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Tiny Terrariums
Children's Workshop
Thursday, March 5, 2015



Join us at the New York Junior League for this fun and informative workshop that will inspire your child’s creative side. Together, you and your child will learn all about terrariums, living gardens under glass. Using direct observation, reading, drawing, and planting, your child will learn about this fascinating miniature world, and how to design, create, and care for your little eco-system.

We’ll provide all the materials needed for you and your child to create a tiny terrarium to take home.

Location: The New York Junior League,
130 East 80th Street, New York, NY 10075
3:30pm to 5:00pm
Ages 5 and up

Non-Members: One Adult & One Child: $50; Additional Child: $20
Members: One Adult & One Child: $40; Additional Child: $15

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Fermentation: International Breads
A Workshop with Cheryl Paswater
Wednesday, March 11, 2015



Fermentation is one of the oldest food processing methods still used today. Scientifically known as zymology, it is the conversion of carbohydrates into alcohols, carbon dioxide, yeast, or bacteria. Beer, miso, kombucha, kefir, kimchi and many other delicious foods we love are the product of fermentation.

In this course we will cover the basic science behind making injera, sourdough, and idlis, why fermented breads are good for you, and how to make them yourself. If you are interested in Old World food preservation, gut health, or fermentation in general, this is the class for you! All participants will sample injera, sourdough, and idlis in class and take home recipes to try at home.

Cheryl Paswater is an artist/teacher/writer and foodie, who after a near-death experience six years ago, turned to holistic doctors for help. After radical diet and lifestyle changes, she started teaching on healthy eating, organic/local/sustainable food, holistic health, and fermentation. She is currently getting certified in Fermentation and has a specific interest in gut health, autoimmune disorders, and healing through fermented foods.

Doors open at 6pm; workshop starts at 6:30pm
Non-members: $25
Members: $15

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SPRING LECTURE SERIES
with the New York Mycological Society

"...nearly always unexpected":
Hunting Mushrooms in the North Woods

A Talk with Tom Bigelow
Wednesday, March 25, 2015



Join us for an illustrated survey of regional mushrooms.

Tom Bigelow is an avid mushroom photographer and has been a member of the New York Mycological Society since 2009.

Doors open at 6pm; talk starts at 6:30pm
Free


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Poppy Pots
A Book Talk and Demo with Susan Guagliumi
Wednesday, April 8, 2015



Author Susan Guagliumi will delight you with an assortment of projects from her recent book, Handmade for the Garden, and give you some ideas you can work on to get your spring garden started. We will provide all of the materials you need to try some stamped and stenciled effects on a terracotta pot to take home - including printing with poppies!

Susan Guagliumi lives in Connecticut where she tends over an acre of gardens. Her first love is craft, and she has developed ingenious ways to incorporate craft into her gardens. Handmade for the Garden is Guagliumi's first gardening book, but she has four hand and machine knitting books to her credit as well. You can follow Susan's gardening adventures at www.guagliumi.com/blog. Make sure you subscribe to the blog to receive a free Artful Gardener's Book of Days!

Doors open at 6pm; workshop starts at 6:30pm
Members: $10; Non-members: $15


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Rainbow Carrots and Funky Beets: Gardening with Your Kids
A Demonstration and Talk for Parents
Wednesday, April 22, 2015



Celebrate Earth Day with this fun and informative talk with Chelsey E. Fields, Vegetable Product Manager for W. Atlee Burpee & Co.

Whether the magic of watching a little seed grow into a thriving plant, or feeling the joy of the first harvest, gardening is a wonderful activity for the entire family. Many of the most colorful (and healthy) veggies are very easy to plant and can produce food in even the smallest of spaces. During this get-together you’ll become “veg-ucated” on starting a garden and planting as a family, supported by simple demonstrations on how to get growing!

