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Family Programs

Classes SPRING/SUMMER 2018

CONTINUING EDUCATION FOR ADULTS & FAMILIES ARBORETUM.UMN.EDU/LEARN


PEAPODS FOR PRESCHOOLERS Age 3-5 together with an adult

YOUTH & FAMIL IES

Choose a 10-week series Summer Thursdays 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., June 14 - August 23 Summer Fridays 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., June 15 - August 24

Ten weekly sessions with fun themes 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. Luminaimages/Shutterstock Limit 65 children + adult, Learning Center $120.00 member/$140.00 non-member, includes Arboretum admission for child and one adult, snacks, project, planting supplies.

INTERGENERATIONAL TOGETHERTIME Age 7-12 together with an adult Price is per project: One or two child(ren) + one adult per registration. Additional children beyond two should have their own accompanying adult and registration. Limit 12 adult+child projects, Marion Andrus Learning Center - Harvest Kitchen LET’S GROW SUNFLOWERS TOGETHER!

Saturday, June 9, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Plant a sunflower to grow at home, make sunflower snacks for backyard creatures, and sunflower snacks for you! $50 member/$65 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and all supplies. LET’S HELP BUTTERFLIES TOGETHER!

Saturday, July 14, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Pot up plants to help caterpillars and butterflies, meet some caterpillars, and make a butterfly feeder to hang in your garden. $50 member/$65 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and all supplies. LET’S COOK TOGETHER!

Saturday, August 4, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. Plant wheat, grind wheat flour, make pizza dough, and add veggie toppings for your own pizza! Make a seed art picture with grains. $50 member/$65 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and all supplies. LET’S BUILD TOGETHER!

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Saturday, September 15, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Build miniature “gnome homes,” creatures and an acorn tea set! $50 member/ $65 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and all supplies.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS Y OUT H & FA MI L I E S

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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 Secrets of Tree Rings Fungi/Mushrooms General Gardening Kokedama Planting for Pollinators *FREE!*

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PHO TOG R A P HY Art of Photography 4-Class Series Photography Classes

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FINE ARTS, CR A FTS & L IT ERAT U R E Botanical Design Fiber Arts Mixed Media Jewelry & Wearable Art Drawing Painting Painting: Watercolor “Breakouts” Willow Furniture Stone Balancing Art Studio Book Club

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HE ALTH & HO ME Natural Soap & Beauty Healthy Living Through Nature Shinrin-yoku

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

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The University of Minnesota and the Landscape Arboretum provide equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

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NATURE WALKS WITH MATT & ALAN Gain a deeper understanding of and appreciation for the science and beauty of Nature in the midst of seasonal changes. Be prepared for a possible change of subject matter based on what Mother Nature has in store! View walk descriptions, suggested bring-from-home items, and meeting locations online at arboretum.umn.edu/guidedwalks.aspx. WALKS WITH MATT: EARLY SPRING WILDFLOWERS & BIRD MIGRATION

Saturday, April 28, 10:00 a.m. - noon

GUIDED NATURE WAL KS

$14 member/$29 non-member, includes Arboretum admission EVENING WALKS WITH ALAN: CRABAPPLES & HAWTHORNS

Thursday, May 10, 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

$10 member/$25 non-member, includes Arboretum admission WALKS WITH MATT: LATE SPRING WILDFLOWERS, WARBLERS & WATERFOWL

Saturday, May 12, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

$14 member/$29 non-member, includes Arboretum admission WALKS WITH MATT: BIRD WATCHING & LISTENING!

Saturday, May 26, 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

$14 member/$29 non-member, includes Arboretum admission WALKS WITH MATT: BOBOLINKS, BLUEBIRDS & MEADOWLARKS

Saturday, June 9, 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

$14 member/$29 non-member, includes Arboretum admission EVENING WALKS WITH ALAN: PINE COLLECTION

Thursday, July 12, 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

$10 member/$25 non-member, includes Arboretum admission WALKS WITH MATT: SIGHTS, SOUNDS & SONGS OF THE PRAIRIE

Saturday, July 28, 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

$14 member/$29 non-member, includes Arboretum admission WALKS WITH MATT: WOOD DUCKS & WRENS OF SPRING PEEPER MEADOW

Saturday, August 18, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

$14 member/$29 non-member, includes Arboretum admission EVENING WALKS WITH ALAN: OAK & NUT TREE COLLECTION

Thursday, September 13, 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

$10 member/$25 non-member, includes Arboretum admission

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SECRETS OF TREE RINGS Janet Sinner Endowed Horticultural Speaker Series Alan Branhagen, Arboretum Director of Operations, horticulture author Brita Lorentzen, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Cornell Tree Rings Laboratory

Brett Jordan

Saturday, May 5, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Discover how tree rings can help scientists determine historic temperatures, rainfall, fire events, and even health of the ecosystem. Explore the ecological importance of trees, highlighting some of the historic trees at the Arboretum. Limit 150, Snyder Building - Snyder Auditorium $10 member/$25 non-member, includes Arboretum admission WALKING WORKSHOP - THE SECRETS OF TREE RINGS: DISCOVERING THE AGE AND HISTORY OF ARBORETUM TREES

Saturday, May 5, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Watch as live core samples are scientifically taken from several significant Arboretum trees and learn more about each tree’s life as the rings are interpreted. Limit 25, Snyder Building – Meet in the Fireplace Room $29 member/$44 non-member, includes Arboretum admission

MUSHROOMS & FUNGI Cody Mastel, Owner, Designer and Educator at Land by Hand Limit 24, Bee Center HBundle and Save! Fungi Cultivation 3-class series: $180 member/$216 non-member GROWING MUSHROOMS OUTDOORS VIA LOG INOCULATION

Sunday, June 24, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Inoculate your own hardwood logs with shiitake and oysters. $65 member/$80 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and all materials GROWING MUSHROOMS INDOORS WITH BUCKETS

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THE SECRETS OF TREE RINGS: WHAT OUR TREES CAN TELL US ABOUT THE HISTORY OF OUR ENVIRONMENT

Sunday, July 22, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Innoculate a five gallon bucket with oyster, reishi, or lion’s mane mushrooms. $65 member/$80 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and all materials WINE CAP CULTIVATION AND BED INOCULATION

Sunday, August 19, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Learn to locate and prepare a (4’x4’) bed. Receive wine cap inoculant to try at home! $65 member/$80 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and all materials

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GARDENING - GENERAL GET GROWING: A DAY OF GARDEN WORKSHOPS

GA RDENING & HORTICULTUR E

Saturday, March 17, 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

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Gain useful tips, tricks, and inspiration! Choice of sessions includes: Planting for Pollinators, Sustainable Lawn & Turf, Veggies for Small Spaces, Beyond Basil- Growing and Using Herbs, Growing Grapevines at Home, Intro to Garden Design, How to Grow Succulents, and Soil Science 101. Includes coffee, breakfast treats and box lunch PLUS an armful of garden goodies! Full agenda and session descriptions at arboretum.umn.edu/gardening.aspx Limit 80, Marion Andrus Learning Center $95 member/$110 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and all supplies KITCHEN GARDENING: A BOUNTIFUL EDIBLE LANDSCAPE

Saturday, March 24, 9:30 a.m. - noon

Rhonda Fleming Hayes, Author, Photographer, Gardener, Magazine Contributor Try geometrical beds with vegetables planted in patterns rather than in rows, intermingled with flowers, fruit, or herbs. Learn how to incorporate a-la-mode edible ideas into your landscape! Limit 24, Tashjian Bee and Pollinator Discovery Center $38 member/$50 non-member, includes Arboretum admission THE LATEST TRENDS IN SEASONAL CONTAINER GARDENING

Saturday, March 31, 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Heidi Heiland, CEO: Heidi’s Lifestyle Gardens and Heidi’s GrowHaus Your containers greet friends and family to your home all year round: Learn the latest trends for spring, summer, fall, winter and even a bonus fifth season! Understand tips and tricks of container gardening including design, preparation and management. Emphasis on combinations of materials & unique products. Limit 30, Marion Andrus Learning Center - Garden Lab $20 member/$35 non-member, includes Arboretum admission THE LANDSCAPED ROOM – DESIGN FOR OUTDOOR LIVING

Jason Rathe

Saturday, April 7 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Jason Rathe, Owner: Field Outdoor Spaces fieldoutdoorspaces.com Discover the elements of designing outdoor rooms – whether it’s a patio for dining, an outdoor living room with cushy furniture or an exploration space for kids. Understand how materials, layout, plant material and style choices come together to create outdoor spaces we love. Limit 30, Marion Andrus Learning Center - Garden Lab $35 member/$50 non-member, includes Arboretum admission

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A LIVING HERB WREATH TO GROW AND USE

Wednesday, May 9, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Mary Beth Gullickson, Cedar Brook Garden Center, Horticulture Major in floral culture and landscape design Create your own colorful, living 18� herb wreath and benefit from clipping fresh herbs from your wreath for cooking all season along. Limit 24, Marion Andrus Learning Center - Garden Shed $65 member/$80 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and all supplies

Thursday, May 17, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Theresa Mieseler, Herb Grower and Consultant, Shady Acres Herb Farm Learn easy care and maintenance of succulents then enjoy filling your birdcage (old or new!) with delightful succulents to hang outdoors in your garden or on your patio. All supplies are provided except the birdcage. See dimensions and purchasing tips online at arboretum.umn.edu/gardening.aspx. Limit 24, Marion Andrus Learning Center Garden Shed $65 member/$80 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and all supplies except for birdcage PLANT A WINDOW BOX OF HERBS

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Wednesday, May 23, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Mary Beth Gullickson, Cedar Brook Garden Center, horticulture Major in floral culture and landscape design Filled with herbs, moveable window box containers are perfect for a nearby balcony or an outdoor table! Receive professional care tips, and fill your personalized window box with edible flowers and herbs including basil, rosemary, and thyme. Plants and planting materials will be provided, but not the containers. See box dimensions and purchasing tips online at arboretum.umn.edu/gardening.aspx Limit 24, Marion Andrus Learning Center - Garden Shed $65 member/$80 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and all supplies MAKE YOUR OWN FAIRY GARDEN

Thursday, June 7, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

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BIRDCAGE SUCCULENT PLANTER

Noelle Mortensen, Southview Garden Center, Owner Learn the basics of making and caring for a fairy garden, then create a unique garden of your own! Receive materials needed to make a 12� (approx.) diameter container fairy garden, including miniature plants and garden accessories. Containers not included. See container purchase specs and visual list of included materials at arboretum.umn.edu/ gardening.aspx Limit 24, Marion Andrus Learning Center - Garden Shed $65 member/$80 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and all supplies except for the container (Optional additional ~$9.99 fairy purchase)

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KOKEDAMA CREATING KOKEDAMA: A DROP-IN MINI WORKSHOP

GA RDENING & HORTICULTUR E

Select a session Saturday, June 9, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Saturday, July 14, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Saturday, September 15, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Saturday, October 13, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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Kokedama is a Japanese variant of bonsai, in which live moss is used as a “container” for another plant. These moss balls can hold many types of houseplants, from ferns to orchids. They are beautiful displayed on a table or suspended by your window and are easy to care for. Follow along step-bystep to create your own ~4” kokedama to take home. The drop-in workshop will take a half hour or less and you can arrive anytime within the time frames listed. Oswald Visitor Center – Balcony $15 per Kokedama, does not include Arboretum admission

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FREE CLASS!

PLANTING FOR POLLINATORS PLANTING FOR POLLINATORS

Select a session Saturday, June 23, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. OR 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Saturday, July 28, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. OR 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Saturday, August 25, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. OR 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Saturday, September 22, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. OR 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. FREE CLASS! Dive into the science of pollination with U of M Extension Master Gardener Volunteers, and discover what types of flowers, plants, and habitat bring pollinators to the garden. Learn how to identify the pollinators understand the threat they face in our communities. Free; advance registration required at arboretum. umn.edu/PollinatorPlants.aspx. Limit 25 per session, Tashjian Bee and Pollinator Discovery Center Free, does not include Arboretum admission

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THE ART OF PHOTOGRAPHY SERIES Frank Meuschke, professional artist and photographer, Arboretum Photography Program Coordinator All levels, Beginner to Advanced Get inspired with the art and design acumen required to skillfully create the most stunning photographs. Choose one class, or bundle all 4 and save! Limit 14, Tashjian Bee and Pollinator Discovery Center - McVay Learning Lab

HBundle and Save! Art of Photography 4-class bundle $280 member/$330 nonmember, also includes a free, private image upload website administered by the instructor for classmates to share and discuss images throughout and after the series! ART OF PHOTOGRAPHY: COMPOSING WITH CONFIDENCE Create dynamic and beautiful photographs with the principles of line, movement, rhythm, balance, harmony, unity, scale, and positive and negative space. Includes practice time on the Arboretum grounds. $89 member/$104 non-member, includes Arboretum admission ART OF PHOTOGRAPHY: THE SECRET KNOWLEDGE OF COLOR

Saturday, July 21, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

What makes some photographs pop or fall flat? Soothe or excite? Why does the “golden hour� work? The answer is COLOR! Explore color in the digital age, including theory on color wheel, warm and cool colors, tints and shades, monochromatic, analogous and complementary color schemes. Includes practice time on the Arboretum grounds. $89 member/$104 non-member, includes Arboretum admission ART OF PHOTOGRAPHY: MODERN & ABSTRACT LANDSCAPES

Saturday, August 18, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Compositional elements for dramatic, abstract landscape photographs using both macro and telephoto lenses will be demonstrated as well as ICM (Intentional Camera Movement). Focusing on the artistic side of photography, discuss how to select spaces, places, things, textures, contrasts, and even basic shapes that lend themselves to abstract nature photography. $89 member/$104 non-member, includes Arboretum admission

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Saturday, June 16, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

ART OF PHOTOGRAPHY: AUTUMN LIGHT IN BLACK & WHITE

Saturday, October 27, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Explore the contrast of light and shadow, the soft silver tones, and sensual textures that make black and white unique in the world of photography. Discuss what to look for in the landscape, subjects, and identify the quality of light that will help you artfully compose photographs in black and white. Includes practice time on the Arboretum grounds. $89 member/$104 non-member, includes Arboretum admission

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PHOTOGRAPHY CLASSES BASIC DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY FOR THE OUTDOOR AND NATURE PHOTOGRAPHER

Saturday, April 28, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

John Pennoyer, acclaimed nature photographer; www.impressionsofnature.net Level: Beginner to Intermediate Gain control of your DSLR and put new knowledge into practice at the Arboretum. REQUIRED EQUIPMENT: DSLR camera, Owner’s Manual, Tripod, at least one lens in the 24mm-70mm range Limit 12, Oswald Visitor Center - Azalea Classroom $134 member/$149 non-member, includes Arboretum admission

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BIRDING PHOTOGRAPHY

Saturday, May 5, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

John Pennoyer, acclaimed nature photographer; www.impressionsofnature.net Level: Intermediate (prerequisite Basic Digital Photography for the Outdoor and Nature Photographer or experience with manual settings of a DSLR camera) Take your birding to the next level at this new class on photographing spring migrating birds, waterfowl, raptors, and game birds. Learn how to set-up backyard bird feeders, bird blinds, and your camera for the fast action photography necessary for capturing birds in flight! REQUIRED EQUIPMENT: A DSLR or mirrorless camera, tripod, and 300+mm lens will be necessary for this class. Limit 10, Marion Andrus Learning Center $160 member/$175 non-member, includes Arboretum admission RAPTOR PHOTOGRAPHY: EXCLUSIVE CAMERA ACCESS

Select a session Saturday, May 5, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Saturday, July 14, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Saturday, September 29 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

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. Gain professional photographer’s tips and techniques to help you capture stunning images. REQUIRED EQUIPMENT: Any digital camera Limit 20 $119 member/$139 non-member, includes Arboretum admission

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iPHONE PHOTOGRAPHY

Sunday, May 20, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

PHOTOGRAPHING MINNESOTA NATIVE ORCHIDS

Saturday, June 2, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

John Pennoyer

John Pennoyer, acclaimed nature photographer; www.impressionsofnature.net David Remucal, curator of endangered plants at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Level: Experienced Beginner to Advanced Learn macro-photography essentials and several flower photography techniques. Join a class expedition to search for the most stunning native orchids in bloom at the Arboretum where you will be able to confidently practice your new skills while discussing details of their fascinating and delicate ecology. REQUIRED EQUIPMENT: DSLR or mirrorless camera and owner’s manual, macro or short zoom (24-70mm) lens, tripod Limit 12, Marion Andrus Learning Center $160 member/$175 non-member, includes Arboretum admission

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Frank Meuschke, professional artist and photographer, Arboretum Photography Program Coordinator Level: Beginner The best camera is the one we have with us! Using the Arboretum grounds as your subject, discover techniques to reduce motion blur, keep plant and insect specimens and landscape scenes well lit, color-balanced, in-focus and discuss add-ons that can take your photos to the next level. This class will have you photographing, cropping, sharpening, color correcting, and more with confidence! REQUIRED EQUIPMENT: iPhone 5, 5S, 5C, SE, 6, 6Plus, 6S, 6SPlus, 7, 7Plus, or 8 with advanced camera app (Camera+ is one I recommend) Limit 20, Tashjian Bee and Pollinator Discovery Center $54 member/$69 non-member, includes Arboretum admission

UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL: SUMMER MACRO PHOTOGRAPHY

Saturday, June 9, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

John Pennoyer, acclaimed nature photographer; www.impressionsofnature.net Level: Beginner to Intermediate Learn the essentials about macro-photography then join your classmates on a photographic journey across the Arboretum to apply your skills to the inspiring subject matter found during the lush summer season. REQUIRED EQUIPMENT: DSLR camera and owner’s manual, macro or close-up lens Limit 12, Marion Andrus Learning Center $109 member/$129 non-member, includes Arboretum admission

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TECHNIQUES FOR THE LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHER

Saturday, June 23, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

John Pennoyer, acclaimed nature photographer; www.impressionsofnature.net Level: Intermediate Learn and practice skills like creating a three-dimensional landscape image, how to photograph waterfalls by “stopping the water” to achieve a milky smooth water flow, photographing panoramic landscapes, and tips for High Dynamic Range (HDR) images. REQUIRED EQUIPMENT: DSLR or mirrorless camera, tripod, and wideangle prime or wide-angle zoom lens Limit 12, Marion Andrus Learning Center $109 member/$129 non-member, includes Arboretum admission

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SHOOTING THE LIGHT: DUSK TO DAWN PHOTOGRAPHY INTENSIVE

Friday, August 3, 4 p.m. - 9 p.m. AND Saturday, August 4, 5:30 a.m. - 10 a.m. John Pennoyer, acclaimed nature photographer; www.impressionsofnature.net Level: Intermediate Learn the importance and how to recognize the “quality of light” for dynamic pictures. Exclusive “before and after hours” time on the Arboretum grounds will be spent capturing images of Sunset and Sunrise. REQUIRED EQUIPMENT: DSLR or mirrorless camera, wide angle prime or zoom, tripod, camera operating manual, small flashlight, various other lenses optional Limit 12, Marion Andrus Learning Center $160 member/$175 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and all supplies POLLINATOR PHOTOGRAPHY: BUTTERFLIES, BEES AND MORE!

Saturday, September 8 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

John Pennoyer, acclaimed nature photographer; www.impressionsofnature.net Level: Beginner to Intermediate (prerequisite: Basic Digital Photography for the Outdoor and Level: Experienced Beginner to Intermediate) Skills taught in class will include focus, composition, shutter speed, lens selection, steady hand-holding, and how to capture insects while perched as well as in flight. REQUIRED EQUIPMENT: DSLR or mirrorless camera and owner’s manual, a 200mm or longer telephoto lens. Limit 12, Marion Andrus Learning Center $109 member/$129 non-member, includes Arboretum admission

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Rebeccas Bird Gardens

BOTANICAL DESIGN MAKE A GRAPEVINE WREATH BIRD BATH

Reba Berge, Owner: A Precious Petals Florist, floral designer, graduate of North Dakota State University This eco-friendly project is a great way to create bird baths that can be hung from a tree or shepherd hook in any outdoor space. Materials provided will be grapevine, a hanger, permanent saucer, artificial berries, seeded eucalyptus, other permanent botanicals, and an “S” hook to hang the bird bath. Limit 30, Tashjian Bee and Pollinator Discovery Center $75 member/$90 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and all supplies JAPANESE SOGETSU IKEBANA

Saturday, June 23, 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Yoshie Suzuki Babcock, Head of Minneapolis St. Paul Sogetsu Study Group No experience required Explore the meditative, artistic Sogetsu School style of flower arrangement as you create a unique design to take home and enjoy. This revered art form brings a sense of serenity along with an appreciation of Japanese artistic expression. Limit 30, Tashjian Bee and Pollinator Discovery Center - McVay Learning Lab $69 member/$89 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and all take-home supplies including seasonal floral materials, a suiban-style vase, and genuine Japanese Kenzan (needle holder) to take home Don Olson

FLORAL FORAGING: CREATING ARRANGEMENTS FROM LOCAL SOURCES

Saturday, July 21 1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Nina Wiskus and Channing Baker, Co-owners, Bloomfield Floral Designs Robin Trott, owner and grower at Prairie Garden Farm Ditch those high carbon-footprint exotic flowers from the grocery store in favor of local, more sustainable Minnesota blooms as you create your own vibrant summer table arrangement (~24” long x 18” wide) while working with cut material from Prairie Garden Farm and the Arboretum! Flowers may include amaranthus, bells of Ireland, zinnias, and celosia, but will depend on the season. Limit 24, Marion Andrus Learning Center - Garden Lab $89 member/$105 non-member fee includes Arboretum admission and all supplies

FI NE A RTS, CRAFTS & L ITER ATUR E

Saturday, April 21, 9:30 a.m. - noon

CREATING KOKEDAMA: A DROP-IN MINI WORKSHOP See full listing page 7

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FIBER ARTS FELTED VESSELS AND BOWLS FOR SPRING

FI NE A RTS, CRAFTS & L ITER ATUR E

Saturday, March 17, 10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Leslie Granbeck, Minneapolis-based feltmaker and instructor, www.fiberenvy.net Learn the fascinating art of seamless feltmaking using Merino wool. Choose bright or natural colors, you can even make it reversible! Limit 12, Tashjian Bee and Pollinator Discovery Center - Honey House $79 member/$109 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and all supplies JAPANESE WEAVING: SAORI

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Select a session Saturday, May 19 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Saturday, July 14 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Chiaki O’Brien, SAORI Certified Instructor; former instructor at SAORI head office in Japan 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. No experience is necessary and all supplies will be provided. Limit 9, Bee Center (May 16) OR Snyder Building (July 14) $89 member/$119 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and all supplies ECO-PRINT TABLE RUNNER

Saturday, August 25 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Jean Manrique, Experienced high end fiber artist and instructor specializing in natural dyes and eco printing Create your own silk noil table runner using a combination of leaves and blossoms from the Arboretum. Select your custom combination of seasonal leaves, bundle and steam to extract pigment, then wash and iron to produce your finished piece! Limit 12, Marion Andrus Learning Center Inside a Plant Lab $99 member/$119 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and all supplies Jean Manrique

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MIXED MEDIA ORIGAMI FOR ADULTS AT THE ARBORETUM

Kathleen Sheridan, Highly sought-after international Origami artist and instructor Nancy Sheridan Traced back to monks from 6th Century Japan and made popular as an art form in the Edo Period (1603-1868), origami is a mentally and physically stimulating practice involves hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills and mental coordination. Follow stepby-step instruction to create a variety of origami art works and inspiration to do more. Limit 20, Snyder Building - Classroom 1 $39 member/$69 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and all supplies AGATE LANDSCAPES - GLASS-ON-GLASS MOSAICS WEEKEND WORKSHOP

Saturday, June 2, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. AND Sunday, June 3, noon - 4:00 p.m.

Sheryl Tuorila, Professional artist and instructor Create your own beautiful 9”x11” framed mosaic window hanging featuring a stunning Brazilian agate slice. Explore the processes of design, adhering onto glass, grout and polish. Limit 15, Tashjian Bee and Pollinator Discovery Center - McVay Learning Lab $175 member/$195 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and all supplies COILED BASKETRY: PINE NEEDLES, SWEET GRASS AND BROOM CORN

Friday, August 24, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Linda Conroy, Moonwise Herbs, educator for 20 years, speaker throughout the U.S. Make your own ~5” diameter coiled basket from a selection of natural materials and a variety of stitches as well as decorative options. Limit 20, Snyder Building - Tea Room $95 member/$110 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and all supplies

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MAKE YOUR OWN ECO-PRINT ON PAPER

Saturday, September 22, 9:00 a.m. - noon

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Saturday, May 12 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Jean Manrique, High-end fiber artist and instructor: natural dyes and eco-printing Achieve incredible designs and color directly from nature and infuse them on paper. Prepare the paper to accept pigments from plants followed by a steam process which allows the natural colors of the plants to permanently transfer. Use your uniquely custom paper as framed art or cards. Limit 15, Marion Andrus Learning Center - Garden Lab $59 member/$84 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and all supplies

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JEWELRY & WEARABLE ART ECO-PRINT SCARF - WEAR THE ARBORETUM

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Saturday, April 14, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

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Jean Manrique, Experienced high end fiber artist and instructor specializing in natural dyes and eco printing Select your custom combination of seasonal leaves, bundle and steam to extract pigment, then wash and iron to produce your finished silk scarf! Limit 12, Tashjian Bee and Pollinator Discovery Center - McVay Learning Lab $89 member/$109 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and all supplies

Jean Manrique

ORIGAMI EARRINGS

Thursday, May 3, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Sarah Bober, ReFind Design, specializing in eco-friendly jewelry; Level One Certified Art Clay Instructor You will learn the folding techniques as you work on pieces from origami and chiyogami paper. Just bring yourself; all materials are included to make and bring home a unique pair of origami earrings. Limit 30, Tashjian Bee and Pollinator Discovery Center

Sarah Bober

- McVay Learning Lab $29 member/$59 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and all supplies FELTED SLIPPERS

Saturday, September 8 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Leslie Granbeck, Minneapolis-based feltmaker and instructor, www. fiberenvy.net Create custom-made, cozy and warm felted slippers with fine, soft Corriedale wool. Layer colorful wool fibers over a custom pattern made from your own feet. Explore traditional wet felting techniques and transform the fibers into durable felted slippers. You can even make Leslie Granbeck them reversible! Limit 12, Tashjian Bee and Pollinator Discovery Center - Honey House $99 member/$139 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and all supplies

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DRAWING ARBORETUM TULIPS IN COLORED PENCIL Gretchen Wagener Burau, professional artist, art history instructor at the University of St. Thomas, and longtime Arboretum employee Tulips from the 2018 Annual Garden will be your muse as you learn to observe, render details and apply colors in layers to build a three-dimensional form using graphite and colored pencil techniques. Limit 15, Oswald Visitor Center - Teaching Classroom $59 member/$89 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and all supplies NATURE SKETCHBOOKS: ALL-DAY WORKSHOP WITH PAM LUER

Saturday, June 2, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Pam Luer, artist and instructor for nearly 20 years, licensed product artist at Target, Crate & Barrel, and more A great introduction to this medium, no experience necessary! Learn how to closely observe summer’s natural beauty, which will not only help you grow as an artist but expand your experiences in nature as well. This allday workshop is for anyone who wants to add an element of art while “on the go” – in your backyard, park, or on your next vacation. All you need is a love of nature, an inquisitive eye, and a few carefully selected drawing tools. Either bring your own supplies (see supply list at arboretum.umn.edu/Drawing.aspx) or purchase the $60 kit with this order Pam Luer which will be waiting for you on your first day of class. Limit 12, Oswald Visitor Center - Azalea Classroom $59 member/$89 non-member, includes Arboretum admission NATURE SKETCHBOOK SERIES: FALL AT THE ARBORETUM WITH PAM LUER

Three Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. - noon, September 8, 15 & 22

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Gretchen Wagner Bureau

Saturday, May 12, 9:00 a.m. - noon

Pam Luer, artist and instructor for nearly 20 years, licensed product artist at Target, Crate & Barrel, and more This three-session workshop is takes the skills and principles from the above class and delves into more time and detail to expand participants’ skills. Can be taken on its own or in conjunction with the June 2 Workshop, with a focus on autumnal subjects. Limit 12, Marion Andrus Learning Center - Garden Lab $79 member/$109 non-member, includes Arboretum admission

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PAINTING BEAUTIFUL SKIES: FULL DAY WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP WITH DAVID SMITH

FI NE A RTS, CRAFTS & L ITER ATUR E

Saturday, May 5 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

David Smith, signature member of the MN Watercolor Society and Northstar Watermedia Society, over 20 years’ teaching experience David Smith Some watercolor experience preferred Watercolor is the perfect medium to explore and create the endless variety skies: stormy, still, gray or blue, sun sets and sun rises, along with the variety of cloud formations. Create the perfect backdrop for your watercolor landscape or seascape by learning multiple approaches to painting beautiful skies: wet-into-wet, wet on dry, pouring, and spattering. See supply list at arboretum. umn.edu/painting.aspx Limit 24, Tashjian Bee and Pollinator Discovery Center - McVay Learning Lab $99 member/$129 non-member, includes Arboretum admission PAINT AND WINE: THE JAPANESE GARDEN IN BLOOM

Thursday, May 17 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

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MN WINE Georgia Kandiko, longtime educator, award winning professional watercolor artist, and Arboretum devotee TASTES! Learn tips and techniques from Georgia that will turn your blank canvas into one of the most beloved locations in the Arboretum – The Japanese Garden! Even though you are guided step-by-step, Georgia encourages each student own unique perspective to shine through. No painting experience required! Limit 24, Tashjian Bee and Pollinator Discovery Center - McVay Learning Lab $69 member/$89 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and all supplies SUMI-E: INK PAINTING SUMMER SPLENDOR

Saturday, June 9, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Susan Frame, painter, poet, published author, and teacher Sumi-e is the Japanese word for Black Ink Painting. Learn to paint irises and egrets in the sumi-e way, using sumi (black ink), Chinese tube colors, rice paper and bamboo brushes. Class includes demonstration plus open painting time. Beginners through advanced artists welcome – Watercolorists and other painters will also find this useful. Limit 12, Oswald Visitor Center - Teaching Classroom $79 member/$109 non-member, includes Arboretum admission, two bamboo brushes, rice paper, shared ink, shared color Susan Frame

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PAINTING TREES IN WATERCOLOR

Catherine Hearding, Award-winning painter and in-demand instructor No experience necessary Focus on painting trees in different settings, including groups of trees, flowering trees, background trees and close-ups. Students will learn how to use value, intensity and color temperature to paint realistic looking trees and will learn how to mix a wide range of natural looking greens. Includes all supplies needed to complete a finished masterpiece to take home. Limit 24, Tashjian Bee and Pollinator Discovery Center Catherine Hearding McVay Learning Lab $99 member/$119 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and all supplies PAINT AND CRAFT BEER: PAINT THE SPRING PEEPER MEADOW

Thursday, July 19, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Georgia Kandiko, longtime educator, award winning professional watercolor artist, and Arboretum devotee No experience necessary Unmapped Brewing Co. in INCLUDES Minnetonka is the featured MN WINE brewery for this Paint & Pint TASTES! session as you paint a unique MN Landscape Arboretum scene with acrylic on canvas, featuring Spring Peeper Meadow. All materials and Mark MacLennan supplies are included to sip, make, and take a finished masterpiece… Just show up, ready for fun! Limit 24, Tashjian Bee and Pollinator Discovery Center - McVay Learning Lab $69 member/$89 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and all supplies BEGINNING ASIAN BRUSH PAINTING

Saturday, September 8, 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Dee Teller, Internationally known artist famous for her Asian brush painting and calligraphy Understand the four treasures of Asian brush painting and calligraphy: brush, ink, paper, and ink stone. Practice the correct way to hold a sumi-e (black ink painting) brush as you write “horse” in Asian Craig Challgren calligraphy, and be guided step-by-step through painting a horse on rice paper. Limit 20, Tashjian Bee and Pollinator Discovery Center - McVay Learning Lab $119 member/$149 non-member, includes Arboretum admission plus rice paper, a set of three pointed-hair handmade brushes,and a bottle of traditional sumi-e black ink. ($40 value)

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Saturday, June 9, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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Georgia Kandiko, longtime educator, award winning professional watercolor artist, and Arboretum devotee No experience necessary Create a unique and beautiful painting that literally “breaks out” of canvas boundaries! Just bring yourself; all supplies included to make a watercolor piece ready to hang at home! View all “breakout” images at http://arboretum.umn.edu/painting.aspx Limit 20, Oswald Visitor Center - Azalea Classroom WATERCOLOR BREAK-OUT: LANDSCAPES

Wednesday, March 14 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

From tree tops to shore side rocks, this unique watercolor piece explores the beauty of the Minnesota landscape. $69 member/$99 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and all supplies and take-home watercolor brush Georgia Kandiko

WATERCOLOR BREAK-OUT: MAGNOLIAS

Wednesday, April 4, 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

You can grow a number of magnolias in Minnesota. Examine these spectacular tree blossoms as you create your own innovative watercolor masterpiece. $69 member/$99 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and all supplies and take-home watercolor brush Georgia Kandiko

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WATERCOLOR “BREAKOUTS”

WATERCOLOR BREAK-OUT: RED-WINGED BLACKBIRD

Wednesday, May 2, 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Red-winged blackbirds are one of the most widespread birds in Minnesota. Spend the day painting the bird and its cattail environment in a creative composition. $69 member/$99 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and all supplies and take-home watercolor brush WATERCOLOR BREAK-OUT: IRIS

Wednesday, June 6 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Blooming primarily in May and June, the Iris Garden at the Arboretum contains over 500 cultivars of this exquisite perennial. Spend the day artfully depicting the flower and foliage! $69 member/$99 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and all supplies and take-home watercolor brush

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Bim Willow, Bent Willow Artisan and Author Level: All levels, especially beginners! Bent willow furniture was an early American craft that is making a strong comeback. Bim will walk you step-by-step through your project, resulting in a beautiful bent willow piece within a matter of a few hours – really! You will never feel more proud of the furniture building skills you didn’t know you had. Images of each project are available at arboretum.umn.edu/furniture.aspx Bring a hammer, pruning shears, and a vehicle large enough to carry your finished project home. Tashjian Bee and Pollinator Discovery Center - Picnic Shelter

Saturday, August 11 MORNING SESSION, 9:00 a.m. - noon BAKERS RACK OR POTTING BENCH Approx Dimensions: 66” x 40” x 24” $325 member/$360 non-member, includes Arboretum admission, box lunch and all raw materials WILLOW BIRDHOUSE BENCH Approx Dimensions: 48” x 40” x 14” $160 member/$180 non-member, includes Arboretum admission, box lunch and all materials

Bim Willow

WILLOW COFFEE TABLE Approx Dimensions: 17” x 36” x 24” $160 member/$180 non-member, includes Arboretum admission, box lunch and all raw materials

AFTERNOON SESSION, 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Bim Willow

BENT WILLOW CHAIR Approx Dimensions: 46” 32” 28” $325 member/$360 non-member, includes Arboretum admission, box lunch and all raw materials BENT WILLOW LOVESEAT Approx Dimensions: 46” 50” 28” $400 member/$440 non-member, includes Arboretum admission, box lunch and all raw materials

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BIM WILLOW FURNITURE

Bim Willow

BENT WILLOW ROCKING CHAIR Approx Dimensions: 46” 32” 28” $400 member/$440 non-member, includes Arboretum admission, box lunch, and all raw materials

Bim Willow

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STONE BALANCING THE POWER OF BALANCE: STONE SCULPTURES FOR YOUR GARDEN

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Saturday, July 21, 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

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Peter Juhl, stone balancing artist, www.temporarysculpture.com No experience necessary Learn simple techniques using shape, weight, and friction 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, Oswald Visitor Center - Azalea Classroom $42 member/$55 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and all supplies

Peter Juhl

ARTIST STUDIO ARBORETUM OPEN ART STUDIO

Select a 12-week series: Tuesdays, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., April 3 - June 19 Tuesdays, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., September 4 - November 20 Do you enjoy the community of other artists for support and encouragement? 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, Snyder Building - Tea Room $39 member/$155 non-member, includes Arboretum admission

BOOK CLUB BOOKS IN THE GARDEN – NATURE: FRIEND OR ADVERSARY

Second Wednesdays, noon - 1:30 p.m., April - September

Toni McNaron, Ph.D., award-winning professor emerita of English, University of Minnesota Is nature a friend or adversary of humans? As you encounter nature as it represented in this season’s literature, discuss what motivates us to cooperate with or resist the forces of nature. April 11: “Surfacing” by Margaret Atwood May 9: “Garden Poems” edited by John Hollander June 13: “The Summer Book” by Tove Jansson July 11: “The Old Man and the Sea” by Ernest Hemingway August 8: “A Gentle Plea for Chaos” by Mirabel Osler September 12: “Dry September” by William Faulkner and “The Flowers” by Alice Walker Limit 24, Oswald Visitor Center - Teaching Classroom $100 member/$130 non-member, includes Arboretum admission

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NATURAL SOAP & BEAUTY SATURDAY IN THE KITCHEN: THE ART OF BATHING

Saturday, April 21, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Kris James, Certified Culinary Herbalist and Aromatherapist Essential oil blends and other ingredients can transform your soak into a calming, destressing, or rejuvenating experience. Prepare products including: immune boosting footbath, elegant scented milk bath, and herbal bath salts to soothe sore muscles. Limit 20, Marion Andrus Learning Center - Harvest Kitchen $45 member/$60 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and all supplies FRESH NATURAL SPRING SOAP MAKING

Raulla Mitchell, Founder Red Note Botanica, LLC. Trained as a Holistic Healthcare Practitioner and a Certified Aromatherapist Create your own collection of beautiful, gently moisturizing, sulfate-free soaps in a variety of fragrances and shapes using fun floral molds and luscious, phthalate-free fragrances such as lemon, orange, mango, melon, coconut, jasmine, peony, sage, grapefruit, lavender, and more. Limit 20, Marion Andrus Learning Center - Harvest Kitchen $60 member/$75 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and all supplies SATURDAY IN THE KITCHEN: BEESWAX BEAUTY

Saturday, July 21, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Kris James, Certified Culinary Herbalist, Chef/Culinary Educator Beeswax is used in beauty products and is a natural, toxin-free way to add protective, emolliating, and softening elements to skincare. Create and enjoy luxurious products such as Sweet Orange and Honey Body Wash, Anti-Wrinkle Green Tea Eye Cream and Happy Heel Lemon Foot Salve. Limit 20, Marion Andrus Learning Center - Harvest Kitchen $45 member/$60 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and all supplies

HEA LTH & HOME

Saturday, April 28 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

HERBAL AND GOAT MILK SOAP MAKING

Sunday, August 26, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Linda Conroy, Moonwise Herbs, educator for 20 years, speaker throughout the U.S. Create two styles of your own traditional soap with herbs and fresh goat’s milk. Explore skills such as felting soap and working with loofah. Take home nine bars of soap made in class, plus instructions and recipes. Limit 20, Marion Andrus Learning Center - Harvest Kitchen $95 member/$110 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.

MORE MEDICINAL PLANTS OF THE MIDWEST

Sunday, June 3, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

HEA LTH & HOME

Matthew Alfs, Clinical Herbalist (R.H.), Founder of Midwest Herbs and Healing, Author Beyond the familiar herbal superstars like echinacea, ginkgo, hawthorn, garlic, turmeric and ginger, other wild plants found in the Midwest possess remarkable healing powers. Learn how to separate fact from fiction, and see how the experts effectively use wild plants, from plant identification to proper collection and preparation methods. Limit 22, Oswald Visitor Center - Teaching Classroom $35 member/$50 non-member, includes Arboretum admission MAKE-AND-TAKE HERBAL CLEANING PRODUCTS

Saturday, September 15 9:30 a.m. - noon

Mary Taylor, Owner of an Herb and Aromatherapy business in Marshall, MN Create your own collection of herbal cleaning products, including a countertop spray, laundry products & herbal air fresheners for your home and car. Explore the ways vinegar, baking soda and essential oils can do a fabulous job of cleaning and freshening your home, including the antibacterial and antiviral properties. Limit 24, Marion Andrus Learning Center - Harvest Kitchen $40 member/$55 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and all supplies

SHINRIN-YOKU Tom Bezek, trained Nature Therapy guide, Assn of Nature & Forest Therapy Select a session:

Saturday, May 19, 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Saturday, June 23, 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Saturday, July 14, 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Saturday, August 25, 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Saturday, September 29, 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Enjoy the tranquility and well-being of a Japanese mindfulness practice that invites nature to be your healer. Through guided awareness exercises, you will awaken all your senses and calm your mind. Shinrin-yoku (translation: ‘Forest Bathing’) fosters a deep connection with nature that will nourish your mind, body and spirit. Limit 12, Meet at Ordway Picnic Shelter $16 member/$31 non-member, includes Arboretum admission

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DINNER 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.

Limit 30, Marion Andrus Learning Center - Harvest Kitchen Each class $65 member/$80 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and multiple course watch-learn-dine experience - plus recipes! GARDENS OF SALONICA: DINNER WITH CHEF ANNA CHRISTOFORIDES

Thursday, March 22, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

NEW SCENIC CAFE: DINNER WITH CHEF SCOTT GRADEN

Thursday, April 19, 1:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

One of Duluth’s very best restaurants, well-known for a lively, imaginative menu that changes seasonally and borrows globally COALITION: DINNER WITH EXECUTIVE CHEF/CO-OWNER ELI WOLLENZIEN

Thursday, May 31, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Enjoy a beautiful seasonal menu while learning cooking tips and tricks from Eli. OCEANAIRE: DINNER WITH EXECUTIVE CHEF ANDREW WILSON

Thursday, June 28, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Committed to connecting their guests to the health of oceans and land, Oceanaire’s offerings are seasonal, regionally inspired, and change daily.

FO OD & WINE

Delicious traditional and modern Greek cuisine using the finest ingredients–local, all-natural and organic–served family style.

THE GREAT BIG PAELLA PARTY WITH JOAN & DAVID DONATELLE

Thursday, August 9, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Paella is a beautiful Spanish dish with Calaspara rice, saffron, seafood and meat. Watch the paella prepared in a traditional pan outside, followed by tapas demonstration, sampling, and sangria! APPLE & HONEY DINNER WITH JOAN & DAVID DONATELLE

Thursday, October 11, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Celebrate apple harvest season with a centuries-old classic combination. NOTE: This dinner does not include alcohol. HSpecial Price $45 member/$60 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and multiple course watch-learn-dine experience - plus recipes!

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SATURDAY IN THE KITCHEN

Prepare and taste exciting new recipes in a sociable, casual atmosphere. FRESH PASTA 101

Saturday, April 21, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Joan & David Donatelle, Chefs, Cooking Instructors & Nutrition Coach Cover the basics to make artisan pasta: from dough making to rolling, cutting, filling and cooking. Create handmade pasta such as ravioli, orechiette, and fettuccine, then sample it fresh, prepared with a few sauces, PLUS enough extra to share at home! Limit 20, Marion Andrus Learning Center - Harvest Kitchen $45 member/$60 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and all supplies A FRESH LOOK AT TACOS

Kris James, Certified Culinary Herbalist, Chef/Culinary Educator Sample a variety of innovative taco recipes using non-traditional ingredients. Prepare recipes such as Thai Tacos with Ginger Slaw and Peanut Sauce, Hibiscus Flower and Sweet Potato Tacos and Roasted Asparagus and Cherry Tacos! Limit 20, Marion Andrus Learning Center - Harvest Kitchen $45 member/$60 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and all supplies Wuestenigel/Flikr

FO OD & WINE

Saturday, May 5 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

FLAVORS IN BLOOM

Saturday, June 23, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Kris James, Certified Culinary Herbalist, Chef/Culinary Educator Flowers are more than a garnish - they can add flavor and beauty to your dishes! Create and taste recipes “blooming” with flavor such as Chive Flower Flatbread, Lilac BlossomAlmond Scones, Warm Halloumi with Rhubarb Relish, Pickled Radishes & Violas. Limit 20, Marion Andrus Learning Center - Harvest Kitchen $45 member/$60 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and all supplies THE HERB GARDEN SALON: GATHERING TO CELEBRATE THE HERBAL HARVEST WITH FRIENDS

Saturday, August 18, 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Nationally-acclaimed professional herb instructors invite you to learn, taste, and experience fascinating presentations and hands-on sessions including “Lemon Scented Herbs to Grow and Use,” “Drink Your Herbs,” “Herbal Gifts from the Garden,” and featuring a delicious herbal salad lunch! Take-home goodies include a bouquet garni, herbal vinegar, lemon potpourri, herbal lemon tea, honey-ginger switchel and a shrub, and a dried culinary herb blend. Full agenda and session descriptions at arboretum. umn.edu/herbs.aspx Limit 40, Learning Center, Harvest Kitchen $65 member/$80 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and all supplies

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THE HOME CREAMERY: MAKE YOUR OWN CULTURED MILK AND HOME CHEESE

Saturday, August 25, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Linda Conroy, Moonwise Herbs, educator for 20 years, speaker throughout the U.S. Make cultured butter, yogurt, kefir cheese, paneer, fresh mozzarella and cheese curds, and enjoy them during a delicious lunch. Take home cheese made in class plus a culture to start additional cheese and cultured milk products! Limit 20, Marion Andrus Learning Center - Harvest Kitchen $95 member/$110 non-member, includes Arboretum admission, lunch and all supplies JAPANESE TEAS... STEEPED IN TRADITION

Kris James, Certified Culinary Herbalist, Chef/Culinary Educator In Japan, tea is elevated to an art form. Taste a variety of exquisite teas from Japan, then prepare and enjoy Japanese appetizers such as onigiri (molded rice balls) and soba in cucumber cups. Limit 20, Marion Andrus Learning Center - Harvest Kitchen $45 member/$60 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and all supplies

WINE INTRODUCTION TO WINE TASTING AND WINE APPRECIATION

Saturday, April 7, 1:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Drew Horton, University of MN Enology Specialist, Horticulture Research Center 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. Limit 40, Tashjian Bee and Pollinator Discovery Center - McVay Learning Lab $80 member/$95 non-member, includes Arboretum admission, and all supplies THE BOTANY BEHIND WINE AND WINE BARRELS: A DAY TRIP FROM FOREST TO GLASS

FO OD & WINE

Saturday, September 22, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Saturday, May 19, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Drew Horton, University of MN Enology Specialist at the Horticulture Research Center Laura Vogel, Adult Education Programs Manager, MN Landscape Arboretum Stroll the Arboretum to view Minnesota’s white oak trees - the beginning of a wine barrel. Travel by bus to a local cooperage using Minnesota oak to make, toast and char barrels. After a picnic lunch, tour the U of MN research vineyards and wine lab, featuring tastes of Minnesota wine. Limit 22, Meet at the Snyder Lobby $95 member/$110 non-member, includes Arboretum admission, picnic lunch, wine sampling, transportation from the Arboretum, Riedel wine glass

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FREE PROGRAMS FOR ALL AGES All Free programs are included with Arboretum admission! Let’s Talk Plants is a project of the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum and the Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program.

Drop-in to one of these free, fun & friendly experiences!

PLANT-MAKER STUDIO

Saturdays & Sundays, year round

Ariel Dressler

Drop-in anytime Noon - 4 p.m. Enjoy fun make-a-plant studio activities for all ages with seasonal nature themes and take-home projects. Learning Center

GARDEN FUN STOPS June - September

Hidden Views Tuesdays & Saturdays, drop-in between 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Uncover hidden plant and Arboretum views from a different perspective Morgan Terrace Gardens (behind the Snyder Building) House Hunting for Pollinators Saturdays & Sundays, drop-in between 12:30 p.m. - 3 p.m. Watch insects house-hunting in action and make a hollow stem house to hang at home! Bee Center Garden Origami Folding Station Saturdays & Sundays, drop-in between noon - 4:00 p.m. Fold your own garden themed origami to take home. Learning Center

NATURE PLAY FOR WEE ONES June - September

(up to age 5, together with adult)

Saturdays, drop-in with an adult between 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Themed activities encourage unhurried outside play, which helps children grow stronger, healthier and happier! Green Play Yard, located outside the Learning Center

GUIDED WALKING TOURS May 3 - October 6

(1-Hour)

Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. & Saturdays at 1 p.m. See and learn more about the seasonal highlights of the Arboretum during a 60-minute tour. Meet in the Great Hall, Oswald Visitor Center Minnesota Landscape Arboretum | 3675 Arboretum Drive | Chaska, MN 55318-9613

Classes Spring/Summer 2018  

Continuing Education for Adults and Families for Spring and Summer 2018 at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.

Classes Spring/Summer 2018  

Continuing Education for Adults and Families for Spring and Summer 2018 at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.