scarves or large cotton tote bag.  Perfect for gifting friends and family!  All materials will be supplied and are included in pricing.  

Instructor’s Bio:  Sue Fox Mitrano owns and operates Blue Fox Studio.  Living along the Delaware, Sue is an artist, artisan and art teacher who truly appreciates the natural beauty of this area.  She teaches in schools and art centers in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, including Artists of Yardley.  Sue creates wearables and table linens using the centuries-old Japanese hand-dyeing technique using indigo named Shibori.  You can view more of her creations at www.bluefoxstudio.net

 

Workshop (Lecture, Make and Take)
Autumnal Delight Container Garden 
$120.00
Sunday, September 4th, 2022
1:00pm – 3:00pm

Fall planters are full of such rich tones of burgundy, rust and orange.  There are so many gorgeous fall annuals and perennials to create drama when the rest of your garden is going to sleep.  Come and celebrate this season by creating your own autumnal planter to accent your home.  You will learn some cool ways to incorporate mini pumpkins and gourds into your harvest planter.  Adults and teenagers are welcome to join this workshop.  Fees includes lecture and all plants, container and materials needed to create planter.

Instructor’s Bio:  Staff Member, Kelly Thompson, is a published garden journalist and Master Gardener.  She specializes in vibrant container gardens and small garden design.  She enjoys a plant-based lifestyle with a focus on protecting and preserving the environment.  Accolades include awards from The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society and Rutgers University.  Her home has been on numerous garden tours in New Jersey.

 

Demonstration (Watch and Learn)

Topic: Cleaning with Norwex
Tuesday, September 6th, 2022
6:00pm – 7:00pm
Free Class

For over 27 years, Norwex has been working to refine the cleaning product industry.  Their company’s global mission is to improve quality of life by radically reducing chemicals in our homes.  Their products and techniques allow us to use fewer chemicals and less plastic.  Their microfiber cloths have revolutionized the cleaning industry.  Join our own, Theresa, as she instructs you on how to use these products within your home or workspace to create a safer environment for all.  Snacks and prizes are provided.  No purchase is necessary.

Instructor’s Bio: Theresa Walsh has been a professional personal cleaner for 40 years.  She serves a local family as their House Manager, where
she oversees the weekly cleaning and daily activities of all family members.  After suffering from breathing problems as she was cleaning with harsh chemicals, she
was encouraged by her aunt to look into the Norwex products.  She was impressed and has been serving as a sales representative for Norwex for over 3 years.  She is pleased to report that these products work!  She uses them daily in her home she shares with her daughter, grandsons, dogs, guinea pig and a lizard.  

 

Demonstration (Lecture, Make and Take)

Essential Oils for Pets
$40.00
Wednesday, September 7th, 2022
6:00pm – 7:00pm

Do you have a pet that suffers from stress, anxiousness, digestive issues, aches or pain?  While not a substitute for vet care, so many pets can benefit from safe, natural and affordable essential oil solutions.  Come learn safe essential oil use techniques for dogs and cats.  Also learn which essential oils are not safe to use on our furry friends.  You will have the opportunity to make your own essential oil mixture to treat your animal’s health concerns.  Come experience pure essential oils firsthand.  Your furry friend will be glad you did!

Instructor’s Bio:  Gwyn Duffy has been teaching about safe and effective use of essential oils for five years by helping people find simple ways to incorporate them into their home and health care.  She teaches a Complimentary Natural Health course to nursing students at Gwynedd Mercy University.   She has worked with the Southampton Herb Club in their series about herbs as medicine.  She offers products and more information at www.OilsWithGywn.com

 

Workshop (Lecture, Make and Taste)
Herbal Tea: An Exploration of Annuals & Less                      Common Ingredients for DIY
$40.00
Wednesday, September 14th, 2022
6:00pm – 7:00pm

As a follow-up to the “Herbal Tea: Garden Fresh Blends” class, join us for a garden experience where you’ll learn about herbal tea blends using less common plants and fungi, including tropical and desert dwelling species.  We’ll explore dehydration and powdering methods.  We will be sure to discuss a variety of wellness benefits.  At the end of the workshop, you will make your own herbal blend to take home.  Feel free to bring your own teacup or mug for your samplings.  

