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CONTENTS SECTION BOTANICAL ARTS & CRAFTS

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Express your creative side with the Arboretum as your subject.

COOKING

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Enjoy nature’s bounty at its best; learn new techniques and tastes.

GARDENING SCHOOL

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Learn gardening skills through lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on activities.

HORTICULTURE

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Fine-tune your plant knowledge or learn a new gardening skill from expert instructors.

PHOTOGRAPHY

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Practice photography skills in the 1,137 acre Arboretum outdoor classroom.

WALKS FOR THE CURIOUS

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Join one of these ‘classes on the move’ as you learn and walk with an expert.

ESPECIALLY FOR GROUPS

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Bring a group to the Arboretum for a private class.

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BOTANICAL ARTS & CRAFTS Expert artist-teachers offer accessible instruction with the Arboretum as studio and subject. Classes range from beginning to advanced skill levels. BOOKS IN THE GARDEN | 100-01-12-11 Wednesdays, January 12, February 9, March 9, April 13, May 11, and June 8, Noon - 1:30 p.m. $60 member/$70 non-member, All Levels, Lecture, Limit 30, Learning Center Bring your lunch! The kettle will be on and the discussion will be rich during this book-club structured series with award winning author Toni McNaron, University of Minnesota professor emerita of English. You will come to the session having read the month’s selection and learn more about the context of and the authors who have created stories centered around the deep and abiding power gardens and gardening have in our lives. A sampling of the literature includes “Gardens in the Dunes” by Leslie Marmon Silko, “Rappacini’s Daughter” by Nathaniel Hawthorne, “Kew Gardens” by Virginia Woolf, and “Quite a Year for Plums” by Bailey White. You will receive a reading list prior to the first meeting.    

FOOD AS METAPHOR: WRITING INSPIRATIONS FROM FOOD | 100-03-10-11 Thursdays, March 10, 17, and 24, 6:30-9:00 p.m. $80 member/$90 non-member, All Levels, Hands-On / Demo, Limit 30, Learning Center Like cooking, writing is the process of pulling together the raw ingredients with inspiration and motivation to create a finished work of art. Food and rituals associated with it bring powerful emotions and can inspire strong writing. Published writer and educator Jules Nyquist, whose latest poetry chapbook is “Appetites: Poems on Food, Drink, Sex” (2010) will show you how to use food as a metaphor through writing exercises that will draw upon cultural images toward food, food rituals and preparation, gender, politics, body image, and hunger. You will read literature selections about gastronomy and art, food in poetry and food in fiction and character development.   

THURSDAY NIGHT WITH THE ARTIST: STEVE TOBIN | 100-04-14-11 Thursday, April 14, 7:30-9 p.m. $20 member/$30 non-member, All Levels, Lecture, Limit 200, Oswald Visitor Center Artist Steve Tobin describes his exhibit Steelroots as “a fusion of art and nature.” The exhibit at the Arboretum is only the second appearance of the series worldwide and the first in Minnesota. During this exclusive evening, Tobin will discuss his journey as an artist influenced by nature and how he draws from natural forms to create exquisite sculptures in glass, clay, bronze and steel. You will learn more about each particular piece--some of which soar up to 40 feet or weight as much as 20,000 pounds--and about the artist’s intention in selecting each setting. There will be time for questions with the artist, lending a deeper appreciation for this unique exhibition and allowing you to share in the artist’s reverence for nature. Seating and cash bar opens at 6:30 p.m.   

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THE ARTIST AS NATURALIST: Follow popular artist-teachers Sandra Muzzy and Georgia Kandiko as they lead you deeper into the study of nature and art. This year, participants will paint on location at three distinct settings at the Arboretum: Green Heron Pond, Bennett/Johnson Prairie, and the orchards and vineyards at the Horticultural Research Center. Improve your skills—or learn new ones!—as you learn more about the plants and animals that inhabit the Arboretum. WATERCOLOR JOURNALING SPRING WORKSHOP: GREEN HERON POND | 100-04-16-11 Saturdays, April 16, 23, 30, May 7, 9:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m. $95 member/$110 non-member, Beginner-Intermediate, Hands-On / Demo, Limit 16, Learning Center

As life returns to Green Heron Pond, artist-teacher Sandra Muzzy will help you make a personal record of spring unfolding. Sandra will show easy-to-manage techniques in watercolor, ink, colored pencils, markers, mono-printing, and collage as you develop your own style. She will also discuss book binding options. Classes will start in the Learning Center, proceed to the bog. Sandra is an award-winning watercolorist and popular teacher who has exhibited widely in the Twin Cities, including at the Arboretum. Experience is helpful but not required. A supplies list will be sent to you when you register. Dress for painting on location outdoors. Note that this class will require walking to painting sites. Trails around the pond are flat, but they are not paved and may be muddy. Inclement weather back-up: Class will take place in the Learning Center.

