May 15, 2013

Gardening Workshops at Terhune Orchards

Terhune Orchards is offering gardening workshops for all ages this weekend, May 18 and 19, at the farm on Cold Soil Road.

Kids can participate in fun, free Planters and Diggers gardening class, Saturday from 10 a.m. until noon. Especially welcome are those children who have signed up for the Terhune Orchards summer camp. There will be three Saturday garden fun times: May 18, June 8, and June 22. Take home a plant to start an at-home garden.

On Saturday afternoon, from 1 to 4 p.m., Terhune Orchards is hosting a workshop about gardening and healthy food led by Pam Mount and friend Judith Robinson, coordinator of the Princeton Farmers Market and an expert on healthful, locally grown food. The workshop is the first in a three-part series sponsored by Sustainable Lawrence and the Lawrence environmental resources and green team called “All About Food and Gardening” that will cover gardening and simple healthy eating. Explore all of Ms. Mount’s 12 gardens and learn about soil, compost, and water as key ingredients to a successful garden.

Two other workshops in the series will be held May 25 and June 1 from 1 to 4 p.m. On May 25, participants, led by Ms. Mount, will analyze the gardens and fields at Terhune Orchards and begin to design their own gardens and rain gardens. The group will tour the Cherry Grove Farm CSA. On June 1, participants will expand their garden designs and explore harvesting wild edible plants with an expert, and learn about incorporating native plants into their gardens.

Attend one session in the series or all three. The cost per session is $10. Sign up for all three in a series and pay only $25. To learn more and sign up, visit: sustainable

Ms. Mount’s popular herb class will take place Sunday, 1 to 3 p.m. Ms. Mount will explain how to set up an herb garden, harvest herbs, and use them for cooking. She has been growing culinary herbs for more than 35 years. Bring your own garden layout or pots if you like. Starter herbs will also be available for sale in the Terhune Orchards farm store. The class is free and open to all.

Terhune Orchards is located at 330 Cold Soil Road, Lawrenceville, just minutes from downtown Princeton. Plenty of parking is available. For directions or more information call (609) 924-2310.