Instructor’s Bio:  Lauren Lembo has been working with plants and fungi for over a decade.  She has completed certificate coursework in herbal Medicine and Aromatherapy through the University of Minnesota’s Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing Integrative Health and Medicine Specialty.  She is the owner of Blue Fox Botanicals www.bluefoxbotanicals.com a local grassroots herbal wellness company.  Lauren is a programs coordinator for the Hunterdon County Cultural & Heritage Commission and a Registered Professional Archeologist.  She received an MA in Education from Central Michigan University, an MA in Anthropology from Monmouth University and a Certificate in Global Social Archeology from Kyusho University in Japan.  Lauren looks forward to promoting well-being and sustainability, sharing knowledge and learning from others, as well as developing new relationships with local communities and organizations.  

 

Demonstration (Watch, Learn and Take Home Kit)
Elderberry Syrup
$65.00     
Wednesday, September 21st, 2022
6:00pm – 7:00pm

We have all heard how important it is to support our immune system.  What does that exactly mean and how do we do it?  Elderberries are packed with antioxidants and vitamins that support your immune system, lower inflammation, lessen stress and protect your heart. Learn how to make Elderberry Syrup from the instructor.  Making your own Elderberry Syrup is cost effective and gives you peace of mind in knowing the ingredients used are pure.   Sample the fresh elderberry syrup after the demonstration.  Each participant will be given a “Take Home Bag of Ingredients” to make their own syrup at home.  

Instructor’s Bio:  Gwyn Duffy has been teaching about safe and effective use of essential oils for five years by helping people find simple ways to incorporate them into their home and health care.  She teaches a Complimentary Natural Health course to nursing students at Gwynedd Mercy University.   She has worked with the Southampton Herb Club in their series about herbs as medicine.  She offers products and more information at www.OilsWithGywn.com

 

Workshop (Make and Take)
Dazzling Dahlias 
$120.00
Wednesday, September 28th, 2022
6:00pm – 8:00pm

We haven’t met a flower more stunning than a local grown Dahlia.  The shapes, colors and textures are just so amazing.  After a stroll through our educational garden to harvest some of our very own grown Dahlias, we will head to the educational room to create.  Working with the awesome rich colors that late summer and early fall bring us, you will combine Dahlias with coordinating accent florals to make your own country fresh floral design.  Designers of all skill levels are welcome.  Fee includes all flowers, container and materials needed to create your floral arrangement.

Instructor’s Bio:  Staff member, Deborah Pomroy, has been designing florals for over 35 years.  After owning her own floral shop for 17 years, Deborah moved on to freelance wedding floral design in the tri-state area.  She is an Adjunct Professor at Mercer County Community College where she teaches the Floral Design program classes. She has a BS In Ornamental Horticulture (Floriculture emphasis) with a Business minor from Delaware Valley University.

 

Workshop (Explore and Learn)
Let’s Mix It Up – Children’s Science Program
$20.00
Sunday, October 9th, 2022
1:00pm – 2:00pm

Children have a natural desire to explore their world in many ways.  All children LOVE to mix materials and see what happens!  Join us for a hands-on workshop in the realm of chemistry.  Participants will explore ordinary kitchen ingredients and create surprising chemical reactions, non-Newtonian substances and CO2 gases.  Children will create “Magic Milk”, “Popping Bubbles” and Oobleck.  This class welcomes students from grades Kindergarten through Third Grade.  

