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SATURDAY COOKING IN THE KITCHEN

Savor Saturday mornings in the inspiring Arboretum setting, where you will prepare and taste exciting new recipes in a fun, casual atmosphere. Meet fun people and try something new...a great way to start the day! Watch the video to get a taste of what these classes are all about.


Scratch 

Saturday in the Kitchen: "From Scratch" for Beginners (800-07-22-17)
Saturday, July 22, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Kris James, Certified Culinary Herbalist, Culinary Instructor/Chef

Ban the grocery store processed cans and jars (with multi-syllabic mystery ingredients) from your pantry! Let Kris provide you with the building blocks to prepare a basic meal from scratch, including how to choose the best ingredients for each recipe, knife skills demonstration and troubleshooting. You will work together with other "from scratch newbies" to prepare recipes for a complete meal in a fun, relaxed kitchen setting. The menu will include such items as: Mixed Greens Salad with Homemade Vinaigrette, Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes with Homemade Gravy, Sautéed Vegetables, and Herbed Biscuits. You'll leave with food to share with family and friends, and comprehensive handouts including detailed recipes.
Limit 20, Learning Center

register $39 member/$52 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and all supplies
 

Meatless 

Saturday in the Kitchen: Beyond Meatless Mondays (800-08-26-17)
Saturday, August 26, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Kris James, Certified Culinary Herbalist, Culinary Instructor/Chef

Expand your vegetable horizon with globally inspired dishes that satisfy your palate and appetite, such as Roasted Beet Salad with Watercress and Dukkah Crusted Goat Cheese; Parsnip Tabbouleh; Butternut Squash Tagine with Buttered Chile Couscous; Halloumi-Raita Napoleons with Crispy Papadums. Join other vegetable enthusiasts as Kris walks you through the culture and history of some of the dishes, as well as the health benefits of individual ingredients. You will taste a variety of dishes and then work together in small groups to prepare recipes in a fun, relaxed kitchen setting. You will take home samples to share with family/friends, comprehensive handouts, and detailed recipes.
Limit 20, Learning Center

register $39 member/$52 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and all supplies
 

 

Fermenting Foods - Kraut & Kimchi (800-09-09-17)
Saturday, September 9, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Iman Mefleh, Co-Owner of You Betcha Kimchi

Start with a basic lesson in fermentation science, then work in small groups to create, chop, mix and pack jars of sauerkraut and kimchi. Learn how you can create living, pro-biotic vegetable ferments at home, even changing traditionally pickled recipes into ferment recipes, increasing the health benefits of these foods. Leave with recipes and containers of sauerkraut and kimchi to sample with family and friends.
Limit 20, Marion Andrus Learning Center

register

$49 member/$59 non-member, includes Arboretum admission

 


Beeswax 

Saturday in the Kitchen: Beeswax Beauty (800-09-30-17)
Saturday, September 30, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Kris James, Certified Culinary Herbalist, Culinary Instructor/Chef, owner of Magpies Aromatherapy

Beeswax has long been used in beauty products and is a natural, toxin-free way to add protective, emolliating, and softening elements to skincare. Come with your friends to try a variety of beeswax-based beauty treatments, and create your own spa products in a fun, relaxed kitchen setting! You will leave with samples to share with family/friends and comprehensive handouts, including recipes. You won't have to book an appointment at a spa to enjoy luxurious products such as: Sweet Orange and Honey Body Wash, Anti-Wrinkle Green Tea Eye Cream and Happy Heel Lemon Foot Salve.
Limit 20, Learning Center

register $39 member/$52 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and all supplies
 

preserving

Preserving the Summer Herbal Bounty: Making Culinary Herbs a Part of your Everyday Life (801-09-23-17)
Saturday, September 23, 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Veronica Malone, Long time Herbal Enthusiast and Gardener, member of the Minnesota Herb Society

