7 dates to choose from in 2023!!
Sunday, March 19
Saturday, April 8
Saturday, May 27
Saturday, June 24
Saturday, July 15
Saturday, August 19
Sunday, September 17
Join us for our Bee-to-Bottle Tours at Next to Nature Farm. We will take you through the entire life cycle of a bee and discuss how they work tirelessly to collect nectar and produce honey for us to enjoy. You'll learn about honey harvesting, extraction, and even get to bottle your own 12-ounce honey to take home.
This class occurs both indoor and outdoor and will happen rain or shine. Cost is $15 per person, ages 5 and under are free. We ask that you arrive 10 minutes early for the class so we can begin promptly.
Our 7th Annual Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop will focus on standard pruning techniques to increase fruit production and improve overall fruit tree health. The workshop will be both a classroom-type discussion and some hands-on training in our orchard. In addition there will be information on a standard pesticide-free approach to managing your own orchard. Here we will discuss alternative methods such as the use of pheromone traps, dormant oils, horticultural soaps, and botanical treatments. All of the alternative products discussed will be available for purchase at the conclusion of the workshop.
Each participant will receive a folder of great informational resources to refer back to when it comes time to prune your own fruit trees later down the road. Cost of workshop is $20 per person or $35 per couple. Ticket must be purchased in advance.
Only a few left!
Announcing our next big vendor event at the Farm! Spring Farm Festival 2023 is set for Saturday, May 20, 2023 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. We are seeking vendors now. Specifically looking for artisans, crafters, makers with a preference toward handmade//homemade items. Download the vendor application and pay for booth space early to secure your spot.
This event is open to the public and we do a lot of promotional work ahead of time to promote vendors and family friendly activities. The Farm Festival will have vendors, a food truck, and additional craft/art projects to attract families.
Contact Chad Gilliland at (785) 491-1978 or email@example.com with questions.
Please pay for your booth online.
Download the application and e-mail/send to:
Chad Gilliland at firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, March 4, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. @ Next to Nature Farm
This class will be our only beekeeping class for 2023 and is meant for beginning beekeepers or those who just want a refresh on their skills! Lunch is provided for the all-day class.
The following topics will be covered in Workshop:
Sunday, April 30, 2023
We're so excited to bring back Branch and Bloom to offer two options for her famous Summer Porch Pot classes. The pots you'll create in this make-and-take class will be stunning throughout the summer! She'll teach you the tricks to create brilliantly planned pots that "thrill, spill and chill" as the pros say! The class will be offered on Sunday, April 30 (we will add the later class when the first fills up). Grab your spot now, they will fill up! Get your friends together to celebrate spring and make something you'll adore over the summer.
Each class participant will design a summer planter pot with guidance from our expert arborist and gardener. The color choices are up to the participant. Each pot uses a high-quality potting mix and we'll discuss water and fertilization options as part of the class.
Saturday, December 2
Back by popular demand!! Branch and Bloom will return to Next to Nature Farm on Saturday, December 2 for the ever-popular Winter Porch Pot class. In this class, we'll take natural elements - cedar branches, evergreens, juniper - and create a beautiful pot that can last through the dreary, cold days of winter! Get ready for holiday guests and learn how to make these seriously fabulous pots with Jen from Branch and Bloom!
Saturday, April 22, 2023
Back by popular demand, we have set another date for our cocktails and charcuterie class! This time, we're offering a SPRING edition with a focus on cheese, nuts and fruit. Cocktails will be gin-based. Cocktails will feature our local honey and charcuterie boards will feature local cheeses, Next to Nature treats, and other yummy foodie favorites!
Cost is $40 per person for the event. The last time we offered this class, we sold out and everyone LOVED IT! No one went away hungry and the drinks were a hit, too!