Reiman Gardens - Iowa State University   515-294-2710
1407 University Boulevard   rgregistration@iastate.edu
Ames, IA 50011
   
  Event Quantity / Selection Unit Price (USD)
Indoor/Outdoor Portrait Photo : Begins Tue Sep 1, 6-8:30pm, 4 wks (Members)
Want to improve your portrait photography and get great shots of family events or pets? Join beloved photo instructor Mark Stoltenberg, for a class exploring the "how-to" of taking great pictures whether indoors or outside. Learn proper focusing    and shutter speed, as well as the right lighting and the best angles for shooting. 

You will need to bring the following to each class: your DSLR camera and sturdy tripod. Registration with pre-payment is required by Friday, August 28. Note: Beginner Photography is the prerequisite for this class.

Available: 0
Limited walk-ins permitted.
$ 68.00
Indoor/Outdoor Portrait Photo : Begins Tue Sep 1, 6-8:30pm, 4 wks (Gen. Public)
Please see description above.

You will need to bring the following to each class: your DSLR camera and sturdy tripod. Registration with pre-payment is required by Friday, August 28. Note: Beginner Photography is the prerequisite for this class.

Available: 0
Limited walk-ins permitted.
$ 85.00
Photography-The Art of Seeing : Begins Wed Sep 2, 6-8:30pm, 4 wks (Members)
The goal of this class is to help you explore your photographic potential. Photography is an exercise in the art of observation. Learn to pay attention to the details and capture the moments that tell stories. Join award-winning photographer and instructor Mark Stoltenberg of Mark Stoltenberg Photography as he teaches you to better "see" and "capture" the world around you. 

You will need to bring the following to each class: your DSLR camera and sturdy tripod. Registration with pre-payment is required by Friday, August 28. Note: Beginner Photography is the prerequisite for this class.
Limited walk-ins permitted.
$ 68.00
Photography-The Art of Seeing : Begins Wed Sep 2, 6-8:30pm, 4 wks (Gen. Public)
Please see description above.

You will need to bring the following to each class: your DSLR camera and sturdy tripod. Registration with pre-payment is required by Friday, August 28. Note: Beginner Photography is the prerequisite for this class.
Limited walk-ins permitted.
$ 85.00
Nature Journaling : Begins Wed Sep 2, 6-8pm, for 4 weeks (Members)
Whether you are a budding naturalist, artist, or writer, Reiman Gardens is the ideal setting to observe and record pollinating insects, tropical butterflies, and native flora and fauna. Yvonne Brune of Creative Department will lead you through different garden areas exploring techniques to capture your experiences in nature through writing or sketching. A great use for handmade paper or books!

STEAM program suitable for ages 10+. Registration with pre-payment is required by Friday, August   28.
This program has been cancelled.
$ 44.00
Nature Journaling : Begins Wed Sep 2, 6-8pm, for 4 weeks (Gen. Public)
Please see description above.

STEAM program suitable for ages 10+. Registration with pre-payment is required by Friday, August  28.
This program has been cancelled.
$ 55.00
Youth Watercolor : Begins Thu Sep 3, 6-8pm, 4 weeks (Members)
Join artist Megan Henson and experience the Gardens to find inspiration for watercolors. Learn basic sketching and watercolor techniques to paint everything from plants, animals, and butterflies, to landscapes and garden scenes. Create one-of-a-kind paintings. No experience necessary! STEAM program suitable for ages 8-14. 

Registration with pre-payment is required by Monday, August 31.
$ 64.00
Youth Watercolor : Begins Thu Sep 3, 6-8pm, 4 weeks (General Public)
Please see description above.
No experience necessary! STEAM program suitable for ages 8-14. 

Registration with pre-payment is required by Monday, August 31.
$ 80.00
Beginner Photography : Begins Mon Sep 7, 6-8:30pm, 4 wks (Members)
Join professional photographer and instructor Mark Stoltenberg for a four-part class covering the basics of photography including equipment (and how to use it), depth of field, aperture, light, composition, finding your subject & "tips and tricks". Each class is broken into 3 parts: classroom discussion, hands-on practice taking pictures by the students and review of the images taken. You will need to bring the following to each class: your DSLR camera & sturdy tripod. 

