Community Events

Echeveria "Ruffles"

I have been watching for this Echeveria to bloom. Pretty suspenseful, isn’t it? This plant was a generous gift from Cheryl Wilks of Flowers on Location. I am not familiar with this tropical plant and had no idea what to expect. Look at those colors, the form! I just received an email from Cheryl and she is opening up her studio for classes. Clearly, she knows her flowers! Cheryl is, also, coordinating a September Garden and Farm Tour for Pennypack Farm. I’m, particularly, excited about this event because our own Front Yard Farm will be one of the tour locations. Pennypack Farm is a CSA and an education center in Horsham. They have a lot to offer including classes for children and adults. They teach about cooking, growing food, using herbs, foraging for wild edibles, food preservation, and more. I, also, received an email from Rebecca Condict of Creekside Co-op. Creekside is arranging a tour of our local  Streamside Farm at Elkins Estate. I have gained so much from spending time talking, working, and learning with Meei Ling, Streamside’s farm manager. I highly recommend this tour. Go!


Wedding Intensive 101 – Learn Techniques for Gorgeous Weddings
Dates to be determined by availability of interested students
10am – 3:30pm  (10 hours of instruction)
includes all the flowers, supplies and materials
… 4 or 5 sign up – $275 per person
… 3 – $295 per person
… 2 – $345 per person
… 1 – private class @ $395

Arranging Loose Flowers in Vases
Saturday, July 23rd (10am – noon)
limited to 6 participants – $38
includes everything

Floral Bows for ALL Occasions
Saturday, July 23rd (12:30pm – 2pm)
limited to 6 participants – $32
includes everything
If you register for both workshops on July 23rd – save $8 ($60)

Arrangements from the Garden

Make a beautiful summer centerpiece to enjoy or give as a gift
Tuesday, August 2nd (10am – noon)
limited to 6 participants – $40                                                                                               includes everything

Flower & Craft Workshop Day (girls ages 6 thru 11)
10am – 3pm (limited to 6 each session)
Session A – Thursday, July 14th
Session B – Monday, August 1st
Flowers, Beads/Jewelry, Sculpy and more
$49 per session- includes everything, even pizza for lunch


Come join the folks from Creekside Coop for a special tour of Streamside Farm at Elkins Estate, Wednesday July 20th at 6:30pm. Streamside is Chemical-free environmentally sustainable produce and flower farm in Elkins Park and a regular vendor at the Creekside Farmers Market. Farmer Meei Ling Ng will lead the tour and answer our questions. To participate, please meet us at the greenhouse at Elkins Estate. This tour is open to all and no advance registration is required.


Garden and Farm Tour – September 18, 2011 – 11 am to 4 pm                                           Rain or Shine                                                                                                                                         I did not see this announced on Pennypack’s website yet.  I’ll keep you up to date or you can get in touch with Cheryl at Flowers on Location.

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