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table of contents M e m be rship Page 2 C a l e n d ar At- a-Glance Page 4 G a rde n ing & Hort i cult ur e Page 6 Nurture your green thumb while learning principles, skills, and tips from the experts F o o d & Win e Page 12 Featuring Dinner with a Chef, Saturday Cooking in the Kitchen, Minnesota’s 4x4 Series, and Wine Classes f i n e A rts, craf t s & b ooks Page 18 Flower arranging, botanical illustrating, painting, art appreciation, and the popular “Books in the Garden” book club P h o t ography Page 22 Capture the Arboretum’s beauty through the seasons with prominent nature photographers Wa l ks & Tou rs Page 24 With naturalists, Arboretum experts, and collection curators Nat u re Base d Th er ap eut i cs Page 26 Facilitated interactions with plants, animals and natural landscapes to bring about measurable physical, psychological, social, and/or cognitive outcomes Gre e n List Page 26 Exclusive events by invitation only c o nfe re nce s Page 27 You can make a difference! Add your voice to the conversation C h i l dre n an d Fami li es Home School Days Page 28 Part of a series offered to individual home school students and their educators for the 2013-2014 school year Pea Pods for Preschoolers Page 31 A playful time inspired by nature and discovery, for children ages 3-5 together with an adult

Weekend Family Fun Page 32 Free drop-in activities for families every Saturday and Sunday: year-round with themes that change monthly

Fresh Picked Feast for Families Page 34 A fun and healthy way for your family to learn, cook and eat together

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July 10 noon Books in the Garden: Dick and Jane Meet Nature (series) Every Sat. & Sun. noon Weekend Family Fun: Herbs for Fun and Flavor

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August 3 9:30 a.m. The Prairie Garden: To Explore and to Bring Home 8 6:30 p.m. Corner Table Dinner: Chef Thomas Boemer 13 9 a.m. Fresh Picked Feast for Families: Lunch 13 2 p.m. Fresh Picked Feast for Families: Supper 17 9:30 a.m. Essential Seasonal Minnesota Garden Maintenance 24 10 a.m. Field Botanical Sketching From Flowers to Insects with Pencil, Watercolor, and Ink 31 10 a.m. Botanical Art and the Harvest Season with Acrylics Every Sat. & Sun. noon Weekend Family Fun: The Buzz on Pollinators

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September 13 1:15 p.m. Home School Day: Apple Harvest 14 10 a.m. Walk with Matt: Mushroom Hunt! 14 9:30 a.m. You Can Become a Vintner: Introduction to Winemaking 21 9 a.m. Minnesota Local Honey, Cheeses, Apples & More 21 9:30 a.m. Behind the Scenes Arboretum Bus Tour 26 6:30 p.m. Local Farm Bounty Dinner and Book Signing 27 12:15 p.m. Home School Day: Trees for Minnesota 28 9:30 a.m. Creating a Home Landscape You Can Love & Enjoy (series) 28 9:30 a.m. Flower Arranging with Warm Roses and Autumn Leaves 28 9:30 a.m. Photography Technique Digital Intensive: Textures and Patterns in Nature Every Sat. & Sun. noon Weekend Family Fun: Fall into Whimsy October 1 9:30 a.m. Pea Pods for Preschoolers Fall (Series) 3 6:30 p.m. October 4x4 Culinary Minnesota Wine Series: Octoberfest 5 10 a.m. Walk with Matt: Autumn’s Glory! 5 10 a.m. The Art of Bird Portraiture with Graphite and Pencil 10 6:30 p.m. Birchwood Cafe Dinner: Chef Marshall Paulsen 11 12:15 p.m. Home School Day: It’s a Pumpkin’s Life 12 10 a.m. Composing Your Autumn Photographs for the WOW! 12 9:30 a.m. Grown and Maintain Your Own Apple Trees 12 9:30 a.m. Watercolor Technique Intensive: Painting Water 19 9 a.m. Mushroom Lovers (Cooking) 19 9:30 a.m. Beyond the Great Pumpkin! 24 1:15 p.m. Home School Day: Fall in the Forest 25 6 p.m. Balancing the Paths of Life with Horses and Labyrinths Workshop 26 10 a.m. Autumn Photography Up Close and Personal – Macro Workshop Every Sat. & Sun. noon Weekend Family Fun: Harvest Rainbow November 2 9 a.m. Grilling Up the Harvest: Roots, Squash & Comfort Food 2 10 a.m. Walk with Matt: Harvest Ramble! 2 10 a.m. Portraying Animals in the Natural World with Pencil and Acrylics 7 6:30 p.m. November 4x4 Culinary Minnesota Wine Series: Harvest Abundance

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12:15 p.m. Home School Day: Minnesota Harvest 9 a.m. Sweet Gifts from the Kitchen (Cooking) 6:30 p.m. Good Life Comfort Food: Dinner with Chef Jenny Breen 9:30 a.m. Make a Thanksgiving Floral Centerpiece 10 a.m. Savoring Wine (series) noon Weekend Family Fun: Prehistoric Plants

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December 5 6:30 p.m. Mill Valley Kitchen & Marin: Chef Mike Rakun 7 10 a.m. Minnesota Silk Moths and Butterflies Portraiture with Mixed Media 7 9 a.m. Recharge...Renew...Relax – A Morning Just for You! 12 6:30 p.m. December 4x4 Culinary Minnesota Wine Series: Winter Magic 13 12:15 p.m. Home School Day: Green Grocery 14 9:30 a.m. Make a Holiday Wreath 28 10 a.m. Walk with Matt: Hot Chocolate Walk! Every Sat. & Sun. noon Weekend Family Fun: Gifts from the Bees

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January 9 6:30 p.m. January 4x4 Culinary Minnesota Wine Series: Ringing In the New Year 11 10 a.m. Keeping Chickens: The Chicken AND the Egg! 11 2 p.m. Winter Light: Photographing Winter Wonders 17 12:30 p.m. Home School Day: Days of the Dinosaurs 18 10 a.m. Grow Lights: Jump Start Your Gardening! 18 1 p.m. It’s in the Bag! Creating Your Pop-Up Garden of Edibles 25 10 a.m. Plants from Plants – Seeds Every Sat. & Sun. noon Weekend Family Fun: Cozy up to a Cactus

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February 1 1 1 4 8 8 13 14 15 22 Every Sat. & Sun.

2 p.m. Winter Light: Photographing Winter Wonders 23 10 a.m. More Plants from Plants – Cuttings 6 10 a.m. Art and the Digital World of Photoshop I 21 9:30 a.m. Pea Pods for Preschoolers Winter (Series) 31 9 a.m. Chocolate: Journey From Bean to Bar 17 10 a.m. Even More Plants from Plants -- Grafting 6 6:30 p.m. Valentine’s Love Dinner 2014: Chef Jenny Breen 13 12:30 p.m. Home School Day: I Love Plants 30 10 a.m. It’s All About the Soil 6 10 a.m. Pruning Essentials for the Health of Your Trees and Shrubs 11 noon Weekend Family Fun: Plant Partnerships 33

March 1 1 8 14 15 22 28 29 Every Sat. & Sun.

10 a.m. Art and the Digital World of Photoshop II 10 a.m. Growing Grapes in Minnesota 10 a.m. Sustainable Perennials 1:15 p.m. Home School Day: Maple Syrup Time 10 a.m. Sustainable Trees and Shrubs 10 a.m. Sustainable Edible Landscape 12:15 p.m. Home School Day: Plants and Their Habitats 10 a.m. Sustainable Lawns and Turf noon Weekend Family Fun: Sprouts Alive!

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gardening & horticulture S C I ENC E OF G A R D E N I N G

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Each Science of Gardening class is designed to be valuable on its own. When bundled together, all four classes will give you the foundation of skills and understanding to take your gardening to the next level! The classes will make sense of the sometimes daunting college-level science of plants, making lessons accessible to all skill levels. Through a combination of hands-on lab and classroom presentation, you will take home your “experiments” and be ready to embark on additional projects. Classes in this series are appropriate for ability levels from new gardeners to master gardeners, hobbyists, professionals, and students looking to bolster their college science savvy.

