EVEN IF YOU HAVE BEEN TO A PREVIOUS CLASS, THESE INSTRUCTIONS CHANGE FREQUENTLY, SO PLEASE REVIEW THEM.
The following are important for ALL Love Apple Farms classes:
1. Wear warm layered clothing. It WILL be cold in our gardening classroom on a cold day.
2. Bring a notepad and something to write with.
3. Bring a snack or lunch for longer classes.
4. Realize there could be significant beach traffic on Highway 17 on some weekend sunny days. Please plan your commute accordingly, as we do our best to start our classes on time.
5. If you are going to Ivy's Porch for a gardening or art class, please park ACROSS the street (same side of the street) as Ivy's Porch. There is a nice, two-story office building there with plenty of parking, and we have permission to use that lot. 6. Browse the following information on this page regarding specific classes. If your class isn't mentioned below, then you only need worry about the first 5 items above.
If you are attending our Cheese Making class:
Note the above list items. This particular class is held at New Leaf Community Market's classroom, located at 1101 Fair Avenue, Santa Cruz. Please wear closed-toe shoes in the classroom, as you would in a restaurant kitchen environment, and be prepared to tie up long hair in a pony tail or bun as a courtesy to other students.
If you are attending our Compost class:
This class is held at Ivy's Porch, located at 5311 Scotts Valley Drive, Scotts Valley, CA. In addition to the list at the top of this page, we ask our students, if possible, to bring any compostable items to the class for our demo compost pile we will be building. We would greatly appreciate if you could hold on to the following items you would be otherwise throwing away or recycling and bring them to class: food scraps from this week's meals (no meat or bones), eggshells, newspapers, shredded paper, waste from vegetarian animals (rabbits, goats, horses--not dogs or cats), lawn clippings (not treated with chemicals), dry leaves, coffee grounds and filters, tea bags, yard trimmings, cardboard, fireplace ashes, hair, fur, or sawdust.
If you are attending our Bee-Keeping Class:
This class is held at Ivy's Porch, located at 5311 Scotts Valley Drive, Scotts Valley, CA. In addition to the list at the top of this page, please wear a long sleeved, high collared, WHITE shirt and white or light colored neutral long pants (like khakis or light blue jeans). It's best not to wear any perfumes or colognes. Bees perceive bright or dark colors as threats and are attracted to perfumes and colognes. Please do NOT wear short sleeves, short pants, skirts, or open toed-shoes. Also bring some gardening gloves. Think covering up as much of your exposed skin as possible. Bees are also attracted to sunglasses, so you may want to bring a light colored hat rather than watch the class with sunglasses on.
If you are attending our Succulent Wreaths class:
This class is held at Ivy's Porch, located at 5311 Scotts Valley Drive, Scotts Valley, CA. In addition to the list at the top of this page, please bring a clippers or sturdy shears (even a poultry shears will do), such as our favorite, Saboten 1210.
If you are attending our Garden Mosaics class:
This class is held at Ivy's Porch, located at 5311 Scotts Valley Drive, Scotts Valley, CA. In addition to the list at the top of this page, please bring china plates, stained glass, crockery, or anything else that could be broken and affixed to a stepping stone. Also try to bring a tile nipper and safety goggles. If you cannot bring these, we will provide them, but these are essential tools for your new craft, so you might as well acquire them ahead of time. Home Depot, Lowes, and OSH will all have these for under $10.
If you are attending our Chicken-Keeping class:
This class is held at Ivy's Porch, located at 5311 Scotts Valley Drive, Scotts Valley, CA. In addition to the list at the top of this page, please bring a very very small box, no more than 6 inches by 6 inches, to take home your chicks in (a shoe box is too big). It should have a top and holes poked into it. If you cannot bring a tiny box, we will provide one. AT HOME TO PREPARE FOR YOUR CHICKS: Find or acquire a large cardboard box or Rubbermade-type bin in which to brood (raise) your chicks. Here is a visual example. We will supply your chicks, wood shavings, waterer, feeder, feed, heat lamp and heat bulb to get you started.
If your class isn't specifically mentioned above, then you only need worry about the first 6 items at the very top of this page. If you are attending any other type of gardening class, those are all held where our plant sale is: Ivy's Porch in Scotts Valley.
If you are traveling from out of town for the class and are unable to bring materials, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss options (which are usually possible).
If you have any other questions, don't hesitate to ask us at email@example.com
We look forward to having you as a student!