Home and Garden Courses

Winter 2018

Beginning Beekeeping

Imagine enjoying fresh golden honey from your very own hive in the backyard, and an abundance of blooms and produce from your garden, thanks to the busy bees pollinating plants. Enter the wonderful world of beekeeping and learn the basics of the colony and its organization, beekeeping equipment, starting and managing a colony, managing maladies, honey producing and processing honey, and floral sources. Course fee includes a book. Class will take a 30 minute break for lunch.

Fee: $51 Senior Adult Fee: $31 Materials Fee: $10 Registration Fee: $8

DIS-587-M | 03/10/18-03/17/18 | L. Capezuto | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register

Introduction to Beekeeping

Beekeeping can be a fun, rewarding, family hobby. If you would like to find out what's involved before investing your time and resources, this class is for you. Our course will explain the equipment needed, cost of starting a hive, how to choose a suitable bee yard location, and answer all of your individual questions. If you decide beekeeping is a hobby you would like to pursue, you can enroll in the beginner beekeeping course offered in March.

Fee: $17 Registration Fee: $8

DIS-596-H | 02/24/18-02/24/18 | L. Capezuto | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register

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

Maximizing Honey Production in Your Colonies

While the average honey production for most beekeepers in the Tri-State area is 30-40 pounds per colony, a few beekeepers are getting well over 100 pounds per colony! Have you ever wondered why such a big difference and what the secrets to a large honey crop are? Learn the necessary insights to increasing your honey production, while at the same time ensuring your honey bees are healthy. NOTE: The time and location for the second class is different! The class session on May 12 will meet from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at an apiary in Clear Spring, Md.

Fee: $27 Registration Fee: $8

DIS-613-K | 05/05/18-05/12/18 | L. Capezuto | 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