Garden harvest bounty piled in a basket

Garden Programs

The Lodge at Woodloch has always been known for its focus on nature. Regular garden workshops are an integral part of the activities calendar including cultural practices and seasonal tips and suggestions for home gardens. The Lodge at Woodloch gives guests the opportunity to "get their hands dirty" and learn about where and how food is sourced - a natural fit with the spa's philosophy of personal awakening.

Below is a sampling of garden classes that may be offered at The Lodge at Woodloch and evolve throughout the seasons. Please reference our class & activity schedules for the most current garden classes, dates, and times.
 

Garden Harvest ($)

New to the garden line up, this class is designed to teach guests how to pick greens, herbs and vegetables the proper way to ensure healthy plants, and bountiful harvest. Weekly, different plants will be chosen, and guests will be able to take home a bag full of fresh organic produce as well as new skills as gardeners. Cost is $20 per person.
 

Garden Tour

Join one of our farmers on a tour of Blackmore Farm's vegetable and flower garden. We will discuss high tunnel growing, composting, companion planting, and many other gardening topics. Please dress appropriately for the weather, including mud!
 

Honey Bee Talk

Spend some time with our resident beekeeper, in discussion of the life cycle of the honey bee and their environmental importance.  Various hive components and tools will be on display, and plenty of information given to be able to start your very own apiary!
 

Orchard Tour

Orchard Tour- Join the orchardist for a tour of our 2-acre orchard. We will discuss the dynamics of a diverse orchard ecosystem, highlighting soil biology, companion planting, beneficial insects, and proper fruit and berry plant management. Please dress appropriately for the weather, including mud!
 

Q&A with the Farmers

Come sit down with our farmers for an open ended discussion on all thing agriculture. Topics may include organic vs conventional growing, CSAs, good and bad bugs, or anything else you're interested in. We’re always ready and able to help you plan your own garden. Bring your Q's 'cause we got the A's!
 

The Farmer is In

Between the hours of 1pm and 4pm, our farmer is available to give tours of Blackmore Farm. Topics sure to be covered include organic growing techniques, our organic fruit and vegetable operation, and the amazing honey bee. Bring any and all of your gardening questions.