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garden talks, workshops & events

There’s always something special going on at Rockledge Gardens!

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Unless noted otherwise, all talks and events meet in our Harry and Mary Witte Learning Center. The Farm Market is held in the yellow building.

No pre-registration is required for our garden talks; fees (if any) are indicated in the event listings. Fees for “Make-n-Take” workshops, Little Bugs sessions, and some special events are listed; please note that because we purchase materials for these workshops based on how many people are signed up, pre-registration and pre-payment are required. We can only give refunds (less service fees) if we are notified of cancellation at least 72 hours in advance of the class.

Planning an event? Rockledge Gardens is a stunning venue for weddings, fundraisers, field trips, and more! More information on our private rentals page, or email events@rockledgegardens.com.  

Sunday, February 23, 12-2 pm. RavioliCreate your own handmade pasta from scratch! Learn how to make pasta the traditional, Italian way! In this hands-on class (taught by our farmers market vendors, Pasta Nostra USA), everyone will make their own ball of pasta dough. You will learn about the Italian culture, how to form ravioli a number of ways – by using a rolling pin and then a pasta machine, and learn how to incorporate fresh herbs to take your ravioli to another level. When all the pasta making is done, we gather around the table and enjoy sampling it!  Register now on Eventbrite.

Sunday, March 1, 1pm. Seminar: Citrus! This is the perfect time of year to plant a citrus tree! Join Steve, our resident answer man, to learn about planting, maintaining, and keeping citrus trees healthy.  With a special focus on identifying, avoiding and overcoming disease, the seminar will emphasize not only proper cultural practices but also the right products to use to both avoid and deal with disease. RSVP on Eventbrite

Wednesday, March 4, 11am. Mushroom Mania! Create traditional meat meals using mushrooms as a healthy alternative with Myra of Bitchin’ Bohemian Blends. Join her to learn all the delicious, nutritious ways to add these health-packed wonders to your diet. Participants will learn how to create a mouth-watering Pulled Pork using king oyster mushrooms and go home with enough mushrooms and spices to make dinner for two. Come hungry! Tasting involved. Register on Eventbrite

Saturday, March 8, 1pm. Make-n-take: Succulent Topped Birdhouse Looking for living garden decor? Join Leslie from The Seaside Succulent for this make-n-take workshop. Create your very own little home for your feathered friends that is topped with succulents and moss. The cutest addition to your garden! Cost is $60 per birdhouse and includes all supplies needed. Register on Eventbrite.

Saturday, March 14, 10am to 3pm. Farm and Friends market! Join us for this monthly extended version of our Farmers Market! With live music, additional market vendors and food, you’re bound to have a great day!

Sunday, March 15, 12-2 pm. Tortelloni! Create your own handmade pasta from scratch! Susie Ardovini of Pasta Nostra USA will teach you how to make pasta the traditional, Italian way! In this hands-on class, everyone will make their own ball of pasta dough. You will learn about the Italian culture, how to form tortellini a number of ways – by using a rolling pin and then a pasta machine, and learn how to incorporate fresh herbs to take your tortelloni to another level. When all the pasta making is done, we gather around the table and enjoy sampling it! Register now on Eventbrite.

Sunday, March 29, 12-2 pm. Gluten Free PastaCreate your own handmade GLUTEN FREE pasta from scratch! In this hands-on class, Susie of Pasta Nostra USA will lead participants in making their own ball of pasta dough. You will each learn how to create handmade gluten free pasta and form it into traditional Italian pasta shapes such as Trofie, Pici and Ditalini. You will also learn how to form fettuccine the old fashioned way using a rolling pin, and then a pasta machine. When all the pasta making is done, we gather around the table and enjoy sampling it! Register now on Eventbrite.

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Farm Market at The Farm at Rockledge Gardens. Come get fresh, just-picked produce at our Farm Market. Held in the yellow building at the Garden Center, Tuesday through Saturday from 10 am to 3 pm and Sundays from 11 am to 4pm, with an expanded “Farm and Friends” Market the second Saturday of each month featuring additional food vendors and crafters. Interested in becoming a vendor at Farm & Friends? Please email photos and a description of your handmade/local items to events@rockledgegardens.com

Yoga in the Garden with Barb Wallace.  Slow Vinyasa Flow is centered around present, non-judgmental awareness giving the practitioner the the opportunity to explore the use of body and breath as a vehicle to calm and center the mind and explore the inner workings of their own experience. Suitable for all levels. Classes are held Tuesdays at 9:30 am and 5:30 pm, and Thursdays at 9:30 am. $10 per class; please bring a mat or large towel. YOGA will be taking a holiday break, returning January 7th.

Little Bugs Club. Our quarterly gardening club for kids ages 4 to 12, starting in March 2020. Pre-registration is required.