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May 2018

DIY Terrarium

May 6, 2018 • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
$55

Just in time for Mother's Day, you can make a gift terrarium!

Garden terrariums make a fresh and interesting addition to any indoor space. We'll guide you through the hands-on process of building your own unique creation.

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June 2018

Create Your Own Living Wreath

June 2, 2018 • 10:00 am - 11:00 am
$50

Craft a beautiful living wreath that, with proper care, will last through the summer and into autumn.

Create a fern wreath choosing from our gorgeous assortment of ferns, or a succulent plant wreath using some of the many varieties we will have on hand. At home you can proudly display your wreath hanging on a wall or door, or lying on an outdoor table. 

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Succulent Propogation

June 3, 2018 • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

Succulents are all the rage!

These low maintenance beauties are some of the most fun and interesting houseplants around. Join us for a demonstration to learn about different types of succulents, how to plant them, how to display them—and even better—how to divide them and make more!

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Wellness & Holistic fair

June 3, 2018 • 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Free

The Yoga Loft and Calgo Gardens have teamed up once again to bring you one of your favorites!

Experience a peaceful day of angel readings, crystals, Reiki, psychic readings, spirit messages, shopping & much, much more!

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July 2018

Succulent Jewelry Workshop!

July 14, 2018 • 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
$40

In this workshop you will create a necklace and ring using live succulents.

Dana Vargo of Flowers From the Farm, NJ will lead the class and offer helpful hints on how to propagate your succulents. All participants will be given a tube of floral glue for your own future projects.

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Add a Little Life to Your Garden Tool

July 21, 2018 • 10:00 am - 11:30 am
$20

Have any old tools lying around that you might want to repurpose?

Why not plant up a shovel, hoe, rake or any garden object you have. Use succulents as shown, ferns, or any other annual you prefer and display on a shed or other structure that you fancy!

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August 2018

Calgo’s Monarch Butterfly Waystation

August 4, 2018 • 10:00 am - 10:45 am
Free

Monarch butterfly populations are declining due to loss of habitat.

A Monarch Waystation is simply a garden that has both milkweed plants—which Monarchs feed on as caterpillars—and nectar plants that they use for nourishment as butterflies. Join us as we discuss the life of the Monarch and observe the various stages of development that are currently right here at Calgo.

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Painting with Coffee!

August 8, 2018 • 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$35

Yes, that's right, we mean you will use real coffee as a painting medium!

Our instructor, Carolyn Tischer Bartlett, was formally trained as a watercolorist at an early age. She later attended the Paier School of Art in Hamden, Connecticut. In Bartlett's early career, she was known as a portrait artist and figure painter, today she is recognized as a landscape, still life, and animal painter.

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Ladies’ Night…Beaded Earrings!

August 23, 2018 • 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$55

Learn how to make beautiful and unique beaded earrings with local artist and "Magpie" jewelry line creator Lydia Santoro.

During this Ladies night, Lydia will teach you to create a pair of one-of-a-kind earrings using beads she specially chose for you to use in this workshop. All materials and instructions are included in the fee. 

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Summer Sundays with Patti—All About the Garden!

August 26, 2018 • 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Free

Introducing “Sundays With Patti” a series of one hour conversations covering a different gardening subject weekly. Your questions answered, too!

 
Calgo’s gardenista/staff horticulturist, Patti Dixon, has a full and varied resumé blooming with expertise that she is eager to share with you.

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September 2018

Ladies’ Night…Mosaic Memorabilia Plaque!

September 12, 2018 • 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
$95

What a different way to express yourself creatively!

Join us for two enjoyable evenings to design and build a unique and personal mosaic. Please bring small items from your home that have meaning for you, or that you have been collecting for the right project—jewelry, keys, buttons, beads—all other tesserae will be provided.

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First Annual Scarecrow Workshop & Contest!

September 16, 2018 • 1:00 pm
$15

First Annual Scarecrow Workshop & Contest!

We will provide the structural supplies—wood support, straw, burlap, twine—and step by step instructions. Bring your imagination and some scarecrow fashion/clothing to dress your creation.

Scarecrows will be on display September 16-22. Judging will take place at our Autumn Art In the Garden Show on September 22 by popular vote. A $50 gift certificate to Calgo will be awarded to the winner!

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Autumn Art in the Garden

September 22, 2018 • 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Free

Calgo Gardens’ happy gathering of amazingly talented, local artists and artisans, is one of our most popular events!

Save the date! Our happy gathering reappears this September. Over 50 artists—favorites and new—will exhibit their works and wares: watercolor and acrylic painters, jewelers, potters, photographers, and many others with unique, creative ways of expression. Live music, too!