Location: The New York Junior League,
130 East 80th Street, New York, NY 10075
10:30am to 12:00pm
Light refreshments served

Non-Members: $15; Members: $5

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SPRING LECTURE SERIES
with the New York Mycological Society

California Mushrooms: The Book
A Talk with Michael Wood
Friday, April 24, 2015



Join us for a book talk on California Mushrooms: The Comprehensive Identification Guide. Michael Wood will present “Nomenclature & Taxonomy: Why Names Change” and “Morphology & Phylogeny: Why Taxonomy Changes” covering a photographic survey of mushrooms from each of the 30 chapters in the book.

Michael Wood, a California native, is a computer consultant by profession, and a mycologist and photographer by obsession. He is a past president of the Mycological Society of San Francisco and chair of the MSSF systematics committee. He is the publisher and webmaster for MykoWeb and The Fungi of California websites and former webmaster for the MSSF and the North American Mycological Association (NAMA) websites. He has been an avid mushroom collector, photographer, and taxonomist for over 30 years. His mushroom photographs have been published in many scientific journals, plus numerous books, magazines, newspapers, and websites. He has led numerous workshops and countless forays for the MSSF and others. Besides “California Mushrooms”, he is currently collaborating on the forthcoming book “Mushrooms of the Great Smoky Mountains.”

Michael Wood will also lead a foray on April 25 or 26, weather depending.

Doors open at 6pm; talk starts at 6:30pm
Free


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Garden Dyes
A Workshop with Blue Red Yellow
Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Natural dyes have been used since 2600 BC and on all over the world. It is the original form of color on fiber and has represented many cultures throughout history. Aside from the historical and more well-known indigo and madder root (turkey red) dyes, there are many other natural substances that are able to be grown and can easily be found in our east coast gardens. This workshop will go over a holistic way to utilize natural dyes on fiber from plants that can be grown in your backyard. It will cover basic washing, mordanting and dyeing techniques. Dye some gardening gloves with us and also takeaway worksheets and knowledge.

BLUEREDYELLOW is a natural dye house started in Philadelphia and run by Elissa Meyers and Mira Adornetto. The business sprouted after receiving a Corzo Center for the Creative Economy grant from The University Arts in which the two are alumni. Aside from teaching workshops, Elissa and Mira currently work on custom dye orders, working with businesses as an alternative dye service to synthetic dyes. They utilize direct sources for plant material and often grow and forage for color. They have been mentioned in several publications including The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, FastCompany, Flying Kite Magazine and Philadelphia's Grid Magazine.

Doors open at 6pm; workshop starts at 6:30pm
Non-members: $40
Members: $30

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Fun with Flora and Fauna
Children’s Workshop
Thursday, May 7, 2015




Drop in for an afternoon of hands-on activities and eco-crafts that celebrate the wonders of spring. You and your child will learn about beneficial critters, like worms and ladybugs, personalize your own terra cotta pots, and learn how to transplant flowers. Just in time for Mother’s Day, your child can create the perfect gift for the special mothers and grandmothers in their life. Materials provided.

Location: The New York Junior League,
130 East 80th Street, New York, NY 10075
3:30pm to 5:00pm
All ages

Non-Members: One Adult & One Child: $50; Additional Child: $20
Members: One Adult & One Child: $40;
Additional Child: $15

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Alice in Wonderland Un-Birthday Party!
A botanical tea-making workshop and Mad Hatter tea party
Saturday, June 6, 2015



To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the publication of Lewis Carroll’s “Alice in Wonderland,” The Hort and e.t.c. are offering an Alice-inspired tea-making workshop and very merry unbirthday tea party for the whole family! Parents and kids will concoct their very own blend of teas using a variety of herbs and botanicals. Hort educators will teach you and your kids about the natural properties of herbs and help you design the maddest tea around! Then enjoy a tea party with your family, complete with Mad Hatter hat making and festive Alice inspired treats!

Kids and parents are encouraged to come in costume. Enjoy your Mad Hatter tea as Alice, the White Rabbit, or the Cheshire Cat! You’ll get to top off your costume by handcrafting your own custom Mad Hatter hat.

Noon to 2pm
Recommended Children’s Ages: 4 to 12

Non-Members: Adult: $65; Child: $45
Members: Adult: $55; Child: $35

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