Instructor’s Bio:  Carol Saggiomo has been a passionate childhood educator (Grades Pre-K through Third) for 24 years, after retiring from her first career as a Registered Nurse.  One of the highlights of her educational career was teaching science with the goal of allowing her children to feel like real scientists in her classes.  Her classes highlight the enriched teaching style of “open-ended” questioning, where students are invited to create their own plausible theories about how things work.  She has done many science workshops for children and teachers alike in the New Jersey area.  She also loved teaching music and directing hand chime choirs.  Carol is also a certified exercise trainer who enjoys yoga and healthy cooking.

 

Workshop (Activity)
Drums Alive
$15.00       (Yoga Cards will be accepted as payment also)
Wednesday, October 12th, 2022
6:00pm – 7:00pm

Have you ever wanted to be a drummer?  Drums Alive joins the dynamic movements of aerobic dance with the pulsating rhythms of the drum.  It is a unique exercise class…designed to give the mind and body instant feedback through continuous movement and rhythmical flow.  This class will not only keep you moving but will challenge your thinking skills…a “whole body – whole brain” experience.  Come out and join us in the meadow for this stress relieving, super fun class!  No drumming experience is needed.  Class is open to all exercise skill levels.  Bring your own stability drumming ball or we will provide you with a drumming bucket that works nicely.  

Instructor’s Bio:  After concluding her two careers as a Registered Nurse and Elementary School Teacher, Carol Saggiomo remains active and continues to pursue her love of exercise.  As a certified Drums Alive instructor since 2018, Carol has taught all levels and ages from 4 to 95 years old    She feels that one of the big draws of this exercise program is that you can drum at any age and any level!  Her inspiration comes from her father who was an excercise physiologist at a time when “working out” was not part of our daily lives.  With an extensive background in musical instruction, the process of choreographing drum routines to exciting music is rewarding for her.  Carol enjoys yoga, healthy cooking and hanging out with her best buddy – her two year old grandson.

 

Workshop (Lecture, Nature Walk, Make and Take)
Botanical Printing and Dyeing 
$155.00 
Sunday, October 16th, 2022
10:00am – 3:00pm
optional box lunch available for $20.00

Botanical natural dyeing is the process of embedding botanical “stamps” directly from plant material into fabric or paper.  Working with natural elements such as leaves, blossoms, berries, vegetables and bark, you will design and dye your own silk scarf.  As you are waiting for the materials to process, the instructor will guide you on a nature walk to discuss the dyeing characteristics of different types of natural materials.  Students are encouraged to collect and flatten botanicals prior to the workshop.   We will break for lunch.  (Feel free to pack a lunch or an optional preordered box lunch is available.)

Instructor’s Bio:  Kathleen Lang is known for her environmentally conscious approach to the creation of fine art prints on paper and eco-printing on textiles.  She owns and operates the organic imprint studio, The Wearable Garden.  She has been teaching workshop in various art forms for over fifteen years at such prestigious venues as Grounds for Sculpture and Artists of Yardley.

 

Workshop (Make and Take)
Copper and Wine Fall Tones
$120.00
Wednesday, October 19th
6:00pm – 8:00pm

Embrace the rich tones of the fall season.  Using copper color enhanced dried accents, rich velvety burgundy florals and lush seasonal foliage, you will create this beautiful floral centerpiece to take home.  Feel free to linger after class by the firepit as we enjoy some spiced cider on this (hopefully) beautiful fall night.  Designers of all skill levels are welcome.

Instructor’s Bio:  Staff member, Deborah Pomroy, has been designing florals for over 35 years.  After owning her own floral shop for 17 years, Deborah moved on to wedding floral design at Fabufloras in Philadelphia.  She is an Adjunct Professor at Mercer County Community College where she teaches the Floral Design program classes.  She has a BS In Ornamental Horticulture (Floriculture emphasis) with a Business minor from Delaware Valley University.

