Cedar Valley Arboretum & Botanic Gardens

Adult Classes

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We hope to see you in the gardens this season! Our adult programming offers everything from gardening, of course, to photography and even cooking with fresh produce in our new Garden of Eatin’ series of classes.

To register, please visit www.cedarvalleyarboretum.org/adulted.asp.  If you have any questions, please email office@cedarvalleyarboretum.org or call the office at (319)226-4966.

Saturday, April 30th  ::  10:00 a.m. in the Head House – Hypertufa Container Class with Maurine Crisp

Hypertufa containers are natural, weather-resistant vessels similar to cement or terracotta, but minus the weight, making them easier to use for the average home gardener.  Plan on wearing grubby clothes as each participant will make his/her own container to take home.

$25.00 for non-members, $20.00 for members.

 Registration due by Friday, April 22nd .

Tuesday, May 3rd  ::  6:30 p.m. in the Education Center – Plant Trends with Heidi Tietz, Petersen & Tietz Nursery

Trends come and go just like the seasons.  What will be hot in the world of gardening this summer?  Heidi will share with us what’s new in garden design, colors and containers as well new annuals and perennials on the market.

$7.00 for non-members, $5.00 for members.

Registration due by Tuesday, April 26th.

Tuesday, May 17th  ::  6:30 p.m. in the Education Center – Tropical Containers with Billie Hemmer & Stephanie Witte, UNI Botanical Center

Learn how to incorporate the vibrant colors and lush feel of the tropics into your containers.  Plan on wearing grubby clothes as each participant will make his/her own container to take home.  Soil and plant material will be provided but you are asked to bring your own 22” maximum diameter container.

$15.00 for non-members, $12.00 for members.

Registration due by Tuesday, May 10th.

Tuesday, July 19th  ::  6:30 p.m. in the Education Center – Photography in the Gardens with Kay Rewerts

Learn tips and tricks to make the most of your digital camera or learn to use a digital camera by practicing with one of ours.  We will focus on landscape and up-close photography techniques and highlight solutions to problems specific to outdoor photography.

$7.00 for non-members, $5.00 for members.

Registration due by Tuesday, July 12th.

Garden of Eatin’ Summer Series

Do you feel more at home working in the kitchen rather than in the garden?  Whether you like to cook, garden or just enjoy eating good food, we are all connected in the appreciation of beautiful produce.

Tuesday, June 14th  ::  6:30 p.m. in the Education Center – Slow Food  ::  hosted by the Arboretum

In 1986, a popular fast food restaurant wanted to open near Rome’s Spanish Steps.  In protest, locals began what came to be the world-wide Slow Food Movement to promote eating local, fresh meals.  Whether you choose to grow your own garden or purchase locally, learn how you can eat good food that is good for you and our environment.  Fresh, fun dinner will be provided.

$15.00 for non-members, $12.00 for members. 

Registration due by Tuesday, June 7th.

Tuesday, June 21st  ::  6:30 p.m. in the Education Center – Fresh Cooking   ::  hosted by Crossroad Hy-Vee

You have the fresh produce.  Now what?  Watch as Hy-Vee’s Chef William demonstrates a variety of kitchen techniques while making a tasty and healthy meal.  As he slices and dices, Hy-Vee’s Dietitian Stephanie will explain the many health benefits.  Recipes and dinner provided.

$15.00 for non-members, $12.00 for members.

Registration due by Tuesday, June 14th  

Tuesday, June 28th  ::  in 6:30 p.m. the Education Center – Herbs 101  ::  hosted by Sara Jansen

Interested in growing your own herbs?  Or maybe you are just interested in using more fresh herbs in your cooking?  Learn the basics of herb gardening and herb preservation techniques.  Sara will also share with us a variety of lemon-scented herbs with a few sweet treats to taste, too!

$7.00 for non-members, $5.00 for members.

Registration due by Tuesday, June 21st.

Saturday, November 12th  ::  10:00 a.m. in the Head House – Wreath Making 101 with Mollie Aronowitz

What better way to celebrate the upcoming holidays than coming home to a beautiful, handmade wreath on your front door?   Participants will create their own 22” wreath made from freshly cut greens to take home.

$30.00 for non-members, $25.00 for members.

 Registration due by Friday, November 4th.

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April 14, 2011 at 5:50 pm

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