At this year’s show, we are offering something different for the public, two free workshops. If you have ever wanted to try a little bonsai or bonsai related arts, this is your opportunity. On Saturday, Phil Krieg will host a workshop on creating a bonsai using Dwarf Schefflera. Participants will each receive a potential bonsai and with club members helping, each participant will trim and wire the trees into future bonsai. The workshop is free. If the participant chooses to purchase the tree they have worked on, the cost is $25 but there is no requirement to do this. Enjoy the experience.
On Sunday, Martha Goff will hold a free workshop on creating Kokedama or Moss Balls. This is a related art form that often accents or accompanies bonsai. All materials will be supplied. If you remember the fun of making mud pies, this is for you. If participants choose to keep their creations, the cost is $15 but there is no requirement to do so. Get involved and have a fun day.
This is an outstanding YouTube video that provides an excellent synopsis of a very special Memorial Day weekend of Bonsai events in Orlando last May. Thank you to Rich Bonn for his expertise and his dedication to this special project. We hope that you enjoy this video by clicking on the arrow. Feel free to share this with friends and family. We hope to spread the good word about Bonsai as far and as wide as we can.
Please be advised that there will be a meeting of the Board of Directors of the Bonsai Societies of Florida on Saturday, January 7, 2017. The meeting will start at 10 AM. The meeting will be held at the Florida Hotel and Conference Center in the Florida Mall, 1500 Sand Lake, FL 32809.
BSF members are welcome to attend the meeting. If you wish to bring up an item for discussion or if you wish to speak at the Board meeting, please notify me at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than December 9, 2016.