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January 2021

The Buzz on Beekeeping – Virtual Workshop

January 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Thinking about beekeeping as a hobby? Yew Dell’s “resident” honey bee keeper, Claude Nutt, will engage participants with what to expect when considering beekeeping as a hobby. Claude will share details about these amazing pollinators, and he will provide resources for obtaining the bees, hives, and other needed supplies. We are including plenty of time for questions, so that you can make sure that beekeeping is a good fit. This is a virtual session, and the Zoom link will be…

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Smartphone Winter Nature Photography – Virtual Workshop

January 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Due to the popularity of this topic, we’re offering this workshop on two dates: Wednesday, January 27, and Saturday, February 6! Join Ellen Sears, Yew Dell Volunteer and 30-year classroom instructor in Art and Math, for a workshop focused on getting folks outside to capture beautiful winter images with their smartphones. Ellen will discuss cell phone photography tricks and treatments, and she will provide a list of shots for participants to take on their own. Our smartphone photographers can then…

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February 2021

Who’s Living in Your Garden? Insect Collecting Series: Overview – Virtual

February 1 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Overview to four-part series! Learn about our upcoming four-part series that will allow you to gain a greater understanding of which insects are living in your backyard, and what the biodiversity says about what you can expect to grow there. In each session, Sayde Heckman, Yew Dell’s Garden Manager, will lead discussions and hands-on activities for insect identification, insect collecting, insect pinning, and insect display, giving you an in-depth opportunity to take an insect inventory of your specific setting. These…

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Monarchs Overwintering in Mexico – Virtual Workshop

February 4 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

It is a fascinating journey! Curious about what happened to the monarchs that passed through our area this past summer? “Our” monarchs are the super-powered generation that migrates to Mexico, overwinters there, and continues north to lay the eggs that become generation 1. Tavia Cathcart Brown, Executive Director at Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve, will share stories and photos of her personal experience with monarchs overwintering in Mexico. We will leave plenty of time for your questions about this fascinating journey.…

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Smartphone Winter Nature Photography – Virtual Workshop

February 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Due to the popularity of this topic, we’re offering this workshop on two dates: Wednesday, January 27, and Saturday, February 6! Join Ellen Sears, Yew Dell Volunteer and 30-year classroom instructor in Art and Math, for a workshop focused on getting folks outside to capture beautiful winter images with their smartphones. Ellen will discuss cell phone photography tricks and treatments, and she will provide a list of shots for participants to take on their own. Our smartphone photographers can then…

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Plant Walk Series: Identifying Evergreens – Virtual Workshop

February 19 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens, 6220 Old Lagrange Road, Crestwood, KY 40014
Crestwood, KY 40014 US

Our ever-popular Plant Walk is back in a new format! With each Plant Walk, we’ll offer a unique topic presented by our Horticultural Apprentices. For February, we’ll learn how to identify evergreens while we explore the winter gardens. This is a virtual session, and we will send the Zoom link as we get closer to the date. This program supports Yew Dell’s Apprentice Professional Development, and we thank you for your participation!

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Gardening with Native Plants – Virtual Workshop with Seed Packets

February 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Learn how to include native plants in your garden! Margaret Shea, owner of Dropseed Native Plant Nursery, will lead this virtual Workshop on the benefits of including native plants in your garden. Margaret has more than 25 years of experience with native plants, and she will share how natives conserve water, attract wildlife, and reduce the need for fertilizers and pesticides. Workshop price includes three packets of native seeds. This is a virtual session, and the Zoom link will be…

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Tool Sharpening – Virtual Workshop

February 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Dull spades, pruners, and hoes can make gardening a drag. Join Carl Heimerdinger, fifth-generation CEO of Heimerdinger Cutlery Company, in this virtual session that will cover the basics of sharpening, a few tricks of the trade, and a discussion and demonstration of the best techniques for keeping your tools in their prime. This is a virtual session, and the Zoom link will be emailed as the date gets closer.

