Where: Community Room and virtually
This is an official Wisconsin Science Festival event! Members of the Madison-WI based Badger Bonsai Society are proud to offer an introduction to the art of bonsai (pronounced "bone-sigh" ... not "ban-zai"). Our presentation will include a review of the history of bonsai and how this centuries old art form has made its way into the popular culture today. We will discuss and present some examples of the basic design and styling aspects, provide a overview of tools, pots, soils, as well as illustrating techniques typically used to develop and care for a bonsai throughout its lifetime. In addition we will demonstrate how a typical and inexpensive nursery tree can be "worked on" as a start toward the development of a suitable bonsai tree. We hope that all attendees will come away with a greater appreciation of bonsai and how easily you can get started in this hobby.
Presented By: Wayne R. Pinnow and Karl Bethke, of the Badger Bonsai Society
Sponsored By: Beyond the Page, National Endowment for the Humanities, and Madison Community Foundation
(Recommended for adults)