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March 2020

Wild by Design Workshop: Naturalistic Planting – Putting Plants Together

March 8, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Baxter Arts Centre, 3 Stanley Street
Bloomfield, Ontario Canada

While naturalistic planting may look remarkably carefree and informal, it actually requires a tremendous amount of planning to execute. The focus of this workshop will be helping participants understand the methods used by various naturalistic planting designers (profiled in the preceding lecture) to create their gardens.  Instructor Ben O'Brien will give an opening lecture outlining how plants can be put together based on their unique growth habits and architecture to make beautiful and easy-to-maintain combinations. In the workshop that follows,…

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The Winter Bee Lectures

March 14, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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Baxter Arts Centre, 3 Stanley Street
Bloomfield, Ontario Canada

Interested in bees? Think you may want to become a beekeeper? Want to know more about these amazing little creatures? This six-part series will explore the lives of honey bees: learn the difference between queens, workers, and drones; discover how (and why) bees make honey and wax; find out what's involved in keeping bees and what it takes to get started; learn how honey is harvested and participate in a guided honey tasting; find out how beeswax is harvested and…

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Travelogue – NOW ONLINE!!!!

March 23, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Baxter Arts Centre, 3 Stanley Street
Bloomfield, Ontario Canada

Baxter is now offering programs from the comfort of your own home with the first being the next in our series of Travelogues on Monday, March 23! Be ready to travel once the corona virus is whipped! We will use 'virtual meeting technology' from a company called ZOOM. It is free for you the participant. For details see below. Explore Mexico away from the resorts. Join us starting in Oaxaca enjoying wonderful food, amazing ruins at Mount Alban, walking between…

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The Winter Bee Lectures

March 28, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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One event on February 29, 2020 at 1:30 pm

One event on March 14, 2020 at 1:30 pm

One event on March 28, 2020 at 1:30 pm

One event on April 11, 2020 at 1:30 pm

Baxter Arts Centre, 3 Stanley Street
Bloomfield, Ontario Canada

Interested in bees? Think you may want to become a beekeeper? Want to know more about these amazing little creatures? This six-part series will explore the lives of honey bees: learn the difference between queens, workers, and drones; discover how (and why) bees make honey and wax; find out what's involved in keeping bees and what it takes to get started; learn how honey is harvested and participate in a guided honey tasting; find out how beeswax is harvested and…

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Wild by Design Workshop: Naturalistic Planting – Putting Plants Together

March 29, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Baxter Arts Centre, 3 Stanley Street
Bloomfield, Ontario Canada

While naturalistic planting may look remarkably carefree and informal, it actually requires a tremendous amount of planning to execute. The focus of this workshop will be helping participants understand the methods used by various naturalistic planting designers (profiled in the preceding lecture) to create their gardens.  Instructor Ben O'Brien will give an opening lecture outlining how plants can be put together based on their unique growth habits and architecture to make beautiful and easy-to-maintain combinations. In the workshop that follows,…

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April 2020

Floralora Spring Centerpiece Workshop

April 4, 2020 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Baxter Arts Centre, 3 Stanley Street
Bloomfield, Ontario Canada
$95.00

Participants will learn to create wild, garden inspired, centerpieces featuring beautiful Ontario grown flowers. We'll learn how to get the shape, colour palette and depth you want in your arrangement with wire, tape and other tricks of the trade! Participants will leave with their gorgeous creation in a centerpiece vessel to take home. All skill levels welcome. About the instructor: Sas Long has owned and operated Floralora Flowers, a seasonally inspired floral design studio and flower farm, for 6 years…

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The Winter Bee Lectures

April 11, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on February 1, 2020 at 1:30 pm

One event on February 29, 2020 at 1:30 pm

One event on March 14, 2020 at 1:30 pm

One event on March 28, 2020 at 1:30 pm

One event on April 11, 2020 at 1:30 pm

Baxter Arts Centre, 3 Stanley Street
Bloomfield, Ontario Canada

Interested in bees? Think you may want to become a beekeeper? Want to know more about these amazing little creatures? This six-part series will explore the lives of honey bees: learn the difference between queens, workers, and drones; discover how (and why) bees make honey and wax; find out what's involved in keeping bees and what it takes to get started; learn how honey is harvested and participate in a guided honey tasting; find out how beeswax is harvested and…

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May 2020

Nancy Jo Cullen – Short Story Workshop Writing@Baxter

May 3, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Baxter Arts Centre, 3 Stanley Street
Bloomfield, Ontario Canada
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$50

This three-hour workshop examines journey in the short story with an eye on the question: why are we with these characters now? The short story’s form requires efficiency and urgency; this workshop will explore how desi, conflict and choice function within the constraint of a short story to build a character’s journey. Come prepared to write! Register here Date: Sunday, May 3, 2020⋅ Time: 1:00 – 4:00pm Cost: $50 About Nancy: Nancy Jo Cullen’s fiction has appeared in The Journey Prize Anthology, The…

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June 2020

Travelogue from home – Japan

June 1, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Japan is an amazing country - friendly people, rich culture and enticing food. All wrapped up in a hyper-clean country with easy efficient transport. Come and explore central Japan starting in the temple city of Kyoto, stay at a Buddhist Shibuko inn, hike ancient mountain trails, be spoiled at a ryokan and then get lost in bustling Tokyo in time for cherry blossoms. We will also cover the “how-to” of organizing and travelling in this wonderful country. This travelogue will…

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October 2020

Natural Wool Dyeing Workshop with Bay Woodyard

October 18, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Honey Pie Hives and Herbals, 705 Cty Rd 24
Prince Edward County, Ontario K0K 1P0 Canada
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$65.00

Learn to dye wool with plants over a fire! Learn the art and science of natural dyeing with Bay Woodyard of Honey Pie Hives & Herbals. Using plants that grow abundantly in our area we will go through the process of extracting dye from plant material, mordanting wool, and dyeing the wool. Participants will take home a skein of organic merino wool that they've dyed themselves. Additional wool may be brought to the workshop or purchased from Bay. LOCATION: Honey…

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