This class is the prerequisite for many other classes offered throughout the year.

Pre-registration with payment required by Friday, August 28. Register soon - this class fills up fast!

Available: 0
Registration is Full.
$ 68.00
Beginner Photography : Begins Mon Sep 7, 6-8:30pm, 4 wks (General Public)
Please see description above.

This class is the prerequisite for many other classes offered throughout the year.

Pre-registration with payment required by Friday, August 28. Register soon - this class fills up fast!

Available: 0
Registration is Full.
$ 85.00
Music & Art : Begins Mon Sep 7, 6-8:30pm, for 4 weeks (Members)
The painter Jean-August-Dominique Ingres (1780-1867) gave this advice to his students: "If I could make musicians out of you all, it would be to your advantage as painters. All harmony is in nature... one has to learn to sing true with the pencil or brush..." In this 4-week course, we'll discuss the co-relationship of music and art and then practice that harmony by producing music-related art. 

Registration with pre-payment is required by Friday, September 4. 
$ 60.00
Music & Art : Begins Mon Sep 7, 6-8:30pm, for 4 weeks (General Public)
Please see description above.

Registration with pre-payment is required by Friday, September 4. 
$ 75.00
Plant Pals : Thu Sep 10, 10am (Member Youth)
Theme: Sunflowers - the last class!

Join us and cultivate a real garden at Reiman Gardens. We will learn about and grow lots of vegetables, pumpkins, tomatoes and sunflowers, as well as beautiful flowers. Each session has hands-on activities to  interact with all the wonderful plants that we enjoy and eat. Classes are great for kids of all ages to participate in with an adult.

Registration with pre-payment is required.
$ 2.00
Plant Pals : Thu Sep 10, 10am (General Public Youth)
Theme: Sunflowers - the last class!

Please see description above.

Registration with pre-payment is required.
$ 6.00
Reiman Gardens' After Hours : Fri Sep 11, 4:30-7pm (Members)
Start your weekend listening to a string quartet of the Central Iowa Symphony players and enjoying an Italian feast catered by ISU Catering. The string quartet will fill the Gardens with music, and you will enjoy a choice of lasagna and pasta primavera. Side salad, vegetables, and breadsticks are all included with the meal. A cash bar will be provided. Come enjoy an ambient September evening in the Gardens and relax with great music and food.

Preregistration is required for this event. Starting September 7, tickets will be $30 for everyone. You must be 21 years or over to attend.
$ 16.00
Reiman Gardens' After Hours : Fri Sep 11, 4:30-7pm (General Public)
Please see description above.

Preregistration is required for this event. Starting September 7, tickets will be $30 for everyone. You must be 21 years or over to attend.
$ 21.00
Monarch Tagging : Sun Sep 13, 10-11:30am
Tag a monarch and track its movement! Come out to Reiman Gardens and learn from the experts about why we tag monarchs, how to track them, and then tag your very own monarch that you can follow on Monarch Watch.

Free with admission, but pre-registration is REQUIRED! Limit one monarch per individual or group.
 
Sentinel Plant Network First Detector Training : Tue Sep 15, 6-8:30pm
Reiman Gardens' staff will take you through the steps to become a certified First Detector, in the ever-increasing effort to detect and diagnose "high-consequence" pests and pathogens, such as the emerald ash borer and the Asian long-horned beetle. 

Pre-registration is required. Resource packs will be available for an additional $5.00.
$ 0.00
Floral Design Series : PICK FOUR : 2015 6:30pm (Members)
PICK FOUR individual classes in which to learn the basics of Floral Design by creating beautiful arrangements to take home. All 2015 class topics relate to a celebration or holiday.

Classes are offered the following Tuesdays: 9/15, 10/20, 11/17, 12/15.

Pre-registration with payment is required one week prior to the first class.
$ 128.00
Floral Design Series : PICK FOUR : 2015 6:30pm (General Public)
PICK FOUR individual classes in which to learn the basics of Floral Design by creating beautiful arrangements to take home. All 2015 class topics relate to a celebration or holiday.