Plants from Plants – Seeds (150-01-25-14) Saturday, January 25, 2014, 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. • Learning Center Jim Calkins, Research Information Director at Minnesota Nursery and Landscape Association (MNLA) and former U of M horticulture instructor Understand the Biology of seeds, germination techniques, scarification, stratification and more. Work with experienced horticulturist Jim Calkins, an acclaimed expert in propagation, to de-mystify how to use seeds to grow your plants. Take home several seedbased promises for spring growth. $38 member/$50 non-member, includes Arboretum admission Bundle all 4 for $125 member/$172 non-member

More Plants from Plants – Cuttings (150-02-01-14) Saturday, February 1, 2014, 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. • Learning Center

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Jim Calkins, Research Information Director at Minnesota Nursery and Landscape Association (MNLA) and former U of M horticulture instructor You can successfully create a new plant from another plant, if you know what you’re doing! Learn from expert horticulturist Jim Calkins how to propagate plants asexually (without seeds) using a variety of fascinating techniques. Through Jim’s clear and easyto-understand presentation, you will learn how to prepare cuttings and layers, and the role of specialized structures in propagating specific plants. You will then take what you’ve learned and immediately put it into practice in the Learning Center’s greenhouse and take home a personal “greenhouse-in-a-pot” that will hopefully be the start of many new plants for your home and garden. All materials provided. $38 member/$50 non-member, includes Arboretum admission • Bundle all 4 for $125 member/$172 non-member

Even More Plants from Plants – Grafting (150-02-08-14) Saturday, February 8, 2014, 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. • Learning Center

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Jim Calkins, Research Information Director at Minnesota Nursery and Landscape Association (MNLA) and former U of M horticulture instructor Grafting is one of the more mysterious and difficult methods of plant propagation. In this class you will learn all about the different methods of grafting and why some grafts work and some don’t. You will then have the opportunity to immediately apply what you’ve learned in the Learning Center greenhouse by practicing grafting techniques and making a number of grafts. This will be a great opportunity to try your hand at grafting and take home the results! All materials provided. $38 member/$50 non-member, includes Arboretum admission • Bundle all 4 for $125 member/$172 non-member

It’s All About the Soil

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Saturday, February 15, 2014, 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. • Learning Center Jim Calkins, Research Information Director at Minnesota Nursery and Landscape Association (MNLA) and former U of M horticulture instructor If you know your soil, you will know your garden and yard and have a greener thumb. Make this your best growing season yet, from the soil up! Work with horticulturist and acclaimed Arboretum instructor Jim Calkins to learn the essentials of the earth in which you grow your plants. You’ll be surprised by what you learn and how much you didn’t know. What are the components of soil? What lives in it? What do you need to do to enhance and manage your soil to grow better plants? What about watering, compost, and mulch? Although optional for this class, everyone should have their soil tested; consider having your soil tested prior to class for additional insight. (See testing information and fees online) $38 member/$50 non-member, includes Arboretum admission • Bundle all 4 for $125 member/$172 non-member

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gardening & horticulture G R OW FOOD I N A N Y SPA C E

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Savor the satisfaction of growing your own food. Skills learned in these classes can be applied to almost any living environment, from an urban yard to a deck or patio! Each Grow Food in Any Space class is designed to be valuable on its own. When bundled together for a full-day, both classes will give you everything you need to bring fresh garden produce to your plate year-round.

Grow Lights: Jump Start Your Gardening! (150-01-18-14-01) Saturday, January 18, 2014, 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. • Learning Center Tim Kenny, Director of Arboretum Education and horticulturist Learn how to use grow lights to maximize your growing season. With the use of a simple, book-case-sized grow light structure, you can produce a year-round source of herbs and salad greens. Expert horticulturist Tim Kenny will provide his best grow-light structure design, his favorite places to purchase materials, and will reveal his favorite plants to grow in such a way. He’ll even outline the potential cost savings in starting your plants from seed with grow lights. You’ll head home with information you can put to action right away. $38 member/$50 non-member, includes Arboretum admission • Bundle both classes for $60 member/$85 non-member

It’s in the Bag! Creating Your Pop-Up Garden of Edibles (150-01-18-14) Saturday, January 18, 2014, 1 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. • Learning Center Tim Kenny, Director of Arboretum Education and horticulturist

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Don’t let space, time or bad soil limit gardening hopes! Whether you’re a beginning or experienced gardener, pop-up gardens offer new levels of enjoyment to growing plants. Learn which plants are best suited to a small configuration. Explore combinations to provide beauty and food in less than a four-foot circle of space! The “bag” approach to gardening brings the joy of growing plants to countless settings, from a balcony to a schoolyard. Expert horticulturist Tim Kenny provides the essentials of pop-up gardening, reveals his favorite plants to grow in such a way, and shares a recipe or two of some tasty veggies you can harvest from your own garden-in-a-bag. $38 member/$50 non-member, includes Arboretum admission • Bundle both classes for $60 member/$85 non-member


gardening & horticulture YOU R S U S TAI N A B LE YA R D

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Create a yard and garden that provides more rewards for your labor. Through native and low maintenance plants, the right plant selection for your particular needs and growing conditions, and real-life illustrations of fabulous design, your yard and garden will produce beauty, environmental benefits, and a lot of good food. This new series includes sessions valuable on their own, but when bundled together, will give you all the skills needed to completely transform your growing practices. You will have the opportunity to stay connected with faculty and fellow class members as you test and try your new approaches.

Sustainable Perennials (150-03-08-14) Saturday, March 8, 2014, 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. • Learning Center Julia Bohnen, acclaimed horticulturist who was instrumental in the creation of the Arboretum’s Spring Peeper Meadow Restoration Increase the diversity and beauty of your landscape with a sustainably designed perennial garden. Work with renowned horticulturist Julia Bohnen, who will share the wisdom of her extensive experience gardening with native plant species. She will show you her favorites, and guide you in making the best plant choices for your own setting. Along with how to make plant choices for your garden, you will identify techniques that make the perennial garden more sustainable. Through illustrated presentation and discussion, you’ll focus on native and non-invasive perennials that provide benefits beyond aesthetics. $38 member/$50 non-member, includes Arboretum admission Bundle all 4 for $125 member/$172 non-member

Sustainable Trees and Shrubs (150-03-15-14) Saturday, March 15, 2014, 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. • Learning Center Julia Bohnen, acclaimed horticulturist who was instrumental in the creation of the Arboretum’s Spring Peeper Meadow Restoration

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Trees and shrubs play a leading role in the creation of a truly sustainable yard and garden. You will discuss the trees and shrubs you already have in your current landscape, and explore varieties that add dimension and beauty to your setting. Explore how to use trees and shrubs effectively in sustainably designed plantings. Learn how sustainable landscapes reduce your time commitment and benefit the environment by using fewer limited resources. You will learn how trees and shrubs can make your home more sustainable, too, by modifying the environment around the home. $38 member/$50 non-member, includes Arboretum admission Bundle all 4 for $125 member/$172 non-member

Sustainable Edible Landscape (150-03-22-14) Saturday, March 22, 2014, 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. • Learning Center

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Emily Tepe, Horticultural research associate at the University of Minnesota and author of “The Edible Landscape” Create a landscape that tastes as good as it looks! You will discover how to create the edible landscape with a variety of plants, from the traditional to the unusual. Instructor Emily Tepe believes it’s unfair that tomatoes, kale and their savory companions are so often relegated to a hidden corner of the garden. And she advocates for a glorious blending of fruit bearing plants with vegetables, and doesn’t want plants jammed into stick-straight rows. These plants and others can grow together for a symphony of colors, textures, and the rewarding flavors. Be inspired to grow more than your own food, no matter how small your space, and do so in a way that is spectacular! Tepe’s book will be available for sale and signing after class. Each program is $38 member/$50 non-member, includes Arboretum admission Bundle all 4 for $125 member/$172 non-member

Sustainable Lawns and Turf (150-03-29-14) Saturday, March 29, 2014, 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. • Learning Center Sam Bauer, Horticulture Educator, University of Minnesota Extension Are you ready to give up serving your tyrannical lawn with what seems to be constant watering, chemical treatments, and mowing? There are many alternatives to those traditional Kentucky blue grass varieties! Learn about the benefits in creating a sustainable lawn and leave the session with a variety of tools to implement environmentally sound practices. Examine plant specimens from the greenhouse and learn to identify them. You will also discuss the best practical products to use for fertilizer, seed, and pest control, and even touch on other possible ground covers. $38 member/$50 non-member, includes Arboretum admission Bundle all 4 for $125 member/$172 non-member

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gardening & horticulture G E NER AL GA RD EN I N G C LA SSE S Dealing with this Year’s “Most Wanted” Pests and Diseases: Fruit and Vegetable First Detectors (150-07-24-13) Wednesday, July 24, 2013, 8:30 a.m. - noon • MacMillan Auditorium-Visitors Center

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) and the University of Minnesota are joining forces to help detect new and emerging pests of Minnesota’s fruits and vegetables. During this workshop, you will learn from the experts about how to identify and deal with new and emerging pests and pathogens of commonly grown fruits and vegetables, management options and up-tothe-minute information about where they are found. You may grow a few plants on a patio, raise fruits and vegetables to sell at the farmers market or simply have an interest in protecting Minnesota’s plants from emerging pests and pathogens. $25 all participants, includes Arboretum admission

