Registering open for McKee’s March educational workshops


McKee Botanical Garden is offering three educational workshops in the month of March and registration is now open.  On Saturday, March 3, 2018 from 2 to 4 pm, Urvi Upadhyay will instruct “Intro to Indian Vegetarian Cooking”.  Let Urvi’s passion for cooking and sharing with others inspire you during this introductory lesson in Indian culture and cuisine.

Discover what spices are used in Indian cooking and how ingredients and techniques vary by region. Participants will sample a variety of dishes as they learn how to create a traditional Thali plate. Spice boxes will be available for purchase. The cost for this workshop is $55 for McKee members and $60 for non-members.

On Saturday, March 10, 2018, Dr. Kendra Brown and Joyce D’ Agata will host an educational session on Creating Serene Spaces with a Mini Meditation, Fairy or Bonsai Hypertufa Garden. The class will run from 1:30 to 3:30 pm. Participants will learn how to create a serene environment ideal for a fairy, meditation or easy bonsai garden by making a hypertufa pot to take home.

Ideas and demonstrations for transforming pots to serene spaces will be covered and participants will also take home instructions for creating hypertufa pots and a copy of Dr. Brown’s recently published book: Erica’s Blog: A Tool Kit for Fixing What’s Not Working in Your Life. Participants are encouraged to wear gardening clothes as this workshop can be messy. Bring rubber gloves and a dust mask, which can be purchased from Home Depot or Lowes. All other materials will be provided. The cost for this workshop is $50 for McKee members and $60 for non-members.

On Saturday, March 24, 2018 from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm, Nikki Stolze, Horticulture Department staff member at McKee, will host Waterlilies 101 and give a behind-the-scenes look at what McKee’s staff does to maintain the Garden’s amazing waterlily collection. Nikki will teach you how to identify the different types of waterlilies, how to propagate and divide plants, what soil they like and the importance of choosing the right location to plant. This is a hands-on workshop and participants should be prepared to get muddy and wet and dress accordingly.  The cost for this workshop is $10 for McKee members and $12 for non-members.

Space is limited. Pre-registration is required for all classes. To register call 772-794-0601 or stop by the Garden during regular business hours.  Checks and cash only, please.

McKee Botanical Garden is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to nurture and enhance a historic garden in a unique tropical setting for the education, enjoyment and enrichment of all.  McKee Botanical Garden is located at 350 US Highway 1 in Vero Beach.

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