Home, Health & Beauty
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Explore fun and fascinating ways nature can enhance our home, health, and well-being*


 

Gifts from the Hive: Beeswax Candles

Select a session:
202-11-29-18
Thursday, November 29
1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
OR
202-11-30-18
Friday, November 30
1 p.m. - 4 p.m.


Ping Honzay
, Arboretum Education Staff


Are you in need of some natural inspiration for holiday gift giving? Look no further! Join Ping and other crafting enthusiasts to create a trio of beeswax candles. Ping is a beekeeper and manages the Tashjian Bee and Pollinator Discovery Center; she'll start off the class with some background on honey bees and beeswax. Then you will roll up your sleeves and begin creating:

  • molded beeswax candles, 
  • dipped beeswax candles, and 
  • beeswax luminaries

Ping will guide you each step along the way, and you'll be able to include natural scents and embedded natural materials. You'll leave with three finished small gifts to give (or keep!), plus recipes and a list of suggested resources if you want to make more at home!
Limit 15, Tashjian Bee and Pollinator Discovery Center - MacVay Learning Lab

COUPON
$15 Off 2 or more Gifts from the Hive classes
Register for (2) or more Gifts from the Hive classes and receive $15 off your total order! Use coupon code DISCOUNT15 at checkout or call 612-301-1210. Classes must be purchased at the same time in the same order, not valid on previous purchases or with other discounts. No cash value.

Sold out, add your name to the waitlist or register for the Friday session, below!
Thursday, November 29

$45 member/$60 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and all supplies
register
3 spots left
Friday, November 30

$45 member/$60 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and all supplies
register

 

Gifts from the Hive: Unique Beeswax Crafts

202-12-06-18
Thursday, December 6
1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Ping Honzay, Arboretum Education Staff

Are you in need of some natural inspiration for some hard-to-please gift recipients? Look no further! Join Ping and other crafting enthusiasts to create a trio of unique, hive-based crafts. Ping is a beekeeper and manages the Tashjian Bee and Pollinator Discovery Center; she'll start off the class with some background on honey bees and their products. Then you will roll up your sleeves and begin creating:

  • pinecone beeswax firestarters for camping enthusiasts,
  • reusable beeswax food wrap for the eco-friendly, and 
  • beeswax molding clay for the young and creative.

Ping will guide you each step along the way. You'll leave with three finished small gifts to give (or keep!), plus recipes and a list of resources if you want to make more at home!
Limit 15, Tashjian Bee and Pollinator Discovery Center - MacVay Learning Lab

COUPON
$15 Off 2 or more Gifts from the Hive classes
Register for (2) or more Gifts from the Hive classes and receive $15 off your total order! Use coupon code DISCOUNT15 at checkout or call 612-301-1210. Classes must be purchased at the same time in the same order, not valid on previous purchases or with other discounts. No cash value.

$45 member/$60 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and all supplies
register



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*This information is intended for educational purposes only and should not be considered as a recommendation or an endorsement of any particular medical treatment.

Mediterranean Diet for a Happy Healthy New Year

801-01-12-19
Saturday, January 12, 2019
noon - 2 p.m.

Joan Donatelle, Chef and Cooking Instructor
David Donatelle, Chef, Beekeeper and Nutrition Coach

The New Year is a perfect time to reflect on lifestyle changes you want or need to make. Chefs Joan and David Donatelle will inspire you with tips, strategies and information from the exceptionally healthy (and uber-delicious) Mediterranean diet. You will learn how to create delicious menus where fruits, vegetables and lean proteins are the focus. While you listen, you will sample dishes such as Zuppa alla Frantoiana, (Tuscan Olive Mill Soup), Insalata Misto, (fresh mixed greens with vinaigrette), La Pasta al Pergamena, (Pasta in Parchment) and Macerated Mixed Fruit. Note that this class is demonstration-only; there is no hands-on portion to this class. You will leave with a comprehensive handout plus recipes, and the motivation to incorporate the Mediterranean diet into your lifestyle!
Limit 30, Marion Andrus Learning Center - Harvest Kitchen

$42 member/$57 non-memberincludes Arboretum admission and all supplies
register




*This information is intended for educational purposes only and should not be considered as a recommendation or an endorsement of any particular medical treatment.

