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Create-Your-Own Kokedama Mini Workshop

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Saturday, June 1, 1 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. 
150-06-01-19-01
Saturday, June 1, 1:45 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. 150-06-01-19-02
Saturday, July 20, 1 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. 150-07-20-19
Saturday, July 20, 1:45 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. 150-07-20-19-01
Saturday, July 20, 2:30 p.m. - 3 p.m. 150-07-20-19-02
Saturday, July 20, 3:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. 150-07-20-19-03
Laura Vogel, Adult Education Programs Manager, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

Kokedama is a Japanese variant of bonsai, in which live moss is essentially used as a container for another plant. These moss balls can hold many types of decorative houseplants. They are equally beautiful displayed on a table or suspended by your window and are easy to care for. The experience will take a half-hour or less. You will:
  • Learn more about this unique display technique
  • Choose from an assortment of small (approx 2 inch) decorative plants, specially selected for ideal kokedama conditions (indoor, indirect light, intermittent watering, etc) 
  • Follow along step-by-step as you create your own kokedama (approx 4 inches) to take home
  • Receive a helpful care sheet and instructions how to make more at home 
NOTE that adult hand strength and hand-size is required to create a kokedama. Minimum age suggested is 12 to work independently on a kokedama.
Limit 8, Visitor Center
$20 per project, does not include Arboretum admission. Walk-in registration based on availability; first-come, first-served

This session is sold out. Register for a different session!
Saturday, June 1, 1 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. 
$20 per project,
 does not include Arboretum admission.


This session is sold out. Register for a different session!
Saturday, June 1, 1:45 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. 
$20 per project,
 does not include Arboretum admission.
 

1 spot left
Saturday, July 20, 1 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. 
$20 per project,
 does not include Arboretum admission.


Saturday, July 20, 1:45 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
$20 per project,
 does not include Arboretum admission.

 
Saturday, July 20, 2:30 p.m. - 3 p.m. 
$20 per project
does not include Arboretum admission.


Saturday, July 20, 3:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. 
$20 per project,
 does not include Arboretum admission.

Create-Your-Own Air Plants in Corks Mini Workshop

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Saturday, June 22 NOT AVAILABLE THIS DATE
Saturday, August 10, 1 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. 150-08-10-19
Saturday, August 10, 1:45 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. 150-08-10-19-01
Saturday, August 10, 2:30 p.m. - 3 p.m. 150-08-10-19-02
Saturday, August 10, 3:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. 150-08-10-19-03
Laura Vogel, Adult Education Programs Manager, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

Discover a unique gem to add to your houseplant collection! The genus Tillandsia, or air plants, are a specialized type of plant native to the Americas. They do not require soil to survive, making them a great conversation piece for your home and a suitable live subject for endless artistic displays! The experience will take a half-hour or less. You will:

  • Visit to the nearby Conservatory for a quick introduction to air plants
  • Learn care guidelines- they still need water and light, even if they're not planted in soil!
  • Choose from an assortment of mini (approx 1 inch) Tillandsia
  • Follow along step-by-step as you build your own display of 3 Tillandsia mounted on corks, for display on an indoor magnetic surface or tabletop 
  • Receive a helpful care sheet 

Limit 8, Snyder Building - Snyder Lobby
$20 per project, does not include Arboretum admission. Walk-in registration based on availability; first-come, first-served.

Saturday, June 22
Sessions not available on this date due. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Saturday, August 10, 1 p.m. - 1:30 p.m
$20 per project, 
does not include Arboretum admission.


Saturday, August 10, 1:45 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
$20 per project,
 does not include Arboretum admission.


Saturday, August 10, 2:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.
$20 per project,
 does not include Arboretum admission.


Saturday, August 10, 3:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m
$20 per project,
 does not include Arboretum admission.



Bent Willow Furniture

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Level
All levels, especially beginners!
Supplies
ALL WILLOW SUPPLIES INCLUDED!
See below for basic tools to bring from home.

Bim Willow, Bent Willow Artisan and Author

Bim Willow is coming back to the Arboretum in a tricked-out bus full of willow and you will not want to miss it! Bent willow furniture was an early American craft that is making a strong comeback. Bim is an experienced artist in this medium, and will walk you step-by-step through the willow project of your choice, resulting in a beautiful bent willow piece within a matter of a few hours--really! You will never feel more proud of the furniture building skills you didn't know you had.

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