Classes  

There are a variety of classes held year-round at Boerner Botanical Gardens. Classes are open to both Friends of Boerner Botanical Gardens members and non-members.

 

Yoga & Meditation at the Gardens Open House / Demonstration
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
6:30 -7:30pm
Come meet the instructor, see what the room is like, and get a sample of some of the movements you will learn while taking the six-week class. A brief introduction to Raja Yoga will be provided. There will be time for questions and answers at the end of the presentation. Presented by the Himilayan Yoga and Meditation Center.

Admission is free.

For more information or to register call 414-525-5653

Yoga at the Gardens
Wednesdays April 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21 & 28, 2014
6:30pm - 7:45pm
Gentle beginning yoga in the Prana Vidya style, designed for adults of all flexiblity levels. Led by Lata Massa of the Himalayan Yoga & Meditation Center. Dress comfortably; bring a yoga mat, a light blanket or shawl and small cushion.

Classes meet indoors in the multimedia room at the Education and Visitor's Center. Participants are invited to stroll through the gardens after the class

$72 for six week session

For more information or to register call 414-525-5653

Herbs for Health and Nourishment
Thursday May 1, 2014
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Join herbalist Linda Conroy of Moonwise Herbs for this fun and inspiring talk. She will share tips on bringing herbs into your daily life to promote health and well-being. Samples of nourishing herbal infusions will be shared and specific herbs will be discussed. Learn to incorporate herbs safely and wisely.

$10 members/$15 non-members

For more information or to register call 414-525-5653

Aquaponics: Year-round Gardening
Session 1: Thursday, May 8, 2014 (at Boerner Botanical Gardens)
Session 2: Saturday, May 10, 2014 (at Central Greens - 51st and Bluemound)
The Central Greens staff will take you through the steps for a year-round aquaponic growing system, teaching you to grow fresh fish, vegetables and more for your family.

$15 members/$20 non-members

For more information or to register call 414-525-5653

Garden Photography 101
Saturday May 10, 2014
9:00am - Noon
This three hour workshop will help beginners and enthusiasts grasp the techniques and principals of garden photography.

Hour 1 - Instruction and examples followed by Q & A session

Hour 2 - Photograph the gardens together

Hour 3 - Return to classroom for a look at the photos and critique

ONE MONTH ADVANCED REGISTRATION FOR THIS CLASS IS REQUIRED.

CLASS SIZE LIMITED

$10 members/$15 non-members

For more information or to register call 414-525-5653

America's Romance with the English Garden - Book Talk
Thursday May 15, 2014
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Hear the story of how Americans came to love the English garden, especially the lawn, and how seed and nursery catalogs fed this romance, at an illustrated presentation by author Thomas Mickey, author of America's Romance with the English Garden.

Mickey is Professor Emeritus of Communication Studies at Bridgewater State University, and has been a garden columnist for the Brockton Enterprise and the Patriot Ledger.

$10 members/$15 non-members

For more information or to register call 414-525-5653

Orchids For Beginners
Thursday May 22, 2014
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Learn how to choose the right orchids to grow in your conditions with Bruce Effelandt of the Wisconsin Orchid Society. Includes slide presentation, Q & A for growing conditions and blooming orchids to view to get your fever going.

$10 members/$15 non-members

For more information or to register call 414-525-5653

Pulling Weeds Not Your Back
Sunday June 1, 2014
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Kathy Schuh of Krsko Chiropractic Clinic will offer information about how chiropractic care can help us maintain mobility as we age. Kathy will share materials and demonstrate stretching techniques and exercises specifically for gardeners. A guided walk after the talk is available.

$10 members/$15 non-members

For more information or to register call 414-525-5653

Meditation - Inner Gardening for the Soul
Wednesdays June 4, 11, 18, 25 & July 2, & 16
(no class on July 9th)

6:30pm - 7:45pm
Come to the Gardens to learn the art of meditation. We will use gentle stretches, breathing, progressive relaxation and a mantra to guide the mind to a quieting inward experience. Cultivate inner peace, restore emotional balance, and deepen your connection to the beauty of nature. Led by Lata Massa of the Himalayan Yoga & Meditation Center.

Dress comfortably; bring a yoga mat, a light blanket or shawl and small cushion.

Classes meet indoors in the multimedia room at the Education and Visitor's Center. Participants are invited to stroll through the gardens after the class

$72 for six-week session

For more information or to register call 414-525-5653

Urban Foraging Workshop
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Why fight weeds in your lawn when you can eat them? Learn to identify and gather our city's most common and delicious edible weeds. Many weeds pack a greater nutritional punch than store-bought vegetables! We will discuss gathering ethics, local rules and regulations, safety and how to cook with weeds.

$10 members/$15 non-members

For more information or to register call 414-525-5653


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