Strawberry preserves workshop on June 10

Strawberry Preserves Workshop
Saturday, June 10, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Learn how to make strawberry preserves in this one-day workshop led by Donna Cestone. We will meet in the St. Bonaventure Conference Room (near the gift shop).

The $25 fee covers all materials. Register online or email the number of people and names to and bring a check with you. (Pre-registration helps us with planning.)

Also on Saturday: join us in the vegetable and herb gardens from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., near the greenhouse (no experience necessary)  or enjoy a garden tour at 11 a.m. and noon (meet in front of the Franciscan Monastery’s visitor center).

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Honey Harvesting is Here!

Honey Harvesting on Saturday, May 20, 2017
9:30 a.m.-12 noon & 12:30 p.m.-3 p.m.

We have Monastery honey! Sign up now for one of our popular honey harvesting workshops! The cost is $25 per person, or per couple or parent/child. That includes a bottle of freshly bottled Monastery honey.

Space is limited. Register online (new!) or by emailing Please include your name, whether you are registering for a morning or afternoon session, and number of people in your email.

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Restore the Greenhouse!

Our Lord and Burnham greenhouse is over 100 years old and needs significant repair to replace the windows and fix leaking and crumbling walls.

Help expand our food donation program and preserve history. The cost for the next phase of restoration is $180,400.

A restored greenhouse will help the volunteer Franciscan Monastery Garden Guild expand our food donation program, providing low-income children and adults in our nation’s capital healthy, locally-sourced food.

YES! I want to help restore the greenhouse!

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