The Prairie Garden: To Explore and to Bring Home (150-08-03-13) Saturday, August 3, 2013, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Learning Center Julia Bohnen, acclaimed horticulturist who was instrumental in the creation of the Arboretum’s Spring Peeper Meadow Restoration Enter a part of the Minnesota landscape’s past and learn how to bring a little of it into your own landscape with renowned horticulturist Julia Bohnen. You’ll first learn which native species work well for her garden and how to use them as features of your own garden. Then head out to The Bennett-Johnson Prairie where you’ll see plants which existed on the tall grass prairies of central Minnesota before the days of settlement. This south-facing slope contains many plants including Indian grass, big and little bluestem, goldenrod, heliopsis, asters and golden Alexander, and more. Take home a native plant for your own garden. $40 member/$55 non-member, includes Arboretum admission

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Essential Seasonal Minnesota Garden Maintenance (150-08-17-13) Saturdays, August 17, 2013 and January 11, 2014, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 2 sessions • Visitors Center Learn gardening maintenance milestones for Minnesota’s “Zone 4” plant systems throughout the year in this new two-part class. You’ll gain new season-specific insights about soils, planting, watering, weed control, dealing with pests, equipment maintenance, bloom sequences for year-round interest, edibles, sustainability, and even energy-conserving tricks. Jeffrey will reveal his favorite varieties, techniques, and tools, with opportunities to watch and try-out techniques with hands-on examples for the summer/ autumn and winter/spring gardening seasons. 2 sessions. $180 member/$210 non-member, includes Arboretum admission

Creating a Home Landscape You Can Love & Enjoy (150-09-28-13) Saturdays, September 28, October 12, 26, and November 9, 2013, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Learning Center Jim Calkins, Research Information Director at Minnesota Nursery and Landscape Association (MNLA) and former U of M Horticulture instructor It’s time to realize your dream of having a beautiful home landscape! In this intensive series, use your own front or back yard as a class project. With attentive instruction from acclaimed horticulturist and designer Jim Calkins, you will learn the principles and theory of sustainable landscape design and soil analysis, explore the landscape design process, investigate proper plant selection, and more. You will develop functional, maintainable, environmentally sound, cost effective, and visually pleasing designs for your setting. Hands-on, take-home assignments will have you putting pencil to paper and applying the techniques, with time for personalized critiques of your ideas. NEW optional duo pricing for couples working on the same project. $120 member/$133 non-member, includes Arboretum admission Duos working on the same project $180 member duo/$200 non-member duo OR Call 952-443-1422 OR Complete Registration Form on page 35

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Jeffrey L. Johnson, expert horticulturist at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum


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Grow and Maintain Your Own Apple Trees (150-10-12-13)

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Saturday, October 12, 2013, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. • Horticulturel Research Center Peter C. Moe, Assistant Director for the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Growing apples in your own yard can be a flavorful, crunch-filled joy. Learn which varieties perform the best, from Wealthy to Honeycrisp, and why dwarf trees are the best choice for home gardeners. Discover how to properly plant and prune your trees and how to control pests using organic techniques. You’ll take a tour of the University of Minnesota’s own orchard, where the first Honeycrisp still produces fruit! Take home a few delicious examples of Minnesota-hardy varieties. $40 member/$55 non-member, includes Arboretum admission

Beyond the Great Pumpkin! (150-10-19-13) Saturday, October 19, 2013, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. • Horticulturel Research Center

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Jenny Thull, acclaimed vineyard keeper and gardener of the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum cucurbit gardens With private staff-only access, explore the famed pumpkin patches of the Arboretum with its most devoted and accomplished Horticulturel Research Center gardener, Jenny Thull. Learn about all of the amazing squashes and gourds, tracing their roots back to being among the earliest plants cultivated in our part of the globe. You’ll find out which are the best to grow for beauty, flavor, or both from the gardener who knows them better than anyone. (Jenny’s tasted them all!) You’ll taste some of the recipes Jenny has developed and have time to pick out a gorgeous cucurbit of your own to take home! $40 member/$55 non-member, includes Arboretum admission

Keeping Chickens: The Chicken AND the Egg! (150-01-11-14) Saturday, January 11, 2014, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. • Learning Center Tanya Bailey, MSW, LICSW, Animal-Assisted Interaction Program Specialist at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Backyard chicken coops are springing up everywhere, and you’re ready to join in the fun. Bring this fascinating aspect of urban agriculture to your home with guidance from long-term chicken keeper Tanya Bailey. Tanya will reveal the best breeds and shelters for an urban setting, where to obtain your chicks, and what to have ready and to expect when you’re...expecting! Find out what to do for chicken illness, injury and backyard safety. Learn tricks and short cuts for the best watering, feeding, and care for your brood. Discuss the joys of keeping chickens, and realize that the benefits will be more than just fresh eggs. Leave with shelter designs, lists of breeds, and other resources—just in time for ordering your flock! $40 member/$55 non-member, includes Arboretum admission

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Pruning Essentials for the Health of Your Trees and Shrubs (150-02-22-14) Saturday, February 22, 2014, 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. • Learning Center Jeffrey L. Johnson, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum woody plants specialist Winter is the time to learn when to be the best friend of your shrubs and trees. Proper pruning of your shrubs and trees now helps to ensure their long-term health and productivity. In this class, you will learn the latest theories and practical applications for pruning and training from expert Arboretum landscape gardener Jeffrey Johnson. Address issues of fruit production, tree longevity optimization, maintenance minimization, ease of harvest and pesticide applications. Weather permitting, you will spend time in the collections for outdoor demonstrations and practice sessions. Be prepared to work with hand pruners, handsaws, pole saws, loppers, and spreaders. All materials provided. $38 member/$50 non-member, includes Arboretum admission

Growing Grapes in Minnesota (150-03-01-14)

Saturday, March 1, 2014, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Horticulture Research Center

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John and Jenny Thull, Vineyard managers at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Welcome to the vineyard! Join vineyard keepers at the University of Minnesota’s Horticulture Research Center where coldclimate grape history is being made! Delve into the winding journey of cold climate grapes and find out about how University of Minnesota varieties are creating such excitement in the wine making industry. There are grapes for eating and grapes for making wine, and you’ll discover which are best for your garden and table. Learn which cultivars to grow, how to grow them, what to do about diseases and pests, and more. You’ll head into the vineyard to learn about pruning techniques during this critical time for vines. Take home your own cutting of a cold hardy grape vine to plant this spring! $40 member/$55 non-member, includes Arboretum admission

Tanya Bailey and Woodstock Photo credit: Gina Kelly

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food & wine D I N N ER W I TH T H E C H E F Twin Cities top chefs love guest-cooking at the Arboretum! Meet other good food fans during a delicious dinner with three wine tastings that complement the menu. In addition to getting insider cooking tips from the chefs, you’ll receive recipes, sommelier wine notes and recommendations on where to find the best ingredients. You can just sit back, watch the meal unfold, sip some wine and dine.

Corner Table Dinner: Chef Thomas Boemer (800-08-08-13) Thursday, August 8, 2013, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Learning Center Harvest Kitchen Thomas Boemer, Chef, Corner Table Restaurant The charming and highly acclaimed Corner Table Restaurant could be called “Corner of Fresh and Local”. Chef Thomas Boemer & Owner Nick Rancone are closely attuned to the seasons and to family farms that grow and raise food using sustainable methods. The beauty and quality of each ingredient is paramount. Chef Thomas’s European influenced, technique-rich approach to classic Americana is evident in every delicious bite. Menu: the freshest in summer bounty and meat from their favorite food purveyors. Wine tastings. $50 member/$60 non-member, includes Arboretum admission

Local Farm Bounty Dinner and Book Signing (800-09-26-13)

Thursday, September 26, 2013, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Learning Center Harvest Kitchen Beth Dooley, Restaurant critic, food columnist, and author of “Minnesota’s Bounty: The Farmers Market Cookbook”

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Feast on fall’s harvest vegetables, succulent ripe fruits and sausage paired with award-winning artisan farmstead cheeses from local Shepherd’s Way Farms. Menu: Delicate Shepherd’s Hope cheese with a raspberry conserve and onion jam on crostini; wild greens, hazelnuts, apples and gently aged Grano Frisago in maple mustard vinaigrette; Riverbend Farm’s hand ground cornmeal polenta topped with creamy Hidden Falls cheese, mergueze lamb sausage and roasted vegetables; lush apple and pear tart glazed with Ames Honey served with Big Woods Blue. Beth’s gorgeous new book, Minnesota’s Bounty, will be on hand and Beth will happily sign! Limited VIP registration includes reserved seating and a bag of showcased local farm goodies. $55 member/$65 non-member, includes Arboretum admission VIP $75 member/$90 non-member

Birchwood Cafe Dinner: Chef Marshall Paulsen (800-10-10-13) Thursday, October 10, 2013, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. • Learning Center Harvest Kitchen Marshall Paulsen, Chef at Birchwood Cafe The warmth of community and Good Real Food is the Birchwood mantra. Chef Marshall draws inspiration from deep relationships he made through cooking for people and from farmers he has gotten to know through visiting and doing hard work on their farms. For 17 years The Birchwood Cafe has been a popular neighborhood restaurant, yet the unassuming café also attracts people from many miles around to feel “right-at-home”. Wine tastes are paired with dinner courses. Visit www.arboretum.umn.edu/cookingclasses.aspx for menu updates. $55 member/$65 non-member, includes Arboretum admission

