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Healthy Living through Nature Guided Walks Gardening & Horticulture Fine Arts Photography Food & Wine Family Programs

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Continuing Education for Adults & Families

ARBORETUM.UMN.EDU/LEARN.ASPX


YOUTH & FAMILIES Intergenerational Together Time PEA PODS FOR PRESCHOOLERS AUTUMN SERIES 2017

Age 3-5 with an adult Autumn Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. September 12, 19, 26, October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, November 7 & 14

YOUTH & FAMIL IES

Each weekly theme helps spark your child’s appreciation for nature’s beauty through planting, art, sensory and science, discovery zones, action and music, story time, Green Play Yard adventures, greenhouse exploration and snack. Limit 65 child+adult pairs, Learning Center $120.00 member/$140.00 non-member(per adult & child pair), includes all ten sessions, snacks, projects and planting supplies LET’S BAKE HOLIDAY TREATS TOGETHER!

Age 7-12 with an adult Saturday, December 16 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Sugar, spice and everything nice… come from plants! Roll out, decorate, and bake spiced cookies together, and make an aromatic pomander ball from citrus and cloves. Discover spice plants (and herbs!) up close and personal through exploration in the greenhouse and with microscopes. Plant a ginger rhizome to take home and grow. Limit 10 child+adult pairs, Learning Center $50 member /$65 non-member (per adult & child pair), includes Arboretum admission and all materials LET’S PLANT TERRARIUMS TOGETHER!

Age 7-12 with an adult Saturday, January 20, 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. Child and adult pairs will make their own terrariums complete with tiny tropical plants! Learn about the important role rainforests and tropical areas play on our planet, then explore the big tropical plants in the greenhouse. Limit 10 child+adult pairs, Learning Center $50 member /$65 non-member (per adult & child pair), includes Arboretum admission and all materials

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Register for both TogetherTime (Age 7-12 with Adult) classes and receive $15 off! 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.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS Y OUT H & FA MI L I E S PeaPods for Preschoolers (age 3-5 with adult) Intergenerational Together Time (age 7-12 with adult)

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GUIDE D WA L K S

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GA RD E NI NG & HO RT IC U LT U R E Edible Garden Year Design & Landscaping General Gardening Pruning Essentials Science of Plant Propagation

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PHO TOG R A P HY Digital Editing & Organization Workshops & Lectures

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FINE ARTS, CR A FTS & L IT ERAT U R E Book Club Painting – Watercolor Painting – Acrylics Fiber Arts Drawing Floral Design Embroidery Jewelry Sculpting & Sculpture Art Open Studio

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FO O D & W I NE Dine with a Chef Wine: Making and Tasting Saturdays in the Kitchen

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THE GREENLIST The GreenList is an exclusive opportunity to be in the know for last minute discounts and pop-up classes that are not advertised to the general public. These classes are small-scale, close-up Arboretum experiences that involve a unique, hands-on component, ranging from Free to $120. Special incentives on classes for the general public may also be included. Invitations are sent by email only, usually within a week of the occurring event. To be added to the GreenList, email your request to ArbEdu@umn.edu with the subject title “GreenList Me!”

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GUIDED NATURE WALKS Join Matt Schuth (experienced naturalist and popular Arboretum Guide for more than 30 years) or Alan Branhagen (Arboretum Director of Operations and published horticulture author) to gain a deeper understanding of and appreciation for the science and beauty of nature.

C O UPO N Register for any three or more Guided Walks and save $2 per walk! Use coupon code 2OFF at checkout. Registrations must be purchased at the same time in the same order, not valid on previous purchases or with other discounts. No cash value.

GUIDED WAL KS

WALKS WITH ALAN: SMALL TREES

Sunday, September 24, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Limit 20, meet in the Carlson Dining Room $10 member/$25 non-member, includes Arboretum admission WALKS WITH ALAN: SHADE TREES

Sunday, October 8, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Limit 20, meet in the Carlson Dining Room $10 member/$25 non-member, Arboretum admission included

WALKS WITH MATT: FALL FOLIAGE

Saturday, October 14, 10 a.m. – noon Limit 25, Meet at the Ordway Parking Lot $14 member/$26 non-member, includes Arboretum admission WALKS WITH ALAN: EVERGREENS

Sunday, October 22, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Limit 20, meet in the Carlson Dining Room $10 member/$25 non-member, Arboretum admission included

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WALKS WITH MATT: READY FOR WINTER?

Saturday, November 4, 10 a.m. – noon

Limit 25, Meet in the Oswald Visitor Center – Azalea Classroom $14 member/$26 non-member, includes Arboretum admission & beverage in the restaurant WALKS WITH MATT: THE ARBORETUM ON ICE

Saturday, December 23, 10 a.m. – noon

Limit 25, Meet in the Snyder Building – Fireplace Room $14 member/$26 non-member, includes Arboretum admission & beverage in the restaurant

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THE EDIBLE GARDEN YEAR Join Laura Vogel, Arboretum Adult Programs Manager and Christy Marsden, Extension Master Gardener Education Manager, and a cohort of gardeners to grow and learn together through an entire season!

Register for all 6 Edible Garden Year sessions and save $20! Use coupon code ALLEDIBLEEAT at checkout or call 612-3011210. Classes must be purchased at the same time in the same order, not valid on previous purchases or with other discounts. No cash value. Each class $35 member/$47 non-member, includes Arboretum admission PLANNING A VEGETABLE GARDEN

Thursday, January 11, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Put together a realistic plan for your life and landscape. Limit 36, Bee Center ORDERING AND STARTING SEEDS

Thursday, February 8, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Students receive a collection of starter seeds! Limit 36, Bee Center 10 EASY-TO-GROW HERBS FOR THE KITCHEN HERB GARDEN

Thursday, March 1, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Featured instructor: Theresa Mieseler, Shady Acres Herb Farm Discover how to grow herbs all season, then store, dry and preserve the harvest. Limit 20, Learning Center SOILS AND SPRING PLANTING

Thursday, May 10, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Enjoy a fun opportunity to exchange seedlings and seeds with classmates! Limit 36, Bee Center WATER, WEEDS AND PESTS

Thursday, June 21, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Manage the hot, weedy, buggy part of the season, including common insect and disease damage, weeds and moisture. Limit 36, Bee Center

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HARVEST AND PRESERVATION

Thursday, August 23, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. When to pick, what to refrigerate, how to cure, and safe preservation techniques from canning to drying. There will be samples of course, bring surplus produce to share with one another! Limit 20, Learning Center

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GARDEN DESIGN & LANDSCAPING USING NATIVE GRASSES IN YOUR LANDSCAPE

GA RDENING & HORTICULTUR E

Saturday, October 28, 9:30 a.m. – noon

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Mary Hockenberry Meyer, Professor and Extension Horticulturist – U of M, Author Learn how native grasses enhance a landscape with landscape with color, deer resistance, butterfly habitat, texture, winter interest, and how you can grow these plants in your gardens.

