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Kokedama: Japanese Moss Ball Design

July 21 @ 6:00 pm 7:30 pm

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You’ll learn the history of this art, get an introduction to moss, and learn to make your own beautiful kokedama.

‘Moss ball bonsai,’ Kokedama is the Japanese art of planting without pots. A ball of soil or clay is covered with moss is used to support the plant’s roots. Considered to be cheerful, peaceful, and calm, this charming design style began in the seventeen century. Perfect in small spaces, Kokedama are often presented on decorative plates, wood branches, or stone but they can also be suspended in the air with the help of a cord. In this workshop you’ll learn the history of this art, get an introduction to moss (an often ignored member of the plant kingdom), and learn to make your own beautiful kokedama.

All materials required will be provided. Workshop is not affiliated with the Certificate in Floral Design.

Beginners welcome.

Sunday, July 21 from 6:00-7:30 PM.

Registration: Public $55, Members $45 (plus applicable taxes and fees)

About Lil Taggart

Lil Taggart is an experienced and creative designer and instructor in Floral Arts. She is also an accredited Floral Design Judge and has competed on an international level as well as domestically. She serves on the board of Canada Blooms, co-chairs the staging for the Toronto Flower Show, is past president of the Georgetown Horticultural Society and is a member of The Garden Club of Toronto.

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July 21
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
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