In summer you may be swimming in fresh basil, but what about the coming cold months? Join Veronica to learn how to have a flavorful winter, too! You will begin with an introduction to the harvest and use of fresh herbs, and of course sampling a host of herbs. Veronica will also cover best practices for preserving each kind of herb for the winter. The class will finish with making and tasting delicious recipes such as herb butter blends, herb mustard, and herb cream cheese stuffed nasturtiums, and tomato basil tidbits. You will leave with recipes, herbal snacks to share at home, and an excitement to use culinary herbs in your everyday cooking.
Limit 20, Learning Center Kitchen

register $44 members/$54 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and all supplies 

oodles 

Oodles of Noodles...and Zoodles! (801-10-28-17)
Saturday, October 28, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Kris James, Certified Culinary Herbalist, Chef/Culinary Educator, Aromatherapist, Owner of Magpies Aromatherapy, Waconia

Swap "gluten" for "glorious" and infuse more fruits and vegetables into your diet in a new, fun way: as noodles! The spiralizer, a new tool that allows you to cut many kinds of produce into spirals and ribbons, is a trending new kitchen tool and Kris will give you an overview of its use. You'll delight in the change from traditional bland pasta noodles to zesty flavor- and nutrient-packed noodles as you taste a variety of dishes that have raw, cooked or roasted vegetable "noodles!" Then work together in small groups to create recipes in a fun, relaxed kitchen setting. You will prepare such recipes as: Tuscan Zucchini Pasta Salad, Zoodle and Carrot Lo Mein with Fresh Ginger and Peanuts, and Ruby Beet Salad with Lemon and Pickled Shallots. Take home samples to share with family and friends, comprehensive handouts, and the knowledge you need to create delicious, healthy meals for your family.
Limit 20, Marion Andrus Learning Center

register $39 member/$52 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and all supplies 

art tart 

The Art of the Savory Tart (801-11-11-17)
Saturday, November 11, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Kris James, Certified Culinary Herbalist, Chef/Culinary Educator

Pastry like a tart shell can be challenging, but with the right guidance and a few fun variations in your pocket, you can impress your friends and family with beautiful, delicious, savory meals! Kris will guide you through the basics of making a tart, and you'll learn how to combine seasonal ingredients with a variety of crust options to create beautiful, delicious herbed tarts that can be served as appetizers, for brunch, lunch, or dinner. After listening to Kris while enjoying a variety of tart examples, you will work together in small groups to create recipes in a fun, relaxed kitchen setting. You will prepare such dishes as Autumn Vegetable Tart with Bacon Marmalade, Melange of Mushroom Tartlets with Walnuts and Leeks, and Fragrant Louisiana Bayou Tarts with Spicy Buttermilk Dipping Sauce. You'll make enough in-class to take home samples to share with family and friends!
Limit 20, Marion Andrus Learning Center

register $39 member/$52 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and all supplies 

souping

"Souping" is the New Juicing (100-12-02-17)
Saturday, December 2, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Kris James, Certified Culinary Herbalist, Chef/Culinary Educator

In the midst of 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, Learning Center

register $39 member/$52 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and all supplies
 

Med Diet

Mediterranean Diet for a Happy Healthy New Year (801-01-06-18)
Saturday, January 6, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Joan Donatelle, Chef, Author, Educator & David Donatelle, Chef

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. 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

register $39 member/$52 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and all supplies
 

Tea 

Making Tea with Skill- An Exploration of Chinese Gongfu (801-01-13-18)
Saturday, January 13, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Kris James, Certified Culinary Herbalist, Chef/Culinary Educator

Gongfu is a Chinese tea ceremony that involves the ritualized preparation and presentation of tea. Gongfu literally means, "making tea with skill." You will take part in a Chinese Gongfu tea ceremony in a relaxed kitchen setting. You will learn how to create your own beautiful, mindful tea experience to bring about relaxation, comfort and enjoyment. Exquisite teas from a variety of Chinese Provinces will be served, as well as some delicious traditional tea treats! Take home samples to share with family and friends, comprehensive handouts, and detailed recipes including folklore, historical information and health benefits of individual teas and ingredients.
Limit 20, Marion Andrus Learning Center

register $39 member/$52 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and all supplies
 

brunch 

Bodacious Herbaceous Brunch (801-02-17-18)
Saturday, February 17, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Kris James, Certified Culinary Herbalist, Chef/Culinary Educator