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Good Life Comfort Food: Chef Jenny Breen (800-11-14-13) Thursday, November 14, 2013, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. • Learning Center Harvest Kitchen Jenny Breen, Chef, locavore, nutritionist, teacher, and cookbook co-author of “Cooking Up the Good Life” Sharing a meal together is one of humankind’s oldest rituals which and enhances and bonds relationships. Chef Jenny’s dinners are designed to honor this ritual. She melds wholesome, life-giving ingredients into hearty, honest food that tastes and looks beautiful. Wine tastes are served with dinner. Menu: Winter Fish Chowder, Roasted Squash Gratin with Cilantro Pesto, Roasted or Sauteed Greens with Lemon Miso Sauce, Pumpkin Cornbread with Honey Butter. $55 member/$65 non-member, includes Arboretum admission

Mill Valley Kitchen and Marin Dinner: Chef Mike Rakun (800-12-05-13) Thursday, December 5, 2013, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. • Learning Center Harvest Kitchen Mike Rakun, Chef at Mill Valley Kitchen and Marin Farm-to-table cuisine of Northern California, and fresh and sustainably sourced ingredients are the inspirations behind Mill Valley Kitchen. Chef Mike Rakun has visited MN farms here to see for himself where the fresh ingredients come from for his kitchen. Currently, Chef Rakun is hard at work at his recently opened new restaurant destination, “Marin” in downtown Minneapolis. Visit www.arboretum.umn.edu/cookingclasses.aspx for any class updates. Wine tastes are paired with Chef Rakun’s delectable menu. $55 member/$65 non-member, includes Arboretum admission

Valentines Love Dinner 2014: Chef Jenny Breen (800-02-13-14) Thursday, February 13, 2014, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. • Learning Center Harvest Kitchen Jenny Breen, Chef, locavore, nutritionist, teacher, and cookbook co-author of “Cooking Up the Good Life”

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Bring your loved one or sweetheart and indulge in delicious love themed cupid-cuisine. Food is sensuous, appealing to our senses with its enticing appearance, scent, taste, feel, and even how it sounds simmering in the pan! Chef Jenny Breen will dazzle you with a Valentine’s menu designed to stimulate your appetite and your senses. Wine tastes are paired with dinner courses. Limited VIP registration includes reserved seating at a table for 2 and a box of gourmet local chocolates. Check website for menu updates. $60 member/$70 non-member, includes Arboretum admission VIP $75 member/$90 non-member, includes reserved seating at a table for 2 and a box of gourmet local chocolates


food & wine 4X 4 C U L I N A RY MI N N E SO TA W I N E SE RIE S The Third Annual 4x4 Culinary Series, a collaboration of the Arboretum and the Minnesota Grape Growers Association, showcases this season’s best Minnesota wines. An exclusive panel of leading Twin Cities chefs and wine experts has sampled local wine submissions and will present their favorites to you in this popular series. Top chefs are given the honor of selecting their favorite four Minnesota wines and creating a four course meal to pair with their choices. Savor the flavors of the evening with other food and wine lovers while hearing from wine makers and experts on hand to discuss Minnesota’s growing wine industry, built upon University of Minnesota grape varieties.

$55 member/$65 non-member, includes Arboretum admission VIP Bundle all 4 for $210 member/$260 non-member, includes reserved seating at front

October 4x4: October-Wine-Fest (800-10-03-13) Thursday, October 3, 2013, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Learning Center Harvest Kitchen

November 4x4: Harvest Abundance (800-11-07-13) Thursday, November 7, 2013, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Learning Center Harvest Kitchen

December 4x4: Winter Magic (800-12-12-13)

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food & wine wine You Can Become a Vintner: Introduction to Winemaking (200-09-14-13) Saturday, September 14, 2013, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. • Learning Center Katie Cook, University of Minnesota Enologist with an advanced enology degree from the University of Burgundy The grape harvest is underway! Realize your dream of becoming a winemaker. Here you’ll learn what you need to know to make white and red wine, using techniques based on valid and timely research from the University of Minnesota, a leader in cold-climate wine grape breeding. Information from this growing industry and home-based hobby will be presented in an accessible and enjoyable format to help you make wine that is wonderful to drink. Gain insights into the art of making wine from grapes and other fruits grown in the region. The course is designed to have value for all winemakers, from home enthusiast to seasoned professional. $70 member/$80 non-member, includes Arboretum admission

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Savoring Wine (200-11-23-13) Saturdays, November 23, December 7 and December 14, 2013, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Learning Center Take a fascinating journey into the world of wine and learn to taste wine like an expert! Master the fundamentals of wine tasting to inform your own appreciation of the fruit of the vine or to enhance your winemaking abilities! In the first session, break down the sight, smell and taste in the wine in your glass and learn about wine sensory analysis. In the second session, clear away confusion about terms used in the wine industry and discover why some use words like bacon, tobacco and cut grass when smelling a glass of wine. Finally learn to identify whether or not a wine is “bad.” Explore causes of wine faults and how winemakers fix and prevent these faults from occurring. Three Saturday sessions. $125 member/$150 non-member, includes Arboretum admission

4x4 Culinary Minnesota Wine Series See page 14 Growing Grapes in Minnesota See page 11 OR Call 952-443-1422 OR Complete Registration Form on page 35

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Katie Cook, University of Minnesota Enologist with an advanced enology degree from the University of Burgundy


food & wine S AT U RD AY cooking I N T H E K I T C H EN 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!

Minnesota Local - Honey, Cheeses, Apples & More (800-09-21-13) Saturday, September 21, 2013, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. Learning Center Harvest Kitchen Kris James, accomplished cooking instructor, caterer, and owner of Artful Brew Tea Harvest season is in our hearts, souls and taste buds. We’ll cover appetizers to desserts to freezing for later. Celebrate Minnesota’s Autumn harvest! Recipes incorporate fresh produce, local honey, cheeses, and apple varieties from our very own U of M apple research department. We’ll learn different ways to prepare and preserve the delicious foods of our beloved Midwestern state. Taste, create and take some home for later. Visit www.arboretum.umn.edu/cookingclasses. aspx for menu. $35 member/$45 non-member, includes Arboretum admission

Mushroom Lovers (800-10-19-13) Saturday, October 19, 2013, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. • Learning Center Harvest Kitchen

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Kris James, accomplished cooking instructor, caterer, and owner of Artful Brew Tea Hen of the Woods, Matsuke, Black Trumpet, and Woodears, no, these are not mystical creatures, they’re mushrooms! When you consider the beauty, flavors and versatility of mushrooms, you will never look at button mushrooms the same way again. Mycology aficionado Kevin Doyle of Forest Mushrooms, Inc. will enlighten us on both wild and cultivated mushrooms, some with zany names! Instructor Chef Kris James will show us how to make delicious recipes that highlight their flavors. You’ll enjoy tastings of various mushroom dishes and tea as well! $35 member/$45 non-member, includes Arboretum admission

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Grilling up the Harvest: Roots, Squash and Comfort Food (800-11-02-13) Saturday, November 2, 2013, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Learning Center Harvest Kitchen Joan Donatelle, accomplished chef and Byerly’s culinary instructor The abundance of the autumn harvest is an extraordinary source of delicious comfort foods. With late-season veggies and roots, experience complex layers of flavors that are created with a grill. Using produce available from our own Arboretum gardens and other local sources, Joan will create dishes that feature squash, sweet potatoes, carrots, beets, and more. You’ll return home with tastes to share, crowdpleasing recipes, and new grill skills with which to recreate these healthful and colorful creations...just in time for the holiday season of feasting. $35 member/$45 non-member, includes Arboretum admission Support for Fire in the Gardens, Grilling up the Harvest, and other Arboretum grilling provided by Warners’ Stellian

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Sweet Gifts from the Kitchen (800-11-09-13) Saturday, November 9, 2013, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. • Learning Center Harvest Kitchen Kris James, accomplished cooking instructor, caterer, and owner of Artful Brew Tea Sweet culinary indulgences make great gifts for friends, teachers, party hosts or anyone who doesn’t need any “thing” else. Learn to make Italian biscotti, and other crazy delicious cookies, including our favorite Basil Lime Sugar cookies. These sweet indulgences display beautifully for cookie exchanges or simply keep them wrapped up cutely and give as a delicious gift from you! $35 member/$45 non-member, includes Arboretum admission