SPRING PLEIN-AIR WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP: GREEN HERON POND | 100-05-21-11 Saturday, May 21, 9:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m. $40 member/$50 non-member, Beginner-Intermediate, Hands-On / Demo, Limit 15, Snyder Building Lobby By mid-May, Green Heron Pond should be teeming with life. Watercolorist Georgia Kandiko will help you focus on a specific plant or animal to create accurate and personal images of a pond denizen. You will start with a quick value study and then learn more techniques–e.g., direct and negative painting, mixing colors on the paper, and glazing. Georgia Kandiko has a wide following as an artist-teacher and was one of the exhibitors in 2010’s Powerhouse Plants at the Arboretum. Some painting experience is recommended. A supplies list will be sent to you when you register. Dress for painting on location outdoors. Note that this class will require walking to painting sites. Trails around the pond are flat, but they are not paved and may be muddy. Inclement weather back-up: Class will take place in the Learning Center.

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O UR LIFE WITH NATURE o and Fun in Learning at the Arboretum COOKING Enjoy your connection with plants by indulging in the pleasures of cooking and eating. Check out the Arboretum’s two cooking class series, Dinner with the Chef and Saturday Mornings in the Kitchen. COOKING CLASSES SPONSORED BY

2011 DINNER WITH A CHEF ITALIAN AT HEART…ROMANCE THROUGH FOOD WITH CHEF ANTONIO CECCONE | 800-02-10-11 Thursday, February 10, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. $45 member/$55 non-member, All Levels, Demo / Meal / Wine Tasting, Limit 30, Learning Center Take a romantic tour of Italy and dazzle your favorite guest with this breathtaking menu. Straight from the heart of Italy, spicy shrimp appetizer, fettuccine ai porcini e gorgonzola, sautéed spinach and fennel salad, pork tenderloin with prosciutto sage sauce, seasoned crusty rolls, and final act: profiteroles puffs with double chocolate amaretto sauce. Dreams do come true!

AMALIA’S TAPAS LATINAS WITH CHEF AMALIA MORENO-DAMGAARD | 800-03-24-11 Thursday, March 24, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. $45 member/$55 non-member, All Levels, Demo / Meal / Wine Tasting, Limit 30, Learning Center Warm up with a little heat via Tapas Latinas! Menu: aguacates rellenos (Avocado stuffed with spicy shrimp in habanero lime-cilantro sauce); arroz con pollo (chicken and rice with vegetables); Amalia’s grilled cheese delight (Latin cheese, raspberry coulis and mint); wine tastings.  

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THE INDIAN KITCHEN: SALADS & SIDE DISHES WITH CHEF RAGHAVAN IYER | 800-04-07-11 Thursday, April 7, 2011, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. $45 member/$55 non-member, All Levels, Demo / Meal / Wine Tasting, Limit 30, Learning Center Spring forces you to think light and salads jump at you. Salads take on a new meaning in Indian cuisine as lettuce greens are remarkably absent! Though salads are never eaten as a separate course in Indian meals, they play a crucial role in providing textural and temperature balances. Fresh seasonal produce and grains are key ingredients for these sensational salads and side dishes. Menu includes khilli hui masaala mung (sprouted mung beans with potato “croutons” and lime juice), vendakkai pachadi (okra with yogurt), kakadi kosumalli (cucumber-lentil salad), tamatar nu salade (fresh tomatoes with peanuts, chilies, and roasted mustard seed), and masaala paneer (homemade spiced cheese with fresh mint). 

GARDEN IN A GLASS WITH APPETIZERS WITH COOKING INSTRUCTOR KRIS JAMES | 800-05-26-11 Thursday, May 26, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. $45 member/$55 non-member, All Levels, Demo / Meal / Wine Tasting, Limit 30, Learning Center Back by popular demand! Wow guests at your next soirée with creative drinks of garden goodness and appetizers aplenty. Muddling herbs and creating simple syrups are all part of the magic. Menu includes Lemon Verbena Quencher, Berry-Thyme Cooler and more along with appetizers.  