Do you need some new ideas for your brunch menu? Impress your family and friends with bright, fresh flavors and recipes from Kris! While Kris discusses the basics of a brunch menu and shares pointers, you will taste a variety of brunch dishes. Then work together in small groups to create recipes in a fun, relaxed kitchen setting. You'll prepare such dishes as Blackberry-Basil Baked French Toast, Skillet Radishes with Crispy Prosciutto-Chive Reduction, Cotija-Chorizo Eggs Benedict with Honey-Lime Chipotle Sauce and Mango-Pineapple Fresh Fruit Salsa. You'll make enough in-class to take home samples to share with family and friends!
Limit 20, Marion Andrus Learning Center

register $39 member/$52 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and all supplies
 

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DINNER {or NEW! LUNCH} WITH A CHEF

DINNER sessions include multiple small-pour wine tastings
LUNCH sessions do not include alcohol

Meet Twin Cities critically acclaimed chefs and fellow enthusiasts of seasonal, local dining during a delicious dinner or lunch! In addition to getting cooking tips from top professional chefs, you'll receive recipes, notes and recommendations. You can just sit back, watch the meal unfold, make new friends and dine.

 


Salonica 

Gardens of Salonica: Dinner with Chef Anna Christoforides (800-07-20-17)
Thursday, July 20, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Anna Christoforides, Chef and Manager of Gardens of Salonica

Celebrate the heat and bounty of summer as you are transported to Greece by an exquisite and authentic Mediterranean feast, complete with paired wine tastings. Gardens of Salonica has served the best traditional and modern Greek cuisine using the finest ingredients--local, all-natural and organic--to the Twin Cities area for 16 years, and their menu continues to be honed by Anna's travels to Greece.
Limit 30, Learning Center

Tentative Menu (subject to change)
Stuffed Blossoms (oven braised)
Salata Anamixti (greens and botanicals with lime dressing)
Grilled Cuttlefish
Revithia & Garden veggies (oven braised garbanzo & veggies)
Lamb ribblets on quinoa w/petimezi drizzle Grilled summer fruit on Greek Yogurt Mousse w/sour cherry syrup and toasted pistachios

register $65 member/$77 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and multiple-course watch-learn-dine-sip experience - plus recipes!
 

honey

*Lunch* with a Chef: The Whole Hive! (800-08-12-17)
Saturday, August 12, noon - 2 p.m.
David Donatelle, Chef, Bee Keeper, and Nutrition Coach

Join the Arboretum, local chefs, and fellow food lovers for our newest addition: LUNCH! These select meals still boast a generous multi-course menu, but offer a lower price point because no alcohol will be served. Gain a greater appreciation for that singularly delicious ingredient we derive from a hive! David will bring you his unique expertise as both a chef and beekeeper as he creates a beautiful four-course meal featuring local ingredients and honey. In the fun company of other foodies, enjoy the meal as David regales you with stories of beekeeping, cooking, and nutrition. You will leave with a full belly, handout plus recipes, and a better appreciation for the diverse dishes that honey can complement!
Limit 30, Learning Center
Menu (subject to change)
Honey Goat Cheese Toasts
Honey Glazed Salmon
Fresh From the Garden Salad with Honey Vinaigrette
Honey Sweet Corn Cake

register $45 member/$57 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and a multiple-course watch-learn-dine experience - plus recipes!
 