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March 2021

The Dirt on Potting Mix – Virtual Workshop with Supplies Kit

March 6 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Are all potting mixes created equally? Absolutely not! Join Jacob Stidham, Greenhouse and Nursery Manager, for a virtual AND hands-on learning experience about what goes into a quality mix. Learn why cheaper is not better and how different mixes can be the recipe for success or disaster depending on when and how they are used. What is the deal with all of those little white balls in potting mix?! Can potting mix be reused year to year? All of this…

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The Beauty of Bonsai Sequence: Introduction – Virtual Workshop

March 7 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Experience the beautiful art form of bonsai in our sequenced workshops. Presented by Michael Murphy, President of the Greater Louisville Bonsai Society, our bonsai workshops will build upon each other, but it is not necessary to take both sessions if you are already experienced with bonsai. Be advised that each Workshop requires a separate ticket. The two sessions are: 3/7: The Beauty of Bonsai Sequence: Introduction – Virtual Workshop 3/28: The Beauty of Bonsai Sequence: Demonstration – Virtual Workshop with…

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Pruning with Paul Cappiello – Virtual Workshop

March 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

One of Executive Director Paul Cappiello’s favorite workshops to lead! Paul says that pruning is one of the most therapeutic of gardening practices and can make or break your garden. In this virtual how to, he will take you through the basics, the specifics and the one-off, weird cases to help you get the most out of the pruning season. This is a virtual session, and the Zoom link will be emailed as the date gets closer.

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Maximizing Your Movements in the Garden – Virtual Workshop

March 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Just in time for spring gardening! Join Shelly Nold, Owner of The Plant Kingdom, as she guides participants on how to maximize productivity with correct body positioning when working in the garden. You’ll learn how to select the right tool for the job, increase your productivity, and save energy, as you consider your gardening tasks. Shelly will explain how smart and efficient movements get the job done while protecting you, your tools, and your plants from unnecessary harm. Zoom session…

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The Beauty of Bonsai Sequence: Demonstration – Virtual Workshop

March 28 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Experience the beautiful art form of bonsai in our sequenced workshops. Presented by Michael Murphy, President of the Greater Louisville Bonsai Society, our bonsai workshops will build upon each other, but it is not necessary to take both sessions if you are already experienced with bonsai. Be advised that each Workshop requires a separate ticket. The two sessions are: 3/7: The Beauty of Bonsai Sequence: Introduction – Virtual Workshop 3/28: The Beauty of Bonsai Sequence: Demonstration – Virtual Workshop with…

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April 2021

Garden Tai Chi: Spring

April 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens, 6220 Old Lagrange Road, Crestwood, KY 40014
Crestwood, KY 40014 US

Connect to Springtime’s changing energy! Daniel Lally and Amy Conner return with Garden Tai Chi: Spring, which connects participants to the changing season through relaxed fluid movements. Learn two Spring acupressure points to press on your own body to help your “chi” flow in harmony. Daniel and Amy bring a unique peace, joy, and wisdom to this experience. Garden Tai Chi: Spring is introductory and stand-alone, and all levels of experience are welcome. We will meet rain or shine on the…

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June 2021

Garden Tai Chi: Summer

June 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens, 6220 Old Lagrange Road, Crestwood, KY 40014
Crestwood, KY 40014 US

Connect to Summertime’s changing energy! Daniel Lally and Amy Conner return with Garden Tai Chi: Summer, which connects participants to the changing season through relaxed fluid movements. Learn two Summer acupressure points to press on your own body to help your “chi” flow in harmony. Daniel and Amy bring a unique peace, joy, and wisdom to this experience. Garden Tai Chi: Summer is introductory and stand-alone, and all levels of experience are welcome. We will meet rain or shine on the…

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Astrolo-Chi®: Summer Solstice

June 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens, 6220 Old Lagrange Road, Crestwood, KY 40014
Crestwood, KY 40014 US

Gentle movements designed for each of the 12 astrological signs. Daniel Lally and Amy Conner, our presenters for the seasonal Garden Tai Chi series, lead participants through the gentle movements designed for each of the 12 astrological signs, and explain the yin-yang balance of pairing movements with the opposite astrological sign. Astrolo-Chi® is a unique blend of tai chi and astrology created by Louisvillians Daniel Lally and Jeff Baugher that is simple, fun, and easy to learn! We’ll be outside…

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