Recharge...Renew...Relax – A Morning Just for You! (800-12-07-13) Saturday, December 7, 2013, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. Learning Center Harvest Kitchen Kris James, accomplished cooking instructor, caterer, and owner of Artful Brew Tea Enjoy the serenity of pampering your whole self. Take a step towards a healthy lifestyle, reconnect with loved ones, or just get away from it all with a morning dedicated just to YOU. Start the morning by sipping custom calming tea blends created on the spot that will boost your immunity. Find your center through a guided tea meditation. Reduce your stress hormones by taking a relaxing stroll in the warm, fragrant greenhouse and then create a skin-nourishing mask with ingredients used by the women of Bali. And of course we mustn’t forget chocolate -- guaranteed to boost your mood. Chocolate treat recipe, skin recipe and bonus recipes provided. Bring your friend, sister, or special someone to share the morning with. $35 member/$45 non-member, includes Arboretum admission

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Chocolate: Journey From Bean to Bar (800-02-08-14)

Saturday, February 8, 2014, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. Learning Center Harvest Kitchen Valentine’s Day is around the corner – what better time for chocolate, the “food of the gods”. Through a guided chocolate tasting with the expert from Chocolate Bonavita, you will taste chocolate that most others have never experienced. Learn the history of the fruit of the cocoa plant and how we began and continue our love affair with chocolate. You will taste cacao and chocolate in its various states, forms, and qualities. Discover how the genetics of cacao and the location of where it is grown contribute to the flavor of the chocolate produced. Visit the Arboretum’s cocoa plant and discuss conditions essential to producing fine chocolate. Early registration is suggested as this class is expected to sell out. $39 member/$49 non-member, includes Arboretum admission

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Anna Bonavita, Ph.D., scientist with a passion for chocolate, quality and the environment


fine arts, crafts & books F L OW ER A RR A N G I N G Celebrate the seasons with floral expressions from the Arboretum. Ashley Fox Designs provides the flowers and materials, the instruction, and the inspiration. YOU create the masterpiece to take home! Advance registration strongly suggested, these workshops sell out.

Flower Arranging with Warm Roses and Autumn Leaves (100-09-28-13) Saturday, September 28, 2013, 9:30 a.m. - noon • Learning Center Ashley Fox, in-demand floral designer and former horticulture educator at the Arboretum Take some of the burnished leaves of autumn together with fragrant and warm-hued roses to create a floral arrangement that will take your breath away. With accomplished and award winning floral artist Ashley Fox (www.ashleyfoxdesigns.com) as your guide, you will be inspired to use color and texture to create your one-of-a-kind arrangement. Leave with new floral preparation tricks and hints, a refined sense of layering and form, and confidence in being able to create additional arrangements at home. You’ll receive everything you need in this “make and take” class, including the vase! Your finished arrangement will have a florist value around $100. All materials provided. $68 member/$84 non-member, includes Arboretum admission Bundle all 3 for $200 member/$240 non-member

Make a Thanksgiving Centerpiece (100-11-23-13)

Saturday, November 23, 2013, 9:30 a.m. - noon Learning Center Ashley Fox, in-demand floral designer and former horticulture educator at the Arboretum

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Create your own Thanksgiving centerpiece that goes way beyond the pumpkin! Be inspired by acclaimed floral designer Ashley Fox (www.ashleyfoxdesigns.com) while creating a fresh and lush design to impress your guests on Thanksgiving. You’ll use squash (cucurbits), artichokes and pears, along with fresh cut flowers and trailing vines in a footed, dark container. Discover the balance between using fresh cuts and real fruits and vegetables to create a low, dramatic and inviting design to enjoy during your favorite meal of the year. Your finished masterpiece will have a florist value around $100. All materials provided. $68 member/$84 non-member, includes Arboretum admission Bundle all 3 for $200 member/$240 non-member

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Make a Holiday Wreath (100-12-14-13) Saturday, December 14, 2013, 9:30 a.m. - noon • Learning Center Ashley Fox, in-demand floral designer and former horticulture educator at the Arboretum Nothing welcomes your guests into your home during the holidays like a breathtaking holiday wreath. Go beyond a few fir branches in this special holiday workshop with acclaimed floral designer Ashley Fox. Ashley will show you how to create a whimsical wreath on a honeysuckle vine base using materials from the Arboretum and a floral wholesaler, including dark featherleaf myrtle, tiny spruce cones, aromatic cedar, and more. You will be dazzled by what you will create, and the experience is certain to put you into the holiday spirit. This wreath (with a florist value of $100) will last through the holidays...the memories of time spent with others creating beauty will last even longer. All materials provided. $68 member/$84 non-member, includes Arboretum admission Bundle all 3 for $200 member/$240 non-member

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fine arts, crafts & books BO OKS Books in the Garden: Dick and Jane Meet Nature (100-07-10-13) Wednesdays, July 10, Aug. 14, Sept. 11, Oct. 9, Nov. 13 and Dec. 11, 2013, Noon - 1:30 p.m. Snyder Building Toni McNaron, Award-winning University of Minnesota professor emeritus of English Join our thriving “book club” to expand your mind and meet new people. Explore several noted titles that offer fascinating contrasts between a male and female sensibility in writing about nature. Gain insights into the significance of nature in our lives. Discuss whether these works are influenced or shaped by the author’s gender. Selected readings include a pair of creative non-fictional works: Annie Dillard’s Pilgrim at Tinker’s Creek and Henry D. Thoreau’s Walden Pond (July 10 and August 14); selected poems of Robert Frost and Mary Oliver (September 11 and Oct. 9); and a pair of novels: Ole Rolvaag’s Giants in the Earth and Willa Cather’s My Antonia (Nov. 13 and Dec. 11). Six Wednesday sessions. $80 member/$95 non-member, includes Arboretum admission

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fine arts, crafts & books B OTA N I C A L I LLUST R AT I O N Learn from the best and be “inspired to illustrate” at the Arboretum! Get hands-on and explore a variety of natural subject matter and artistic media with a professional scientific illustrator. Because of small class sizes and individual instructor attention, each workshop will have value for range of skill levels. Suggested supply lists for each class are available on the Arboretum website.

Field Botanical Sketching From Flowers to Insects with Pencil, Watercolor, and Ink (100-08-24-13) Saturday, August 24, 2013, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Learning Center Carlyn Iverson, professional scientific illustrator for over 200 textbooks and publications Observe botanical subjects and develop field sketching techniques to record observations. Engage with the structure, colors and textures unique to late summer flowers and their pollinators. In the classroom, develop your sketches and hear from an Arboretum expert about pollinators! Discuss drawing tools, types of papers, color and light theory, stippling, and dimensionality through line and tone. Explore techniques including watercolor sketching, pencil with wet wash brush work, pencil as a base for India ink, burnt sienna and black washes. Work at your own pace with individualized instructor attention. Required materials: see website. Skill level: beginner to advanced. $95 members/$110 non-members, includes Arboretum admission

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Saturday, August 31, 2013, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. • Learning Center Carlyn Iverson, professional scientific illustrator for over 200 textbooks and publications Colors and textures of apples, gourds and pumpkins offer endless opportunity to create beautiful portraits of fruits and vegetables. Broaden your artistic palette with an introduction to acrylics, where the buildup of semi-transparent glazes and textures bring a subject to life—it also easily covers painting mistakes! In this way it is more forgiving than watercolor or gouache. The workshop will focus strongly on shape, contour and dimensionality, color theory and realism in rendering techniques. An in-depth discussion of all materials, from paper, paint, and brushes will be part of this course. Work at your own pace, with individualized instructor attention. Required materials: see website. Skill level: beginner to advanced. $95 members/$110 non-members, includes Arboretum admission

The Art of Bird Portraiture with Graphite and Pencil (100-10-05-13) Saturday, October 5, 2013, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. • Learning Center

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Carlyn Iverson, professional scientific illustrator for over 200 textbooks and publications Using taxidermy and other bird models, examine feathers, talons and beaks, and translate their structure and beauty as objects of art. Draw with graphite to develop finely modeled and realistic renderings. Discuss pencil and paper types, sketch development, scaling technique, accurate contour and form through line and shading, and how to “see” the anatomy beneath; learn drawing transfer techniques, composition and development of polished illustration and fixing graphite for permanence. Work at your own pace, with individualized instructor attention. Required materials: see website. Skill level: beginner to advanced. $95 members/$110 non-members, includes Arboretum admission

Portraying Animals in the Natural World with Pencil and Acrylics (100-11-02-13) Saturday, November 2, 2013, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. • Learning Center Carlyn Iverson, professional scientific illustrator for over 200 textbooks and publications Choose an amphibian, reptile or an insect as the focus for your illustration. The characteristics and anatomy of the subject, pencil and acrylic characteristics and techniques, and color theory will be discussed. Pencil will be used to develop accurate portraits as we explore techniques for sketching from reference materials and transfer of sketches. Use of acrylics will then explore the forms and textures of each subject, whether it would be the moist cool skin of amphibians, scales of the reptile or exoskeleton of an insect. Work at your own pace, with individualized instructor attention. Required materials: see website. Skill level: beginner to advanced. $95 members/$110 non-members, includes Arboretum admission

