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  • Bloomers and Clumpers for Lousy Soils - Via Zoom!

    Adam Hjelm, Sauk River Watershed District Do you have that patch of lousy soil where nothing seems to grow very well? There are plenty of tough MN native plants that will not only survive, but thrive in sketchy soil conditions. We will chat about all aspects of those tricky soil sites to get plants and blooms started for the season to come. Participants may request an informational folder, native plant book, and be entered into the prize drawing simply by emailing the instructor after class.
  • Charcuterie Board Design

    Capri Loegering, Trendi Trays A small tray will be provided, and you will be guided on how to display meat, cheese, fruit, nuts, artisan crackers, etc. You will also learn how to make meat roses and discover the best grape and cheese pairings. You will leave with a little history, a completed tray to enjoy later at home and the skills to continue making your own boards! You can buy your own food and drink at the bowling alley.
  • Eco Grasses and Bee Lawns - Via Zoom!

    Adam Hjelm, Sauk River Watershed District We love our lush green lawns, maybe a bit too much? Join us to learn what else we can plant to benefit the bees and birds, while also keeping some green turf. We will discuss lawn alternatives that are more environmentally friendly that will keep your backyard buzzing. Small changes can go a long way towards the environment while saving you time and money. Participants may request an informational folder, native plant book, and be entered into the prize drawing simply by emailing the instructor after class.
  • Establishing a Pollinator Patch - Via Zoom!

    Adam Hjelm, Sauk River Watershed District A native wildflower garden will attract beautiful butterflies and bees to your yard and help pollinators stay healthy. You can plant a garden anywhere from the tiniest corner of your city lot to an open prairie setting and about anything in between. We will cover it all from weeds to seeds and start to bountiful blooms. We will even “walk” through a project from scratch to bountiful blooms. Participants may request an informational folder, native plant book, and be entered into the prize drawing simply by emailing the instructor after class.
  • Greening Up Hot Spots - Via Zoom!

    Adam Hjelm, Sauk River Watershed District Do you have a hot garden spot that normally bakes and dries out with the summer sun? Are you tired of watering day after day to keep your garden healthy and growing? There is a wide variety of native prairie plants that thrive in the full sun and dry soils. Let’s look at some of these great growers to add to your gardens and landscaping. Participants may request an informational folder, native plant book, and be entered into the prize drawing simply by emailing the instructor after class.
  • Hold Your Shore - Via Zoom!

    Adam Hjelm, Sauk River Watershed District Are you losing ground? Is your shoreline eroding, unsightly or seem to be a goose magnet? Did the excessive rains last year take a toll? Is the ice pushing up a new ridge every year? Learn how to improve water quality, reduce erosion and beautify your property using native plants, simple installation techniques and smart planning for easier long-term maintenance. Participants may request an informational folder, native plant book, and be entered into the prize drawing simply by emailing the instructor after class.
  • Milkweeds for Monarchs - Via Zoom!

    Adam Hjelm, Sauk River Watershed District We have over a dozen Milkweeds that are native to Minnesota. Let’s chat about the wide variety of these great pollinator plants! Some are wildly popular and very common growing in gardens and local sceneries. We also will discuss where to buy milkweed plants and seed, plus how and where to add these pollinator magnets to your landscapes. Participants may request an informational folder, native plant book, and be entered into the prize drawing simply by emailing the instructor after class.
  • Native Plant Basics - Via Zoom!

    Adam Hjelm, Sauk River Watershed District Learn how to put down some roots and use native plants in your landscaping, flower gardens, and everywhere else. We will help identify some of our favorite natives for a wide variety of soils, shade levels, and overall hardiness. Also learn some easy ways to integrate native plants into your current landscaping, or start a whole new project. Participants may request an informational folder, native plant book, and be entered into the prize drawing simply by emailing the instructor after class.
  • Online Class: California Sushi Roll Extravaganza!

    Tess Georgakopoulos, Dish it Up Good When it comes to actual sushi that is made with sushi grade raw fish such as salmon or tuna wrapped in rice and seaweed, the sushi tolerance spectrum runs from a very strong “YES” or a very strong “NO” with little wiggle room in between. Enter California “sushi” Rolls that overwhelmingly turn the strong “NO’s” into strong yeses! Join Tess as she walks you through how to make a variety of the most marvelous California rolls that will make you wonder why you haven’t tried to make your own before. California “sushi” roll combinations are only limited by your imagination! Make them vegetarian, with or without seaweed, spicy or not, it is totally up to you! Learn the skill of creating delicious seasoned sushi rice, spicy mayo, and how to stuff, wrap / shape the rolls, with wonderful filling ingredients. One of these fillings is a “crab” salad that will be created using crabsticks. Make it a date night or family night as you create lasting memories in your kitchen! Have your questions answered by the instructor, interact with other participants as you cook along, and increase your confidence in the kitchen with each skill that is learned, and each little bit of advice and instruction that is shared. While cooking-along is loads of fun, and highly recommended, it is optional. Ingredients / supplies in case participants wish to order or shop early for some ingredients: Sushi rice, sushi nori /seaweed sheets, toasted sesame oil, (Japanese) rice vinegar. Additional ingredients will be listed in the information packet that will be received 5-7 days before the class. Bamboo sushi rolling mat can be helpful, but not necessary. The registration fee for this online virtual class can include participants from the same household only. If children are participating, adult supervision is required. A virtual link and instructions will be sent prior to class. Participants will receive a list of ingredients in advance of the class to allow enough time for shopping and preparation. A PDF with the recipes will be shared, and as an added bonus, participants will be invited to a Facebook group where additional recipes are shared on a consistent basis! No refunds will be given after the class ingredient lists have been emailed to participants.
  • Online Class: Dim Sum Dumpling Dynasty: Pot Stickers with Homemade Wrappers & Dipping Sauce from SCRATCH!