Classes are offered the following Tuesdays: 8/18, 9/15, 10/20, 11/17, 12/15.

Pre-registration with payment is required one week prior to the first class.
$ 160.00
Floral Design Series : Tue Sep 15, 6:30pm (Members)
TOPIC: Garden Party Arrangements

These arrangements feature a variety of flowers that look just-picked from the garden. Ready for the spotlight, they’re sure to please the nature lover!

Pre-registration with payment is required by Tuesday, September 8.
$ 36.00
Floral Design Series : Tue Sep 15, 6:30pm (General Public)
TOPIC: Garden Party Arrangements

These arrangements feature a variety of flowers that look just-picked from the garden. Ready for the spotlight, they’re sure to please the nature lover!

Pre-registration with payment is required by Tuesday, September 8.
$ 45.00
Behind the Scenes : Wed Sep 16, 11am (Members, Volunteers)
TOPIC: Production Greenhouses (fall)

This program is perfect for Volunteers! Join different staff members each month for an interactive, behind the scenes look at Reiman Gardens. Each month's topic features a mini-tour, interesting facts, and the  chance  to see many things not typically open to the public. Come each month to learn more about Reiman Gardens and its many plants and butterflies.

Pre-registration is HIGHLY encouraged. 
$ 0.00
Behind the Scenes : Wed Sep 16, 11am (General Public)
TOPIC: Production Greenhouses (fall)

Please see description above.

Pre-registration is HIGHLY encouraged. Fee includes admission.
$ 10.00
Sculpture in the Gardens : Wed Sep 16, 10am-12pm (BEGINNER Members)
(Morning) Join Blanden Art Museum artist and instructor Diane O’Hern for a unique sculpture workshop using flowers, plants, and insects as inspiration! Create your own hand-built sculpture with air-dry clay, and then use watercolor paint to bring it to life. Finally, translate 3D to 2D, as you sit back and sketch your finished piece! 

STEAM program perfect for artists of any age and experience – sign up for the beginner section for more elementary techniques or the intermediate section for more advanced techniques – ages 8+ are welcome in either section! 

Registration with pre-payment is required by Monday, September 14.
$ 16.00
Sculpture in the Gardens : Wed Sep 16, 10am-12pm (BEGINNER General Public)
(Morning) Please see description above.

STEAM program perfect for artists of any age and experience – sign up for the beginner section for more elementary techniques or the intermediate section for more advanced techniques – ages 8+ are welcome in either section! 

Registration with pre-payment is required by Monday, September 14.
$ 20.00
Sculpture in the Gardens : Wed Sep 16, 1-3pm (INTERMEDIATE Members)
(Afternoon) Please see description above.

STEAM program perfect for artists of any age and experience – sign up for the beginner section for more elementary techniques or the intermediate section for more advanced techniques – ages 8+ are welcome  in either section! 

Registration with pre-payment is required by Monday, September 14.
$ 16.00
Sculpture in the Gardens : Wed Sep 16, 1-3pm (INTERMEDIATE General Public)
(Afternoon) Please see description above.

STEAM program perfect for artists of any age and experience – sign up for the beginner section for more elementary techniques or the intermediate section for more advanced techniques – ages 8+ are welcome   in either section! 

Registration with pre-payment is required by Monday, September 14.
$ 20.00
Insect Hotel Workshop : Sat Sep 19, 9:30am-12pm (Members)
Build a small insect hotel with all materials provided! Based on a willow frame, you will fill it with various natural materials such as sticks, stones and layered bark to create dark private spaces insects find attractive. Participants must bring these tools: sharp anvil pruning shears, small hammer, wire cutters, needle nose pliers, & gloves. Ages 12+. 

Price is per hotel - register as an individual, or group of 2. Pre-registration with payment is required by Wednesday, September 16.
$ 44.00
Insect Hotel Workshop : Sat Sep 19, 9:30am-12pm (General Public)
Please see description above.
Ages 12+. 