COOKING UP THE GOOD LIFE WITH CHEF JENNY BREEN | 800-06-09-10 Thursday, June 9, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. $45 member/$55 non-member, All Levels, Demo / Meal / Wine Tasting, Limit 30, Learning Center Recipes hot off the press… literally. “Cooking Up the Good Life”, Chef Jenny Breen’s new book published by University of Minnesota Press this spring, treats us to seasonal cooking at its best! Menu could include: Chicken satay skewers with peanut sauce; mushroom pate; asparagus with citrus-olive marinade; greens with miso dressing and toasted almonds; wild rice almond croquettes; savory chard and goat cheese tart. Top it off with strawberry crisp and locally made ice cream.  

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SATURDAYS IN THE KITCHEN Savor Saturday mornings in the inspiring Arboretum setting, where you will prepare and taste exciting new recipes in a fun, casual atmosphere.   HEALTH-GIVING POWER FOODS | 800-02-26-11 Saturday, February 26, 9 a.m.-11 a.m. $30 member/$40 non-member, All Levels, Hands-On / Demo / Taste, Limit 20, Learning Center Nourish your body with power-food choices and it will reward you! Blueberries, ginger, cremini mushrooms, wine and walnuts are all packed with nutrients. Menu may include: Pork Tenderloin with Blueberry-Ginger Relish; Cremini Mushroom & Merlot Tart; Warm French Lentil, Apple,Walnut Salad. Kris James, Instructor.   

VEGGIES MAKE HISTORY: WHAT LEWIS AND CLARK HAD FOR DINNER | 800-04-02-11 Saturday, April 2 and 9, 9 a.m.-11 a.m. $60 member/$70 non-member, Beginner-Intermediate, Lecture / Demo, Limit 20, Learning Center The Lewis & Clark Expedition loved eating meat, but they ate their veggies, too. Join Mary Gunderson, author, food historian, and teacher, for a lively exploration of their journey across the continent. Learn more about this time of history while enjoying root veggie-inspired recipes adapted from the explorers’ documents for her book “The Food Journal of Lewis & Clark: Recipes for an Expedition” (History Cooks, 2003).  

MMM…MAPLE SYRUP BEYOND PANCAKES | 800-04-16-11 Saturday, April 16, 9 a.m.-11 a.m. $30 member/$40 non-member, All Levels, Hands-On / Demo / Taste, Limit 20, Learning Center Let’s take full advantage of maple syrup season beyond pancakes! From sweet to savory, recipes may include: Maple-Spice Marinated Shrimp; Maple, Apple and Cashew Salad; and sweet maple delights! Kris James, Instructor.  

WHAT’S THE BUZZ? HONEY! | 800-05-14-11 Saturday, May 14, 9 a.m.-11 a.m. $30 member/$40 non-member, All Levels, Hands-On / Demo / Taste, Limit 20, Learning Center Natural honey…mix it into sweet and savory recipes, add it to tea, and drizzle it over everything from biscuits to cakes. Here’s a honey of a class using wonderful Minnesota artisanal honey. Menu: HoneyChicken Appetizer Tarts; Crab, Corn and Tomato Salad with Lemon-Honey-Basil Dressing; and more. Kris James, Instructor. WWW.ARBORTEUM.UMN.EDU/LEARN.ASPX OR CALL 952-443-1422 Learn 2010 Bklt v4.indd 7

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FLAT OUT FABULOUS FLAT BREADS | 800-06-25-11 Saturday, June 25, 9 a.m.-11 a.m. $30 member/$40 non-member, All Levels, Hands-On / Demo / Taste, Limit 20, Learning Center

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If you live in Minnesota, you know about the Swedish flatbread…Lefse…but did you know that flatbreads date back to ancient times? Flatbreads from around the world are an easy and intriguing addition to any meal or picnic! We’ll prepare Darjeeling Market Tibetan Bread, Indonesian Coconut Cracker Bread, Naan with fresh Herb and Cheese filling and Venezuelan Arepa. Kris James, Instructor.

