Building a miniature ship inside a bottle is impressive, but not as impressive as forging a giant glass shell around yourself and waiting for your family to come home and find you. Do something crafty with this Groupon.
Choose from Six Options
- $25 for a garden-planning workshop on Saturday, April 19, at 10 a.m. ($39.95 value)
- $25 for a garden-planning workshop on Saturday, April 19, at 2 p.m. ($39.95 value)
- $25 for a garden-planning workshop on Sunday, April 20, at 10am ($39.95 value)
- $25 for a garden-planning workshop on Sunday, April 20, at 2 p.m. ($39.95 value)
- $13 for a tea-party ticket for an adult (aged 16 and older) on Saturday, April 26 ($25 value)
- $8 for a tea-party ticket for a child (aged 15 and younger) on Saturday, April 26 ($15 value)
Amy Marie Sol teaches students how to lay out organic and sustainable gardens in the garden-planning workshop. A well-planned garden can cut down on work and costs and increase its yield. The class will focus on herbs and veggies, and cover how to estimate dates for planting, what to plant successively, and how to extend a garden into the fall. Materials will be provided, but students can also bring a notebook if they wish. Students will also receive two packets of seeds from Southern Exposure Seed Company and a coupon for complimentary entrance to the farm during lavender season (May 31–July 6).
The tea party will celebrate daughters, moms, and grandmas. It will be held at Trinity United Methodist Church, 2 miles away from the farm, with drop-in hours from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tables will be decorated with lavender sachets to take home and vintage teacups, which can be filled with two types of lavender tea, or earl grey and chamomile flavors. A buffet of sandwiches, scones, jams, and other treats will also be available, and guests can purchase more baked goods, lavender products, and flea-market finds at the bazaar.
Seven Oaks Lavender Farm
Taking time to stop and smell the flowers has never paid off better than it does at Seven Oaks Lavender Farm. Co-owned by the mother-daughter team of Edith and Deborah, the farm occupies three acres of land and in the summer season is sprinkled with purple lavender and other flowers. Set back from the rustic and perfumed fields, their Lavender Shop houses myriad floral products, many of which are made by the Seven Oaks ladies themselves. Visitors can pick up soaps, jellies, certified-organic teas, and candles that all bear a fragrant, lavender aroma. In addition to its everyday operations, the farm also hosts events that include fall festivals, wreath-making classes, and lessons on using lavender garlands to ward off possessed grandmothers.