Price is per hotel - register as an individual, or group of 2. Pre-registration with payment is required by Wednesday, September 16.
$ 55.00
QUILT SHOW: Medallion Quilt Blocks for Kids: Sat Sep 19, 1:30-3pm (Members)
Bring in some fun fabric, and learn how to form medallion quilt blocks from mirror images. We'll use our initials or other familiar shapes/letters to create our medallions. The fusible applique technique will be used to create an 18” square medallion quilt block that can then be used to make a pillow, wall hanging, or be included in a larger quilt. Precision cutting skills required. Small sharp scissors will be provided for use. No sewing skills are required to complete the medallion quilt block. Class is limited to ages 10 and older, and children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult or older sibling.

Registration with payment is required by Friday, September 18.
$ 28.00
QUILT SHOW: Medallion Quilt Blocks for Kids: Sat Sep 19, 1:30-3pm (Gen. Public)
Please see description above.
 
Precision cutting skills required. Small sharp scissors will be provided for use. No sewing skills are required to complete the medallion quilt block. Class is limited to ages 10 and older, and children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult or older sibling.

Registration with payment is required by Friday, September 18.
$ 35.00
Youth Terrarium Workshop : Sat Sep 26, 10-11am (Members)
Create a miniature self-sustaining environment using various plants, stones, organic soil, moss and other found or natural items to create a living tabletop display. STEAM activity great for ages 5+; kids must be accompanied by an adult. 

The fee is per terrarium, so sign up as a family, or make your very own!
Pre-registration with payment is required by Wednesday, September 23.
$ 20.00
Youth Terrarium Workshop : Sat Sep 26, 10-11am (General Public)
Please see description above. STEAM activity great for ages 5+; kids must be accompanied by an adult. 

The fee is per terrarium, so sign up as a family, or make your very own!
Pre-registration with payment is required by Wednesday, September 23.
$ 25.00
Artist's Talk: Bill Johnson - The Amazing World of Insects : Sun Sep 27, 10am
Learn about the fascinating techniques and equipment Bill uses to photograph insects in the wild, and the myriad of challenges that can happen and how to overcome them.  This presentation highlights the Garden Room Gallery exhibit, The Amazing World  of Insects by Bill Johnson, and precedes a priced photo workshop and “bug hunt.”

Free with admission.
$ 0.00
Photography Bug Hunt with Bill Johnson : Sun Sep 27, 11am (Members)
Bring in your camera (and macro lens, if you have one) and join Garden Room Gallery artist Bill Johnson for an interactive workshop exploring insect photography outdoors in the Gardens.  Learn how to spot those interesting insects, and some techniques for capturing captivating images!

Pre-registration with payment is required by Monday, September 21.
$ 20.00
Photography Bug Hunt with Bill Johnson : Sun Sep 27, 11am (General Public)
Please see description above.

Pre-registration with payment is required by Monday, September 21.
$ 25.00
Botanical & Entomological Drawing : Begins Sun Oct 4, 1:30-4, 6wks (Members)
In this 6-week course, artist Chelsea Jackson will teach students how to accurately draw plants & insects. Chelsea is an ISU senior in Biological & Pre-Medical Illustration, whose lessons will include botanical/insect anatomy as well as art instruction to ensure students capture the shape, form, and likeness of specimens. Learn various techniques in pencil, pen, ink wash, marker, and colored pencil. Classes will be held indoors, outdoors, and will also utilize glass house spaces to show students how to successfully transmute a field sketch to a final illustration. All materials provided. 

Registration with pre-payment is required by Friday, October 2. 
$ 72.00
Botanical & Entomological Drawing : Begins Sun Oct 4, 1:30-4, 6wks (Gen. Public)
Please see description above.

Registration with pre-payment is required by Friday, October 2. 
$ 90.00
Light Painting (Photography) : Begins Tue Oct 6, 6-8:30pm, for 4 wks (Members)
Learn how to “paint” with various light sources and capture the images in your camera. Join award-winning instructor Mark Stoltenberg for a 4-week class exploring this unique photographic technique that dates back to 1889. Emphasis will be on proper technique, the right tools and learning how to identify and capture the best subjects. Please bring the following to each class: a flashlight, fresh batteries, cable release for your DSLR camera, a sturdy tripod and an external camera flash (optional). 