PinKU

PinKU Japanese Street Food: Dinner with Sushi Chef John Sugimura (800-08-17-17)
Thursday, August 17, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
John Sugimura, Co-manager, Partner and Sushi Chef, PinKU Japanese Street Food

John and his partner, Xiaoteng, are Minnesotans out to transform the sushi dining experience and recapture authentic Japanese cuisine through the new PinKU Japanese Street Food. A graduate of the Sushi Institute of America, protégé of Master Sushi Chef Katsuya and veteran culinary instructor, John will create a dining experience you are not soon to forget. Through the finest fish and ethnic ingredients, you will be presented with a delicious selection of Japanese cuisine such as spicy tuna on crispy rice, Japanese fried chicken, seared salmon and more! ...and immersed in a unique, cultural educational experience.
Limit 30, Learning Center

register $65 member/$77 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and multiple-course watch-learn-dine-sip experience - plus recipes!
 

apples 

*Lunch* with a Chef: Astonishing Apples! (800-09-16-17)
Saturday, September 16, noon - 2 p.m.
Joan Donatelle, Chef, Author, Educator

Join the Arboretum, local chefs, and fellow food lovers for our newest addition: LUNCH! These select meals still boast a generous multi-course menu, but offer a lower price point because no alcohol will be served. Celebrate apple harvest season at this delightful lunch! Joan, an experienced cooking instructor and author of "Astonishing Apples", a cookbook published just last year, will demonstrate and serve some of the exquisite dishes you can make with this crisp, crunchy, healthy, and delicious local fruit. Learn about apple history, Minnesota varieties, and nutrition as Joan takes you way beyond apple crisp! You will leave with a greater appreciation for this humble fruit, a full belly, and handouts with recipes! Joan's beautiful cookbooks will be available for sale and signing after class.
Limit 30, Learning Center
Menu (subject to change)
Apple Rumaki
SweeTango Arugula & Fennel Salad
Porchetta with Roasted Apples and Roots
Apple-licious sweet finish
Limit 30, Learning Center

register $45 member/$57 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and a multiple-course watch-learn-dine experience - plus recipes!
 

Hot Indian Foods 

Hot Indian Foods: Dinner with Executive Chef Janene Holig (802-09-21-17)
Thursday, September 21, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Janene Holig, Executive Chef, Hot Indian Foods

Add a little spice to your evening. Janene and the Hot Indian Foods team started with a bright orange food truck in 2013, and have succeeded in creating genuine yet approachable Indian cuisine for a broad audience- both on the road and in their restaurant. They were named one of the top 8 Indian food trucks in America in 2016! Start your evening by peeking into their food truck and learning more about how these restaurants on wheels are able to create such amazing food in a tiny space. Then sit back and be immersed in the fragrance of a multi-course Indian feast as Janene shares anecdotes, lets you in on the secrets of curry, and maybe even teaches you a few Bollywood dance moves... You will leave with recipes and a new appreciation for both Indian cuisine and food trucks.
NOTE: alcoholic beverages will not be served at this meal.
Limit 30, Marion Andrus Learning Center

register $45 member/$57 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and multiple-course-watch-learn-dine experience - plus recipes!
 

Sovereign Estate 

Sovereign Estate Winery: Dinner with Winemaker and Chef Ben Banks (802-10-05-17)
Thursday, October 5, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Ben Banks, Winemaker and Chef, Sovereign Estate Winery

Enjoy a beautiful fall evening at the Arboretum celebrating local wine and food! Ben will provide a one-of-a-kind experience as both a chef and winemaker, and will give you new insights into the wine created at Sovereign Estate Winery in Waconia. Enjoy a multi-course meal as he shares stories, cooking tips and tricks, winemaking anecdotes and more. You will leave with a handout of recipes and a new appreciation for local Minnesota wine and food!
Menu (subject to change)
Frontenac Blanc , paired with Smoked White Fish Spread with Horseradish in hashed potato cups
La Crescent, paired with Roasted Squash and Honeycrisp Salad with Maple Vinaigrette
Marquette, paired with Pork Tenderloin Plum Mushroom Marquette
Frontenac Port, paired with Local Cheese and Preserves
Limit 30, Marion Andrus Learning Center

register $65 member/$77 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and multiple-course-watch-learn-dine-sip experience - plus recipes!
 