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Minnesota Silk Moths and Butterflies Portraiture with Mixed Media (100-12-07-13) Saturday, December 7, 2013, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. • Learning Center Carlyn Iverson, professional scientific illustrator for over 200 textbooks and publications Relieve mid-winter blues while we learn about butterflies and silk moths native to Minnesota. Prepare detailed sketches, transfer a final sketch, and render with detail using mixed media. Combine watercolor and colored pencil to bring in a variety of color and textural interest to these subjects; explore how blending these media provides a rich presentation. Delve into new media, making a digital scan of individual pieces of art with a discussion of digital prep, color correction and other digital adjustments of traditional artwork. This is the first step towards digital archiving and printing preparation. Work at your own pace, with individualized instructor attention. Required materials: see website. Skill level: beginner to advanced. $95 members/$110 non-members, includes Arboretum admission

DIGITA L A RT Art and the Digital World of Photoshop I (100-02-01-14) Saturday, February 1, 2014, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. • Learning Center Carlyn Iverson, professional scientific illustrator for over 200 textbooks and publications Explore digital media techniques for creating aesthetic and biologically accurate renderings of nature. Using Photoshop and other digital artist tools, you will convert field sketches into digital files, prepare layers, develop digital drawings, digital airbrush painting techniques, and create textures, backgrounds, color washes, and three dimensionality in your subject. Required materials: personal laptop (PC or Mac), a digital drawing tablet, and one of your paper illustrations to develop digitally. Skill level: beginner to intermediate levels with computer knowledge and rudimentary Photoshop experience. $95 members/$110 non-members, includes Arboretum admission • Bundle Digital Art I & II for $150 member/$180 non-member

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Saturday, March 1, 2014, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. • Learning Center Carlyn Iverson, professional scientific illustrator for over 200 textbooks and publications

Photography Technique Digital Intensive: Textures and Patterns in Nature See page 22

PA INT I NG Watercolor Technique Intensive: Painting Water (100-10-12-13) Saturday, October 12, 2013, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. • Visitors Center Georgia Kandiko, award winning water colorist and popular Arboretum instructor It can be still and reflective as a mirror. It can be falling and rushing in white wonder. And it can be a real trick for a painter to capture! During this new watercolor intensive, you will learn how to master the techniques needed to breathe life and wonder into the water features of your work. Immerse yourself in the many water highlights of the Arboretum surrounded by the glorious autumn colors and reflections. You will bring your level of watercolor painting to new levels, and be inspired by some of Georgia’s favorite “plein air” highlights in our collections. Skill level: Intermediate to Advanced. Suggested supply list for this class available on the Arboretum website. $60 members/$75 non-members, includes Arboretum admission

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This workshop will delve deeper into the Photoshop; you will learn how to create brushes, use selections, content-aware scaling, content-aware fills, puppet warp, and photographic references. Create skies, clouds and landscapes digitally! Finally, learn how to bring in separate files of previously created subject matter into a landscape and create a seamless finished piece. You’ll prepare files for export, discuss animation using the Photoshop program. Required materials: personal laptop (PC or Mac), digital drawing tablet and files from Digital World of Photoshop I. Prerequisite: Art and the Digital World of Photoshop I or instructor permission. Skill level: Intermediate to Advanced with some computer and Photoshop experience. $95 members/$110 non-members, includes Arboretum admission • Bundle Digital Art I & II for $150 member/$180 non-member


photography Photography Technique Digital Intensive: Textures and Patterns in Nature (750-09-28-13) Saturdays, September 28, November 9 and December 7, 2013, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 3 sessions • Learning Center Carlyn Iverson, professional scientific illustrator for over 200 textbooks and publications Nature is filled with amazing textures, patterns and rhythms. In this new three-part intensive, you will expand your botanical understanding of why these patterns occur and revel in finding them throughout the change of seasons in the breathtaking Arboretum collections. After you’ve learned to best capture them with your digital camera, you’ll then learn how to think in terms of cropping and using computer software to increase depth of field and focus. Finally, you will apply all of your new-found understanding of textures and patterns in nature, and how to use computer software tools, to produce and print several “final” creations on archive-worthy paper. 3 sessions. Required materials: bring personal laptop (PC or Mac) and digital camera to each session. $180 members/$210 non-members, includes Arboretum admission

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The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Photographers Society is a group of photographers who want to express and share their passion of nature photography with the Arboretum and each other. Our mission is to serve the MN Landscape Arboretum through photography and visual media while fostering an environment of learning for our members. Our purpose is to enhance and promote the Arboretum and each other through photography and strive for excellence by continuously learning and improving our photographic skills. Share your images and talents with others and the Arboretum, participate in our annual shows and galleries with your images, and enjoy the variety of photo opportunities in the Arboretum’s 1,000+ acres of beauty and 12.5 miles of hiking trails. Join us at the arboretum Learning Center each 3rd Thursday of the month at 6:30pm or visit our website at www.arboretumphotographers.com

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Composing Your Autumn Photographs for the WOW! (750-10-12-13)

Saturday, October 12, 2013, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. • Learning Center John Pennoyer, http://www.impressionsofnature.net/ Take your autumn color photographs to the next level. The key is composition, and acclaimed photographer and Arboretum instructor John Pennoyer will show you how. Spend the beginning of the session in class learning how to improve your visual perspective. Then take what you’ve learned immediately out into the field and apply your skills to the inspiring subject matter to be found at the Arboretum in autumn. At the end of your time, you’ll have photos that bring the viewer to gush “Wow!” Skill level: All photography levels will find value from this course. $85 members/$100 non-members, includes Arboretum admission

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photography Autumn Photography Up Close and Personal – Macro Workshop (750-10-26-13) Saturday, October 26, 2013, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Learning Center John Pennoyer, http://www.impressionsofnature.net/ Autumn is full of glorious images, and with your macro-lens you can add even more exciting dimensions and compositions to your photographs. Bring your macro-equipment and be ready to enter autumn in ways never before experienced. With acclaimed photographer and Arboretum instructor John Pennoyer as your guide, you will learn the essentials and more about macro-photography. Then take what you’ve learned immediately into the field and apply your skills to the inspiring subject matter to be found at the Arboretum in autumn. You will never look at the curve of a red maple leaf or last autumn flower the same way, and neither will the viewer of your photos! Skill level: All photography levels will find value from this course. $85 members/$100 non-members, includes Arboretum admission

Winter Light: Photographing Winter Wonders Choose one date: Saturday, January 11, 2014, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. (750-01-11-14) Learning Center or Saturday, February 1, 2014, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. (750-02-01-14) Learning Center

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Art and the Digital World of Photoshop I and II See page 21

Photography classes sponsored by National Camera Exchange and Tamron

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Winter is one of accomplished photographer John Pennoyer’s favorite seasons for shooting. During this special course he will discuss all aspects of winter photography: how to dress to protect yourself and your gear from the elements, winter light, correct exposure for winter landscapes, and shooting in very cold weather. Winter is also one of his favorite times for shooting the full moon and night sky, and the session occurs on the evening of a full moon rise. You will spend plenty of time capturing winter landscape and full moon images on the grounds of the Arboretum. Skill level: All photography levels will find value from this course. $70 members/$85 non-members, includes Arboretum admission


walks & tours C L A S S ES ON T H E MO V E Walk with Matt: Mushroom Hunt! (960-09-14-13) Saturday, September 14, 2013, 10 a.m. - noon • Meet at Ordway Parking Lot Matt Schuth, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum naturalist and birding expert The time will be ideal for learning the secrets and beauty of autumn fungi and mushrooms. You’ll be a part of the hunt for the wide and amazing assortment of mushrooms and fungi at the Arboretum. Gain an appreciation for the fragile life cycle of these important organisms and learn how to respect and preserve their environments. Along the way you’ll learn about the late summer flowers, birds, and insects that make autumn one of the most glorious times during which to explore the Arb! $10 members/$25 non-members, includes Arboretum admission

Behind the Scenes Arboretum Bus Tour (960-09-21-13) Saturday, September 21, 2013, 9:30 a.m. - noon • Meet at the Visitor’s Center Jeffrey L. Johnson, expert horticulturist at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum See the magic that happens behind the scenes! Hop on the Arboretum bus and be a part of this exclusive tour with expert horticulturist Jeffrey Johnson. Jeff holds the key to almost all of the Arboretum gates, buildings, doors, and locks, many of which are only accessible to Arboretum staff. As his special guest for the morning, you’ll gain private access and learn about the Arboretum’s history and heritage, its scientific research endeavors, and you’ll tour into the inner workings of the collections. And of course, you’ll have a chance to revel in the beauty of the Arboretum in early autumn. Register early, this tour is expected to sell out. $15 members/$30 non-members, includes Arboretum admission

Walk with Matt: Autumn’s Glory! (960-10-05-13) Saturday, October 5, 2013, 10 a.m. - noon • Meet at Ordway Parking Lot