Registration with pre-payment is required by Friday, October 2. Note: Beginner Photography is the prerequisite for this class.
$ 68.00
Light Painting (Photography) : Begins Tue Oct 6, 6-8:30pm, for 4 wks (Gen. Pub.)
Please see description above.
Please bring the following to each class: a flashlight, fresh batteries, cable release for your DSLR camera, a sturdy tripod and an external camera flash (optional). 

Registration with pre-payment is required by Friday, October 2. Note: Beginner Photography is the prerequisite for this class.
$ 85.00
Stress-Free Colored Water Pencil Drawing: Begins Wed Oct 7, 6-8p, 4wks (Members)
Designed for absolute beginners, this class will introduce you to the versatile medium of colored water pencils. Go at your own pace as you start from pre-produced flower line drawings, then with artist and instructor Glenice Miller, you will begin  to apply colored pencil to build up beautiful form and dimension. 
No experience needed. Class price includes rental fee for professional artist materials kit, provided to each participant, and available for purchase for an additional fee. 

Registration with pre-payment is required by Monday, October 5.
$ 72.00
Stress-Free Colored Water Pencil Drawing: Begins Wed Oct 7, 6-8p, 4wks (Gen Pub)
Please see description above.
No experience needed. Class price includes rental fee for professional artist materials kit, provided to each participant, and available for purchase for an additional fee. 

Registration with pre-payment is required by Monday, October 5.
$ 90.00
Stop-Motion Photography : Begins Wed Oct 7, 6-8:30pm, for 4 wks (Members)
Tell a story with a series of photos in this 4-week class with professional photographer Mark Stoltenberg. Develop a deeper appreciation for the history of animation and film as you learn how to set up shots for a series, and open up the possibilities for your own storyboarding and animation! You will need to bring the following to each class: your DSLR camera and sturdy tripod. 

Registration with pre-payment is required by Monday, October 5. Note: Beginner Photography is the prerequisite for this class.
$ 68.00
Stop-Motion Photography : Begins Wed Oct 7, 6-8:30pm, for 4 wks (General Public)
Please see description above.
You will need to bring the following to each class: your DSLR camera and sturdy tripod. 

Registration with pre-payment is required by Monday, October 5. Note: Beginner Photography is the prerequisite for this class.
$ 85.00
Caterpillar Club : Thu Oct 8, 10am
Theme: A Trip Around the World

Join us for winter storytelling. Each gathering will feature a theme as we read aloud two or three books about plants, insects, conservation, and celebration, followed by related activities and crafts. Materials are intended for children ages two to seven years old, and all children must be accompanied by an adult. 

Pre-registration is required for groups larger than 10, HIGHLY recommended for everyone else. Free with admission.
$ 0.00
Sculpture in the Gardens : Wed Oct 14, 10am-12pm (BEGINNER Members)
Join Blanden Art Museum artist and instructor Diane O’Hern for a unique sculpture workshop using flowers, plants, and insects as inspiration! Create your own hand-built sculpture with air-dry clay, and then use watercolor paint to bring it to life. Finally, translate 3D to 2D, as you sit back and sketch your finished piece! 

STEAM program perfect for artists of any age and experience – sign up for the beginner section for more elementary techniques or the intermediate section for more advanced techniques – ages 8+ are welcome in either section! 

Registration with pre-payment is required by Monday, August 10.
$ 16.00
Sculpture in the Gardens : Wed Oct 14, 10am-12pm (BEGINNER Gen. Public)
Please see description above.

STEAM program perfect for artists of any age and experience – sign up for the beginner section for more elementary techniques or the intermediate section for more advanced techniques – ages 8+ are welcome in either section! 

Registration with pre-payment is required by Monday, August 10.
$ 20.00
Sculpture in the Gardens : Wed Oct 14, 1-3pm (INTERMEDIATE Members)
Please see description above.