PESTOS WITH PIZAZZ! | 800-07-09-11 Saturday, July 9, 9 a.m.-11 a.m. $30 member/$40 non-member, All Levels, Hands-On / Demo / Taste, Limit 20, Learning Center There’s a world beyond basic basil pesto and we’ll explore it during this class. How about Walnut Sage Pesto, Sun-dried Tomato Pesto, Wild Mushroom Pesto and even a fruit pesto! Kris James, Instructor.

GARDENING SCHOOL Learn from expert instructors in the Midwest’s largest and most spectacular classroom --- the 1,200-acre Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. Through lectures, demonstrations, on-site garden visits and hands-on activities, the Arboretum Gardening School offers rich opportunities for lifelong learning on a full range of topics.

STARTING PLANTS INDOORS BUILDING AND USING GROW LIGHTS | 150-01-22-11 Saturday, January 22, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $30 member/$40 non-member, Beginner-Intermediate, Lecture / Demo, Limit 30, Learning Center Learn the how-to’s of growing plants under lights and get a jump start on growing seedlings without a greenhouse. For as little as $15 in materials, you can create a system to grow transplants of what you want to grow for your patio pots or vegetable garden. You can also use your grow lights to have herbs such as basil and chives year-round.   

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O UR LIFE WITH NATURE o and Fun in Learning at the Arboretum SEXUAL REPRODUCTION: WORKING WITH SEEDS | 150-01-29-11 Saturday, January 29, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $30 member/$40 non-member, Beginner-Intermediate, Lecture / Demo, Limit 30, Learning Center Understand the biology of seeds, germination techniques, scarification, stratification and more. Work with a horticulturalist who is expert in propagation.   

ASEXUAL REPRODUCTION: CUTTINGS, LAYERING, AND SPECIALIZED STRUCTURES | 150-02-05-11 Saturday, February 5, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $30 member/$40 non-member, Beginner-Intermediate, Lecture / Demo, Limit 30, Snyder Building Dividing your plants is only one way to asexually propagate your favorite plants. Learn how to make cuttings, layering and the role of specialized structures in certain plants. Learn from a horticulturalist how to propagate plants through this fascinating method.    

ASEXUAL REPRODUCTION: GRAFTING | 150-02-12-11 Saturday, February 12, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $30 member/$40 non-member, Beginner-Intermediate, Lecture / Demo, Limit 30, Snyder Building Gain the understanding of the different methods of grafting and why some grafts work and some don’t. Much of the class will be spent on practicing and making a number of grafts with various plant materials. Work with a horticulturalist who is expert in plant propagation.   

PLANNING A GARDEN FROM THE GROUND UP: UNDERSTANDING SOILS | 150-02-26-11 Saturday, February 26, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $30 member/$40 non-member, Beginner-Intermediate, Lecture / Demo, Limit 30, Snyder Building Work with a soil scientist to learn about the essentials of the earth in which you grow your garden. What are the components of soil? What lives in it? What do you want or need to have in it for the best possible garden? Examine how to enhance the qualities of soil with water, compost and mulch. You will have an opportunity to have your own analyzed.    

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GARDENING SCHOOL CONT. BASIC GARDEN AND LANDSCAPE DESIGN | 150-03-05-11 Saturday, March 5, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $30 member/$40 non-member, Beginner-Intermediate, Lecture / Demo, Limit 30, Snyder Building

Learn the principles and theories of landscape design by understanding style, balance, texture, and scale through case studies. Know how to apply the concepts to any site and design according to the area’s needs. Gain insights from an accomplished designer that can be applied to your own garden and outdoor setting.    

PERENNIALS THROUGH THE SEASONS | 150-03-12-11 Saturday, March 12, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $30 member/$40 non-member, Beginner-Intermediate, Lecture / Demo, Limit 30, Snyder Building The perennial garden is like an orchestra where different sections play their part at different times. Knowing when perennials bloom can help you orchestrate the color display in your garden. Learn about perennials from A to Z with an expert in the use of perennials and be able to apply that knowledge immediately to your own setting.    

GARDENING IN THE SHADE | 150-03-19-11 Saturday, March 19, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $30 member/$40 non-member, Beginner-Intermediate, Lecture / Demo, Limit 30, Learning Center Selecting plants for shady locations is far more challenging than for sunny locations. Go beyond begonias and impatiens and learn which plants will thrive in the shade. Gain insights from an experienced gardener and find out how the texture, color and shape of plants such as hostas can add interest to the shady portions of your setting.    

PLANTING IN SPRING GARDENING WITH HERBS | 150-04-02-11 Saturday, April 2, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $30 member/$40 non-member, Beginner-Intermediate, Lecture / Demo, Limit 30, Learning Center Herbs have been used for centuries in many cultures for fragrance, medicine, flavoring food, and garden design delights. Learn which annual and perennial herbs are suitable for Minnesota. Gain insights from a herb expert on how to grow them in your garden, sources for purchase, and more.  

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CONTAINER GARDENING | 150-04-09-11 Saturday, April 9, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $30 member/$40 non-member, Beginner-Intermediate, Lecture / Demo, Limit 30, Learning Center Create colorful designs by breaking from convention and make unexpected combinations of color, texture, height, form, seasonal interes, and color progression for your containers. Through lecture and demonstrations, you will learn skills to apply immediately at home. Duane Otto is a Landscape Gardener at the Arboretum and has been designing the Arboretum’s annual gardens and planters since 1989.   

VEGETABLE GARDEN BASICS | 150-04-16-11 Saturday, April 16, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $30 member/$40 non-member, Beginner-Intermediate, Lecture / Demo, Limit 30, Learning Center Grow your own fresh food and learn how to make the most of your vegetable gardening space. Learn the what, where, when, and how about vegetable gardening. Find out which varieties will best fit your appetite and your garden site from an expert vegetable gardener.    

SPRING PLANTING FOR SUMMER COLOR | 150-04-30-11 Saturday, April 30, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $30 member/$40 non-member, Beginner-Intermediate, Lecture / Demo, Limit 30, Learning Center Spring is the time to plant bulbs, tubers and rhizomes to assure a riot of color in your garden later in the season. Learn from an expert gardener how to select the best lilies, dahlias, gladioli, and irises for your garden. Immediately apply what you’ve learned about how to plant them and be ready for a riot of blooming color in the summer.     

CREATING A MORE SUSTAINABLE & LOWER-MAINTENANCE GARDEN BEAUTIFUL LAWNS | 150-05-07-11 Saturday, May 7, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $30 member/$40 non-member, Beginner-Intermediate, Lecture / Demo, Limit 30, Snyder Building You can have a lawn that requires less mowing, less water, and less chemical use and cost. And it will be greener and more beautiful. Come and learn how to make choices in turf and ground cover plants that will result in a lawn that requires less maintenance...leaving you more time to do other gardening! 

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GARDENING SCHOOL CONT. HARD-CORE PERENNIALS | 150-05-14-11 Saturday, May 14, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $30 member/$40 non-member, Beginner-Intermediate, Lecture / Demo, Limit 30, Snyder Building

Find out which perennials can really handle Minnesota’s seasons of extremes and which are longest-lived and easiest to maintain. Learn which ones thrive in sunny or shady sites. Examine native plants and cultivars which will add depth and new dimension to your site. Visit the gardens to see various perennial success stories with an expert gardener.   

 SELECTING AND USING NATIVE TREES, SHRUBS AND WOODLAND WILDFLOWERS | 150-05-21-11 Saturday, May 21, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $30 member/$40 non-member, Beginner-Intermediate, Lecture / Demo, Limit 30, Snyder Building Designing with native trees, shrubs and woodland wildflowers can help create sustainable and easy care landscapes with year round natural beauty. Learn how to best utilize your garden site and how to create the site for native plants.      

SELECTING AND USING NATIVE PRAIRIE FLOWERS IN THE HOME LANDSCAPE | 150-05-28-11 Saturday, May 28, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $30 member/$40 non-member, Beginner-Intermediate, Lecture / Demo, Limit 30, Snyder Building Designing with native prairie plants and flowers can help create sustainable and easy care landscapes with year round natural beauty. Learn how to best utilize these plants to bring the beauty of the prairie to your own site and garden.     

GARDENING IN THE SUMMER IPM: CONTROLLING PLANT PESTS SAFELY | 150-06-04-11 Saturday, June 4, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $30 member/$40 non-member, Beginner-Intermediate, Lecture / Demo, Limit 30, Snyder Building Learn the principles of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) by understanding pesticide use, biological and non-chemical use, chemical approaches, insect identification, and preventive measures that every gardener can and should do. Gain insights from a leader expert in IPM practices.   