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Matt Schuth, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum naturalist and birding expert Be rejuvenated and invigorated by autumn’s glories at the Arboretum. You’ll head out to discover which birds are migrating and which late blooming flowers are ready to delight your senses. Learn or refresh your understanding of the how and why of leaf color transformation. Find out what other surprises the natural world has in store for you during this always popular time of year. $10 members/$25 non-members, includes Arboretum admission

Walk with Matt: Harvest Ramble! (960-11-02-13) Saturday, November 2, 2013, 10 a.m. - noon • Meet at Ordway Parking Lot Matt Schuth, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum naturalist and birding expert

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It seems all of nature prepares for winter during this time of year, and during this guided hike with acclaimed naturalist Matt Schuth, you’ll uncover the magic and beauty of how the plants, animals, and insects throughout the Arb get ready for the big chill. Matt always brings in recently collected treasures from his time spent in the collections, and you’ll learn the science and the stories behind his specially selected stops for this walk to greet early winter. $10 members/$25 non-members, includes Arboretum admission

Walk with Matt: Hot Chocolate Walk! (960-12-28-13)

Saturday, December 28, 2013, 10 a.m. - noon Meet in Visitors Center-Great Hall Matt Schuth, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum naturalist and birding expert Join this tremendously popular walk though the winter wonderland of the Arboretum with acclaimed naturalist Matt Schuth. Many have made this part of their holiday and year-end traditions! You start with a show-and-tell about some of the Arb’s collections, including bird eggs, nests, and more. Then you will head out to the wildflower garden and learn to track animals and identify trees and plants in the midst of winter. Head back to the Visitors Center for a free cup of hot chocolate! $10 members/$25 non-members, includes Arboretum admission

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walks & tours G E NER AL P U B L I C T OUR S Guided Walking Tour Daily except Mondays through October 13, 2013 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays – Fridays, 1 p.m. Saturday & Sunday Meet in Great Hall, Oswald Visitor Center

See more and deepen your delight on a relaxing, informative tour led by an expert volunteer Arboretum Guide. Visit different gardens at their glorious peak bloom, pick up gardening ideas and reconnect with nature’s serene beauty during this 60-90 minute guided tour. Treat yourself and return to enjoy how much highlights change through the season, spring, summer and fall. Free, No registration needed, Arboretum Admission not included

Herbs All Summer Station Wednesdays, July 3 – August 28, 2013, stop by anytime between 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Kitchen Herb Garden

Stop by a fragrant interpretive station presented by Arboretum Guides in the Kitchen Herb Garden, an area freshly replanted this year. Pick up tips on growing, harvesting and using fresh herbs in cooking. Free, No registration needed, Arboretum Admission not included

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As each new garden area reaches its height, Arboretum Guides will be there to greet you, point out special features, share tips and answer questions. July – Japanese Garden August – Fruit & Vegetable Garden September – Annual Garden Free, No registration needed, Arboretum Admission not included

Tram Tour Daily, May 1 – October 20, 2013 Mondays at noon, 1:30 and 3 p.m., Tuesdays - Sundays at 10:30 a.m., noon, 1:30, and 3 p.m. Oswald Visitor Center

The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum is a special destination for your group outing. Get to know us - on foot, on your bus, or on our Trumpet Creeper open-air tram. Special tour packages, including food options and educational enrichment add-ons are available for groups of 15 or more. Tour and class times are based on availability. Please secure your group reservation at lease 30 days in advance by contacting the Education office at 952-443-1422 or e-mail Arbedu@umn.edu. Options and prices at: http://www. arboretum.umn.edu/grouptours.aspx

Ride the Trumpet Creeper Tram to enjoy a narrated one-hour tour along Three Mile Drive. Discover the Arboretum’s work and mission in action. See prime theme gardens, plant collections and environmental models, all set among the scenic woods, ponds and wetlands of the rolling countryside. It’s an experience that will leave you wanting to explore all the Arboretum’s hidden corners. $3 per person, Purchase tickets at Oswald Visitor Center Front Desk, Arboretum Admission not included

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nature based therapeutics A N I M A L -A S S I ST E D I N T E R A C T I O N S AAI services are a critical component of the overall Nature-Based Therapeutics (NBT) initiative at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. Animal nature supports human nature by engaging us in a multi-sensory experience to connect mind, body and spirit—nature’s way of healing.

Balancing the Paths of Life (855-10-25-13) Friday, October 25, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. and Saturday, October 26, 2013, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Nutrena Conference Center, Leatherdale Equine Center, St. Paul Campus, U of MN Tanya Bailey, Licensed clinical social worker and the Animal-Assisted Interaction Program Specialist at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

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A transformational 1.5 day retreat where you will learn how horses and labyrinths have much to teach us about living life in balance. Friday evening, you will meet the horses, set your personal intentions for the retreat and learn about labyrinths throughout civilization. Saturday, your horse teacher will complete a labyrinth walk with you and you will memorialize your experience by creating a personal finger labyrinth and horse-totem. This retreat offers a combination of lecture, hands-on activities with horses, mindfulness, journaling and opportunities to share with others how to continue your life journey with balance and gratitude. Ideal for those who desire new tools for managing stress and are seeking a deeper connection to life. $275 early bird registration by 9/1, $300 registration after 9/1 * Please note St. Paul location of this retreat

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T he Green List The GreenList is an exclusive opportunity to be “in the know” for 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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conferences Through its public conferences, forums and symposiums, the Arboretum is known to bring the latest cutting edge research and thought leaders to address current topics. Join practitioners, policymakers, community leaders and concerned citizens looking to understand the implications and impact related to the critical issues of our day.

Check the Arboretum website regularly to find out more about upcoming conferences on topics such as: Clean Water Healthy Food Urban Agriculture Sustainable Schoolyard Gardens Beekeeping Nature Based Therapeutics

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Product Sponsor for Symposia & Public Policy Events: Great Harvest Bread Company, Minnetonka

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If you or your business are interested in contributing to one or several of these large-scale events through Financial Sponsorship, In-Kind Product Sponsorship, Promotional Endorsement, or as part of a Planning Team, please contact: Susan Thurston-Hamerski at hamer016@umn.edu or 952-443-1471 or Jill Leenay at leen0014@umn.edu or 952-443-1527


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Apple Harvest (965-09-13-13)

Suggested ages: 1st-6th grade Friday, September 13, 2013, 1:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Horticulture Research Center Tour the Birthplace of the Honeycrisp Apple and find out how University of Minnesota Scientists are growing better apples for Minnesota. Tour the orchard to see the trees and learn about apple breeding research and Integrated Pest Management (IPM). In the apple room, we will conduct a scientific taste test and find out about bees important role in apple production. In the cider shed we will make and taste fresh pressed apple cider. $8 member/$10 non-member, includes adult admission for home school educator and all materials. Siblings are welcome but all participating siblings should be registered.

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Suggested ages: 3rd-6th grade Friday, September 27, 2013, 12:15 p.m. - 2:15p.m. Sensory Garden Program Center

Get to know Minnesota trees, how they grow, and their importance to people and wildlife. Find out how scientists classify trees and practice identification in the Woodland Wildflower garden using a scientific key. Do a real life tree math story problem that looks at how trees grow. Learn some simple methods for estimating the height of a tree, and tour the Pillsbury Shade Tree exhibit to compare the qualities of many different shade trees. $8 member/$10 non-member, includes adult admission for home school educator and all materials. Siblings are welcome but all participating siblings should be registered.

It’s a Pumpkin’s Life (965-10-11-13)

Suggested ages: 1st-2nd grade Friday, October 11, 2013, 12:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Learning Center

Hey, isn’t that a life cycle ripening in the garden? Play Life Cycle Bing and search for plants in all stages of their lives. Start a pumpkin seed investigation. Compare the insides of pumpkins and their relatives. Estimate a giant pumpkin’s weight and see the amazing diversity of the pumpkin family. $8 member/$10 non-member, includes adult admission for home school educator and all materials. Siblings are welcome but all participating siblings should be registered.

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Fall in the Forest (965-10-24-13) Suggested ages: K-1st grade Thursday, October 24, 2013, 1:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. • Learning Center

Meet the “Talking Tree” and learn who lives in each forest layer. See how sowbugs and mushrooms turn leaves and dead trees into soil. Search for signs of forest plants and animals on a forest hike. $8 member/$10 non-member, includes adult admission for home school educator and all materials. Siblings are welcome but all participating siblings should be registered.

Minnesota Harvest (965-11-08-13) Suggested ages: 3rd-6th grade Friday, November 8, 2013, 12:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. • Learning Center Celebrate the Minnesota Harvest. Enjoy a feast of hands-on learning about locally grown foods. Students will begin this experience by reading food labels, and maps to find out how far sample grocery foods have traveled. Then the students will embark on a tasting tour of locally grown foods. In the Harvest Kitchen, students will harvest sweet potatoes, prepare and taste sweet potato pie. In the Garden Shed, students will make and taste popcorn as we learn about the Three Sisters: Corn, Beans, and Squash-Minnesota’s longest cultivated crops. In the Garden Lab we will make and taste applesauce and learn about how Apples have come to be grown in Minnesota. $8 member/$10 non-member, includes adult admission for home school educator and all materials. Siblings are welcome but all participating siblings should be registered.

