Home and Garden Courses

Spring 2018

A Bouquet Garni for Your Garden & Your Soup

From your garden to a stewpot or vase, fresh herbs offer an aromatic experience for the nose and palate both. Whether you bundle them into a bouquet garnish for savory soups or create fragrant arrangements, herbs are a simple way to bring the freshness of the garden into your home. Learn how to cultivate your own herb garden for cooking or decorating with the expert guidance of Denny Warrenfeltz, who has over 40 years of experience in gardening, open hearth cooking, and floral design. First Session - Monday, May 21st: At Trayer's Farm and Greenhouse, Denny will demonstrate various uses for herbs and provide a guided walk-through of the greenhouse, giving you tips on how to plant and tend your own herb garden. Trayer's is located at 11452 Welsh Run Road, Mercersburg, PA. Second Session - Monday, June 25th: Tour a sample herb garden at the Bowman House and create your own bouquet garni or arrangement of fresh herbs. The Bowman House is located at 323 North Main Street, Boonsboro, MD. Please bring a folding chair to both sessions and enjoy light refreshments both evenings.

Fee: $59 Senior Adult Fee: $35 Registration Fee: $8

ANE-084-K | 05/21/18-06/25/18 | D. Warrenfeltz | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register

On Gossamer Wings: The Magic of Butterflies and Moths

With at least 1,000 species of butterflies and over 1,500 species of moths in Maryland, we have much to explore! Delve into the world of both butterflies and moths in this introduction course. You will learn the lifecycles, anatomy, and nomenclature of species. Weather permitting, we will spend time outdoors using our new knowledge to identify these beautiful, winged insects.

Fee: $61 Senior Adult Fee: $37 Registration Fee: $8

ANE-374-J | 04/24/18-05/08/18 | K. Barylski | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register

Floral Design - Spring Mini Session

Join floral designer and historic garden specialist, Denny Warrenfeltz, for a special spring session of floral design! Create your own arrangements and decor using an assortment of fresh, silk, or dried materials. Supplies for the first session's project will be provided; supplies for subsequent sessions may be purchased from the instructor. Cost dependent upon your choice of materials.

Fee: $31 Materials Fee: $20 Registration Fee: $8

DIS-614-J | 04/09/18-04/23/18 | D. Warrenfeltz | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register

Summer 2018

Maryland Summer Butterflies At Antietam

Late July is our peak time for butterflies, when it is quite possible to see a hundred in an hour. So come join a guided tour of butterflies! You'll learn more about telling butterflies from moths and identifying common butterflies in the field. We'll get some up close looks and plenty of pictures, too. Suitable for beginners and most ability levels. We'll expect to walk up to 2 miles on fairly easy terrain. Class will meet on site at Antietam National Battlefield.

Fee: $11 Registration Fee: $8

HGN-005-A | 07/31/18-07/31/18 | K. Barylski | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register