A BEE'S LIFE
Experience the ancient magic of beekeeping through the lens of a Carmel Valley Ranch
beekeeper. From hive science to honey extractions, your group will learn the latest buzz about
these important pollinators. Your private class begins in the organic garden with a discussion
and demonstration, accompanied by sips of refreshing honey-lavender lemonade. Then your
group will suit up and head into the Apiary to learn how new hive installations draw connections
between plants and herbs, pollen and pollinators. The experience concludes with a taste of
honey served with an artisanal cheese and fruit platter.
Note: If there are children in your group, they must be at least 6 years of age to attend.
$155 per person | 10–20 people | 90 minutes
DIG IN! WITH FARMER MARK MARINO
Join us for a hands-on organic gardening seminar, where you’ll take a private tour of the organic garden, visit the Hen House, and spend time with The Ranch’s veteran organic farmer, Mark Marino. Get your hands dirty, learning about composting and how to plan for and prepare a vegetable bed for seasonal plantings. Gloves and tools will be provided.
$75 per person | 10–20 people | 60 minutes
ORGANIC GARDEN TOUR AND CHICKEN CHAT
Where can you pick vegetables, feed chickens, taste home-grown salt crystals, and discover how last night’s salad sprouted to life? Join our naturalist on a private tour of the vegetable and flowerbeds, fruit orchard, Hen House, and our own unique salt house to learn how we transformed the hillside next to the 10th fairway into a fertile and sustainable culinary paradise.
$240 up to 12 people | $20 per additional person | 45–60 minutes
ORGANIC TEA BLENDING WORKSHOP
This isn’t your grandmother’s tea party. It’s an opportunity to tour our organic garden and medicinal herb beds and learn about the beneficial properties of teas made from these plants. You’ll pick herbs straight from the garden to create and enjoy a fresh tea on the spot. Then we’ll help you combine dried herbs to make a your own tea blend to take home.
$75 per person | 10-person minimum | 60 minutes