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Sun, Apr 14, 2024 1:00 pm

Spring into the Magic of Watercolor

This afternoon workshop will guide you to complete a watercolor painting of springtime flowers in a glass jar. This workshop is great for beginners, but those experienced with watercolor will be sure to learn new techniques. You will leave with a finished 8x10 painting ready to frame and welcome spring! All supplies provided, but please bring a jug for water.

Sun, Apr 14, 2024 1:00 pm

Botanical Beauty: Herbal Remedies for Vitality

Pamper yourself! Join herbalist and astrologer Jennifer to explore ways to naturally nourish your hair, skin, and nails. We will discuss ways you can support your beauty inside and out holistically with herb and food. Learn how herbal hair rinses, natural face masks, and hydrating herbal oils can support your overall vitality. At the end of class you will take home a natural beauty preparation of your own.

Mon, Apr 15, 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.

Wed, Apr 17, 2024 12:00 pm

(Virtual) Secrets of Gardens that WORK

Over the years, we've seen it all at our clients’ homes. And we've discovered there were just a handful of important traits that helped a garden truly thrive in a way that was both ecologically and psychologically sustainable. Join us for the Secrets of Gardens that Work, where we'll dive deep into the principles and practices that lead to flourishing, sustainable gardens. Whether you're a seasoned gardener or just starting out, this workshop will empower you with the knowledge and insights to transform your garden into a thriving paradise for people and pollinators alike.

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.