Limit 30, Visitor Center $38 member/$50 non-member, includes Arboretum admission CREATING A HOME LANDSCAPE YOU CAN LOVE AND ENJOY

Saturdays, January 6, 20 and February 3, 17 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Jim Calkins, landscape and production horticulturist, Research Information Director at the Minnesota Nursery and Landscape Association Develop a functional, manageable, environmentally sound, cost-effective, and visually pleasing design unique to your setting. Limit 16, Learning Center $139 member/$155 non-member, includes Arboretum admission $189/$219 couples working on the same project

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LAWN OF THE FUTURE: CONVERTING KENTUCKY BLUEGRASS TO LOW MAINTENANCE OPTIONS

Saturday, January 20 9:30 a.m. – noon

Douglas Owens-Pike, Author of “Beautifully Sustainable” The lawn of the future will free you from mowing, watering, fertilizing, and raking while staying within the rough conventions of lawn appearance. Explore “No Mow” conversions and discuss design, planning, implementation, and care. Limit 30, Visitor Center $38 member/$50 non-member, includes Arboretum admission

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CREATING HABITAT FOR BIRDS AND BUTTERFLIES IN YOUR YARD & GARDEN

Julie Boden, Gardener and Nature Enthusiast Learn how to invite a stunning variety of winged visitors into your own backyard sanctuary, which Kelly Colgan Azar/Flikr plants will best fit your location, and what species they might attract for food, water and/or shelter. Limit 22, Visitor Center $30 member/$42 non-member, includes Arboretum admission PERENNIAL POSSIBILITIES: LOOKING AT NEW PERENNIALS AND EXCITING COMBINATIONS FOR MINNESOTA GARDENS

Saturday, February 10, 9:30 a.m. – noon

Michael Heger, Lecturer and Co-author of “Growing Perennials in Cold Climates”, Owner of Ambergate Horticultural Consulting Improve your perennial selection and combination process, including flower shape, foliage color, texture and plant form. See exciting examples including new and recent perennial introductions that have proven to be good performers in the North! Limit 24, Bee Center $38 member/$50 non-member, includes Arboretum admission PERMACULTURE DESIGN FOR YOUR PROPERTY

Saturdays, March 3, 10 and 17, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Cody Mastel, Owner, Designer and Educator at Land by Hand Permaculture is an agriculture ecosystem that is designed to be sustainable and selfsufficient, and can be put into practice on properties of all sizes from urban plots to hobby farms. Explore the abundance that can be created, tapped into, and harvested on your own property. BRING: a basic blueprint of your property Limit 24, Bee Center $105 member/$140 non-member; includes Arboretum admission and all materials KITCHEN GARDENING: A BOUNTIFUL EDIBLE LANDSCAPE

Saturday, March 24, 9:30 a.m. – noon

Rhonda Fleming Hayes, Author, Photographer, Gardener, Magazine Contributor “Potager-style” kitchen gardens are historically from French Medieval times but have made a resurgence into modern garden trends by incorporating symmetrical geometrical beds with vegetables planted in patterns or groups (rather than in rows) often with flowers, fruit and herbs intermingled. Limit 24, Bee Center $38 member/$50 non-member, includes Arboretum admission

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GA RDENING & HORTICULTUR E

Saturday, February 3 9:30 a.m. – noon

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GARDENING - GENERAL GROWING GARLIC: FROM FIELD TO FORK

GA RDENING & HORTICULTUR E

Thursdays 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.; September 28, 2017 AND Thursday, April 19, 2018

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Frank Meuschke, Owner and Grower of Hudson Clove Learn to select cloves, prepare beds, grow through the winter, spring fertilization and harvesting. Includes a collection of delicious cloves to start at home! Limit 20, Learning Center $52 member/$67 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and all supplies

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PRIVATE TRAM & PRESENTATION - A CLOSER LOOK: THE WORLD WITHIN A PATCH OF GOLDENRODS

Saturday, September 16 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Larry Weber, Duluth, Teacher at State Parks and Nature Centers, Radio Personality, Author, Cofounder of the Minnesota Phenology Network Take a closer look at a patch of goldenrods and you’ll see that they play host to myriads of insects and spiders- eating and being eaten, finding shelter and laying eggs. Join other environmental enthusiasts for an absorbing presentation about this world, then hop a tram out to the prairie (weather permitting) to tour in person! Limit 40, Snyder Building $45 member/$57 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and Tram ticket SEED SAVING: COLLECTING, CLEANING & STORING

Saturday, October 7, 9 a.m. – noon

Jim Calkins, landscape and production horticulturist, Research Information Director at the Minnesota Nursery and Landscape Association Using the Arboretum’s grounds and gardens, learn which seeds are worth collecting and proper techniques to ensure that you have healthy, vital seeds that will sprout next spring. An exclusive opportunity to collect and bring home seeds from annuals, herbaceous perennials, and woody species at the Arboretum! Limit 16, Learning Center $41 member/$55 non-member, includes Arboretum admission

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INDOOR HERBS: POT UP YOUR OWN FOR WINTER

Theresa Mieseler, Shady Acres Herb Farm Everything you need to know to grow herbs over the winter, from varieties and plant selection to soil, light, fertilizer and containers. Conclude with time to pot up Oliver Hoffman/Shutterstock a handful of fragrant and delicious herb plants. Limit 20, Learning Center $45 member/$57 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and herb plants EARLY SPRING BEAUTIES: WOODLAND WILDFLOWERS AND HOW TO GROW THEM IN MINNESOTA

Saturday, February 17, 10 a.m. – noon

Steve Kelley, Owner, Kelley and Kelley Nursery Gain new knowledge about wildflowers, both native and non-native, as well as some that might not be so familiar. Discuss culture and propagation, and best practices for including them in your own gardens. Limit 24, Bee Center $35 member/$47 non-member, includes Arboretum admission ESTABLISHING AND MAINTAINING PRAIRIE COMMUNITIES

