Kokedama: Japanese Hanging Plant & Moss Ball Gardens @ Workshop PGH DIY School, Pittsburgh [8 March]

Kokedama: Japanese Hanging Plant & Moss Ball Gardens


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08
March
18:30 - 21:30

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Workshop PGH DIY School
5135 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15224
Thu 3/8, Kokedama: Japanese Hanging Plant & Moss Ball Gardens 6:30-8:30

This magical trend of plants and string-bound moss balls is pretty hard not to crush on. For you bonsai newbies, kokedama is a style of Japanese Bonsai where the plant’s root system is actually wrapped in sphagnum moss and string. These little (and not so little) moss ball bundles of joy are a ton of fun to design and construct. They will quickly become your new creative obsession as you experiment with getting different houseplants, succulents, and even herbs into the kokedama bonsai mix! Once you learn how to assemble your kokedama plant and moss ball, using string to bind it together, you will take a crack at constructing two kokedama moss ball projects (one small and one medium). You’ll receive instruction on proper plant care as well as recommendations on which «hard to kill» houseplants and succulents to use so that your kokedama creations are guaranteed a long and happy life! You will leave with two kokedama moss balls of your making, as well as a plant care guide and supplies list so that you can keep adding on to your hanging kokedama garden at home!

Teacher Bio: Natasha has spent her entire life with her hands either in the soil or in the arts. She's a DIYer, horticulturist, handy woman, Business Owner, part time construction worker, and former high school art teacher. She practices various forms of art and is an advocate for art education. She has left the traditional classroom to start Rescue Street Farms, a small Urban Farm, with her partner in crime. Follow the Instagram's at @shadysidenursery and @rescuestreetfarms to keep up on the dirty projects she stays busy with.

ATTN: We've MOVED across the street to 5135 Penn Ave! Be sure to come a bit early so you can check out or new store, which may have some cool supplies for class.

In case of bad weather, please feel free to check our site, facebook, instagram for updates. We do always email and/ or call everyone but just incase we do add updates incase of a snow cancellation.

The rules: Classes are for adults only, unless you email in to request permission. To cancel, move or change classes we do require a 72 hour cancellation or change in order to get a refund or move classes. Once past the 72 hour point, we have already locked in your space with the Teacher and supplies, which will be paid out to the Teacher no matter what. If you are using a gift certificate, or have any concerns, email us at [email protected], thanks! All classes take place at Workshop PGH at 5135 Penn Avenue in Garfield. Parking is metered until 6pm and is free on Sundays. For open parking, we recommend Coral St, Evaline St. or Winebiddle St. nearby. Feel free to BYO snacks and refreshments. On weekends we have Pigeon Bagel & coffee pop up from 9am — 1pm! See you soon!
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