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July 2019

Recovering Space for Ancestral Foodways

July 31 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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Free

 Shiloh Maples, American Indian Health & Family ServicesReflecting on her diverse community engagement work in promoting traditional Native foods for a healthy diet, facilitating nutrition and traditional cooking classes, and managing community garden activities, Shiloh Maples will discuss the importance of revitalizing traditional foodways and embracing traditional foods in modern life.Join us for a series of lectures summer 2019 by three experts in ethnobotany. Ethnobotany is the study of a region’s plants and their practical uses through the traditional knowledge of…

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August 2019

Nature Play Pop-Ups at Matthaei

August 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Monday, repeating until August 26, 2019

Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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Free

Kids and parents, join us for our summer nature play pop-ups in the children’s garden. These hands-on, exploratory nature play activities an immersive experience for children ages 3-7. Look for program descriptions here on the Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum website and on our social media in late May. Monday mornings 10-11:30 am and second Sundays 3-4:40 pm, June-August, Gaffield Children's Garden, Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48105

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Nature’s Sketchbook

August 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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$8

Nature has inspired artists for many years. Learn how to use sketching and watercolors to make your own observations. Make a sketchbook to take home. Recommended ages 4-11. Parents accompany children. Cost: $8.00/child. Program runs 10 am-noon.

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Catching Your Breath

August 7 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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A free monthly program for caregivers of adults with memory loss. Designed for learning skills for continued health and well-being. Info and to register: 734.936.8803. Presented by MI Alzheimer’s Disease Center

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Nature Play Pop-Ups at Matthaei

August 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Monday, repeating until August 26, 2019

Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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Free

Kids and parents, join us for our summer nature play pop-ups in the children’s garden. These hands-on, exploratory nature play activities an immersive experience for children ages 3-7. Look for program descriptions here on the Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum website and on our social media in late May. Monday mornings 10-11:30 am and second Sundays 3-4:40 pm, June-August, Gaffield Children's Garden, Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48105

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Wildflower and Native Plant Sale at Matthaei

August 17 @ 10:00 am - August 18 @ 4:30 pm
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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Free

A sale of native herbaceous and woody plants, many grown here by staff and volunteers. Two-day sale. Free admission. Members receive a discount on plant purchases.Matthaei-Nichols member? Join us for a members-only pre-sale hour Sat., Aug. 17, 9-10 am. Shop the sale early and enjoy coffee, tea, and breakfast munchies.Why plant native plants? They are water-resilient, suited to our region and climate, and they attract beneficial pollinators and other species. Read about the benefits of native plants at the United…

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Judging Ladyslipper Orchids

August 17 @ 11:00 am
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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A presentation by accredited orchid judge Gordon Griffin on what to look for in judging ladyslipper orchids. 1pm orchid judging. Presented by Great Lakes Judging (Orchids)

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Nature Play Pop-Ups at Matthaei

August 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Monday, repeating until August 26, 2019

Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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Free

Kids and parents, join us for our summer nature play pop-ups in the children’s garden. These hands-on, exploratory nature play activities an immersive experience for children ages 3-7. Look for program descriptions here on the Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum website and on our social media in late May. Monday mornings 10-11:30 am and second Sundays 3-4:40 pm, June-August, Gaffield Children's Garden, Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48105

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TBA Sierra Club Huron Valley Event

August 20 @ 7:30 pm
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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To be announced. Presentation by the Sierra Club Huron Valley

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Ann Arbor Bonsai Society Show & Sale

August 24 @ 10:00 am - August 25 @ 4:30 pm
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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$3.00

The art of bonsai is more popular than ever. For a look at the bonsai world and its plants and people, check out this popular annual show presented by the Ann Arbor Bonsai Socety. Event includes a display of over 100 bonsai, demos in the bonsai and penjing garden at Matthaei, bonsai accessories and materials, Peoples’ Choice awards, and more. $3 admission per adult (12 and under free) payable at the door.View a gallery of photos from recent bonsai shows. All photos…

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