 

Workshop (Lecture, Make and Take)
Printmaking: Cards, Art and More!
$80.00
Sunday, October 23rd, 2022
1:00pm – 3:30pm

Print, ink repeat!  Discover the excitement of printmaking in this fun workshop led by Blue Fox Studio.  Local printmaker, Sue Fox Mitrano will guide you through the entire process from drawing to carving to printing. Students will trace or draw an image, which is then transferred to a linoleum block.  Students will then learn how to carve the image and create prints from their design.  Students will complete several prints on 8 x 10″ paper, suitable for framing or gifting.  The instructor will bring everything you need to create a beautiful print of your own.  Quality notecards and envelopes will also be available for sale at $1.00 each set if you wanted to print onto them as well. 

Instructor’s Bio: Sue Fox Mitrano owns and operates Blue Fox Studio.  As an artist, artisan and art teacher, she teaches in schools and art centers in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, including Artists of Yardley.  Sue’s printmaking is inspired by her love of nature and gardening.  While she resides in Central New Jersey and also Cape Cod, Massachusetts, a lot of her inspiration is found while walking trails or touring gardens throughout the US and Europe.  She also enjoys depicting the flowers found right outside her back door in her extensive perennial gardens.  

 

Demonstration (Watch, Learn and Activity)   

Herbal Oil Infusions for Skincare and Cooking 
Sunday, November 13th, 2022
1:00pm – 2:00pm
$40.00

Joins us for an in-garden experience where you’ll learn about herbal oil infusions, which is a form of extraction using plants you can grow at home for wellness benefits, including skincare and healthy eating.  Explore the benefits of working with fresh and dried plant materials for a sustainable approach to well-being.   Learn about the world of traditional plant medicine.  Explore the aromas and flavors of herbs and learn about their histories and properties.  Also, during the workshop, you will make your own herbal oil blend to take home and use.  

Instructor’s Bio:  Lauren Lembo has been working with plants and fungi for over a decade.  She has completed certificate coursework in herbal Medicine and Aromatherapy through the University of Minnesota’s Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing Integrative Health and Medicine Specialty.  She is the owner of Blue Fox Botanicals www.bluefoxbotanicals.com a local grassroots herbal wellness company.  Lauren is a programs coordinator for the Hunterdon County Cultural & Heritage Commission and a Registered Professional Archeologist.  She received a MA in Education from Central Michigan University, an MA in Anthropology from Monmouth University and a Certificate in Global Social Archeology from Kyusho University in Japan.  

 

Demonstration (Watch and Learn)
Christmas Floral Decorating
$50.00
Sunday, November 20th, 2022
1:00pm – 2:00pm

Christmas décor in Colonial Williamsburg is all about using items from nature.  The style is known for its creative use of greens, seed pods, fruit, dried flowers, shells and horns.  Taking from his experience decorating in Williamsburg, Virginia, this instructor offers some great tips and ideas to use when decorating in the Colonial Williamsburg style.  Be sure to bring your camera to remember each of these great ideas, many using materials found right here in your Bucks County landscape.  Feel yourself get into the holiday spirit as these florals are created during this lecture/demonstration.

Instructor’s Bio:  Carl Vivaldi worked for three years decorating historic Colonial Williamsburg.  He is a local Botanist who resides in Washington Crossing.  He was the Horticultural Teacher at BCTHS for 30 years and is a proud graduate of Delaware Valley University.

 

Workshop (Lecture, Make and Take)
Winter Wonder Indoor Container Garden 
$140.00
Sunday, December 4th
1:00pm – 3:00pm

Celebrate the season!  Learn about how various indoor houseplants can lift your spirits during the winter season.  Create a dazzling planter with winter delights, such as Frosty Ferns and Cyclamen.  Teenagers and Adults are welcome to attend this program.  Pricing includes lecture and all plants, container and materials needed to create your own winter planter.  

Instructor’s Bio:  Staff Member, Kelly Thompson, is a published garden journalist and Master Gardener.  She specializes in vibrant container gardens and small garden design.  She enjoys a plant-based lifestyle with a focus on protecting and preserving the environment.  Accolades include awards from The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society and Rutgers University.  Her home has been on numerous garden tours in New Jersey.

