A Month of Classes and Workshops at San Diego Botanic Garden

| February 5, 2023 | 0 Comments

San Diego Botanic Garden (SDBG), located at 300 Quail Gardens Drive in Encinitas, California, is rolling out its calendar of February events, classes and workshops, including the return of its monthly bird watch. The 37-acre urban oasis houses four miles of trails that display nearly 5,300 plant species and varieties and 15 gardens that represent different regions of the world, 12 demonstration gardens, and the largest public bamboo collection in North America.

SDBG is offering a variety of programs during the month of February:

Sandy Zelasko of Sandra Lee Photography is back with a new class on Wednesday, February 15. Learn to enhance your smartphone photography with a plethora of apps from the app store! We will have an opportunity to photograph in the Garden while trying out new techniques then expand our editing skills beyond SnapSeed and camera editing tools. This class will be both in the classroom and outside in the Garden. A list of applications will be provided prior to class for those who wish to download them to use in class. Register by February 8.

The SDBG Succulent Wreath Team will help you create your own table-top mushroom decoration with a variety of succulent cuttings from the Garden on Thursday, February 16. All materials are provided, but please bring small clippers or scissors. Register by February 9.

Learn how to make your very own beautiful succulent arrangement with local Succulent Designer Ileana Canada of Ily the Plant Lady on Saturday, February 18.  During the DIY Succulent Arrangement workshop, participants will put together a beautiful succulent arrangement using a curated selection of high-quality materials.

Kokedama is a traditional Japanese Living Art form where moss is used as a container for a plant. In this interesting and hands-on workshop, which takes place on Saturday, February 25, you will learn the skills behind Kokedama and how to make your very own.  All materials are provided. Please bring your own apron and gloves.  Register by February 18.

Join herbalist Corinne Feinberg on Monday, February 27 as she teaches you to communicate with the natural world through an intuitive method of herbal medicine. This folk tradition of herbalism is centered around cultivating a relationship and listening to the wisdom of the natural world as a portal to understanding how plants can support us in all facets of our being, and how we can in turn support their ability to thrive alongside us.

She invites you to join in playful learning, meditative medicine, pleasure for the senses, and the ever-unfolding wisdom of the plant kingdom as we learn about herbal medicine from direct experience paired with scientific findings. We’ll be exploring non-psychoactive plants through various herbal preparations and sitting amongst the diverse medicinal plants on the verdant grounds of the Herb Garden. Previous herbal medicine knowledge or experience is not necessary to attend. Register by February 23.

To learn more and register for classes, call (760) 436-3036 or visit, sdbg.org.

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