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Green Grocery (965-12-13-13) Suggested ages: 1st-2nd grade Friday, December 13, 2013, 12:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. • Learning Center

“Did You Eat A Plant Today?” Discover the plants that become our groceries. Investigate the sources of Hershey bars, bananas, Wheaties, and pizza in the “Please Touch Greenhouse”. Make and taste a delicious plant snack with green garlic in the Harvest Kitchen. Plant your own garlic bulb for making the snack at home. $8 member/$10 non-member, includes adult admission for home school educator and all materials. Siblings are welcome but all participating siblings should be registered.

Days of the Dinosaurs (965-01-17-14) Suggested ages: 2nd-5th grade Friday, January 17, 2014, 12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m. Learning Center

Explore what the plant world was like during the days of the dinosaurs. Study ferns, horsetails, cycads, and conifers to see the distant relatives of the plants that were on the plant eating dinosaurs menu. Find out why many scientists believe we have dinosaurs to thank for the abundance of flowering plants in our world today. Make and take home a terrarium filled with dinosaur plants. $8 member/$10 non-member, includes adult admission for home school educator and all materials. Siblings are welcome but all participating siblings should be registered.

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I Love Plants (965-02-14-14) Suggested ages: 1st-2nd grade Friday, February 14, 2014, 12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m. • Learning Center

How I love thee plants let me count the ways – you give me good food to eat, oxygen to breathe, pencil and paper to write, a home for me and the sweet singing birds. And when I really look closely I realize how beautiful and different you are: the shapes and curves of your leaves, the color and texture of your stems and flowers. Join Gertrude Green in a puppet show to discover how important plants are to everyday life. Visit the greenhouse to look closely at the diversity of the plant world. Plant nasturtium seeds for a science experiment which you can add to your salad when you are done. Enjoy making and tasting a naturally sweet Valentine’s Day treat called the Plant Part Parfait. $8 member/$10 non-member, includes adult admission for home school educator and all materials. Siblings are welcome but all participating siblings should be registered.

Maple Syrup Time (965-03-14-14) Suggested ages: 1-6th grade Friday, March 14, 2014, 1:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. • Learning Center Savor the first taste of spring – Sugar Maple Sap. Find out what makes it sweet (hint: photosynthesis) and how it is made into syrup. Take the Maple Syrup taste test challenge. Hike into the sugarbush to tap a sugar maple tree. See how Native Minnesotans, pioneers, and modern day Minnesota syrup producers have solved the engineering problem of collecting sap from the tree and transporting it to the place it will be cooked. $8 member/$10 non-member, includes adult admission for home school educator and all materials. Siblings are welcome but all participating siblings should be registered.

Plants and Their Habitats (965-03-28-14)

Suggested ages: 3-6th grade Friday, March 28, 2014 12:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. • Learning Center

Imagine stepping into the shoes of scientists to inventory plants from some of the world’s most extreme habitats. Find out about the adaptations plants have to survive in the desert, tropical rainforest, and bog. Put your knowledge of plant adaptations to the test by solving the case of the mixed up plants. In the greenhouse, see living examples of desert, rainforest and bog plant adaptations and make your own plant discovery. Make and take a terrarium filled with tropical rainforest plants. $8 member/$10 non-member, includes adult admission for home school educator and all materials. Siblings are welcome but all participating siblings should be registered.

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P E A POD S F OR P RES C H O O LE R S Pea Pods for Preschoolers provides the opportunity for you and your special little one to be enchanted by the plant world. Weekly themes delight the young learner through planting, art, sensory and science discovery, music, story time, snack and outdoor/greenhouse adventures. Healthy kids have a dynamic relationship with the natural world! Not only do they develop a love of nature, but research is showing that physical health, cognitive and social development and creativity are enhanced by time spent in nature. Young children develop their love of nature when they explore and create experiences with a caring adult. Come play and learn about nature!

Pea Pods for Preschoolers Fall Series (975-10-01-13) Tuesdays, 2013, 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. • Learning Center

Acorns and Animals October 1

Ahh….Autumn October 8

Apple Pickin’ Time October 15

Calling All Crows! October 22

Spooky Spiders October 29 Pumpkin Patch Party November 5

Forest Floor Friends November 12

A-maize of Corn November 19

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Nature Detectives

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Dino-Delights

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Shadows for Spring

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Rooty Toot for Fruits and Roots

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Sticky Sap

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Sensational Seeds

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$100 member for the ten sessions/$120 non-member for the ten sessions, includes all program materials and gate fee for one adult

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children & families W EEKEND FAMI LY FUN Drop in year-round for free, fun, hands-on family activities designed for your family to do together at your own pace. Celebrate the changing seasons with a different activity each month! Enjoy the fascinating world of plants and how they affect our daily lives.

July – Herbs for Fun and Flavor Saturdays and Sundays in July, 2013, noon - 4 p.m. • Learning Center

Follow your nose to the Harvest Kitchen where you can prepare and eat an herb-flavored snack. Hunt in our kitchen herb garden for your favorites. Take home herbs you have potted and recipes you have learned. FREE with Arboretum Admission

August – The Buzz on Pollinators Saturdays and Sundays in August, 2013 noon - 4 p.m. • Learning Center

What attracts pollinators to flowers? Zoom inside a flower like a bee, using our microscope to find out! Explore our make believe pantry to see foods produced by insect pollinated plants. Find out how you can help the pollinators in your own back yard. FREE with Arboretum Admission

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Tease magic out of seeds, twigs, and leaves to turn them into fairies, gnomes, and elves. Then take them outside into the Green Play Yard and help build them an elfin kingdom under the trees. FREE with Arboretum Admission

October – Harvest Rainbow Saturdays and Sundays in October, 2013, noon - 4 p.m. • Learning Center

Help prepare a garden fresh bite of colorful vegetables and fresh herbs. Discover how putting a rainbow of plants on your plate fuels your body. Mix paints to match the exact pigment of heirloom tomatoes, squash, pumpkins, and many more colorful edibles fresh from the garden. FREE with Arboretum Admission

November – Prehistoric Plants Saturdays and Sundays in November, 2013 noon - 4 p.m. • Learning Center

What kind of foliage did plant eating dinosaurs munch on? Stop by the Learning Center to meet some living fossils, prehistoric plants from the days of the Diplodocus. Look at spores and cones up close with a microscope. Create your own fern print on cotton cloth, hunt for prehistoric plants in the greenhouse, and plant a prehistoric plant to take home with you. FREE with Arboretum Admission

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December – Gifts from the Bees Saturdays and Sundays in December, 2013, noon - 4 p.m. • Learning Center

Have you heard the buzz about bees? Discover who lives in a hive, and what jobs they do. Take a look at pollen up close and buzz through the greenhouse in search of flowers. Sample a taste of sweet comb honey and sooth winter’s chapped lips by making your own beeswax lip balm to take home. FREE with Arboretum Admission

January – Cozy up to a Cactus Saturdays and Sundays in January, 2014, noon - 4 p.m. • Learning Center

Escape from winter for a desert adventure in our warm greenhouse. See the spikes, spines, and inside of a cactus larger than life through a microscope. Munch on edible cactus and savor sweet agave syrup while you invent a survival adaptation. Before you go, pot up your own succulent plant to keep on your windowsill all winter long. FREE with Arboretum Admission

February – Plant Partnerships Saturdays and Sundays in February, 2014, noon - 4 p.m. • Learning Center

How do animals survive the winter? Fly south like the migrant birds and monarch butterflies into our tropical greenhouse. Hunt for tropical flowers and fruit that help replenish these weary migrants. Create a natural seed ornament to feed the hardy nonmigrants outside your window. Peer through a microscope at the colorful berries, twigs, and needles in our winter landscape that sustain winter wildlife. FREE with Arboretum Admission

March – Sprouts Alive! In the plant word it is time to begin! How do seeds turn into sprouts? Let’s look in a microscope at shoots with baby leaves and roots. Prepare a sprout snack in the Harvest Kitchen, design seed pictures, and plant seeds to take home and watch as they sprout and grow. FREE with Arboretum Admission

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Fresh Picked Feast for Lunch for an Adult + Kids who are K-2nd grade grads (976-08-13-13-01) Tuesday, August 13, 2013, 9 a.m. – Noon • Learning Center

$24 per person member/$26 per person non-member, Price includes lunch and Arboretum admission

Fresh Picked Feast for Supper for an Adult + Kids who are 3rd-8th grade grads (976-08-13-13-02) Tuesday, August 13, 2013, 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. • Learning Center

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Cancellation Policy: Registration cancellations must be made two weeks prior to class date in order to receive refund. A $5 processing fee will apply. The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum is a premier arboretum, and part of the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences of the University of Minnesota. Š2013 University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. All rights reserved. The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer.

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