 

2021 Completed Programs are shown below

Demonstration (Watch and Learn)
Bringing Holland Home
$65.00     Class completed
Sunday, May 16th
1:00pm – 2:00pm

Enjoy this instructor’s fun approach to European floral design.  European designs have a natural composition that incorporates different plant and flower media to create a garden like floral arrangement.  Learning from his work experience early in his career in Holland, this instructor will demonstrate European design style and share ideas you will be sure to use in your own home.  Sit back, relax and be inspired by this creative lecture/demonstration program.  One lucky attendee will take home their choice of one floral design created by the instructor during the program.

Instructor’s Bio:  Carl Vivaldi is a local Botanist who resides in Washington Crossing.  He was the Horticultural Teacher at BCTHS for 30 years and has taught Botany and Plant Pathology on the college level.  He has served as a chairperson for the PHS Flower Show for over 30 years.

 

Workshop (Lecture, Make and Take)
Bug Hotel or Mini Beast Mansion?
$75.00 per family   

Saturday, August 14th
10:00am – 12:00pm

Even bugs need a home!  Welcome those beneficial pest-eaters to your garden with this awesome bug home.  As they say, “If you build it, they will come!”.  Learn about the benefits of attracting and keeping certain insects in your garden.  This is a family friendly activity so all of your family members can work together to make one bug hotel.  Fee includes all materials needed to create your very own bug hotel or mini beast mansion – what will you call yours?  

Instructor’s Bio:  Melissa Palmer is a Master Bee Keeper and Mason Bee Specialist.  She is a strong proponent for beneficial insects and lectures on the topic at Philadelphia Horticultural Society activities and the Philadelphia Flower Show.  She owns her own businesses,  Flowers and Petaling Posies, where she grows and designs cut flowers on her New jersey farm.

 

2002 Completed programs are shown below

Workshop (Lecture, Make and Take)
Keep it Cool Spring Container Garden 
$120.00   Class completed
Sunday, April 3rd, 2022
1:00pm – 3:00pm

Kick off the gardening season by creating this container garden full of our favorite cool season pretties.  Learn insider tips and tricks of the trade.  You will create your own planter garden to dazzle and decorate your outdoor space.  Adults and teenagers are welcome to attend this workshop.   Fee includes lecture and all plants, container and materials needed to create garden.

Instructor’s Bio:  Staff Member, Kelly Thompson, is a published garden journalist and Master Gardener.  She specializes in vibrant container gardens and small garden design.  She enjoys a plant-based lifestyle with a focus on protecting and preserving the environment.  Accolades include awards from The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society and Rutgers University.  Her home has been on numerous garden tours in New Jersey.

 

Workshop (Make and Take)
Twisted Twigs & Tulips 
$120.00     Class completed
Sunday, April 10th, 2022
1:00pm – 3:00pm

Join us for an evening of floral design.  As we welcome the spring season, you will create a stunning floral arrangement full of all the wonderful spring feels.  Scent, color and texture all come in to play with this creative floral design, which will be yours to take home and show off to your family and friends.  The design will be created using a crafted twig armature to add interest to your floral and assist with construction.  This class is for designers of all skill levels.  Fee includes all flowers, container and materials needed to create your floral arrangement.

Instructor’s Bio:  Staff member, Deborah Pomroy, has been designing florals for over 35 years.  After owning her own floral shop for 17 years, Deborah moved on to wedding floral design for Fabufloras in the Philadelphia area.  She is an Adjunct Professor at Mercer County Community College where she teaches the Floral Design program classes.  She has a BS In Ornamental Horticulture (Floriculture emphasis) with a Business minor from Delaware Valley University.