Saturday, February 24, 9:30 a.m. – noon

Beth Markhart, Prairie Restorations, Inc. Learn how to mimic native prairie plant communities for their natural ecological processes of soil building and carbon storage, beneficial insect habitat, and pollination support brought about by observing biological diversity and stewarding the earth. Bring an internet accessible device such as a laptop or a smart pad (sorry, no smartphones). Limit 24, Bee Center $35 member/$47 non-member, includes Arboretum admission PRUNING ESSENTIALS

TREES: Saturday, February 10, 1:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. SHRUBS & VINES: Saturday, February 17, 9:30 a.m. – noon Proper and timely pruning is a fundamental horticultural practice essential for long-term health, vigor and beauty. Practice your new skills in the Arboretum collections (weather permitting). Limit 22, Visitor Center Each Class $41 member/$55 non-member, includes Arboretum admission

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Thursday, October 26 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

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SCIENCE OF PLANT PROPAGATION

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Through a combination of hands-on lab, classroom presentation, and take-home experiments, this series is designed to make college-level plant science accessible to all. Jim Calkins, a landscape and production horticulturist, is the Research Information Director at the Minnesota Nursery and Landscape Association as well as a former University of Minnesota instructor

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Register for 2 or more Science of Plant Propagation classes and save $8 off each class! Use coupon code 8OFF 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. Each class $41 member/$55 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and supplies SEEDS: SCIENCE OF PLANT PROPAGATION

Saturday, January 20, 9 a.m. – noon

Understand the biology of seeds, germination techniques, scarification, stratification and more. Take home several seed-based promises for spring growth. CUTTINGS: SCIENCE OF PLANT PROPAGATION

Saturday, January 27, 9 a.m. – noon

Learn correct preparation of cuttings and layers, as well as the role of specialized structures in propagating specific plants. Take home a personal “greenhouse-in-a-pot” that will be the start of many new plants for your home and garden. GRAFTING: SCIENCE OF PLANT PROPAGATION

Saturday, February 3, 9 a.m. – noon

Immediately apply what you learned by practicing techniques to make a number of grafts – and take home the results! SOIL: SCIENCE OF PLANT PROPAGATION

Saturday, February 10, 9 a.m. – noon

Learn about the components of soil, what lives in it, and what do you need to do to enhance and manage your soil to grow better plants, including knowledge about watering, compost, and mulch.

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DIGITAL EDITING & ORGANIZATION Carlyn Iverson, professional photographer and scientific illustrator INTRODUCTION TO ADOBE PHOTOSHOP© FOR CREATIVE PHOTOGRAPHY

Saturday, January 6, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

LIGHTROOM 101 PHOTO EDITING & ORGANIZING

Saturday, March 31 9 a.m. – noon

Level: Beginner to Intermediate Lightroom Users Learn how to make exposure adjustments, improve contrast and color saturation, and bring clarity and focus to an image. You will remove unwanted spots and red eye and discuss histograms and how to adjust them. REQUIRED EQUIPMENT: Laptop with Adobe Lightroom subscription or software OR iPad with free Adobe Lightroom app. Limit 20, Bee Center $69 member/$89 non-member, includes Arboretum admission

PHOTOGRAPH Y

Level: Beginner Join photographers for an approachable, in-depth introduction to Adobe Photoshop© one of the best programs to enhance and edit your pictures. REQUIRED EQUIPMENT: laptop with Adobe Photoshop© (PS4, PS5, or PS6) installed or connected to the Adobe Creative Cloud service (free Arboretum wifi). Limit 24, Bee Center $89 member/$99 non-member, includes Arboretum admission

LIGHTROOM 201 - INTERMEDIATE PHOTO EDITING & ORGANIZING

Saturday, March 31, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Level: Advanced beginner to intermediate Lightroom users This class will provide greater artistic freedom to those who want to expand their photography beyond what can be captured with a lens. Skills learned will advance prowess in editing and control settings, providing the photographer with a greater depth of knowledge and confidence. REQUIRED EQUIPMENT: Laptop with Adobe Lightroom subscription or software OR iPad with free Adobe Lightroom app. Limit 20, Bee Center $69 member/$89 non-member, includes Arboretum admission

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WORKSHOPS & LECTURES AUTUMN PHOTOGRAPHY: LANDSCAPES AND MACRO

Saturday, October 14, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

John Pennoyer, acclaimed nature photographer and popular instructor; www.impressionsofnature.net Level: All levels Lecture and shooting time on the grounds will enhance confidence for capturing the colors of the season through both landscape and macro photography with tips on composition, landscape techniques, and using white balance to saturate fall colors. SUGGESTED: sturdy tripod, lenses (widest angle to 200mm and macro), cable release, and polarizer filter Limit 12, Learning Center $109 member/$129 non-member, includes Arboretum admission

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RAPTOR PHOTOGRAPHY: EXCLUSIVE CAMERA ACCESS

Saturday, October 28, 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Carlyn Iverson, professional photographer and scientific illustrator; with the University of Minnesota Raptor Center Level: All levels The University of Minnesota Raptor Center will bring an assortment of live birds for your photographing pleasure, and will teach about each one. Carlyn will provide helpful instruction on tips and techniques to help you capture stunning images. SUGGESTED: 90mm and higher focal length lens(es), tripod/monopod Limit 20, Learning Center $114 member/$134 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and support for the Raptor Center John Pennoyer

FULL MOON AT THE RED BARN

Saturday, November 4 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.

John Pennoyer, acclaimed nature photographer and popular instructor; www.impressionsofnature.net Level: Intermediate An exclusive opportunity to capture the red barn in the light of a full moon, after the Arboretum gates have closed to the public during this fun night session. Learn techniques for night photography, composition tips for full moon photography, and how to determine moon and sun rise and set times relative to specific locations. Then photograph the Red Barn and full moon from an ideal vantage point. SUGGESTED: Lenses (24mm to 200mm for moon/night landscapes, 300mm or more to shoot only the moon), sturdy tripod, cable release Limit 12, Bee Center $114 member/$134 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and light dinner

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LECTURE - WINTER LIGHT: PHOTOGRAPHING WINTER WONDERS

John Pennoyer, acclaimed nature photographer and popular instructor; www.impressionsofnature.net Level: All levels Enjoy a budget-friendly lecture as an introduction to winter photography! John will share his valuable experience, including what to wear, troubleshooting equipment in very cold weather, how to make best use of winter light, and techniques for getting the correct exposure for winter landscapes. Your camera is optional: you may want to bring it to refer to during the lecture, but no hands-on camera time is included. Limit 80, Snyder Auditorium $20 member/$35 non-member, includes Arboretum admission EXCLUSIVE ACCESS: ORCHIDS - MACRO PHOTOGRAPHY

