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July 2018
July 2018

Sat. 21 Jul, 2018

Garden Scavenger Hunt (Sat. 21 Jul, 2018 9:30 am - 10:15 am)

FREE program.

Come through the garden and pick up a scavenger hunt to help you and your little one explore all the treasures of this outdoor classroom. You'll find colors and textures, critters and birds, and much more. 

No registration required. This program is covered by your day use fee or Season Pass.

Sun. 22 Jul, 2018

KIDS Hike & Ice Cream Making! (Sun. 22 Jul, 2018 9:30 am - 12:00 pm)

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For Kids-only... Spend the morning with teacher Jesse exploring the wilderness on the trail, followed by an icy cold sweet treat you make the old fashioned way! Learn how to make ice cream from scratch after building up a healthy appetite hiking in nature. Adults, you are free to relax in the garden, read a book, run errands during class time.

For children 7 years old and up.

  • 30.00 Person

We're sorry...there's no longer space in this program...please see if there are other dates open!

Yummm! Home-made JAM! (Sun. 22 Jul, 2018 10:00 am - 12:00 pm)

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Learn how Yes You CAN make home-made delicious berry jam without a lot of fuss and muss and worry. Berries and other lovely summer fruits are are in season NOW... why not put up a couple jars of jam today to enjoy in the winter ahead?? We will show you an easy method, perfect for beginners! Stop by the Outdoor Kitchen for this on-going demo. This activity is covered by your parking fee or season pass.

Mon. 23 Jul, 2018

Farm-Based Cooking Academy - Basic (Mon. 23 Jul, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm)

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For Youth, Entering 7-12th grade

Boiling, baking, mincing, and more!  Develop your cooking skills through this exciting, hands-on program.  Practice preparing delicious and nutritious recipes from scratch using farm-fresh produce.  Investigate the importance of sustainable agriculture and learn more about food systems from farm to fork.  No previous cooking experience required. 

July 23 - July 27  $455

Monday - Thursday: 9am - 4pm. Friday: 9am - 12pm

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Sat. 28 Jul, 2018

Shoots & Roots: Bitters Workshop (Sat. 28 Jul, 2018 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

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Learn the history and cultural relevance of bitters, explore the aromatic side of Hidden Villa’s native and cultivated flora and aspects of their traditional use, and take home a kit for the home creation of bitters that bring the plants of the world to your beverages! 

This workshop will be taught by Shoots & Roots Bitters Co-Founder, Ashley DuVal. Ashley is a scientific consultant working on the breeding and genetics of cacao. She is pursuing her PhD in horticulture at the University of Florida.

Shoots & Roots promotes biodiversity through research, teaching, and the creation of science-based botanical blends that draw from ecology, cultural practices, and flavors around the world.  See the botanist-teachers’ incredible passion and work for yourself at their website:

This workshop is part of our Pre-Dinner Workshop Series of Food for Thought events leading up to our Food Worth Celebrating Dinner in September 2018.

  • 50.00 Adult

Mon. 30 Jul, 2018

Farm-Based Cooking Academy - Advanced (Mon. 30 Jul, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm)

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For Youth, Entering 7-12th grade

Simmer, sauté, and celebrate the summer season!  Expand your culinary repertoire with new techniques and ingredients, then put your skills to the test as you prepare a family luncheon.  This fun and fast-paced program will help you cultivate creativity and independence in the kitchen.  Ability to follow a recipe autonomously and a passion for cooking required.  

July 30 - August 3  $475

Monday - Thursday: 9am - 4pm. Friday: 9am - 12pm

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Pricing and Refund Policy

Rates stated as "per person" apply to both adults and children. Unless otherwise noted in program description, child rates apply to ages 2-12 and children UNDER 2 are free. Senior rate applies to ages 65 and up. Must present valid student identification to receive student discount. Limited Income option is for those who cannot otherwise afford to register. If you would like to apply for a scholarship for any of our programs, send a request to:

Full refund 30 days before event. 50% refund if requested 8 days or more before the event. No refunds 7 days or less prior to the event.