Mannys 

Manny's Tortas: Day of the Dead Dinner with Executive Chef Manuel Gonzalez (802-11-02-17)
Thursday, November 2, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Just in time for Mexico's unique and festive Day of the Dead- or Dia de los Muertos, take a gastronomical vacation with Executive Chef Manuel Gonzalez of Manny's Tortas! The Day of the Dead honors and celebrates those that have passed away through decorating graves, leaving offerings of food, and of course feasting. A Mexican native, Manny will guide you through many of the well known dishes of the holiday, as well as some of his signature creations, in this multi-course meal. You and other foodies will see demonstrations of techniques, hear more about Manny's experience as a Mexican Chef in Minnesota, and learn about this unique holiday. You will leave with recipes and an excitement to celebrate the Day of the Dead with your friends and family.
NOTE: alcoholic beverages will not be served at this meal.
Limit 30, Marion Andrus Learning Center

register $45 member/$57 non-member includes Arboretum admission and multiple-course-watch-learn-dine experience - plus recipes!
 

Coalition 

Winter Dinner with Coalition Restaurant and Enki Brewing (802-12-14-17)
Thursday, December 14, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Eli Wollenzein, Executive Chef and co-owner, Coalition Restaurant

Cold weather is settling in and we are in the midst of a season of celebration- a perfect season to spend a little more time in the kitchen with friends! Join Eli of Coalition and Enki Brewing for a festive paired menu of winter dishes featuring locally grown ingredients and brewed beer. You will enjoy a multi-course meal while learning cooking tips and tricks from Eli and information about Enki's brewing process. At the end of the evening, you will leave with a full belly, handout with recipes, and a new appreciation for our local cuisine!
Limit 30, Learning Center Harvest Kitchen

register $65 member/$77 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and multiple-course watch-learn-dine experience - plus beer tastings and recipes
 

ALL ABOUT MAKING WINE

 


winemaking

Introduction to Home Winemaking (800-07-08-17)
Saturday, July 8, 9 a.m. - noon AND Saturday, July 15, 9 a.m. - noon
Drew Horton, University of Minnesota Enology Specialist at the Horticulture Research Center

Are you interested in making your own wine, but not sure how to start? Join Drew Horton, the University of Minnesota's enology (wine research) specialist for this two-part workshop. Designed for beginners, you and other winemaking hobbyists will begin with a solid, research-based framework of knowledge as you learn what equipment and supplies are needed, where to source grapes or other fruit, the steps of winemaking, and much more. This workshop is located at the Horticulture Research Center (across from the Arboretum, adjacent to the seasonal apple house!) so you can see the winemaking process used to test the University's wine grapes. You will leave with the knowledge and confidence to make wine in your own home.
Limit 24, University of Minnesota Horticulture Research Center

Register online now

Member $80/Non-member $95, includes handouts, exclusive access to the Horticulture Research Center, and hands-on demonstrations with wine making equipment
 



wine appreciation 

Introduction to Wine Tasting and Wine Appreciation (800-11-11-17)
Saturday, November 11, 1 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Drew Horton, University of Minnesota Enology Specialist at the Horticulture Research Center

The millenia-old tradition of grape fermentation produces an astonishing array of complex flavors and diverse wine types! Join Drew Horton, the University of Minnesota's enology (wine research) specialist to increase your knowledge and appreciation for this ancient beverage. In the company of aspiring wine aficionados, you will learn how to taste and describe wine, how to read a wine label, how wine glasses impact your tasting experience, and the basics of wine and food pairing. Drew's experience as a winemaker and his conversational style will impart a level of knowledge sure to make your next winery visit much more interesting, and impress your next dinner party's guests! For ages 21 and up.
Limit 40, Bee Center

register $80 member/$95 non-member, includes Arboretum admission, light hors d'oeuvres, extensive wine sampling and Riedel wine glass
 