Saturday, Feb 3, 1:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Carlyn Iverson, professional photographer and scientific illustrator for more than 200 textbooks and publications Level: All levels Carlyn Iverson Enjoy an exclusive opportunity to get up-close and personal with the wonders of the 2018 Arboretum Orchid Display. In-class time will be spent learning DSLR techniques to create stunning macro images of the orchids, including tips on focus, lighting with and without flashes, background, and composition. The Conservatory will then close to the public, allowing exclusive access for class participants who will enjoy private, hands-on shooting time to explore the orchids through a macro lens. SUGGESTED: Monopod or tripod, any or all of the following: Macro lens, Macro effect lens, or set of close-up filters; Through-The-Lens (TTL) flash or built-in camera fill flash Limit 14, Visitor Center $99 member/$119 non-member, includes Arboretum admission

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PHOTOGRAPH Y

Saturday, January 6 10 a.m. – noon

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BOOK CLUB BOOKS IN THE GARDEN: NATURE IN THREE GENRES

FIN E ART, CRAFTS & L ITER ATUR E

Noon – 1:30 p.m. October 11, November 8 & December 13

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Toni McNaron, Ph.D., award-winning professor emerita of English, University of Minnesota Join other literature aficionados for thoughtful discourse over a cup of tea or coffee. Toni will lead you to experience nature through the lens of different genres. Steve Baty/Flickr October (poetry) “The Deserted Garden” by Elizabeth Barrett Browning and “The Wild Swans at Coole” by William Butler Yeats November (non-fiction) “The Soul of an Octopus” by Sy Montgomery December (novel) “Death Comes for the Archbishop” by Willa Cather Limit 24, Visitor Center $49 member/$65 non-member for all 3 sessions, includes Arboretum admission

PAINTING - WATERCOLOR BLUEBERRY BOTANICAL IN WATERCOLOR

Mondays 12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. September 11, 18, 25, October 2, 9, and 16

Suz Galloway, botanical art instructor for 20 years and member of the American Society of Botanical Art Level: Some watercolor experience helpful Over six sessions, paint a delicate blueberry branch in full detail using techniques such as underpainting, glazing, stippling, and negative painting to create a strikingly realistic and scientifically accurate image. Limit 12, Visitor Center $172 member/$187 non-member, includes a Kolinsky sable #4 detail brush and Arboretum admission

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WATERCOLOR: PAINT THE WINTER LANDSCAPE

Saturday February 3, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Catherine Hearding, Award winning painter and in-demand instructor Level: Intermediate Proper handling of light is the key to capturing winter landscapes. Catherine will reveal tips and techniques to increase your prowess at capturing depth, shadows, atmospheric conditions, color combinations and values. Go home with your own winter landscape painting as well as new skills to continue your journey. Bring a bag lunch. Limit 24, Bee Center Bring your own supplies: $99 members/$119 non-members, see supply list online Supplies included: $139 member/$152 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and all supplies

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WATERCOLOR NOTECARDS Are you interested in watercolor, but intimidated by a full size canvas or put off by the amount of time it takes to finish? Try a smaller project: a notecard! Practice a variety of watercolor techniques including composition, values, colors and shape in these fun, all-day workshops. Level: all levels, whether you’ve never picked up a brush or been painting for years Georgia Kandiko, longtime educator, award-winning professional watercolor artist, and Arboretum devotee Limit 16, Oswald Visitor Center

Each session: $59 member/$89 non-member, includes Arboretum admission, supplies for (8) cards, plus paper and brush to take home LANDSCAPE NOTECARDS IN WATERCOLOR

Wednesday, September 27, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Practice a variety of watercolor techniques as you bring your favorite landscapes to life to make (8) unique cards. HARVEST NOTECARDS IN WATERCOLOR

Wednesday, October 11, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Use vibrant watercolors to render pumpkins, apples and squash on (8) notecards. BIRD NOTECARDS IN WATERCOLOR

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Register for 2 or more notecards classes and receive $7.50 off each class! 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.

Wednesday, November 8, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. A fun day of painting birds in watercolor, from owls to songbirds onto (8) notecards! WINTER SCENE NOTECARDS IN WATERCOLOR

Wednesday, December 6 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

‘Tis the season of holiday cards, and the Arboretum provides the opportunity to help you create (8) of your own beautiful handpainted notecards for your special friends and relatives! Georgia Kandiko

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PAINTING - ACRYLICS PAINT AND PAIRINGS: OKTOBERFEST IN THE ART STUDIO

Friday, October 20, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

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PORTRAIT OF YOUR PET IN ACRYLICS

Monday, January 15, 9:00 a.m. – noon

Marilyn Jacobson, Professional artist and experienced instructor Level: All levels Provide a photo of your pet and Marilyn will presketch it on canvas for you! In class, enjoy light refreshments while Marilyn guides you in acrylic painting techniques to create your own finished 16 x 20” canvas portrait of your adorable pet. Limit 15, Visitor Center $74 member/$96 non-member, includes Arboretum admission, refreshments and all supplies

Marilyn Jacobsen

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Georgia Kandiko, longtime educator, award winning professional watercolor artist, and Arboretum devotee Level: All levels, no painting experience required! “Tap” into your creative side as you paint an autumnal Arboretum scene while sampling local beer! Join others in a relaxed indoor setting as you are guided step-bystep in a fun, friendly atmosphere...from blank canvas to completed masterpiece! Limit 20, Bee Center $69 member/$89 non-member, includes 2oz beer samplings, light snacks, Arboretum admission, and all supplies

PAINT AND PAIRINGS: WINTER SCENE, WINE AND CHOCOLATE

Friday, February 23, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Georgia Kandiko, longtime educator, award winning professional watercolor artist, and Arboretum devotee Level: All levels, no painting experience required! Paint a winter scene of the Arboretum while enjoying wine and chocolate pairings! Enjoy a relaxed, warm indoor setting as you are guided step-by-step through the painting process in a fun, friendly atmosphere...from blank canvas to completed masterpiece! Limit 24, Bee Center $69 member/$89 non-member, includes Arboretum admission, all materials, wine and chocolate tastes

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FIBER ARTS FELTED TOTE BAG FEATURING HIGHQUALITY CORRIEDALE WOOL

Leslie Granbeck, Minneapolis-based feltmaker and instructor, www.fiberenvy.net Create a one-of-a-kind, no-knit durable tote bag using wool fibers and traditional felting techniques using Corriedale wool, a strong, durable, high-quality product where the sheep are humanely raised, pasture-fed and are handsheared. You’ll want to use this sturdy bag every day for anything from art supplies to books, to your laptop! You can even make it reversible. Limit 10, Learning Center $89 member/$129 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and high-quality materials (value $50); handles not included Leslie Granbeck

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FELTED MITTENS

Wednesday, November 8 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Leslie Granbeck, Minneapolis-based feltmaker and instructor, www.fiberenvy.net Make a pair of warm woolly mittens for the cold days ahead using merino wool for next-to-the-skin softness. Students can choose from several styles: mittens with a cuff, fingerless mittens for texting, thick mittens for shoveling, or thin mittens for the not-so-cold days. Mittens can be made reversible, too!