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TREES AND SHRUBS SELECTIONS | 150-06-18-11 Saturday, June 18, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $30 member/$40 non-member, Beginner-Intermediate, Lecture / Demo, Limit 30, Snyder Building Low-maintenance gardening in Minnesota can be achieved if you know proper plant selection and care, and the star players of those plants are trees and shrubs. Learn from an expert and gain insight into which trees and shrubs are best for your garden and yard. Take a hike into the gardens to see examples of Arboretum selections that will work in your setting.  

HORTICULTURE Fine-tune your plant knowledge or learn a new gardening skill from expert instructors. The instructors are Arboretum staff, University of Minnesota scientists, and other invited guest speakers. The Arboretum gardens serve as classrooms and laboratories which make the classes especially unique. GROW YOUR OWN FOOD | 500-02-19-11 Saturday, February 19, 10 a.m.-Noon $30 member/$40 non-member, All Levels, Lecture, Limit 100, Snyder Auditorium Whether you have a postage-stamp sized urban lot or spacious farmyard, you can grow an abundance of your own food. Learn about some of the best choices for your vegetable garden from lifetime gardener and Arboretum Director of Education Tim Kenny. For a variety to become one of his favorites it must be easy to grow, harvest, and prepare in the kitchen. Selections must be relatively insect and disease free and promise fabulous flavor. By the end of the class, you’ll have a list of favorites, know where to purchase them, how to grow them, and have easy-to-make recipes featuring the selections. Class is lecture style with plenty of photographs, recollections, opinions, and seed catalog references. Suitable for beginner to advanced gardeners.

ORCHID CULTURE 101 | 500-03-05-11 Saturday, March 5, 9:30 a.m.-Noon $35 member/$45 non-member, Oswald Visitor Center Growing orchids in a Minnesota home environment is easier than in a Florida backyard. This may sound impossible, but it’s true. The climate controlled environment in our Minnesota homes is just what orchid plants need to grow and bloom year after year. Orchid grower and expert Jerry Fischer will present the tips and techniques you need to be a successful home orchid grower including light and water requirements, temperature needs, insect and disease management, selecting plants for purchase, and which varieties are your best bet for success. Get started growing orchids right away with a take-home seedling sized orchid plant from this class.

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FROM VINE TO WINE: APPRECIATING THE BOUNTY OF THE GRAPE | 500-05-05-11 Thursdays, May 5, 12, and 19, 6:30-8:30 p.m. $80 member/$90 non-member, All Levels, Lecture / Demo, Limit 30, Learning Center

Gain a deeper understanding and appreciation for wine by hearing about how grape vine breeders and growers approach the art and science of nurturing plants that produce grapes particular suited for wine. Learn about viticulture, the essentials of oenology, and visit the Horticulture Research Center’s vineyard. Taste wines and learn how to evaluate and identify the many nuances of wine flavors and fragrances with University of Minnesota’s oenologist Katie Cook.

PHOTOGRAPHY Immerse yourself in 1,200 acres of rich subject matter, dramatic color, open spaces and abundant wildlife to capture stunning nature photographs. Your close-to-home photographic excursion awaits. INSPIRING CONSERVATION THROUGH PHOTOGRAPHY SYMPOSIUM 2011 | 750-06-11-11 Saturday, June 11, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. $40 member/$50 non-member, All Levels, Lecture, Limit 200, Oswald Visitor Center Regardless of your skill level or type of camera equipment, the beginning of a great photograph is the moment when you decide what it is you are going to shoot. When your goal is to capture the essence of a natural landscape, this decision becomes all-important. Award winning photographer Molly Steinwald will share her techniques and views of how photographs can connect the viewer to nature and increase sensitivity for the environment through lecture-style photo-presentations and a panel discussion with other leading photographers. Stay for the day to explore the Arboretum through your camera. Lunch is included. With the Arboretum as your inspiration and your laboratory, learn tips and techniques from renowned photographers. Participation in the photography workshop includes an invitation to participate in the Student Fine Art and Photography Exhibit and Sale on December 4 & 5, 2011 each day in the MacMillan Auditorium. Unique to the Arboretum, this holiday-season sale features greeting cards, prints, framed and unframed originals, and other art and gift items by 2011 Arboretum workshop participants. Media represented include watercolor, oil, pastel, drawing and photography.

