Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Upcoming Classes At Center For Urban Horticulture

UW Botanic Gardens’ Center for Urban Horticulture  (3501 NE 41st Street) is having two classes in the next few days:

"Wetland In a Bottle Workshop" is on Thursday from 7-8:30pm and the cost is $30.

The information says:

Wetlands rely on the right balance of invertebrates, plants, water, and nutrients to stay healthy. In this class you will learn about plants and animals living in our nearby wetlands, and you will build your very own mini-ecosystem for your living room or office. Bring your own bottle, and we’ll supply the rest of the materials.

The second class, called "Pressed Plant Workshop," is on Saturday from 1-4pm and meets at Merrill Hall at the UW for a tour of the Hyde Herbarium.  The cost is $50.

The information says:

Explore the world of pressed plants and flowers, and make your own personalized gifts and card for the holiday season. Take a tour of the Hyde Herbarium with Herbarium Manager Eve Rickenbaker and learn about how and why plants are preserved. She will show you the basics of selecting plants for pressing, the pressing and drying process, and finally how to mount a herbarium specimen.

You will also be able to choose and mount a specimen of your own, complete with an official herbarium label. Pressed plants make wonderful cards, so you will also have the chance to create elegant cards to give away or keep. (Retail value of materials taken home: $100)

Register online or by calling 206-685-8033.

(Photos by Joel Bidnick)

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