Limit 12, Learning Center $69 member/$89 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and all materials (value $30)

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Saturday, October 21 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

JAPANESE WEAVING: SAORI

Saturday December 9, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Chiaki O’Brien, SAORI Certified Instructor. Chiaki worked as an instructor for the SAORI head office in Japan before moving to Minnesota SAORI is a contemporary weaving method founded in Japan, and is considered a meditative art form where the weaver is completely present with and focused on the weaving in front of them. The end result will be a unique handmade textile inspired by nature. Limit 9, Tea Room, Snyder Building $89 member/ $119 non-member, includes a Arboretum admission and all materials

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DRAWING DRAWING SKILLS CLINIC: BIG OAKS AND OTHER GIANTS OF THE FOREST

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Saturday, October 21, 9:00 a.m. – noon Holly Nelson, award-winning artist and experienced teacher who has exhibited in more than 50 solo and group exhibitions Level: All levels This foundation-skills class will increase your understanding of rendering techniques and the essentials for drawing just about any tree specimen using a wide range of drawing materials. Limit 12, Learning Center $69 member/ $89 non-member Includes Arboretum admission and all materials

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COLORED PENCIL: YOU CAN DRAW REALISTIC SEASONAL BOTANICALS

Saturday, November 25, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Carlyn Iverson, internationally acclaimed botanical artist and illustrator for more than 200 textbooks and publications, National Geographic Scientific Illustrator and NOAA artist Level: Beginner Have you ever wondered how botanical artists make plants look so realistic? Try your hand at capturing seasonal botanicals in colored pencil in a safe and supportive atmosphere that provides an approachable, step-by-step process of the basic skills to render in a realistic fashion, including techniques like achieving deep shadows and bright highlights. Each student receives a set of professional colored pencils. Limit 24, Bee Center $74 member/$96 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and all supplies COLORED PENCIL: A CORNUCOPIA OF COLOR

Saturday, November 25, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Carlyn Iverson, internationally acclaimed botanical artist and illustrator for more than 200 textbooks and publications, National Geographic Scientific Illustrator and NOAA artist Level: All Levels Enjoy a friendly, approachable, step-by-step workshop that will give you the basic skills and confidence to render gourds, pumpkins and squash using colored pencils. To enhance your technique, drawing principles will be covered including line, color, texture and values. Bring your own supplies from home or let us provide the materials for you. Limit 24, Bee Center $59 members/$81 non-members, includes Arboretum admission $74 members/$96 non-members, includes Arboretum admission and all supplies

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CHALK PASTEL: HUMMINGBIRD

Ann Solyst, award winning painter and illustrator Level: All levels, whether you are familiar with pastel or you have never picked up a pastel in your life Explore the painterly quality and dynamic versatility of chalk pastels while learning how to draw an adorable Ruby-throated Hummingbird. After demonstration of and experimentation with pastel techniques, one-on-one attention will focus on creating a refined drawing, balancing line, color and composition to create your own hummingbird at your own pace. Students receive a set of eight pastel colors, professional paper, sketchbook, pencils, blending stump and kneading eraser. Limit 14, Visitor Center $59 member/$82 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and all supplies (value $25) PASTEL: EXQUISITE ORCHIDS

Saturday, February 3, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Carlyn Iverson, internationally acclaimed botanical artist and illustrator for more than 200 textbooks and publications, National Geographic Scientific Illustrator and NOAA artist Level: Beginner Pastels are a perfect medium to capture the bold shapes and hues in the Arboretum’s tropical orchid display in peak bloom! Carlyn will introduce you to the medium of pastels, provide an overview of drawing composition and techniques, and offer guidance as you capture the beauty of orchids. See supply list at arboretum.umn.edu. Limit 24, Snyder Building $39 member/$62 non-member, includes Arboretum admission NATURE SKETCHBOOKS: SKETCH IN THE CONSERVATORY WITH PAM

Thursdays 10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., February 15 AND 22

Pam Luer, artist and instructor for nearly 20 years, licensed product artist at Target, Crate & Barrel, Bed Bath & Beyond and other retailers Level: All levels

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Ann Solyst

Saturday, January 13, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Enjoy the lush tranquility of the Meyers-Deats Conservatory as you learn to observe and draw in new ways while expanding your understanding of the natural world and sharpening observation skills. Unique to this class will be time spent with the Arboretum’s orchid specialist Ricky Garza. See supply list at arboretum.umn.edu.

Limit 12, Snyder Building $72 member/$94 non-member, includes both sessions and Arboretum admission

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FLORAL DESIGN

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Register for three or more Floral Arranging classes and receive $20 off! Use coupon code 20OFF 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. JAPANESE SOGETSU IKEBANA

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Saturday, September 16, 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Sensei Yoshie Suzuki Babcock and her Minneapolis-St. Paul Sogetsu Study Group Explore the meditative, artistic Sogetsu School style of ikebana floral design as you create your own unique take-home arrangement. All supplies included: seasonal floral materials, a suiban-style vase, and Kenzan (needle holder). Limit 30, Bee Center $69 member/$89 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and all materials (valued at $40) WINE AND THE ART OF FLORAL DESIGN: RUSTIC FALL ARRANGEMENT

Thursday, September 28 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Nina Wiskus and Channing Baker, Bloomfield Floral Designs Sip wine while learning the basics of creating a low, wide, rustic fall arrangement, including care and prepping of flowers, color composition and unique palettes, plus natural floral arranging techniques. Make and take home your own arrangement including 20 blooms plus autumn fruits in dusky pinks, pale oranges, and bronze. Limit 36, Bee Center $89 members/$99 non-member, includes Arboretum admission, wine tasting and light appetizers, and all supplies for one medium-sized arrangement ICE GLOBE: UNIQUELY STUNNING THANKSGIVING CENTERPIECE