Put your Best Face Forward, Naturally!

100-01-26-19-01
Saturday, January 26, 2019
9 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Kris James, Certified Culinary Herbalist, Chef/Culinary Educator, Certified in Aromatherapy

Many top salons feature healthy organic components in their products. The beauty buzz claims that honey is a humectant, coriander soothes, cucumbers are a gentle astringent and yogurt conditions the delicate skin of your face. Learn these tips and more as Kris demonstrates the potential skin-nurturing properties of plant-based ingredients, like pumpkin, rose hip oil, rice and more. Work together to create several of your own facial products to take home, such as apple granola face mask, rooibos and lavender scrub, as well as a natural gentle toner and anti aging serum. You'll leave with a suite of treats for your face, as well as recipes to make more!
Limit 20, Marion Andrus Learning Center - Harvest Kitchen

$39 member/$55 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and all supplies
register



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Houseplant Patrol: Basic Care, Problem-Solving and Resources

150-02-09-19-03
Saturday, February 9
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Julie Weisenhorn, Horticulture Educator, University of Minnesota Extension

Long winters encourage outdoor gardeners to also be indoor gardeners! Flowers, tropicals, herbs, seed starting and overwintering plants keep gardeners in the upper Midwest engaged in growing things indoors while snow covers our landscapes. University of Minnesota Extension educator, Julie Weisenhorn, covers best practices of indoor gardening and the science behind it. In the second half of class, explore the Learning Center Greenhouse as you talk about pests, repotting, fertilizing and more. Finish up the class by taking a few cuttings to start at home!
Limit 12, Marion Andrus Learning Center - Tree Place

$41 member/$56 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and all supplies




*This information is intended for educational purposes only and should not be considered as a recommendation or an endorsement of any particular medical treatment. 

Plant-Based Body Scrubs for Glowing Skin

100-02-23-19
Saturday, February 23, 2019
9 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Kris James, Certified Culinary Herbalist, Chef/Culinary Educator, Certified in Aromatherapy

Your skin is a remarkable organ -- your body's largest! Your skin sheds thousands of cells every minute, and grows a new outer layer regularly depending on how you treat it. With a little TLC, nature-based skin scrubs can stimulate cell turnover and help your skin glow with health and vitality. You'll create fresh and customizable recipes using lavender, green tea, lemongrass, cocoa and more - recipes that smell positively heavenly and refresh your skin. Plant-based recipes will be featured, such as coffee scrub, sugar chai honey scrub, herb garden body scrub, and gentle oatmeal chamomile scrub! You'll leave with multiple scrubs to try at home, recipes to make more, and new ways to take care of your skin through the rest of the winter.
Limit 20, Marion Andrus Learning Center - Harvest Kitchen

$39 member/$55 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and all supplies
register



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''Souping'' is the New Juicing

801-03-30-19
Saturday, March 30, 2019
9 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Kris James, Certified Culinary Herbalist, Chef/Culinary Educator

After the holiday busy-ness, self care is important! One way to feel better is to maximize your vegetable and nutrient intake. From New York City to Philadelphia and Los Angeles, people are turning from juicing to "souping" as a new way to do just that. Join fellow foodies to explore new concepts and watch demonstrations, and taste a variety of delicious soups. Then work together in small groups to prepare recipes in a fun, relaxed kitchen setting. You will leave with samples to share with family/friends, and comprehensive handouts including detailed recipes and health benefits of individual ingredients. Spring is an especially delicious time to explore this new trend; you will taste and prepare such seasonal soups as: Green English Pea, Asparagus and Parsley, Italian Roasted Tomato and Chickpea, and Chilled Carrot and Dill.
Limit 20, Marion Andrus Learning Center - Harvest Kitchen

$42 member/$57 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and all supplies
register


 


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