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Growing Mushrooms at Home

Taught by Tristan Woodsmith: This workshop focuses on growing gourmet mushrooms at home, both indoors and outdoors in your yard, garden or woods. We will discuss the mushroom life cycle, various substrates used for growing mushrooms, and low-tech methods for generating mycelium including spores, spawn, and stem-butts. Indoor mushroom patches, outdoor mushroom beds, log and stump cultivation will all be covered in great detail. Species mentioned include Oyster Mushrooms, Shiitake, Lion's Mane and more! Each student will create their own...

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Aaron Education Center, 12001 Main St
Bellevue, WA 98005 United States
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The Promise of Spring – NPA Lecture

This event is presented by the NW Perennial Alliance. Please see the NPA website for more information.

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Aaron Education Center, 12001 Main St
Bellevue, WA 98005 United States
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Winter Watercolor

Taught by Molly Hashimoto. Come and learn how to celebrate the late winter season through art! We'll create watercolor sketches of individual botanical specimens, as well as paint a landscape. All supplies are provided, including artist quality watercolor paper. Participants are encouraged to bring extra paper. Molly Hashimoto is the author of Colors of the West: An Artist's Guide to Nature's Palette, as well as an illustrator whose work has been published by Pomegranate Communications for over 25 years. As...

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Aaron Education Center, 12001 Main St
Bellevue, WA 98005 United States
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Lunar New Year Celebration

Please join us celebrate Lunar New Year on February 9, 2019, from 2 to 4pm, the 5th day of the New Year to welcome the Fortune God   In the Aaron Education Center there will be display stations for: Regional customs to celebrate the New Year Folk arts & traditional arts and crafts Local unique candies & sweets Artistic plant & branch displays A Chinese tea demonstration and presentation In the central performance area we will feature: 2:00: Tai-Ji class...

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Garden Grounds, 12001 Main Street
Bellevue, 98005 United States
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The Hidden Half of Your Garden: A New Way to Think About Soil

Come and learn about how the smallest creatures on Earth are upending practices in gardening, agriculture and medicine. We will talk about human and plant microbiomes and the role of living soil in keeping gardens, farms, and even our bodies humming along like they should. The instructors are David Montgomery and Anne Biklé; authors of The Hidden Half of Nature: The Microbial Roots of Life and Health. $25 member/$35 non-member. REGISTER NOW

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Aaron Education Center, 12001 Main St
Bellevue, WA 98005 United States
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Project Learning Tree: Connecting Elementary Science to Urban Ecosystems

Join Pacific Education Institute FieldSTEM Coordinator, Jessica Lawrence and Bellevue Botanical Garden Society Education Program Manager, Kate Sorensen at the stunning Bellevue Botanical Garden! This workshop is designed to help formal and non-formal educators engage elementary students in real-world science, technology, engineering, and math by utilizing activities in Project Learning Tree’s PreK-8 Environmental Activity Guide. If you’re looking for ways to develop students’ critical thinking, problem-solving, and decision-making skills this workshop will meet your needs. Participants will: Learn how to...

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Aaron Education Center, 12001 Main St
Bellevue, WA 98005 United States
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SPECIAL LECTURE: The Queen’s Gardener

What's it like to garden for the Queen? We are delighted to welcome John Anderson, the Keeper of the Gardens at Windsor Castle and Savill Garden in England. He is going to create a special lecture for us that focuses on working for the royal family, but also on his experience gardening with plant groups that are popular in the Pacific Northwest. We are honored to co-sponsor this event with Heronswood Garden. $15 BBGS & Heronswood Garden members; $25 nonmembers   Sorry,...

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Aaron Education Center, 12001 Main St
Bellevue, WA 98005 United States
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Mindfulness in the Garden: Nourishing Peace Within

Taught by Deborah Wilk and Jessica Hancock. Stroll through the solitude and sanctuary of the winter garden while Deborah and Jessica guide you in Mindfulness Meditation while opening your senses with Shinrin-Yoku (Japanese Forest Bathing). Restore mind, body and spirit as you let the stress and demands of daily life melt away and you experience the healing power of Nature. Instructor Deborah Wilk LMFT is a psychotherapist in private practice and a founder of Mindful in the Wild. Jessica Hancock,...

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Gathering Place at BBG, 12001 Main St.
Bellevue, WA 98005 United States
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Hydrangea How-To

Taught by Kit Haesloop. Learn how to get peak performance from the hydrangeas you grow or want to grow in your garden from the ever-expanding varieties available. In this class you will learn the distinguishing traits between species, and how best to keep your hydrangeas beautiful with the proper care. Kit will provide guidance on growing conditions, bloom color and pruning options for the different species. Finally, Kit will demonstrate proper pruning techniques on several species that grow in the...

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Aaron Education Center, 12001 Main St
Bellevue, WA 98005 United States
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Plants are back in Landscape Architecture: The Increasing Diversity of Plants in Public and Private Projects

Presented by Richard Hartlage. Richard is the founding principal and owner of Land Morphology, a landscape architecture firm working on residential, commercial, public, and botanic garden projects throughout the world. His award-winning, innovative designs are renowned as emotive, immersive spaces that incorporate sophisticated horticulture, artful detailing, and historical knowledge that heighten the human experience of the natural world. He has given over 450 lectures worldwide, teaches planting design in the University of Washington’s School of Built Environments, and has contributed...

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Aaron Education Center, 12001 Main St
Bellevue, WA 98005 United States
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