    Tess Georgakopoulos, Dish it Up Good Dim Sum refers to a Chinese or Cantonese meal consisting of numerous small appetizers or finger foods traditionally enjoyed in restaurants. It is considered a shared dining and social experience that can last for hours. Dim Sum often includes some sort of dumpling, and one of the most popular dumpling options is Pot Stickers! Join Tess for one of her newest classes as she guides you through the step-by-step process of creating the most wonderful pot stickers with homemade wrappers that will take you to culinary heights you never knew you could reach. A wonderful dipping sauce also will be created! Participants will have the option of making a pork-based filling or a chicken-based filling. Participants will also have the option of learning to make homemade wrappers, but of course store bought can be used as well. Freezing tips will also be shared. The experience will possibly make store bought pot stickers a thing of the past! The registration fee for this online virtual class can include participants from the same household only. If children are participating, adult supervision is required. A virtual link and instructions will be sent prior to class. Participants will receive a list of ingredients in advance of the class to allow enough time for shopping and preparation. A PDF with the recipes will be shared, and as an added bonus, participants will be invited to a Facebook group where additional recipes are shared on a consistent basis! No refunds will be given after the class ingredient lists have been emailed to participants.
  • Online Class: Homemade Tuscan Gnocchi Meal! Cream Tuscan Gnocchi with Chicken & Homemade Bread!

    Tess Georgakopoulos, Dish it Up Good Gnocchi: Bite-sized tender soft pillows of pasta-ish goodness. Very versatile with the ability to take on the flavor of added goodness creating mouthwatering meals that will become favorites in your family’s dinner rotation. This may just sound too good to be true. Not only is this all true, but gnocchi are even simpler to make than other fresh pasta options! During this fun filled class, participants will learn how to create these little morsels of goodness, and then turn them into a scrumptious meal the instructor has created called Creamy Tuscan Gnocchi with Chicken, and make a wonderful loaf of fresh bread as well! Have some fun participating in this virtual Cook-Along class as we dive into the world of gnocchi Follow along step-by step, with our wonderful instructor as she guides you through the simple pleasure of creating these delicious tender bites of goodness. Then follow along and create a wonderful meal with them that will have your family asking for more! Although a gnocchi board can be used, it is not necessary. NO fancy equipment is required. The registration fee for this online virtual class can include participants from the same household only. If children are participating, adult supervision is required. A virtual link and instructions will be sent prior to class. Participants will receive a list of ingredients in advance of the class to allow enough time for shopping and preparation. A PDF with the recipes will be shared, and as an added bonus, participants will be invited to a Facebook group where additional recipes are shared on a consistent basis! No refunds will be given after the class ingredient lists have been emailed to participants.
  • Self-Growth and the Art of Singing - Via Zoom!

    Jesse Wicher, Professional Singer, Voice Teacher and Holistic Health Practitioner Professional singer, voice teacher and holistic health practitioner, Jesse Wicher, will share with you the wonderful life-lessons he has learned through the study of singing. Through lecture and examples, you will explore with him the profound relationship between the breath, body and voice, and personal growth. Highlights include: “Singing with your own voice,” “Getting out of the way,” and “Letting go of judgments.” This engaging one-evening course is perfect for singers, artists, and anyone wishing to create more freedom and joy in their life— NO SINGING REQUIRED! Come learn what good singing can teach you about good living! **ALL CLASSES WILL BE HELD ONLINE VIA ZOOM: Upon registration for your class you will be emailed a unique Zoom web link invitation that you can click to automatically join the class at the scheduled class time via computer—no other action is required! If you wish to join the class on your smartphone or tablet, you will first need to download the free Zoom app and set up your free Zoom account in order to join using the web link invitation. *For more information, please call 716-821-1404 or email HolisticArts@hotmail.com
  • Wildflowers for Shady Spots - Via Zoom!

    Adam Hjelm, Sauk River Watershed District Do you have a dark and damp corner of your property that you want to bring out of the shadows with blooms and bunchgrasses? Let’s go beyond hostas and the humbugs of traditional green foliage for these tricky shade areas. There are lots of woodland treasures that will add a nice glow to the shadiest swaths. Participants may request an informational folder, native plant book, and be entered into the prize drawing simply by emailing the instructor after class.