PlantMaker Studio

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FREE with Arboretum Admission

ALL AGES
The Plant-Maker Studio offers "make a plant" experiences for all ages. Our technology-loaded lives can leave anyone eager to dig into nature and get their hands on plants.

  OCTOBER - NOVEMBER
 

PlantMaker Studio
OCTOBER - NOVEMBER THEME
Sweetgrass Braids
ALL AGES

DATES Saturdays and Sundays through November
TIME Drop-in anytime between noon - 4:00 p.m. 
LOCATION Learning Center
FREE with gate admission

Meet sweetgrass, a vanilla scented grass with the power to repel mosquitoes. Learn how to grow it and find out about its cultural significance to native people. Create a sweet smelling braid or sweetgrass bundle to take home. Then head outside to the ornamental grass collection to enjoy the grasses at peek beauty.

  DECEMBER - JANUARY
  PlantMaker Studio

DECEMBER - JANUARY THEME
Evergreen Gifts
ALL AGES

DATES Saturdays and Sundays through January
TIME Drop-in anytime between noon - 4:00 p.m. 
LOCATION Learning Center
FREE with gate admission

When other tree branches are bare, the hardy evergreen trees keep our spirits green all winter long. Experiment with texture and form as you create one of a kind plant prints using an assortment of pine needles and cones. Can you tell the difference between fir, spruce, cedar, and pine? Use your senses to learn their unique traits and how to tell these fragrant green trees apart.

  FEBRUARY - MARCH
  PlantMaker Studio

 FEBRUARY - MARCH THEME
Corn Creations
ALL AGES

DATES Saturdays and Sundays through March
TIME Drop-in anytime between noon - 4:00 p.m. 
LOCATION Learning Center
FREE with gate admission

Bring your friends and family for a fun filled afternoon focused on corn. Delight in the diversity and beauty of dried corn as you string jewel colored corn kernels to create a bracelet. In the kitchen you can help grind cornmeal and prepare cornbread, tamales, or tortillas to taste. Test your knowledge about corn with an interactive trivia game all about the origins, uses, and growing of corn. Go home with a greater understanding of corn, one of Minnesota's top crops, recipe ideas, and a colorful corn bracelet.


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YOUTH & FAMILIES
Youth+Adult Together Programs
       Ages 3-5 with adult
       Ages 5-12 with adult

Summer Youth Programs
COMING SOON! Ages 5-10 Groups/Summer Field Trips
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ADULTS
Gardening & Horticulture Classes
      Get Growing: A Day of Gardening Classes
      Gardening - General
       Edible Gardening
       Landscape & Design
       Science of Plant Propagation
Pollinators
       Pollinators - Misc
       Beekeeping
Fine Art & Crafts Classes

       Painting & Drawing

       Mixed Media
       Crafts
       Jewelry & Wearable Art
       Fiber Arts
       Stone Balancing
       Open Art Studio
Photography Classes
       Photography
Food & Wine Classes
       Dine with a Chef
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Home, Health & Beauty

       Home, Health & Beauty

       Book Club
Nature Appreciation
       Trees

       Signature Guided Walks

Nature-Based Therapeutics
       
Shinrin-yoku


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