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WALKS FOR THE CURIOUS 2011 Spend some time on Saturday mornings and during special tribute days with a leading Arboretum expert to discover what is unfurling and blooming and which creatures are coming and going in favorite and special places throughout more than a thousand acres at the Arboretum. Enroll in several of these “classes on the move” to gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of the seasonal changes in this unique setting. Instructors include acclaimed landscape gardener Richard Gjertson and wildlife expert Matt Schuth. Bring your binoculars and a willingness to savor the wonders of the flora and fauna. Each week prior to the walk, visit the website http://www.arboretum.umn. edu/walksandfitness.aspx to learn about that week’s expert and what he has selected specifically from all that has been happening in the gardens and collections to share with you during your enriching walk in your outdoor classroom.

WALKS FOR THE CURIOUS 2011 JANUARY-JUNE Each walk is $7.50 member/$15 non-member, all levels, walks. Limit 30, Ordway Parking Lot 960-03-20-11 Sunday, March 20, Spring Equinox, 10:30 a.m.

960-05-28-11 Saturday, May 28, 10:30 a.m.

960-04-22-11 Friday, April 22, Earth Day, 10:30 a.m.

960-06-04-11 Saturday, June 4, 8:30 a.m.

960-04-29-11 Friday, April 29, Arbor Day, 10:30 a.m.

960-06-11-11 Saturday, June 11, 10:30 a.m.

960-04-30-11 Saturday, April 30, 10:30 a.m.

960-06-18-11 Saturday, June 18, 8:30 a.m.

960-05-14-11 Saturday, May 14, 10:30 a.m.

960-06-25-11 Saturday, June 25, 10:30 a.m.

960-05-21-11 Saturday, May 21, 8:30 a.m. WWW.ARBORTEUM.UMN.EDU/LEARN.ASPX OR CALL 952-443-1422 Learn 2010 Bklt v4.indd 15

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Uniquely Arboretum Presentations for Your Group For your employees, your customers or for a club meeting or special event _

To reserve a date contact: Josie or Diane at 952-443-1422. Arboretum entrance fees are waived for your group on that day. Your guests are welcome to come early and explore the Arboretum - it’s beautiful inside and outside! BOUNTY FROM THE ORCHARDS A flavorful gathering with abundance from the earth - a uniquely Arboretum experience. Choose apples, wine, honey, or tea as your subject focus and learn from Arboretum experts about how apples, wine grapes, or tea ingredients are grown. Then sample the bounty from orchards and gardens to contrast and compare different apples, fine wines, or warming teas along with lively conversation.

$25-$30 per person, Group Minimum 15/Maximum 40. 1.5 hour duration, Arboretum grounds CHEF’S TABLE One of our celebrated chefs prepares a fabulous meal for your gathering and everyone dines together family style. Menus highlight seasonal foods and locally produced ingredients and the chef shares cooking techniques and recipes. Three wine tastings paired with the courses further enhance your special evening.

$65 per person, Group Minimum 20/Maximum 30. 2 hour duration, Arboretum’s Learning Center, Harvest Kitchen

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Everything’s more fun with a friend, including learning something new. And at the Arboretum, learning with a friend is also an excellent value. When you register for a class, if you sign up your friend at the same time, you can both take the class at the member rate. REGISTER ONLINE: www.arboretum.umn.edu/learn.aspx

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❐ Yes, I am an Arboretum Member (Member # ❐ Please enroll me as an Arboretum Member. Enclosed is ❐ $45 (Individual); $65 ❐ (Duo/Family) Make check payable to MN Landscape Arboretum OR Charge to ❐ Visa ❐ MstrCrd ❐ Disc ❐ Amex Card # _______________________________________________ Exp ____/_______ Name on card __________________________________ PIN # on back of card _________ Phone (home) ___________________ Phone (work) ____________________________ Name ___________________________E-mail ______________________________ Address ____________________________________________________________ City______________________________State ____________ Zip _______________

Register online at www.arboretum.umn.edu/learn.aspx or by phone at 952-443-1422 Mail: Classes; Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, 3675 Arboretum Drive, Chaska, MN 55318 Cancellation Policy: Registration cancellations must be made two weeks prior to class date in order to receive refund. A $5 processing fee will apply.

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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. ©2010 University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. All rights reserved. The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer. ©2009 Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.


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