You Too Can Bonsai at Pfeiffer Nature Center

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Event Date(s): Thu, 04/20/2017 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
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Bonsai Class at Pfeiffer Nature Center

Growing trees in pots is called Bonsai.  The history of Bonsai stems from farming practices from long, long ago.  It is believed that the Art of Bonsai originated in China and was then spread to Japan through commerce where it was embraced by their culture and religions.  Under the influence of the Buddhists and Monks during the 10th and 12th centuries, Bonsai really flourished.  Bonsai evolved into a living art form when people began to appreciate the shape and style of the trees which they could bring into their own homes. 

Joe Schueckler, Bonsai enthusiast, will share the history, the styles, the plant materials and the tools necessary to enjoy this hands on development of your own Bonsai Tree. 

This event will be held at The Portville Free Library, 1 North Main Street, Portville, New York 14770.  Fee:  Free for members, $5 for non-members and free for children 13 and under.  Minors must be accompanied by an adult.  Register by 4 PM, Thursday, April 20th, 2017.  Sign up on the Programs Calendar on our website at www.pfeiffernaturecenter.org or contact the office at 716-933-0187.  Pfeiffer Nature Center is supported by United Way funding.  Pfeiffer Nature Center where science, art & nature come together.

For more information on this event please visit http://pfeiffernaturecenter.org/nature-blog/calendar-of-events/

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Portville Free Library
1 North Main St.
Portville, NY 14770
United States
Phone: 716-933-0187
42° 2' 20.7816" N, 78° 20' 25.2888" W
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