In late October, when the cold winds begin to invade, most of us turn our minds away from green, lush plants and gardens to bear down as we wait for February to be over. Most garden centers start closing their doors as the threat of snow pops up on the weather radar. Down to Earth, however, doesn’t slow down the tiniest bit when the frost sets in.
Down to Earth in Eau Claire has a mission to enhance their customers’ outdoor experiences year round and to add value to the community by engaging in growth and development, no matter the season. Just take a look at their Facebook page or website calendar—it’s easy to see their commitment.
Here is what’s happening:
Winter Farmers Market in the Greenhouse
November-March, every FIRST SATURDAY, 9am-3pm
Down to Earth will host local farmers selling items such as honey, beef, maple syrup, pork, produce, fish, lamb, and cheese. Come stroll through the farmers’ booths and enjoy the sights, sounds and scents of the greenhouse.
Blazin’ Hot Bargain Hunters Weekend
22nd November – 24th November
Kick off deer hunting season with a weekend of bagging big deals throughout Down to Earth and Mustard Seed Boutique. Enjoy special treats in the Five & Two Cafe too. Grab your friends and make a day of it!
Spruce Up Your Porch Pot Workshops
November 7th, 9th, 14th, 23rd, 29th, 30th, and December 7th
Make your porch the envy of the neighborhood! Learn how to create unique containers for this Christmas season. Bring your own container or purchase one at Down to Earth, and design your own porch pot during the class. Cost: Build your own–only pay for what you take home.
*Reserve your spot online at www.downtoearthgardencenter.com as these workshops fill up quickly.
Junkin’ All the Way – Junk Market
16th November, 9am-4pm
THE regional holiday event for antiquers, junkers and flea market lovers. Wander through the splendor of the holiday greenhouse and peruse vintage treasures the vendors bring. Find chippy, rusty treasures from seasons passed, as well as repurposed items. Enjoy a glass of wine while you shop, and make it a day out with friends to enjoy the holiday season.
Winter Wreath Workshop
November 30th and December 12th, 10am-11am
Design your own winter wreath this season. When it comes to creating wreaths, think outside the traditional pinecones and red bow. Start with a base wreath and learn different ways to “spruce” it up to create a wreath that is uniquely yours. Cost: Build your own–only pay for what you take home.
*Reserve your spot online at www.downtoearthgardencenter.comas these workshops fill up quickly.
Winter Wonderland Mini Garden Workshop
December 19th, 5pm
Make your very own Winter Wonderland Miniature Garden. These miniature gardens will have a special twist just for the season. Bring your own container or purchase one at Down to Earth, add a few plants, festive décor, and a touch of elfin magic, and you’ll have a wonderful new miniature garden to add to your winter décor. Cost: Build your own–only pay for what you take home.
Create-A-Gift Succulent Event
9th December – 13th December
Stop in any time to create a beautiful succulent planter. These make wonderful gifts for teachers, babysitters, friends, and family, as well as hostess gifts for all those holiday parties.
Ladies in the Greenhouse: Christmas Extravaganza
14th December, 10am-4pm
Come enjoy a special Christmas shopping experience in the Greenhouse. Local artists and makers will be selling their handmade wares, holiday music will fill the air, and much more to get you in the Christmas spirit. The Five & Two Café will also be featuring lunch and drink specials.
So stop out to Down To Earth this November and December: dig your fingers in the dirt, join a friend for coffee in their Five & Two Café, or shop the Mustard Seed Boutique. You’ll be glad you did!