Thursday, October 12th | 6:30PM-8:30PM | String Gardens: Hanging Kokedama Workshop

Kokedama (Japanese for "moss ball") is a style of potting up plants in a ball of moss and displaying them in a dish or suspended in the air. Sometimes called the "Poor Man’s Bonsai" or "string gardens," the art of binding plants into lush green, mossy spheres and exhibiting them dates back centuries to the Edo era in Japan (around 1600 AD). Modern-day Kokedama are becoming increasingly popular due to their nearly self-sustaining nature (they just require some natural lighting and a once-a-week water dunk) and their space-saving qualities (they make lovely hanging display pieces and free up your flooring and shelves of display space). No planter is required, as Kokedama use the moss that surrounds them to retain moisture, as opposed to a pot. In this workshop, you will make your very own hanging Kokedama to take home with you. You will also learn how to care for and sustain your Kokedama garden. The types of plants available per class may vary, but all plants will be carefully selected and paired to best complement this type of environment.

Please note: All materials are provided.

This class is appropriate for all ages, although anyone under the age of 12 should be accompanied by an adult. Please purchase one ticket per person attending.

This class will take place at Figgy Studio & Shop, located at 251 Park Ave, Rochester NY 14607.

If you would like to request a sign language interpreter or will be attending class with an aide, please fill out our contact form. Please also let us know if you have any preferences (seating, vision access, etc). Classes will take place on the 2nd floor of Figgy Studio & Shop which is only accessible by stairs.

About the teacher:
Sigriet “Sig” Ferrer launched Prismatic Gardens in 2013, giving outward expression to her lifelong obsession with botany, science, and curiosities of all kinds. Sig is an active member of the artisan community with a deep-rooted passion for learning and more than a decade’s experience. She regularly leads terrarium workshops, designs custom botanicals, exhibits gallery installations, and appears at art and fine craft shows across the United States. You can find her on Instagram, Facebook, and Etsy.

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