 

Workshop (Lecture, Make and Take)
Razzle Dazzle Houseplants
$85.00   Class completed
Wednesday, April 20th, 2022
6:00pm – 8:00pm

Learn to choose the right plant for your home space and find fantastic ways to highlight them.  After learning all about the many choices of houseplants, you’ll get to choose your own perfect plant from our buffet of choices to fit your lighting requirement.  Then, you will select a dazzling vessel from our container bar to fit your personality and space.  Finally, you’ll get to add embellishments from our selection of toppings like moss or cool pebbles.  Fee includes plant, container and accents.

(Workshop) Instructor’s Bio:  Staff Member, Kelly Thompson, is a published garden journalist and Master Gardener.  She specializes in vibrant container gardens and small garden design.  She enjoys a plant-based lifestyle with a focus on protecting and preserving the environment.  Accolades include awards from The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society and Rutgers University.  Her home has been on numerous garden tours in New Jersey.

 

Demonstration (Lecture, Make and Take) 
Topic: Allergy Relief with Essential Oils
Thursday, April 28th, 2022     Class completed
6:00pm – 7:00pm
$40.00

Do seasonal allergies bother you?  Do you experience dry, scratchy eyes and throat or nasal congestion whenever the flowering trees show their beautiful colors, the grass gets mowed, or the leaves change color? This class will discuss essential oils basics and specifically mention what remedies they offer for seasonal change allergies.  You will make a roller bottle with essential oils to relieve your specific aliment.     

Instructor’s Bio:  Gwyn Duffy has been teaching about safe and effective uses of essential oils for five years and helping people find simple ways to incorporate them into their home and health care.  She teaches a Complimentary Natural Health course to nursing students at Gwynedd Mercy University.  She has worked with the Southampton Herb Club in their series about herbs as medicine.  She offers products and more information at www.OilsWithGywn.com

 

Workshop (Make and Take)

Go With the Flow Organic Style 
Wednesday, May 11th, 2022     Class completed
6:00pm – 8:00pm
$120.00

Flowers naturally have such grace and movement. Why fight it when creating your floral designs?  Organic style allows us to embrace the natural textures, shapes and flow of the flowers.  Designing in a beautiful compote container, you will create your own lush floral, perfect to accent any dining room table or buffet.  We will be using an awesome mix of materials that will leave you appreciating the uniqueness of each flower.  Designers of all skill levels are welcome.  Fee includes all flowers, container and materials needed to create your floral arrangement.

Instructor’s Bio:  Staff member, Deborah Pomroy, has been designing florals for over 35 years.  After owning her own floral shop for 17 years, Deborah moved on to wedding floral design ith Fabufloras in Philadelphia.  She is an Adjunct Professor at Mercer County Community College where she teaches the Floral Design program classes.  She has a BS In Ornamental Horticulture (Floriculture emphasis) with a Business minor from Delaware Valley University.

 

Demonstration (Watch, Learn and Activity)

Creative Photo Walk with Brooke Straiton Photography
Sunday, May 22nd, 2022
9:00am – 11:00am
$40.00

Join this hands-on experience to walk the beautiful gardens, display areas and meadow area of Seasons Garden Center taking photos together.  Bring your own camera or cellphone.  You will learn professional tips on how to get a great photo no matter what equipment you are working with.  Participants of all skill levels are encouraged to join.

Instructor’s Bio: Brooke Straiton is a professional portrait photographer based in Bucks County.  Her work has been featured in numerous international publications and on the covers of local Yardley Living and Newtown Neighbors magazines.  Her work can be viewed at www. brookestraiton.com.

 

Healthy Living Demonstration (Garden Tour, Learn and Taste)

Garden Party
Wednesday, May 25th, 2022   Class completed
7:00pm – 8:30pm
$80.00

 

Join us for a memorable evening with Chef Kim.  The evening will start on the patio with cocktails (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) and snacks, all made using and showcasing spring herbs and vegetables growing in the garden.  Chef Kim will then take everyone on a tour of the garden, discussing new and unusual ways to use herbs and vegetables in their cooking.  It will be a fun, light, interactive tour with lots of opportunities to ask questions, touch and smell the plants to learn where familiar flavors come from.  We will finish the tour back on the patio for a quick, sweet bite while we enjoy the sunset!

