Beekeeping Classes & Spring Events

Bee Care Institute: Beginning Beekeeping Level 100
Saturdays, Jan. 20-Feb. 17, 2018, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

St. Bonaventure Conference Room
(across from the Monastery’s Holy Land Gift Shop)

Tuition is $150 for the remaining five classes ($180-$30 for the Jan. 13 class that was missed). Click here to register – enter Late100 at checkout to get the discount.

Rooting DC
Saturday, March 3, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at Wilson HS (near Tenley Metro)

Join FMGG at our table for this annual DC-wide garden conference which focuses on growing a healthier food system in the nation’s capital (admission is free). Learn more here. Free registration. Free workshops. If you are coming, let us know at

FMGG Annual Spring Meeting
March 10, 9:30 a.m.-11 a.m., St. Bonaventure Conference Room

This is your chance to get ready for spring! We will review the 2018 calendar, get a greenhouse restoration update and get a chance to see our 2017 accomplishments.

Garden Tour Docent Training
March 17, 9:30 a.m.-11 a.m., Greenhouse meeting room

If you are interested in leading garden tours this summer, please contact Pat Cunniff as soon as possible. Training for tour guides will be held March 17; tours begin on April 7 (11 a.m. and 12 noon). Docents lead groups on general and private group tours through September that cover our flowers and plants, shrines and a bit of the history and architecture of the Monastery and its gardens.

Easter Lily and Palm Cross Sale
March 24-25

Our annual Easter Lily and Palm Cross program will kick off around Ash Wednesday. Lilies and crosses can be picked up Palm Sunday weekend, or donated to the Monastery for placement in the church and on the grounds (for the palm crosses). This is a beautiful way to remember loved ones at Easter. Details coming soon (including online orders)!

SAVE THE DATES: Our annual Plant and Herb Sale is April 28-29 and our annual Open House is May 5. We will need volunteers for plant sale set up, at the sale and break down, and to help with the open house. If you are interested in volunteering, please email Lou at

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