Outdoor classroom work shops and events
The ones in green I have implemented over the years. All are adjustable for age and experience. Email me for more information.
Weeds that heal - What's under foot can help you
Runes in the Trees - Study the ancient alphabet that came right from nature while you are in nature!
Food Preservation…Vinegars and teas...
Making things from nature…crafts for all ages.
Willow working: from door wreaths to lounge chairs.
Flower and Plant symbology…what their names have meant throughout cultures and history
Toddler Time in the garden, collecting things and naming things…our own way
The cycles of Nature: Wheel of the Year - What’s the significance of May Day?
Tai Chi Chuan: The Martial Art that flows with nature
Plant Safety: Some things out there might sting you!
Community Garden Tours: Start at the Green Space and tour all the surrounding gardens, end up back at our Green Space and have snacks!
Plant Exchanges – what you like I have, what you have I like
Poetry of Nature (study and do)
Native Plants and Wildlife: History - who was here before we were?
What was here in the 1950’s?: taking a history lesson from our elderly population and long time residents.
Weather: sundials, rain gauges, and stars
Who feeds the world? A course on Food Security and Neighborhood Community
Bird house making…what size hole does a blue bird like?
Under the microscope…who lives in our water?
Feeling heavy? Life in the Basalt Zone…a look at the geology of our area
Garden Structures: Architecture for nature and the humans who enjoy it
Bugs: Some help us, others...well…which ones are which? and how do we balance them?
Spring Cleaning Helpers - help for differently abled members of our community in their own spaces.
Putting the Garden to bed: how plants survive a Minnesota Winter
Masonry: How to make paths and retaining walls with this art form.
Garden Sculpture: Study it, create it…
Cooperative Learning: group process, how it feels to create a garden with many people’s input
4H Club – going from the County Fair to the State Fair (how to and then do!)
Composting Basics for community and home
The anatomy of Garbage: Advanced composting, recycling, found object art…
Global Community: How what we do affects people around the world
Paper making using plant pulp
Soap making using plants
Plant based inks and dyes
Aromatherapy: How scent affects our emotional body
Drawing (and, or) painting from nature
Spirituality and Nature: Multicultural perspectives…possible discussion group
Death and grief: In nature and in our community, how one helps the other heal
Theme Gardens for Planting Classes
Alphabet Garden: Learn the Alphabet by planting something starting with each letter.
Historical Garden: Making a history garden, use tools from pioneer days to clear and plant, heirloom seeds and the history of seed development
A Sundial Garden: Use plants for all aspects of telling time (moon flowers, sun flowers, four o’clocks…)
The Cycle of Weather Garden: When to start seeds, what plants will take care of themselves while you are away, what are the first things to come up in Spring, what are the last things to die off in the fall, how do we keep color and interest in the winter
to attract certain animals: