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July 2020

Touching the Earth: Mindfulness and Eastern Poetry (Register by July 1)

July 6 @ 6:30 pm - July 27 @ 8:30 pm
$40

This event: May be of interest to the LGBTQ community || We will celebrate the earth, both local and global, by working through the mindfulness practices offered to us by Buddhist Monk Thich Nhat Hanh, author of the well known Peace is Every Step, and draw on these insights to…

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Pollinator Photography

July 18 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Olbrich Botanical Gardens, 3330 Atwood Ave
Madison, WI 53704 United States
$56

Summertime is a great opportunity to photograph some of the most colorful insects around. During the lecture portion of the class, we will discuss macro concepts and equipment, and focus on the problems associated with fast moving small subjects. Photography of butterflies and other pollinators will take place in the…

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Virtual Name and Gender Change Clinic

July 18 @ 1:00 pm
Free

This event: Has LGBTQ content, Is LGBTQ hosted, May be of interest to the LGBTQ community || Join our volunteer attorneys for a recorded presentation to learn about the process of changing your name and gender marker on identity documents. Following the presentation, we'll host a live Q&A in order…

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Mindful Flow Yoga (6-week classes)

July 22 @ 6:00 pm - August 26 @ 7:00 pm
Olbrich Botanical Gardens, 3330 Atwood Ave
Madison, WI 53704 United States
$72

A slow, mindful practice that emphasizes aligning breath and movement, slowing down and paying attention, and relaxing into your own body. All abilities are welcome as we enjoy the beauty of Olbrich's outdoor gardens and the benefits of yoga. Classes will take place virtually on Zoom in case of rain;…

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Etegami: Japanese Summer Message Cards

July 26 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Olbrich Botanical Gardens, 3330 Atwood Ave
Madison, WI 53704 United States
$80

Learn the everyday art of Etegami by creating and writing messages about summer on your unique cards. The card will express your response to the summer subjects of flowers and insects taught during the class. Bring your own creativity and learn many techniques to paint your cards, such as, wet-in-wet,…

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Meet the Medicinal and Edible Plants in the Garden Plant Walk

July 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Olbrich Botanical Gardens, 3330 Atwood Ave
Madison, WI 53704 United States
$15

Take a walk around the garden with herbalist and wild forager, Linda Conroy. You will be delighted by the botanical observations as well as culinary inspirations that are shared during this walk. There will be a virtual walk if the weather is inclement; class will meet rain or shine. Tuesday,…

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August 2020

Chinese Brush Painting: Blooming Flowers & Insects

August 2 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Olbrich Botanical Gardens, 3330 Atwood Ave
Madison, WI 53704 United States
$80

Immerse yourself in the natural world by learning the brush painting techniques to create images of blooming flowers and insects. You will learn how to brush paint and add blooming flowers to paintings of butterflies, bees, and other insects. Calligraphy for all of the subjects will be demonstrated by the…

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Ayurveda in the Garden

August 4 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on September 16, 2020 at 6:30 pm

Olbrich Botanical Gardens, 3330 Atwood Ave
Madison, WI 53704 United States
$50

This class will cover the fundamentals of the 5,000-year-old Indian tradition of Ayurveda (ayur=life; veda=wisdom), which includes using herbs, nutrition, cleansing, bodywork, and more to balance the mind, body, and spirit. Join us on this cultural exploration that will help you to become a better herb gardener. Sign up for…

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ZOOM Virtual Course: Mary Oliver and the Art of Observation in Nature

August 6 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
$40

Broaden your ability to comprehend and express your connection to the natural world in this 4-week class as you explore the poetry of nature poet Mary Oliver. Learn ways to apply various poetic techniques based on your nature observations to draft, revise, and write your own poetry. This class will…

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Creating Tropical Effects Walk

August 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Olbrich Botanical Gardens, 3330 Atwood Ave
Madison, WI 53704 United States
$17

Explore the Thai Garden and learn how you can create a tropical feel in your garden with cold-hardy plants. We will discuss plant selections, care and maintenance, and specialized techniques that will make your garden appear to be from the other side of the world. Tuesday, August 11, 6:30-8 p.m.…

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