Instructor’s Bio:  Kimberly Quay is a classically trained Chef, graduating from the Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park, NY.  She trained in fine dining restaurants during the “Restaurant Renaissance” in Philadelphia during the 1990’s.  She transitioned those skills to open her own “Prepared Foods To-Go” shop, and later a bustling restaurant in Morrisville, PA.  Comfortfood and Kitchenette has been in its current location for 10+ years, recently riding the wave of the pandemic.  Chef Kim now spends her time running the behind the scenes instead of behind the stove.  She’s keeping her passion alive with the restaurant and is expanding the brand to include sales of vintage housewares, clothing and plants.  For more information visit www.comfortfoodmadewithlove.com

 

Workshop (Lecture, Make and Take)
Vivid Veggie Container Gardening
Sunday, May 29th, 2022   Class completed
1:00pm – 3:00pm
$110.00

Create a beautiful container garden with edible plants.  This fully functioning container will provide you with gorgeous color and yummy food.  Learn to choose the perfect plants and combos to create a long-lasting container with stunning plants and herbs that you can eat.  We will also discuss organic care and feeding of edible containers.  Each workshop participant will create their own edible garden to take home and enjoy.  Fees include lecture and all plants, container and materials needed to create garden.

Instructor’s Bio:  Staff Member, Kelly Thompson, is a published garden journalist and Master Gardener.  She specializes in vibrant container gardens and small garden design.  She enjoys a plant-based lifestyle with a focus on protecting and preserving the environment.  Accolades include awards from The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society and Rutgers University.  Her home has been on numerous garden tours in New Jersey.

 

Workshop (Lecture, Make and Taste)
Rice Paper Spring Rolls
$80.00
Saturday, June 18th, 2022   Class completed
6:00pm – 8:00pm

Information coming soon

Instructor’s Bio:  Kimberly Quay is a classically trained Chef, graduating from the Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park, NY.  She trained in fine dining restaurants during the “Restaurant Renaissance” in Philadelphia during the 1990’s.  She transitioned those skills to open her own “Prepared Foods To-Go” shop, and later a bustling restaurant in Morrisville, PA.  Comfortfood and Kitchenette has been in its current location for 10+ years, recently riding the wave of the pandemic.  Chef Kim now spends her time running the behind the scenes instead of behind the stove.  She’s keeping her passion alive with the restaurant and is expanding the brand to include sales of vintage housewares, clothing and plants.  For more information visit www.comfortfoodmadewithlove.com

 

Workshop (Lecture, Nature Walk, Make and Take)
Botanical Printing and Dyeing 
$155.00 
Saturday, June 25th   Class completed
10:00am – 3:00pm
optional box lunch available for $20.00

Botanical natural dyeing is the process of embedding botanical “stamps” directly from plant material into fabric or paper.  Working with natural elements such as leaves, blossoms, berries, vegetables and bark, you will design and dye your own silk scarf.  As you are waiting for the materials to process, the instructor will guide you on a nature walk to discuss the dyeing characteristics of different types of natural materials.  Students are encouraged to collect and flatten botanicals prior to the workshop.   We will break for lunch.  (Feel free to pack a lunch or an optional preordered box lunch is available.)

Instructor’s Bio:  Kathleen Lang is known for her environmentally conscious approach to the creation of fine art prints on paper and eco-printing on textiles.  She owns and operates the organic imprint studio, The Wearable Garden.  She has been teaching workshop in various art forms for over fifteen years at such prestigious venues as Grounds for Sculpture and Artists of Yardley.

