Open to all ages. Supplies are included in program price.

Urban Ag

Herbal Remedies

1 Hour- $20

Instruction & Demonstration only. 

March | Pollinator Attraction

Thursday. 3/8 @ 6:30 pm


April | Repelling Pests Organically

Thursday 4/12 @ 6:30 pm


May | Water Conservation

Thursday. 5/10 @ 6:30 pm

June | Succession Planting

Thursday. 6/14 @ 6:30 pm

July |  Tending the Heat

Thursday. 7/12 @ 6:30 pm

Children & adults will learn about timely planting activities to grow bountiful gardens in our urban farm teaching garden. Each activity is designed to follow the timely guidance given through the Farmer's Almanac and encourages the development of organic, biointensive, gardens year round.

We do not discriminate by space-pots, patios, beds, or square foot gardens- everyone is welcome!

1.5 Hours - $55

Healing Astringent &

Facial Moisturizer

Wed. 4/11 @ 6:30 pm

Wed. 4/25 @ 4:30 pm

Monday 5/14 @ 2:30 pm

Sea Clay Masks & Lip Balms

Wed. 4/11 @ 4:30 pm

Wed. 4/25 @ 6:30 pm

Monday 5/7 @ 2:30 pm

Learn how to choose & use organic, natural ingredients to make high-end, nourishing skin care products that will protect, heal, and bring out the glowing, beautiful you! With choices like exotic Frankincense  essential oil, deeply moisturizing sweet almond and  avocado oils, luxurious Shea butter, you'll create a fabulous solution that is exclusively yours! Recipes and supplies include for a 3 month solution.

1 Hrs. - $25

Plant list included.


Planting A Tea Garden

Saturday, 3/24 @ 4:00 pm

New Mettle Farms' Classroom in Modesto, CA

Saturday, 4/21 @ 1:30  pm

Greenery's Nursery in Turlock, CA

Mingling our popular Art of Designing Teas workshop with gardening is a natural progression for those who love the mixology of creating artisan teas. Join us as we taste and discuss the art of layering flavors of hot and iced teas with plants that can be grown here in the Central Valley. 

Sensational Sensory

Gardens for Kids

By Appointment April-June 2018

New Mettle Farms' Classroom in Modesto, CA

Saturday, 5/5 @ 1:30  pm

Greenery's Nursery in Turlock, CA

Join us as we discuss how to stimulate our minds by engaging the 5 senses in an enriching sensory garden. Learn about plants and summer activities in the garden that focus on texture, color, scent, taste, and/or make sounds to make your outdoor space sensational.

Summer Series:

Creating Exciting Teaching Gardens

1 Hr.  - $55

Supplies included.

Thursday, 4/26 @ 2:30

Friday, 5/4 @2:30

 By Appointment,


Learn to make organic herbal remedies for effective first aid care of summer injuries like burns and scrapes. Workshop includes instruction on creating an effective first aid kit as well as making 3 home remedies for immediate use: St. John’s Wort Salve to aid in healing wounds, Aloe Vera Burn Relief, and Yarrow Shaker to stop bleeding.

Full Circle Kitchen

1 Hr.- $20

Teas, herbs, and plants available for purchase through our Urban Farm Club.

March | Designing  Supportive Teas

for the heart

Tuesday, 3/6 @ 6:30 pm

Designing Refreshing Iced Teas

in season

Tuesday, 6/5 @ 6:30 pm

Join New Mettle Farms every season as we taste the exciting world of loose leaf teas from Asia, India, Africa, and South America. Learn the art of designing your own artisan tea blends by tasting individual ingredients, discussing spice blends, healthful tea blends, and how to develop layers of flavor for a designer blend of one's own. 


Seasonal tastings may include blends for hot tea infusions, iced tea infusions, healthful herbal blends, or

seasonal selections from our garden.

A series designed for the Educationally Minded

1 Hr. Workshop - $35 

All 4 workshops- $125

Includes lesson outlines,  planting,

 and local resource guides

STEAM Garden Planning 
Thursday, 7/12 @ 4pm
STEAM Composting
Thursday, 7/26 @ 4pm
STEAM Water Conservation
Thursday, 8/23 @ 4pm
STEAM Companion Planting in Fall/Winter 
Thursday, 9/20 @ 4pm

Do you use the garden to teach? Would you like to?

In my mind there is no better learning environment than what can be had in our own gardens. Join me for a summer learning adventure that will cover hands-on application of how to utilize even the smallest spaces to expand learning opportunities, no matter the location.  Our series will include STEAM oriented exploration for garden planning, composting, water conservation, and companion planting in a fall/winter garden

Classroom supply kits

will be available for Pre-Order. 

All recommendations, supplies, and lesson suggestions have been designed

to compliment a traditional school year, Sept-April.

1.5  Hrs. - $55

Supplies included

Krauts for Salads

Friday 3/2 @ 6:30 pm

Natural Sodas

Friday 4/13 @ 6:30 pm

Blueberries on My Mind

Friday 5/4 @ 6:30 pm

Preserving fresh foods is a time honored skills and a wonderful way to know exactly what is in the food you are eating.  Our course will be both an introduction to the science of cooking and an exploration into yummy nutritious ways to preserve foods.  We will learn about proper food preparation,  healthy recipes, and substitutions. This course will meet once a month and include all supplies needed for completed take-home samples. 

Artisan Workshop

3 Hours - $75

By Appointment

Witness delicate treasures bloom in just a few pricks of a needle as you spend a little time learning the techniques for some of the quickest, most beautiful gifts you’ll ever make! Classes include all supplies. Project will be for choice of felted soft bodied forest animal or wire framed flower.