STEAM program perfect for artists of any age and experience – sign up for the beginner section for more elementary techniques or the intermediate section for more advanced techniques – ages 8+ are welcome in either section! 

Registration with pre-payment is required by Monday, August 10.
$ 16.00
Sculpture in the Gardens : Wed Oct 14, 1-3pm (INTERMEDIATE Gen. Public)
Please see description above.

STEAM program perfect for artists of any age and experience – sign up for the beginner section for more elementary techniques or the intermediate section for more advanced techniques – ages 8+ are welcome in either section! 

Registration with pre-payment is required by Monday, August 10.
$ 20.00
Growing the Midwest Garden SERIES : Begins Wed Oct 14, 6-8pm, 6 wks (Members)
Join Reiman Gardens’ Director Ed Lyon for a 6-week series that augments his book by the same title released this May. Each presentation addresses practical gardening applicable to novice and experienced gardeners alike. The goal of the talks and book is to present botany, horticulture and plant science in gardener terminology, simplifying complex information and offering useful advice based on the most current research. The first 90 minutes will be presentation, with the final 30 minutes open for questions specific to participants’ own situations and experiences. 

Register for the series to receive a discount, as well as a free copy of Ed Lyon’s accompanying book, Growing the Midwest Garden; or sign up for individual classes to suit your interests. Pre-registration with payment is required by Wednesday, October 7, or one week prior to each class.
$ 112.00
Growing the Midwest Garden SERIES : Begins Wed Oct 14, 6-8pm, 6 wks (Gen. Pub.)
Please see description above.

Register for the series to receive a discount, as well as a free copy of Ed Lyon’s accompanying book, Growing the Midwest Garden; or sign up for individual classes to suit your interests. Pre-registration with payment is required by Wednesday, October 7, or one week prior to each class.
$ 140.00
Growing the Midwest Garden (single) : Wed Oct 14, 6-8pm (Members)
Topic: Acknowledging Your Roots: The Idiosyncrasies of the Midwest 

The Midwest is a region unlike any other in the country, with its own set of challenges. If you read national gardening magazines, you have probably been frustrated when much of the information is not applicable to your situation. But knowledge is power, and when you know the specifics behind the Midwest’s unique characteristics, it will provide you with a valuable background of how to use the information to be a successful gardener. We will also look at specific ways that Iowa differs from other areas of the Midwest. 

Pre-registration with payment is required by Wednesday, October 7.
$ 20.00
Growing the Midwest Garden (single) : Wed Oct 14, 6-8pm (General Public)
Topic: Acknowledging Your Roots: The Idiosyncrasies of the Midwest 

Please see description above.
Pre-registration with payment is required by Wednesday, October 7.
$ 25.00
Perfume Blending BAR: Thu Oct 15, 6-8pm (Members)
A fun olfactory romp! Come and make your own fragrance at the Blending Bar with natural perfumer Amanda Feeley. You can name your scent and go home with your own 5ml custom blended perfume. You can re-order your custom blend from Amanda as desired. There will be 8 choices of accords to create from, with blending suggestions.  

NOTES: PLEASE BRING A NOTEBOOK, AND PLEASE DO NOT WEAR ANY SCENTED PRODUCTS ON THE DAY OF CLASS.

Registration with pre-payment is required by Friday, October 9.
$ 48.00
Perfume Blending BAR: Thu Oct 15, 6-8pm (General Public)
Please see description above.

NOTES: PLEASE BRING A NOTEBOOK, AND PLEASE DO NOT WEAR ANY SCENTED PRODUCTS ON THE DAY OF CLASS.

Registration with pre-payment is required by Friday, October 9.
$ 60.00
Floral Design Series : Tuesday, Oct 20, 6:30pm (Members)
TOPIC: Halloween Arrangements

Decorate for an autumn celebration or a ghoulish gathering with a classic arrangement in the bewitching colors of orange and black.

Pre-registration with payment is required by Tuesday, October 13.
$ 36.00
Floral Design Series : Tuesday, Oct 20, 6:30pm (General Public)
TOPIC: Halloween Arrangements

Decorate for an autumn celebration or a ghoulish gathering with a classic arrangement in the bewitching colors of orange and black.