 

Workshop (Lecture, Make and Take)

Bloomin’ for Butterflies
$145.00
Sunday, June 26th, 2022
1:00pm – 3:00pm

Pollinators transfer pollen from plant to plant to allow for seed and fruit production.  This program is all about our favorite pollinators, the butterflies.  You will learn about which plant materials are the favorite pollen sources for our local butterflies.  You will create your own meadow container garden filled with an assortment of plants to attract beneficial pollinators and hummingbirds in your yard.  Adults and teenagers are welcomed to join in on this program.  Fees include lecture and all plants, container and materials needed to make garden.

(Workshop) Instructor’s Bio:  Staff Member, Kelly Thompson, is a published garden journalist and Master Gardener.  She specializes in vibrant container gardens and small garden design.  She enjoys a plant-based lifestyle with a focus on protecting and preserving the environment.  Accolades include awards from The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society and Rutgers University.  Her home has been on numerous garden tours in New Jersey.

 

Workshop (Make and Take)
Lushly Lavender
$120.00
Wednesday, June 29th, 2022   Class completed
6:00pm – 8:00pm

Purple is the color of Passion.  For over 2500 years, the Lavender plant has been known for its fragrance.  This lush floral arrangement will combine the scent of fresh Lavender with other purple passion inspired blooms to create a truly regal piece.   We will include a brief walk through our educational garden to harvest some fresh Lavender.  Join us on this summer night to smell the flowers.  Designers of all skill levels are welcome.  Fee includes all flowers, container and materials needed to create your floral arrangement.

Instructor’s Bio:  Staff member, Deborah Pomroy, has been designing florals for over 35 years.  After owning her own floral shop for 17 years, Deborah moved on to wedding floral design for Fabufloras in Philadelphia.  She is an Adjunct Professor at Mercer County Community College where she teaches the Floral Design program classes.  She has a BS In Ornamental Horticulture (Floriculture emphasis) with a Business minor from Delaware Valley University.

 

Demonstration (Watch, Learn and Activity)
Herbal Tea: Fresh Garden Blends 
$40.00
Wednesday, July 20th, 2022
6:00pm – 7:00pm

Join us for a garden experience where you will learn about herbal tea blends.   Using plants you can grow at home, we will discuss teas with wellness benefits including relaxation, mood elevation, digestion and immune support.  Explore the aromas and flavors of medicinal plants and learn about their histories and properties.  At the end of the workshop, you will take home your own handmade herbal blend.

Instructor’s Bio:  Lauren Lembo has been working with plants and fungi for over a decade.  She has completed certificate coursework in herbal Medicine and Aromatherapy through the University of Minnesota’s Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing Integrative Health and Medicine Specialty.  She is the owner of Blue Fox Botanicals www.bluefoxbotanicals.com a local grassroots herbal wellness company.  Lauren is a programs coordinator for the Hunterdon County Cultural & Heritage Commission and a Registered Professional Archeologist.  She received at MA in Education from Central Michigan University, an MA in Anthropology from Monmouth University and a Certificate in Global Social Archeology from Kyusho University in Japan.  

 

Workshop (Lecture, Make and Take)

Intermediate Botanical Printing & Dyeing – Infusing Color
$165.00
Sunday, July 31st, 2022
10:00am – 3:00pm
optional box lunch available for $20.00

For students with experience in basic eco printing on textiles and paper, this class will teach you new techniques to bring bright color into your designs.  The use of dried dyestuffs, berries, vegetables and other natural elements will be discussed and explored.  Students will learn how sustainable chemistry can embolden or change colors within their designs.  Participants will create their very own naturally dyed and printed silk scarf and a one-page book.  Once registered, you will receive a list of suggested materials to bring to class to use in your design.  

Instructor’s Bio:  Kathleen Lang is known for her environmentally conscious approach to the creation of fine art prints on paper and eco-printing on textiles.  She owns and operates the organic imprint studio, The Wearable Garden.  She has been teaching workshop in various art forms for over fifteen years at such prestigious venues as Grounds for Sculpture and Artists of Yardley.