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Educational organic gardening classes Jan. 16 and 30 at Shangri-La Springs

Shangri-La Springs


Shangri-La Springs, a historic property in downtown Bonita Springs, is offering organic gardening classes Thursdays, Jan. 16 and Jan. 30, 2020 from 4 to 5 p.m.

The one-hour hands-on outdoor class will be led by Cecelia Morales, organic garden manager, with topics on vegetables, leafy greens and herbs, perfect for Spring gardens as well as how to start seed trays with seed packet takeaways.

Classes Thursdays, Feb. 6 and Feb. 13, 2020 from 4 to 5 p.m. will be about how to begin composting and organic fertilizing with takeaway cuttings and seeds,

“I love educating on the awesome potential of perennial vegetables, and fruits in the home garden,” said Morales, a Southwest Florida native who brings a wealth of organic and sustainable gardening knowledge to the classes.

All ages who can be actively engaged for an hour are welcome and should bring water, sun protection, comfortable clothing that can get dirty and closed-toe shoes. If you have garden gloves and hand pruners, feel free to bring them. Classes are limited to a maximum of 15 participants, with a minimum of three, and will be held at Shangri-La Springs’ garden-side tennis courts and in the on-site organic garden.

Cost is $20 per person per class. Call 239-949-0749 or use this link. Tickets must be purchased by the Wednesday before the class.

About Shangri-La Springs

Built in 1921, Shangri-La Springs offers a variety of unique services including a stately property with an organic garden, fitness studio, organic restaurant, full-service organic spa, gift shop and event and wedding venue rated GOLD in the Naples Daily News 2019 Best of Bonita/Estero. The Blue Zones Project® recognized organization specializes in offering guests a nexus of beneficial practices, activities and engagement opportunities that include wellness classes, art shows and special programs. A range of natural and organic treatments and products including facials, massages, eucalyptus steam room, far infrared sauna and private garden lounge are offered at the Spa at Shangri-La Springs, which was rated SILVER for Day Spa in the Naples Daily News 2019 Best of Bonita/Estero. The organic farm-to-table restaurant Harvest & Wisdom, with an ever-changing menu crafted with produce fresh from the on-site garden, locally sourced organic proteins and organic beverages, is open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturday for lunch; Happy Hour is from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursdays-Saturday in the lounge and dinner in the dining room and outdoor terrace is from 5 to 9 p.m. In addition, the historic property is undergoing interior renovations to open as a full-service boutique hotel that will feature 21 guest rooms, outdoor dining area and conference room in the Great House. Renovations are also underway for six guest rooms located in Villa Ascona, a building positioned near the property’s courtyard, perfect for spa weekends or bridal party accommodations. Shangri-La Springs is located at 27750 Old 41 Road in Bonita Springs. For more information call 239-949-0749 or visit www.ShangriLaSprings.com.

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