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WILLIAMSBURG PINEAPPLE CENTERPIECES

Saturday, December 9, 10:00 a.m. – Noon

WINE AND THE ART OF FLORAL DESIGN: HOLIDAY WREATH MAKING

Thursday, December 7 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Nina Wiskus and Channing Baker, Bloomfield Floral Designs Laura Vogel Sample local wines while learning to make your own show-stopping holiday wreath from silvery materials such as fir, cotton bolls, lunaria and snow berries! You will go home with a beautiful creation perfect for welcoming holiday visitors, and the skills needed to make more wreaths in the future. A fun annual tradition! Limit 36, Bee Center $89 members/$99 non-member, includes Arboretum admission, wine tasting and light appetizers, and all supplies for one grapevine-based wreath Nina Wiskus, Kamee June Photography

WINE AND THE ART OF FLORAL DESIGN: FLORAL CROWN WORKSHOP

Thursday, February 8 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

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Theresa Mieseler, Shady Acres Herb Farm Pineapples can be found on doorknockers, in foyers, and on welcome mats… they have been a symbol Kelly Heidbreder of hospitality for centuries. Learn the history and step-by-step techniques of this tradition, straight from Colonial Williamsburg, then create your own beautiful 18th-century centerpiece to greet your holiday dinner guests in style using fresh evergreens, boxwood, ivy, crabapples, small cones, ribbon and a fresh pineapple. Limit 36, Bee Center $65 members/$75 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and all supplies to make one centerpiece

Nina Wiskus and Channing Baker, Bloomfield Floral Designs Sample wine and enjoy some pre-Valentine’s Day fun with a friend or two by learning the ontrend art of flower crowns, then create your own crown using flowers such as jasmine, waxflower and ranunculus. These deceptively simple arrangements are not just for little girls, but are a valuable skill to have for parties, gifts, showers, or a fun way to celebrate the floral bounty of the garden. Limit 36, Bee Center $65 members/$75 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and all supplies

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EMBROIDERY Peg Deppe, Ph.D UofMN College of Design, gardening enthusiast and textile history scholar LECTURE - ELIZABETH’S GARDEN: FLORAL EMBROIDERY IN THE ENGLISH COURT

Saturday March 24, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

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Delve into the social and economic changes that occurred during the Renaissance that allowed embroidered clothing and gardens, in parallel, to become fashionable among the Tudor royals and nobility. Embroidered floral emblems—executed in blackwork and polychrome embroidery—were used to communicate personal virtue, social status, and political inclination. Limit 50, Snyder Building $5 members/$20 non-member, pre-registration required EMBROIDERY STUDIO - EMBROIDERED ROSE GREETING CARD: DIAPERED BLACKWORK TECHNIQUE

Saturday March 24, 10:00 a.m. – noon

Level: All levels With friendly step-by-step instruction, explore the intricate and historical craft of blackwork embroidery by creating your own charming embroidered rose pattern on silk fabric inserted into a card with envelope, ready to save or give as beautiful gift. Limit 15, Visitor Center $39 member/$59 non-member includes Arboretum admission, all supplies and free admission to Elizabeth’s Garden: Floral Embroidery in the English Court (value $5/$20) EMBROIDERY STUDIO - STRAWBERRY SPRIG TRINKET BAG: POLYCHROME TECHNIQUE

Saturday March 24, 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 pm

Level: All levels, beginners and experienced stitchers alike Follow step-by-step guidance to create your own drawstring linen trinket bag embroidered with strawberries and borage, inspired by an early 17th century pattern book. Instruction includes simple stitches such as chain stitch, detached buttonhole stitch, and laced chain stitch. Leave with a finished bag approx 4”x5”, adorned with splendor silk and gold passing thread. Limit 12, Visitor Center $42 member/$64 non-member, includes Arboretum admission, all supplies and free pass to Dr. Deppe’s lecture entitled Elizabeth’s Garden: Floral Embroidery in the English Court (value $5/$20)

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JEWELRY SILVER SNOWFLAKES: CREATING SILVER JEWELRY SUSTAINABLY

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Sarah Bober, ReFind Design, specializing in ecofriendly jewelry made from upcycled materials Level: Beginner, no experience necessary A great holiday gift or to make for yourself: create a stunning snowflake using pure silver — Art Clay Silver is an amazingly flexible medium that can be used like clay, but once fired becomes 99.9% pure silver — it is an eco-friendly product made entirely from reclaimed silver from discarded computers, medical instruments and photography supplies! Students will learn how to set gemstones to add a little extra sparkle and shine to their pieces. Enough clay will be provided to create a pendant and earrings set or several pendants. Pieces will be fired after class and available for pickup at the Arboretum within 1 week. Limit 15, Visitor Center $89 member/$111 nonmember, includes Arboretum admission and all materials Sarah Bober

SILVER NECKLACE WITH GLASS CABOCHON: CREATING SILVER JEWELRY SUSTAINABLY

Saturday, December 9 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Sarah Bober, ReFind Design, specializing in eco-friendly jewelry made from upcycled materials Level: No experience necessary Learn how to incorporate dichroic glass into pure silver — Art Clay Silver is an amazingly flexible medium that can be used like clay, but once fired becomes 99.9% pure silver — it is an eco-friendly product made entirely from reclaimed silver from discarded computers, medical instruments and photography supplies! Dichroic glass reflects multiple colors when viewed for a magnificently vibrant effect. Enough clay will be provided to create a pendant and earrings set or several pendants. Students will use stamps and various textures to create a base design to embellish with their choice of dichroic cabochon. Pieces will be fired after class and available for pickup at the Arboretum within 1 week. No experience is necessary and all supplies will be included. Limit 15, Visitor Center $89 member/$111 nonmember, includes Arboretum admission and all materials

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Saturday, December 9 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

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SCULPTING & SCULPTURE POLYMER LANDSCAPE SWITCHPLATE

Saturday, November 11, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

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Laura Burlis, experienced polymer clay artist and instructor who specializes in nature scenes Make your own switchplate (single or double standard plates) with polymer clay! Techniques include the “Skinner Blend,” millefiori leaf cane, marbling colors, and mimicking the Italian technique of “pietra dura.” Limit 10, Visitor Center $49 member/ $64 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and all supplies ICE GLOBE: UNIQUELY STUNNING THANKSGIVING CENTERPIECE