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Solar Dyed Tote Bags

September 22, 2018 • 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
$25

Our good friend & popular workshop leader Janice Shields is back with a fun new project! Using pressed leaves, flowers, and solar dyes you will create beautiful canvas tote bags. 

SolarFast dyes are colorless out of the bottle, but develop into beautifully vibrant and permanent hues when exposed to sunlight. You can select from several colors to blend, use a spray applicator or a sponge, so each will be unique. 

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November 2018

How to Divide and Store Dahlia Tubers

November 4, 2018 • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
$10

Learn how to divide tubers and identify those that will and will not produce flowers/plants next year. 

Each participant will receive a viable tuber and enough storing medium for over winter protection.

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Finger Knit Blanket

November 8, 2018 • 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$90

You read correctly—knit a cozy warm blanket with your fingers—just in time for the fall chill-down and up-coming holidays.

The multi-talented Lydia Santoro (jeweler, Calgo workshop leader & Art Show vendor) will teach you to knit with your fingers and create this soft, on trend treasure. You will have four colors to choose from; please choose a color when registering.

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Ladies’ Night! Edible Centerpiece

November 14, 2018 • 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
$30

A fun ladies night where we will demonstrate how to create an arrangement using edible vegetables, herbs, and decorative materials.

This will make a great display for your Thanksgiving holiday table or as decoration on the kitchen counter.

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Mosaic Memorabilia Plaque

November 15, 2018 • 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
$95

Back by popular demand! 

What a different way to express your creativity. Join us for an enjoyable evening to designing and building a unique and personal mosaic. Please bring small items from your home that have meaning for you, or that you have been collecting for the right project—jewelry, keys, buttons, beads—all other tesserae will be provided. 

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Sprouts Workshop

November 17, 2018 • 2:00 pm
$15

Learn how to grow your own fresh alfalfa sprouts at home in less than six days.

Cody Parker of Drop the Beet Farms will teach you the basics of sprout growing in this easy 30 minute workshop. You will take home a sprouts jar kit, alfalfa seeds for several sprout harvests, and easy to follow instructions.

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Holiday Discount Roulette!

November 23, 2018 • 9:00 am - December 24, 2018 • 5:00 pm
Free

Holiday Discount Roulette is Back!

Calgo’s gift to you ~20%, 25%, or 30% Off ! Visit Calgo • Choose a Candy Kiss • Your kiss will Reveal Your Discount!

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Small Business Saturday • Celebrate with Us!

November 24, 2018 • 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Small Business Saturday is the day to shop local! Join us for a day filled with mini sessions and workshops.

• Photographer Diana P. Lang - Mini Portrait Sessions • Tours of Drop the Beet Farms Aquaponics • Dress up Your Container Garden with Seasonal Greens • The Art of Bonsai • Oyster Mushroom Cultivation

Descriptions and pricing for each workshop are listed separately in this events section.

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Small Business Saturday: Holiday Portrait Photos

November 24, 2018 • 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
$75

Schedule a session on Saturday November 24 OR Sunday November 25, with
portrait photographer Diana P. Lang

You'll have a treasured memory of the season and a perfect shot your holiday card!

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Small Business Saturday: Aquaponics Facility Tours!!!

November 24, 2018 • 10:00 am
$5

Take this fascinating up close tour of Drop the Beets Farms’ aquaponic facility.

See the 15,000 gallon fish tanks and learn about the sustainable ecology of an aquaponics closed loop system. Understand the symbiotic relationship between fish, bacteria, and plants (food), and the roll each organism plays in nutrient cycling.

Tours will run at 10 am / 12 pm / 2 pm

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Small Business Saturday: Aromatic Greens Container Gardens

November 24, 2018 • 11:00 am
Free

Deck the Halls with Boughs of Holly and your front entrance too!
Free demonstration on how to green up your outdoor containers with aromatic greens.

Dress up your front porch this holiday season with a container filled with fresh evergreens. We will demonstrate design techniques and show how to create a focal point using an assortment of aromatic...

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Small Business Saturday: Bonsai

November 24, 2018 • 1:00 pm
Free

Hear Bonsai expert, Pete Bethune of the Pine Barrens Bonsai Club, speak on all things Bonsai!

Pete will demonstrate and discuss: the best kind of trees for Bonsai, placement considerations, specialized tools and wire used.

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Small Business Saturday: Oyster Mushroom Cultivation

November 24, 2018 • 3:00 pm
$35

This workshop will show the wonders of oyster mushroom cultivation.

Cody Parker from Drop the Beet Farms has eight years experience in mushroom cultivation, and will guide you through making your own mushroom kit!

