Scheduled Classes and Events

Many of the classes offered at Sinking Springs are tailored to youth, and are suitable for 4-H, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts and Youth Groups.

Come join Ann Stubbs at Historic Sinking Springs Herb Farm for a one of a kind adventure to connect with nature through crafts and educational outings.

Ann holds a Master’s Degree in Art and Elementary Education from the Universty of Delaware. She has done commissioned pieces and educational programs for the White House, Campbell’s Soup Company and Longwood Gardens. Her passion is to inspire creativity through nature, in children and adults of all ages.

Join in a class or two and enjoy a hands-on experience that will spark a fire in you for the love of nature. Leave behind your fast-paced world and ground yourself in the comfort of the natural world. All generations are welcome, so make this an adventure for the whole family!

To register, call 410-287-1000 or 410-287-1078 or refer to the link to the college catalog, her info is on page 39.

If you can’t make it on the day it’s scheduled, all classes are available continuously for as little as two students!  Call Ann at 443.553.4618 to register and/or if you need directions to Sinking Springs.

Below are upcoming classes for the fall.

Berry Garland and Twine Wreath — NEW

September 8, 2018 – 10:00AM – 12:00PM

Fall is a great time to start making homemade decorations for your home, friends and family. Using a combination of twine, bittersweet garland, and hardy fall nuts and pods, you can design a rustic country vibe wreath to decorate your front door for the fall season. This is a great family activity to create the perfect addition to your home or give as a cherished gift. Note: No senior tuition waiver.

Corresponds to youth courses YES/YHS596.

1 session, 2 hours, $29

Course #: GAC596

Gifts from the Garden

September 8, 2018 – 1:00PM – 3:00PM

You will learn techniques to make a sachet potpourri, a pressed flower project, a miniature spice wreath, and a fragrant pomander using lavender and other herbs.This course includes a make and take along with a take-home project to complete later on your own. Note: No senior tuition waiver.

Corresponds to youth courses YES/YHS393.

1 session, 2 hours, $29

Course #: GAC393

Painted Wood Slice Pumpkins

October 20, 2018 – 10:00AM – 12:00PM

Nothing says Halloween like a scary or even silly pumpkin in your yard. Get into the holiday spirit by painting your unique stand-up, wooden pumpkin. Create the most frightening or hilarious pumpkin decoration in your neighborhood to delight your family and friends. Note: No senior tuition waiver.

Corresponds to youth courses YES/YHS597.

1 session, 2 hours, $29

Course #: GAC597

Exploring Herbal Remedies

November 10, 2018 – 10:00AM – 12:00PM

What are healing herbs and where can you find them? You might be surprised to learn you can grown herbal medicines in your own backyard! Learn more about herbs and explore their healing abilities. (No senior tuition waiver.)

1 session, 2 hours, $29

Course #: GWE 345

Growing Herbs in the Kitchen

November 10, 2018 – 1:00PM – 3:00PM

Growing an herb garden is a rewarding and efficient way to grow fresh herbs. Choose herbs that you often use in cooking, or those that are hard to find in stores. Learn how to plant a container garden for your patio and you will soon have delicious herbal additions to your home. Note: Several plants will be provided for students. (No senior tuition waiver.)

1 session, 2 hours, $29

Course #: GSG 233

Fresh Greens Wreath Workshop

December 1, 2018 – 1:00PM – 3:00PM

Enjoy the scents of the season! A holiday wreath using fresh greens and accents will delight you throughout the holiday season.
This great activity will kick off your holiday festivities. A great gift for yourself or someone you love! Note: No senior tuition waiver.

Corresponds to youth courses YES303/YHS243.

1 session, 2 hours, $29

Course #: GAC119

Pine Cone Wreath

December 1, 2018 – 10:00AM – 12:00PM

The holidays are fast appoaching and having your own pine cone wreath masterpiece to complement your other holiday decorations will make you the envy of the block. Join Ann Stubbs and learn the secrets of wreaths for all occasions. Note: No senior tuition waiver.

Corresponds to youth courses YES/YHS 433.

1 session, 2 hours, $29

Course #: GAC409

Our Events

Middletown Bridal Expo

Sunday, March 3, 2019 — 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Middletown Memorial Hall

27 W Greet Street

Middletown, DE  19709