Jennifer Shea Hedberg

Thursday, November 16 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Jennifer Shea Hedberg, “The Ice Wrangler” and founder of Wintercraft, ice luminary artist and author Make your own illuminated ice centerpiece using all natural materials for your Thanksgiving festivities. Your finished take-home centerpiece will include an ice globe and seasonal botanicals including flowers and greens. Limit 30, Learning Center $59 member/$82 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and all supplies MAKING FINNISH GLASS ICE LANTERNS

Saturday, December 2 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Jennifer Shea Hedberg, “The Ice Wrangler” and founder of Wintercraft, ice luminary artist and author Finnish Glass Ice Lanterns are elegant mini-towers of artful ice. Jennifer Shea Hedberg Completed lanterns can be displayed outdoors or indoors, and are a fun wintertime activity. Supplies and hands-on instruction provide everything you need to start making your own just-add-water lanterns at home! Limit 30, Learning Center $59 member/$82 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and all supplies

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THE POWER OF BALANCE: STONE SCULPTURES FOR YOUR GARDEN

Saturday, December 2, 9:30 a.m. – noon OR Saturday, January 20, 9:30 a.m. – noon

3D SCULPTING ADVENTURE ON YOUR COMPUTER

Saturday, December 2, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. AND Saturday February 3, 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Carlyn Iverson, painter, author, designer, illustrator Level: Introductory, Ages 16 and up welcome Learn how to use your computer and the free digital 3D sculpting program Sculptris to design your own 3D sculpture. Your design file will be sent to a 3D printing company and your model will be returned for the class on Saturday, February 3 to finish by painting it with acrylics (paints and supplies included). Finished sculpture size will be 3-5” tall. Limit 24, Bee Center $89 member/$119 non-members includes Arboretum admission, all model and shipping fees and all supplies for painting

ART OPEN STUDIO ARBORETUM ART OPEN STUDIO: YOUR PLACE TO CREATE AND CONVERGE!

Every Tuesday 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. from October 3 through December 19

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Peter Juhl, stone balancing artist, www.temporarysculpture.com Learn simple techniques using shape, weight, and friction Peter Juhl to create impossible looking balances using ordinary stones. You’ll get plenty of hands-on time and coaching to help you develop your new-found abilities and overcome obstacles. An assortment of practice rocks will be available to use during class. Limit 24, Snyder Building $42 member/$55 non-member, includes Arboretum admission

All levels, mediums and abilities are welcome Do you enjoy the community of other Wendy DePaolis artists for support and encouragement? There is no better place than the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum to continue your artistic journey! Set in the exquisite Edwin Lundee-designed Tea Room, you will find inspiration inside and out. Simply bring your own supplies; tables, chairs and easy water access are available for your convenience. One fee allows admittance for all Tuesdays listed. Limit 20, Tea Room, Snyder Building $39 member/$155 non-member includes rental room space and Arboretum admission

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DINE WITH A CHEF Critically acclaimed Twin Cities chefs cook up a multi-course meal for you and share their insider cooking tips, recipes and wine notes.

Each class limit 30, Learning Center HOT INDIAN FOODS: DINNER WITH EXECUTIVE CHEF JANENE HOLIG

Thursday, September 21, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Be immersed in the fragrance of a multi-course Indian feast as Janene lets you in on the secrets of curry. NOTE: alcoholic beverages will not be served at this meal. $45 member/$57 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and multiple-coursewatch-learn-dine experience - plus recipes!

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SOVEREIGN ESTATE WINERY: DINNER WITH WINEMAKER AND CHEF BEN BANKS

Thursday, October 5, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

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; Frontenac Port, paired with Local Cheese and Preserves. $65 member/$77 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and multiple-coursewatch-learn-dine-sip experience – plus recipes! MANNY’S TORTAS: DAY OF THE DEAD DINNER WITH EXECUTIVE CHEF MANUEL GONZALEZ

Thursday, November 2, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Take a festive, gastronomical Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos) vacation as you enjoy a multi-course Mexican feast! NOTE: alcoholic beverages will not be served at this meal. $45 member/$57 non-member includes Arboretum admission and multiple-coursewatch-learn-dine experience - plus recipes! WINTER DINNER WITH COALITION RESTAURANT AND ENKI BREWING

Thursday, December 14, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Eli Wollenzein, Executive Chef and co-owner, Coalition Restaurant Enjoy a multi-course menu of winter dishes featuring locally grown ingredients and brewed beer. $65 member/$77 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and multiple-course watch-learn-dine experience – plus beer tastings and recipes

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WINE INTRODUCTION TO WINE TASTING AND WINE APPRECIATION

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Drew Horton, University of Minnesota Enology Specialist at the Horticulture Research Center Join Drew Horton, the University of Minnesota’s enology (wine research) specialist to increase your knowledge Madeline Puckette/Flickr and appreciation of wine. 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 $80 member/$95 non-member, includes Arboretum admission, light hors d’oeuvres, extensive wine sampling and Riedel wine glass INTRODUCTION TO HOME WINEMAKING

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 Designed for beginners, you and other winemaking hobbyists will begin with a solid, researchbased 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 $80 member/$95 non-member, includes handouts, exclusive access to the Horticulture Research Center, and hands-on demonstrations with wine making equipment

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SATURDAY IN THE KITCHEN Savor Saturday mornings in the inspiring Arboretum setting, where you will prepare and taste exciting new recipes in a sociable, casual atmosphere. Each class Limit 20, Learning Center Kitchen PRESERVING THE SUMMER HERBAL BOUNTY: MAKING CULINARY HERBS A PART OF YOUR EVERYDAY LIFE

Saturday, September 23, 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Veronica Malone, Long time Herbal Enthusiast and Gardener Learn best practices for harvesting, sampling, and preserving a host of fresh herbs so they can be enjoyed all winter long! Make and taste delicious recipes such as herb butter blends, herb mustard, herb cream cheese stuffed nasturtiums, and tomato basil tidbits. $44 members/$54 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and all supplies

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OODLES OF NOODLES... AND ZOODLES!