Intro to home winemaking 

Introduction to Home Winemaking (800-03-24-18)
Saturday, March 24, 9 a.m. - noon AND Saturday, March 31, 9 a.m. - noon
Drew Horton, University of Minnesota Enology Specialist at the Horticulture Research Center

Are you interested in making your own wine, but not sure how to start? Join Drew Horton, the University of Minnesota's enology (wine research) specialist for this two-part workshop. Designed for beginners, you and other winemaking hobbyists will begin with a solid, research-based framework of knowledge as you learn what equipment and supplies are needed, where to source grapes or other fruit, the steps of winemaking, and much more. This workshop is located at the Horticulture Research Center (across from the Arboretum, adjacent to the seasonal apple house!) so you can see the winemaking process used to test the University's wine grapes. You will leave with the knowledge and confidence to make wine in your own home.
Limit 24, University of Minnesota Horticulture Research Center

register $80 member/$95 non-member, includes handouts, exclusive access to the Horticulture Research Center, and hands-on demonstrations with wine making equipment
 

HEALTHY LIVING THROUGH NATURE
Busy schedules and stress are a part of daily life; nature should be a part of daily life too! These make-your-own-products classes will help you to explore fun and fascinating ways nature can enhance and soothe our well-being.*

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


medicinal plants 

Medicinal Plants of the Midwest (100-09-24-17)
Sunday, September 24, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Matthew Alfs, Clinical Herbalist (R.H.), Founder of Midwest Herbs and Healing, Author

Plants have been prized for their medicinal properties for thousands of years, and modern medicines are still often derived from botanical sources. Although many of us are familiar with herbal superstars like Echinacea, Ginkgo, hawthorn, garlic, turmeric, and ginger, many wild plants also possess remarkable healing powers. Some such plants can be found in your backyard: the Midwest has a plethora of native plants that have healing benefits! Learn more about the art and science of using plants to support and heal from Matthew, a renowned clinical herbalist and author.
Limit 25, Marion Andrus Learning Center

register $40 member/$52 non-member, includes Arboretum admission  

herbal spa

Make-Your-Own Herbal Spa: A Fun and Relaxing Day at the Arboretum (200-10-21-17)
Saturday, October 21, 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Theresa Mieseler, Retired Shady Acres Herb Farm and Kris James, Certified Culinary Herbalist and owner of Magpies Aromatherapy, Tea Source and Wyndmere Naturals

Pamper yourself! Are you ready to experience an infusion of sights and smells to relax your mind and soothe your soul? Join others for a relaxing retreat at Arb! What a great way to spend a day - bring a friend and share it together for a restorative experience. Come away with products you've made along with the recipes and the know-how to do it again! Items to bring to the spa: one large vessel for your feet, a small towel and washcloth. Dress comfortably for a relaxing day.
Herbal Spa Experience (agenda subject to change)
MORNING
· Presentation- Essential oils, Wyndmere Naturals, New Hope
· Tea sampling, and expert advice on tastes and qualities from Tea Source, Eden Prairie
· Make and take a bath salt, Wyndmere Naturals
· Make a take a spray bottle of bitters for health, Karrie Hannon, Chaska
· Enjoy a chair massage with Elissa Crown, Balance Life Wellness, Waconia
· Self-acupressure, Marcy Beix, Be Yoga, Cambridge
· Theresa will show you how to make the tasty herb vinaigrette, herb butter and dessert that are served with today's lunch, Theresa Mieseler
LUNCH
Entree salad served with herb vinaigrette demonstrated in class, bread and herb butter, and dessert
AFTERNOON
· Lavender essential oil bath melt; enjoy a relaxing foot soak, Raulla Mitchell, Red Note Botanica, Eden Prairie
· Natural hand cream, Kris James, Magpies Aromatherapy, Waconia
· Make and take an air freshening mist, Wyndmere Naturals
· Meditation discussion, March Beix, Be Yoga, Cambridge
· Closing with a 15-minute meditation practice
Limit 50, Tashjian Bee and Pollinator Discovery Center