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Gemstone Ornaments & Jeweler Lydia Santoro

November 28, 2018 • 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free

This “Open Late Wednesday” features Lydia Santoro of Magpie Jewelry.

“A magpie loves shiny things... necklaces and rings.” 

Lydia will be here talk about her designs and to show the wide variety of pieces she creates working with sterling silver, copper, brass, aluminum, wood, and glass, and...

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December 2018

NEW!! All Day Open House!!

December 1, 2018 • 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join us for our first ALL DAY Open House!

Workshops • Demonstrations • Beer Tasting • Boho Wreath-making • Pet Portraits • Greens Arrangements • Mini Yoga Classes • Aquaponics Tours • Hot Cider & Cookies & MORE!

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Open House Day: Pet Portraits

December 1, 2018 • 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
$50

Capture the essence of your pet's spirit in a photograph you will always cherish.

Photographer Diana P. Lang is an expert at capturing the best of your pet!

Fee includes one 8x10 print.

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Open House Day: Yoga Mini Classes

December 1, 2018 • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

Start your day right!

Join Dee from The Yoga Loft, located the Farmhouse at Calgo, as she conducts mini-yoga classes from 10am to 12pm.

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Open House Day: Make a Boho Wreath

December 1, 2018 • 11:00 am
$28

Try your hand at something different—create your own Bohemian-style wreath for the holidays!

This hands-on workshop will include instruction and all materials needed: seasonal greens, beads, and decorative embellishments.

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Open House Day: Beer Tasting / Bradley Brewery Project

December 1, 2018 • 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Free

Owners and operators, and husband and wife duo, Chelsey and Mike, of the Bradley Brew Project will be at Calgo for an amazing beer tasting experience!

The Bradley Brewery Project is a nanobrewery with a vision to provide a community focused, education based customer experience. Their unique approach to recipe formulation and focus on assorted fermentation processes provide them with the opportunity to create various types styles, products and services.

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Open House Day: Aquaponics Facility Tours

December 1, 2018 • 12:30 pm
Free

Take a fascinating up-close tour of Drop the Beets Farms’ aquaponic facility.

See the 15,000 gallon fish tanks and learn about the sustainable ecology of an aquaponics closed loop system. Understand the symbiotic relationship between fish, bacteria, and plants (food), and the roll each organism plays in nutrient cycling.

Tours will run at 12:30 pm / 2:30 pm / 3:30 pm

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Open House Day: Creative, Colorful, Long-Lasting Holiday Centerpieces

December 1, 2018 • 1:30 pm
Free

Create a holiday centerpiece using foraged foliage!

Dana Vargo of Flowers From the Farm, NJ will demonstrate how to create a holiday centerpiece using foraged foliage, branches, grasses, embellished with add ins such as pine cones, berries, and dried fruit. 

Demonstration times will be at 1:30 and 2:30  in the green house. 

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Open Late Wednesdays: Music Night

December 5, 2018 • 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free

Tonight's Late Wednesday Features Guitar String Jewelry & Cigar Box Instruments!

Meet Jenny Woods from High Strung Jewelry: Rock • Recycle • Repurpose. Jenny makes handcrafted guitar string jewelry with a unique design aesthetic. Her “wearable music” provides a  singular jewelry experience that strikes just the right chord. 

Also joining us is Michael DiGirolamo and his cigar box guitars! Not only can you play them, but each one is a work of art! 

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Finger Knit Blanket – Date Added!

December 6, 2018 • 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$90

Due to an overwhelming response, we're adding another class!

You read correctly—knit a cozy, warm blanket with your fingers... just in time for the fall chill-down and upcoming holidays. The multi-talented Lydia Santoro (jeweler, Calgo workshop leader & Art Show vendor) will teach you to knit with your fingers and create this soft, on trend treasure.

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Create Your Own Hand-Tied Wreath!

December 8, 2018 • 10:00 am - 11:30 am
$60

Add a personal touch to the holiday with a traditional hand made wreath.

We will guide you through designing and crafting your wreath, incorporating beautiful and aromatic seasonal elements such as coned cedar, noble fir, berried juniper, white pine, boxwood, pine cones, berries, and ribbon. Materials...

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Foraged Holiday Centerpiece

December 9, 2018 • 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
$35

Grab your pruners and set off on an adventure to clip greens, berries, and branches to create a beautiful centerpiece that will last through the holiday season.

Feel like venturing off for your own finds before the class? Here are a few greens from which to cut that would be suitable for your container: evergreen, boxwood, holly, juniper, cedar, birch sticks, dried...

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Winter Solstice Celebration/ The Yoga Loft

December 21, 2018 • 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
$30

This year, choose to make winter a time of feeding your spirit and nurturing your soul.