Saturday, October 28 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Kris James, Certified Culinary Herbalist, Chef/Culinary Educator Delight in the change from traditional bland pasta to zesty nutrient-packed noodles as you make and taste a variety of dishes that have raw, cooked or roasted vegetable “zoodles” such as: Tuscan Zucchini Pasta Salad, Zoodle and Carrot Lo Mein with Fresh Ginger and Peanuts, and Ruby Beet Salad with Lemon and Pickled Shallots. $39 member/$52 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and all supplies THE ART OF THE SAVORY TART

Saturday, November 11, 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. Kris James, Certified Culinary Herbalist, Chef/Culinary Educator 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. Work in small groups to create recipes such 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. $39 member/$52 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and all supplies “SOUPING” IS THE NEW JUICING

Saturday, December 2, 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. Kris James, Certified Culinary Herbalist, Chef/Culinary Educator Explore the healthy and flavorful benefits of the “souping” trend by working in small

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groups to taste and prepare soups such as: Green English Pea, Asparagus and Parsley, Italian Roasted Tomato and Chickpea, and Chilled Carrot and Dill. $39 member/$52 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and all supplies MEDITERRANEAN DIET FOR A HAPPY HEALTHY NEW YEAR

Joan & David Donatelle, Chefs, Author, Educators Learn how to create exceptionally healthy (and uber-delicious) Mediterranean menus with a focus on fruits, vegetables and lean proteins. Watch, listen and sample dishes such as Zuppa alla Rostislav Glinsky/Shutterstock 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. Limit 30, Learning Center Kitchen $39 member/$52 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and all supplies MAKING TEA WITH SKILL: AN EXPLORATION OF CHINESE GONGFU

Saturday, January 13 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Kris James, Certified Culinary Herbalist, Chef/Culinary Educator Take part in Gongfu, a Chinese tea ceremony (translation: making tea with skill) that involves the ritualized preparation and presentation of Mirek Nowaczyk/Shutterstock tea. Learn how to create your own beautiful, mindful tea experience to bring about relaxation, comfort, well-being and enjoyment. Exquisite teas from a variety of Chinese Provinces will be served, as well as some delicious traditional tea treats! $39 member/$52 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and all supplies

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Saturday, January 6 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

BODACIOUS HERBACEOUS BRUNCH

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? Work together in small groups to create recipes such 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. $39 member/$52 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and all supplies

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HEALTHY LIVING THROUGH NATURE 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 OF THE MIDWEST

HEALTHY LIVING

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 Chamille White/Shutterstock from botanical sources. Although many of us are familiar with herbal superstars like Echinacea, Ginkgo, hawthorn, garlic, turmeric, and ginger, other wild plants found in the Midwest also possess remarkable healing powers. Learn more about the art and science of medicinal plants. Limit 25, Learning Center $40 member/$52 non-member, includes Arboretum admission MAKE-YOUR-OWN HERBAL SPA: A FUN AND RELAXING DAY AT THE ARBORETUM

Saturday, October 21, 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

View all instructors at arboretum.umn.edu/healthyliving.aspx Enjoy a relaxing retreat at Arb and come away with new make-your-own products along with the recipes and the know-how to do it again! Herbal Spa Experience includes lessons in: essential oils, tea sampling, meditation; Make-your-own products: bath salts, spray-bottle bitters, bath melts, body scrub, air freshening mist; And enjoy: chair massages, self-acupressure, and spa lunch including herb-infused vinaigrette and herbal butter. Limit 50, Bee Center $85 member/$97 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and all supplies AROMATHERAPY: HEALING FROM THE HARVEST

Saturday, November 4, 9:30 a.m. – noon

Mary Taylor, Herb and Aromatherapy Shiatsu Practitioner, Marshall, MN Learn how to apply aromatherapy not only to revitalize your sore gardening muscles, but also to relieve stress and heal the body. Leave with a sense of relaxation, muscle-soothing bath soak, relaxing home fragrances, and more aromatherapy products to try at home. Limit 20, Learning Center $65 members/$77 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and all supplies

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HERBAL SOAP MAKING

Saturday, November 11 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Raulla Mitchell, Founder Red Note Botanica, Holistic Healthcare Practitioner and Certified Aromatherapist Create your own beautiful, moisturizing soaps in a variety of fragrances and shapes using nutrient-rich natural oils and butters, as well as blends of 100% pure essential oils to make signature scents. Limit 20, Bee Center $60 members/$72 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and all supplies

Saturday, November 18, 10 a.m. – noon

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Janice Cox, Book and Magazine Author, Radio and Television Personality; Medford, OR Join Janice, a leading DIY natural beauty expert, to learn how to pamper yourself naturally from head to toe using plants as beauty products, and how to create your own natural beauty products with easy to use recipes and treatments. Make you own facial mask to try at home! Limit 24, Bee Center $55 members/$67 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and all supplies

EMOTION POTIONS - THE POWER OF AROMATHERAPY

HEALTHY LIVING

NATURAL BEAUTY FROM THE GARDEN

Saturday, March 24, 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Kris James, Certified Culinary Herbalist, Chef/Culinary Educator, Aromatherapist, Owner of Magpies Aromatherapy, Waconia Learn 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 health and emotions. Work together in small groups to make a variety of your own custom essential oil creations in a fun, relaxed setting. Limit 20, Learning Center $39 member/$52 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and all supplies

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FREE PLANTMAKER STUDIO

Saturdays and Sundays, year-round, drop-in noon – 4 p.m. Learning Center Free for members. Free for non-members with paid Arboretum admission. The Plant-maker Studio offers unique “make with plants” experiences for all ages! Studio activities feature seasonal plants themes and free take-homes for participants. All supplies provided.

AUGUST – SEPTEMBER THEME

Artist-Tree​ ​Create colorful, non-toxic, natural dyes from trees and flowers! Mix and play with plant pigments as you dip and dye fiber. Use branches to form a natural loom and weave your own colorful, take-home memento embellished with flowers, grasses, and leaves.

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OCTOBER – NOVEMBER THEME

Cattail Creations Try your hand at twisting and rolling your own cattail cordage from fibrous cattail leaves. Weave cattail leaves into a community cattail mat. Look closely at fluffy-seeded cattails and find out what special adaptations they have for surviving in standing water.

DECEMBER – JANUARY THEME

Winter Wonderland Discover which plants you can grow to provide winter food and shelter for wildlife. Create a nourishing natural seed ornament to feed the birds outside your window.

FEBRUARY – MARCH THEME

Basil, King of Herbs Refresh your senses and bolster your immune system with basil, the antiviral, aromatic king of herbs. Sample a flavorful basil recipe and gather ideas for how to use basil in your kitchen. Create, decorate, and plant a pot of basil to take home and enjoy.

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Vienna Volante

Mark MacLennan

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum | 3675 Arboretum Drive | Chaska, MN 55318-9613

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