Bring a friend and save! Register for 2 or more people and save $15 on your order! Use coupon code 15OFF 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.
register $85 member/$97 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and all supplies
 

aromatherapy 

Aromatherapy: Healing from the Harvest (100-11-04-17)
Saturday, November 4, 9:30 a.m. - noon
Mary Taylor, Herb and Aromatherapy Shiatsu Practitioner, Marshall, MN

As winter silently descends, our garden work has come to a close for the season. This class will provide techniques from Complementary Medicine to relieve stress and heal the body. Learn how to apply aromatherapy not only to revitalize your sore gardening muscles, but also to bring the peace of the garden into your home over the cold season. Join us to de-stress and bring our focus into well-being and mindfulness for the coming winter months. You will leave with a sense of relaxation, muscle-soothing bath soak, relaxing home fragrances, and more aromatherapy products to try at home.
Limit 20, Marion Andrus Learning Center

register $65 members/$77 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and all supplies
 

soap 

Herbal Soap Making (100-11-11-17)
Saturday, November 11, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Raulla Mitchell, Founder Red Note Botanica, Holistic Healthcare Practitioner and Certified Aromatherapist

Learn how to make your own beautiful, moisturizing soaps with nutrient rich natural oils and butters! Raulla will discuss each of the soaps' ingredients, and demonstrate how to blend a variety of 100% pure essential oils to make signature scents. Then roll up your sleeves and create soaps through a melt-and-pour technique in a variety of fragrances and shapes. You will leave with a collection of gently moisturizing and fragranced soaps, and the skills to make more!
Limit 20, Tashjian Bee and Pollinator Discovery Center

register $60 members/$72 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and all supplies
 

natural beauty 

Natural Beauty from the Garden (100-11-18-17)
Saturday, November 18, 10 a.m. - noon
Janice Cox, Book and Magazine Author, Radio and Television Personality

Plants have been used for centuries to treat our skin and hair. Join Janice, a leading DIY natural beauty expert, to learn how to pamper yourself naturally from head to toe. Janice will start with an introduction to plants as beauty products, and a brief history. She will talk about new uses for some of your favorite garden plants, and how to create your own natural beauty products with easy to use recipes and treatments. You will finish out the class with a discussion of how to incorporate beauty plants into your own landscape, from a large area of your yard to a simple container on your patio. Leave with a comprehensive handout, list of resources, and facial mask to try at home.
Limit 24, Tashjian Bee and Pollinator Discovery Center

register $55 members/$67 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and all supplies
 

emotion potion 

Emotion Potions - The Power of Aromatherapy (100-03-24-18)
Saturday, March 24, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Kris James, Certified Culinary Herbalist, Chef/Culinary Educator, Aromatherapist, Owner of Magpies Aromatherapy, Waconia

Are you looking for different ways to cope with fatigue, stress, and anger? Consider smelling your way to a happier or more contented mood! Kris will begin by discussing how fragrances have a measureable impact on our mood and how you can use aromatherapy in your day-to-day life to positively impact your emotions. You will experience a variety of aromatherapy blends and then work together in small groups to make your own essential oil creations in a fun, relaxed kitchen setting. Take home samples to share with family/friends, comprehensive handouts, and detailed recipes including folklore, historical information and health benefits of individual ingredients.
Limit 20, Marion Andrus Learning Center

register $39 member/$52 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and all supplies
 

 

To Register for Class

To register online, click on the "Register" button listed with the class. Or call 612-301-1210 to register by phone. 

Member Perk!
Arboretum Members may invite non-members to attend a class with them at the discounted member rate! Simply register for all participants at the same time in the same order and select the "member" rate for each person at checkout.

Questions?
Call 612-301-1210
or email: ArbEdu@umn.edu

Cancellation Policy: Registration cancellations must be made two weeks prior to class date in order to receive refund. A $5 processing fee will apply.

 

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