Abma's Farm Plans Fall Activities
● By Rebecca K. Abma
Children's After School Gardening Program
The fall program will run from Sept. 12 to Oct. 24 on Thursday afternoons from 4 to 5:45pm and compliment the Junior Master Gardener experience offered during the spring and summer.
Gardeners will learn about the cold weather crops growing in the Junior Master Gardener's garden and make autumn crafts revolving around plants, including terrariums, gourds, pumpkins and succulent gardens.
The seven-week course costs $175. Space is limited. To register, contact Catherine at the Greenhouse at 201-891-0278 x6 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fall Gardening Workshops & SeminarsAbma's Farm Fall Gardening Seminars return Sept. 10 and will be held on Tuesdays at 10am and Saturdays at 9am. Private group workshops can also be scheduled. Pre-registration is required for all classes. Contact Catherine in the Greenhouse at 201-891-0278 x6 or email email@example.com to register.
Sept. 10 & 14: Make & take home your own fall container gardens (materials fee)
Sept. 17 & 21: Make & take home your own Fall/Halloween/ Fairy/ Gnome/ Miniature Garden (materials fee)
Sept. 24 & 28: Free Seminar: Decorating for Fall through Thanksgiving
Oct. 1 & 5: Make & take home Fall/Halloween Decorated Gourds & Pumpkins (Recommended for Adults) (materials fee)
Oct. 15 & 19: Free Seminar: Decorating Your Home or Business with Gourds
Oct. 22 & 26: Make & take home your own terrarium or miniature garden terrarium (materials fee)
Nov. 19 & 23: Make & take home your own holiday centerpiece (materials fee)
Nov. 30: Make & take home a grave blanket (materials fee)
Dec. 3 & 7: Decorate & take home your own wreath (materials fee)
Dec. 10 & 14: Make & take home your own indoor holiday/fairy/gnome/miniature garden (materials fee)
Hayrides Return Oct. 5
What would fall be without a hayride to the pumpkin patch? Abma's Farm offers open hayrides every Saturday from Oct. 5 to 26, weather permitting. No reservations needed. Wagons leave every 15 minutes from the parking lot across the street at Lawlins Park from 11am to 3:45pm.
Birthday parties, class trips and group rides are available by reservation only. Birthday parties to the pumpkin patch are offered Wednesdays through Saturdays. Group rides and class trips are offered Monday through Friday from 9:30am to 5pm. Night rides to the bonfire are available on select Friday and Saturday nights during the fall. Book early as slots fill up quickly. Call 201-891-0278 ext. 4, between 8-4 for reservations.
Fairy & Gnome Garden Birthday Parties
Create a magical, mystical garden with a whimsical touch for your child’s birthday with a Fairy & Gnome Garden party. Parties can be scheduled for after school Monday through Friday or on Saturdays through October.
To book your party or for more information, contact Catherine in the Greenhouse at 201-891-0278 x6 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Children's Halloween Craft
On Saturday, Oct. 26 from 11am to 4pm, stop into the greenhouse to make a special children's halloween craft. Contact Catherine at the Greenhouse at 201-891-0278 ext.6 or email@example.com for information.