Lotus Blossoms Bazaar

Friday, March 27th, 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. & Saturday, March 28th, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Binford Elementary School (2300 E. 2nd St.)

This year’s Lotus Blossoms Bazaar will have their Family Day on Saturday, March 28th. It will be held at Binford Elementary. We are looking forward to showcasing vermicomposting and seed planting activities. We will be planting herb seeds to be added to the Orchard in April. We will also be giving away sunflower seeds for the kids to plant at home. If you and your family are free on the 28th, join us at the Lotus Blossom Bazaar.

Tree Pose for Trees:
Donation Class for Bloomington Community Orchard

Saturday, March 28th, 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Vibe Yoga
(1705 N. College Ave.)

Come salute the sun and the trees!

Vibe is hosting a donation-based class for the Bloomington Community Orchard. Join Ruth Cohen for a gentle flow sequence featuring poses that renew our connection to the earth and its bounty. No yoga experience necessary. Just bring your body, a mat, if you have one, and your joy.

All donations made for this class will go to benefit the Bloomington Community Orchard.
Dream, build, and share an orchard community!

Growing Organic Stone Fruits Class

Saturday, March 28 · 2-4 p.m.(Register by 3/26 at 2 p.m.)
Hilltop Garden and Nature Center
(2367 E. 10th St.)
FREE

Learn to grow stone fruits (peaches, plums, and cherries) in the home landscape by using organic management strategies. Topics include cultivar selection, pollination requirements, planting, pruning, nutrient budgeting, irrigation, pest and disease control, and harvesting and storage of fruit. Enjoy safe, nutritious, and delicious stone fruits for cooking or eating out of hand without spending a fortune. Questions about existing trees are welcome. Co-sponsored by Hilltop Garden and Nature Center, Bloomingfoods,the Bloomington Community Orchard and Free University of Monroe County. For ages 16 yrs. and up.
Instructor: H. Michael Simmons, orchard educator

Spring Work and Learn Day

Saturday, April 4, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

There is no need to register! Just come on by and we’ll show you what to do. They are open to people of all ages, abilities and experience.

Please schedule large groups in advance

Orchard Festival Series Event:
Spring Planting and Herbal Tea Party

Saturday, April 25th, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Come help fill in the herbaceous layer of the Orchard! We’ll have a plant swap, give-aways and workshops on herb lore and uses.

Spring Work and Learn Day

Saturday, April 11, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

There is no need to register! Just come on by and we’ll show you what to do. Open to people of all ages, abilities and experience.

Please schedule large groups in advance: getinvolved@bloomingtoncommunityorchard.org

Spring Work and Learn Day

Saturday, April 18, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

There is no need to register! Just come on by and we’ll show you what to do. Open to people of all ages, abilities and experience.

Please schedule large groups in advance: getinvolved@bloomingtoncommunityorchard.org

Spring Work and Learn Day

Saturday, April 25, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

There is no need to register! Just come on by and we’ll show you what to do. Open to people of all ages, abilities and experience.

Please schedule large groups in advance: getinvolved@bloomingtoncommunityorchard.org

Spring Work and Learn Day

Saturday, May 2, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

There is no need to register! Just come on by and we’ll show you what to do. Open to people of all ages, abilities and experience.

Please schedule large groups in advance: getinvolved@bloomingtoncommunityorchard.org

Spring Work and Learn Day

Saturday, May 9, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

There is no need to register! Just come on by and we’ll show you what to do. Open to people of all ages, abilities and experience.

Please schedule large groups in advance: getinvolved@bloomingtoncommunityorchard.org

Spring Work and Learn Day

Saturday, May 16, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

There is no need to register! Just come on by and we’ll show you what to do. Open to people of all ages, abilities and experience.

Please schedule large groups in advance: getinvolved@bloomingtoncommunityorchard.org

Spring Work and Learn Day

Saturday, May 23, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

There is no need to register! Just come on by and we’ll show you what to do. Open to people of all ages, abilities and experience.

Please schedule large groups in advance: getinvolved@bloomingtoncommunityorchard.org

Spring Work and Learn Day

Saturday, May 30, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

There is no need to register! Just come on by and we’ll show you what to do. Open to people of all ages, abilities and experience.

Please schedule large groups in advance: getinvolved@bloomingtoncommunityorchard.org

Summer Work and Learn Days

June-August
Wednesdays, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

There is no need to register! Just come on by and we’ll show you what to do. Open to people of all ages, abilities and experience.

Please schedule large groups in advance: getinvolved@bloomingtoncommunityorchard.org

Fall Work and Learn Days

September-November
Saturdays, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

There is no need to register! Just come on by and we’ll show you what to do. Open to people of all ages, abilities and experience.

Please schedule large groups in advance: getinvolved@bloomingtoncommunityorchard.org