Living Decorations: Kokedama
Kokedama is a style of Japanese bonsai, where a plant's root system is wrapped in moss and bound with string, transforming it into a unique sculptural art form. ‘Koke’ means moss and ‘dama’ means ball. It has come a long way since its traditional bonsai, including string gardens which allow plants to defy gravity and make a strong and peaceful statement. Made popular by Dutch artist Fedor van de Valk, string gardens take this tradition a step further by suspending kokedama in the air. They’re a great way to bring diversity to your houseplants and are easy to care for.
In this workshop, you will make your own kokedama, learn about the unique soil properties and master caring for them at home.
Out of the Pot - Epiphytes
The root system of a plant constantly provides the stems and leaves with water and nutrients. Often we see houseplants in pots to support its delicate roots, however, there are many different types of roots systems in the plant world including plants without any roots at all.
In this workshop participants will learn about epiphytical houseplant species, root systems, and common houseplants that are epiphytical including staghorn ferns, orchids and air plants. You will learn how to care for them, and how to turn Staghorn Ferns into your own low maintenance living decoration. Be prepared to take home a fairly large plant.
In this workshop you can become the plant parent you always knew you could be. We will learn about different ways to repot plants, the benefits of different types of materials and vessels as well as what to expect after repotting and basic care for plants. We will discuss why the right pot matters while using plants with different types of root systems. Come learn the basics of plant potting with us and take home your own plant baby.
Learn all about cuttings and go home with your very own indoor water garden. This edition of Botanikurs 101 will cover how to cut plants, and explain different propagating techniques.
Monai McCullough is an indoor plant expert from New York City passionate about sustainable and chemical free care alternatives. She decided to move to Amsterdam to launch her business PLANTMOM, blending her plant expertise and enthusiasm to help people develop more confidence in plant care.
Workshop: Botanikurs 101
Mediamatic Biotoop, Dijksgracht 6, Amsterdam
Tickets: Prices vary, please see the event for ticket prices.
*We give a discount to students, artists and Stadspas holders. If this applies to you we might ask to see your kvk nr/portfolio or student card for this option. For questions please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Attendance limited to 15 people. We maintain a minimum of 7 participants.
Please note that this workshop will be held in English.