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Thu, Apr 18, 2024 5:00 pm

Introduction to Permaculture for Cold Climates

You don't have to grow your hair long, stop using deodorant and move into a yurt to enjoy the benefits of being a "Permie"! Tom Girolamo's vision is that permaculture can be achievable and inclusive of all walks of life, professions and occupations. Participants will learn how to excel in their goals for ethical permaculture applications. Suitable for beginners to advanced on residential, business and farm properties in the upper Midwest.

Thu, Apr 18, 2024 5:30 pm

Spring Into Gardening Walk

Motivate yourself for the growing season through this lively spring garden walk! For beginners, we will discuss the basics of spring pruning, perennial clean-up and soil division, soil prep, and mulching. Experienced gardeners can expect some handy tips to save time and effort, as well as tips to protect the health and diversity of pollinators and other friendly organisms living in your garden.

Sat, Apr 20, 2024 10:30 am

Advancing Your Watercolors

Join us in this two-day watercolor workshop for painters with some experience. Designed for artists with an interested in advancing their creative and technical approach to watercolor painting, and in expanding their subject matter. Build upon the skills you have acquired to create stronger artworks.

Sat, Apr 20, 2024 1:00 pm

Gourd Birdhouses

Create a unique birdhouse for for your yard. Begin with a gourd that will accommodate the songbird you wish to attract. Gourds will be prepared ahead of time to offer plenty of time for you to decorate or embellish your birdhouse based on your desired outcome of a functional or decorative birdhouse. All supplies provided.

Mon, Apr 22, 2024 6:00 pm

(Virtual) Tai Chi Meditation at Home (6-Week Series)

“Move like a great river; be still like a mountain” instructs the age-old description of the meditative exercise and movement art of T’ai Chi Ch’uan. This class offers standing movements and seated practices rooted within the Chinese tradition of Tai Chi and Chi Kung for the enrichment of body, mind and spirit. All physical abilities welcome, including those in need of chair-based practice.

Thu, Apr 25, 2024 5:30 pm

Virtual Lecture Series: Plant Placement: Punctuation, Accentuation, Exclamation with Daniel Hinkley

Award winning horticulturist, botanist, and plant collector Daniel Hinkley believes visually satisfying gardens rely on three concepts: punctuation, accentuation, and exclamation. Learn how to create balance in your garden by utilizing these concepts just as Hinkley has in many places including at his most recent and personal project, Windcliff. Hinkley is a teacher, writer, lecturer, consultant, nurseryman, naturalist, gardener, and recipient of numerous awards including Veitch Memorial Medal (V.M.M.) from the Royal Horticultural Society of Great Britain in 2007 “for outstanding contribution to advancing the science and practice of horticulture” and the Liberty Hyde Bailey Award from the American Horticultural Society in 2006. Above all, he is committed to solid and sustainable horticultural practices, above average garden plants, landscapes of distinction and raising the collective awareness of the diversity of plant life on Earth as well as the magic and mysteries of our natural world.

Fri, Apr 26, 2024 4:00 pm

Faux Stained Glass Florals with Alcohol Ink

In this 3-hour workshop, you’ll use a black oil/wax pencil to outline the design on translucent film. Then we'll add alcohol inks and various textures to simulate the look of glass. You will create two different 7" diameter designs that will both be matted to 12x12. No experience is necessary and all supplies are provided.

Sat, Apr 27, 2024 10:30 am

Exploring the Urban Pollinator Garden

Pollinator gardens can thrive in urban areas in many different ways. Whether you have a large yard or live in a condo or apartment, come explore the many ways you can support your local pollinators. Understand how both native and non-native plants meet pollinator needs. Learn how pollinators and plants work together to benefit from pollination.

Sat, Apr 27, 2024 1:45 pm

Designing an Urban Pollinator Garden

In this workshop, you will design your own pollinator garden. You will learn how the anatomy of pollinators and the structure of pollinator plants interact. This knowledge will help you choose the pollinators you want to invite to your garden and to select the proper plants. You will design a pollinator garden to suit one or more specific locations in your yard.

Mon, Apr 29, 2024 6:00 pm

(Virtual) Tai Chi Meditation at Home (6-Week Series)

“Move like a great river; be still like a mountain” instructs the age-old description of the meditative exercise and movement art of T’ai Chi Ch’uan. This class offers standing movements and seated practices rooted within the Chinese tradition of Tai Chi and Chi Kung for the enrichment of body, mind and spirit. All physical abilities welcome, including those in need of chair-based practice.