Winter Solstice is a time of change, a time of endings and beginnings. We tune into cycles in time and in our individual lives. It’s been said that inner wisdom consists of knowing one’s place in any given cycle, and what kinds of action (or restraint of action) are appropriate for that phase.

This year, give yourself the gift of...

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March 2019

Ladies’ Night – DIY Essential Oil & Facial Care Products

March 14 • 6:00 pm
$80

Learn how to make natural facial and body care products using essential oils, salts, powders and more.

Each student will create three products that will target the skin, the body and the mind. We will discuss the benefits of each ingredient along with how base recipes can be customized to suit different needs. Along with your products, you will take home these recipes to use again and again.

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April 2019

Create Your Own Easter Centerpiece

April 14 • 1:00 pm
$45

The perfect addition for your Easter brunch or dinner table.

You will be provided with spring blooming flowers, bulbs, and seasonal accents. Cost includes all materials as well as instruction.

Space is limited and registration is required. Call 732.919.7770 to reserve your spot.

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Spring Art Show! Save the Date!

April 27 • 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Free

Calgo Gardens’ happy gathering of amazingly talented, local artists and artisans, is one of our most popular events!

Save the date! Over 50 artists—favorites and new—will exhibit their works and wares: watercolor and acrylic painters, jewelers, potters, photographers, and many others with unique, creative ways of expression. Stay tuned for more information soon!

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May 2019

Succulent Bowl Workshop

May 5 • 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
$49

Just in time for Mother's Day!

Succulents are easy-to-care-for, sun-loving plants, available in a variety of colors, shapes, and sizes, making them a perennial favorite of plant lovers!

In this workshop, led by Calgo’s Patti Dixon, you will be provided with all the materials and instruction you’ll need to create your own beautiful succulent planter.

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Terrarium Workshop

May 19 • 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
$49

Garden terrariums make a fresh and interesting addition to any indoor space.

We will guide you through the hands-on process of building your own unique creation.  All material and instruction will be provided.

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June 2019

Create Your Own Living Wreath Workshop

June 1 • 10:00 am - 11:00 am
$50

You will craft a beautiful living wreath that, with proper care, will last through the summer and into autumn.

You may create a wreath of your choosing, whether it's a fern wreath to display in a shaded area of the yard, a succulent wreath that will enjoy the sun, or a combination of annuals or herbs. Whatever you decide to make...you are making it your own to either display hanging on a wall or door, or lying on an outdoor table.

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Music in the Garden!

June 8 • 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
$10

Calgo Garden’s 2nd Annual benefit fundraiser in support of “Connection thru Music”

• A day of live music, workshops, raffles, and other memorable experiences. (See listings below.)
• $10 donation/admission will give you 10% off purchases from Calgo’s THE BARN and Nursery.

Calgo Gardens is privileged to host a day of music and fun to benefit a program we whole-heartedly believe in and support. Your admission donation will benefit (and go in full to) Caregiver Volunteers of Central Jersey (CVCJ) and its Connection Thru Music program. This intergenerational program pairs those challenged with Alzheimers or dementia with a young volunteer who uses the enduring power of music to reach people whose connections to life and joy are slowly slipping away. It is our goal to bring attention to their work and help it flourish.

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How to Deal with your Deer Problem

June 15 • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Learn how you can protect your investment and lessen deer damage.

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Make your own “Boobalicious” Tye-dye T-shirt!

June 22 • 11:00 am
$55

“Tye-Dye Amy” will take you, step-by-step,through creating your ONE-OF-A-KIND, summery, Boobalicious swirl design T-shirt! You will have a range colors to choose from—bright/sassy/subtle/chic—to reflect YOUR personal style.

Your fee includes a white “blank slate" Boobalicious top, that is pre-washed and pre-soaked in soda ash ready to dye, as well as
hands on instruction to create a one-of-a-kind swirl design. You MUST register by May 31 WITH your t-shirt size.

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Succulent Planter Redux

June 23 • 11:00 am
$59

Back by popular demand—with a bigger bowl!!

Succulents are easy-to-care-for, sun-loving plants, available in a variety of colors, shapes, and sizes, making them a perennial favorite of plant lovers! In this workshop, led by Calgo’s Patti Dixon, you will be provided with all the materials and instruction you’ll need to create your own beautiful succulent planter.

Space is limited. Please call 732-919-7770 to reserve your spot.

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July 2019

Forget Me Not Mosaic Stepping Stone

July 23 • 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
$125

This wonderful workshop will be taught by Nancy Frank who is skilled mosaic artist for over 15 years.

She will be conducting a two day workshop on
Tuesdays, July 23rd and July 30th, 5:30pm - 8:00pm
reserve your space asap because class size is limited.
No experience necessary!

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