What is a Kokedama and why would I want to make one, you ask?
Your first clue comes with the Japanese words “koke” and “dama” which, when translated, mean “moss ball”. Kokedama is a variation of Japanese bonsai where the roots of a plant are tucked into a ball of soil, and then wrapped with moss and string. Kokedama combines the Japanese philosophy of Wabi-Sabi, or beauty of the imperfect, and the impermanent, with bonsai, an ancient Asian horticultural art form representing peace, harmony, and balance. These clever little string gardens can be suspended or placed on decorative pottery or wood. Plant choices can vary from houseplants, grasses, succulents, perennials, herbs, and more.
Intrigued? Join Bedford Extension Master Gardeners and Bedford Public Libraries for a fun HANDS-ON KOKEDAMA WORKSHOP. While this workshop is FREE, space is limited so you must pre-register at your preferred library location. Registration begins April 1. For more information, check us out on Facebook at Bedford Extension Master Gardeners or at our website Bedfordmastergardeners.org.
BEDFORD EXTENSION MASTER GARDENERS AND BEDFORD PUBLIC LIBRARIES TEAM UP FOR KOKEDAMA WORKSHOP!
Bedford (540-586-8911) Saturday, May 6th @10:30 a.m.
Big Island (540-425-7000) Tuesday, May 9th @2:00 p.m.
Moneta (540-425-7004) Saturday, May 13th @10:30 a.m.
Montvale (540-425-7006) Tuesday, May 16th @2:00 p.m.
Forest (540-425-7002) Saturday, May 20th @10:30 a.m.
Stewartsville (540-425-7008) Saturday, June 10th @10:30 a.m.
If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services or other accommodations to participate in this activity, please contact Scott Baker of the Bedford Extension Office at (540)586-7675 [TDD: (800)828-1120] during business hours of 8:30a.m. and 5:00 p.m. to discuss accommodations 5 days prior to the event.