Pre-registration with payment is required by Tuesday, October 13.
$ 45.00
Behind the Scenes : Wed Oct 21, 11am (Members, Volunteers)
TOPIC: Reiman Gardens' New Site Plan

This program is perfect for Volunteers! Join different staff members each month for an interactive, behind the scenes look at Reiman Gardens. Each month's topic features a mini-tour, interesting facts, and the  chance  to see many things not typically open to the public. Come each month to learn more about Reiman Gardens and its many plants and butterflies.

Pre-registration is HIGHLY encouraged. 
$ 0.00
Behind the Scenes : Wed Oct 21, 11am (General Public)
TOPIC: Reiman Gardens' New Site Plan

Please see description above.
Pre-registration is HIGHLY encouraged. Cost includes admission.
$ 10.00
Growing the Midwest Garden : Wed Oct 21, 6-8pm (Members)
Topic: Overcoming Obstacles: Soils and Culture

Most soils classes are snoozers, because they are presented by soil scientists who don’t “translate” the science into gardener terminology and emphasize why each factor is relevant and important from  a gardening perspective. But soils are the single most critical component to successful gardening! Learn how not to invest hundreds to thousands of dollars in plant materials that fail because soil requirements have not been considered and addressed. Additional cultural considerations for healthy plants will also be discussed. 

Pre-registration with payment is required by Wednesday, October 14.
$ 20.00
Growing the Midwest Garden : Wed Oct 21, 6-8pm (General Public)
Topic: Overcoming Obstacles: Soils and Culture

Please see description above.
Pre-registration with payment is required by Wednesday, October 14.
$ 25.00
Caterpillar Club : Thu Oct 22, 10am
Theme: Countdown to Halloween

Join us for winter storytelling. Each gathering will feature a theme as we read aloud two or three books about plants, insects, conservation, and celebration, followed by related activities and crafts. Materials are  intended for children ages two to seven years old, and all children must be accompanied by an adult. 

Pre-registration is required for groups larger than 10, HIGHLY recommended for everyone else. Free with admission.
$ 0.00
Growing the Midwest Garden : Wed Oct 28, 6-8pm (Members)
Topic: Overcoming Obstacles: Low Impact Gardening, Sustainability and Garden Scourges

Sustainable gardening is a popular trend but what does it mean? What is going on in the native vs. ornamental debate? What are the best ways to handle pests and  diseases without affecting human, animal and plant health? We will discuss responsible methods of gardening as well as two forms of low-impact gardening: low environmental impact, and ease on the human body, including the recent trend in limited-space gardening. After all, it should be about tending the body as well as the garden! 

Pre-registration with payment is required by Wednesday, October 21.
$ 20.00
Growing the Midwest Garden : Wed Oct 28, 6-8pm (General Public)
Topic: Overcoming Obstacles: Low Impact Gardening, Sustainability and Garden Scourges

Please see description above.
Pre-registration with payment is required by Wednesday, October 21.
$ 25.00
Photography Master Study: Begins *Tue Nov 3, 6-8:30pm, 4 wks (Members)
*DATE CHANGE*

One of the best ways to learn any art form is by exploring a master artist’s methods. Under the expert guidance of professional photographer Mark Stoltenberg, you will study the creative process of a photographer of your choice who has truly mastered the trade. Through image analysis and one-on-one instruction, this course will offer new insight into how to approach your own images, boost confidence in your critical eye, and improve your practice. You will need to bring the following to each   class: your DSLR camera and sturdy tripod. PREREQUISITE: Beginner Photography or instructor permission.

Registration with pre-payment is required by Friday, October 30. Register soon - this class fills up fast!
$ 68.00
Photography Master Study: Begins *Tue Nov 3, 6-8:30pm, 4 wks (Gen. Public)
*DATE CHANGE*

Please see description above. 
You will need to bring the following to each class: your DSLR camera and sturdy tripod. PREREQUISITE: Beginner Photography or instructor permission.

Registration with pre-payment is required by Friday, October 30. Register soon - this class fills up fast!
$ 85.00
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