Kokedama is an ancient Japanese botanical art like bonsai or ikebana art. The word ‘Kokedama’ means ‘moss ball’ in Japanese as they are plants living in freestanding balls of moss-covered soil instead of pots. Kokedama are a beautiful way to bring greenery into your home and are ideal for apartments or flats with minimal space.
In this class, we will learn how to make them and take home your own kokedama creations.
What will we cover?
We will learn the whole process of making kokedama including:
- How to make the soil balls
- How to cover them with the sphagnum moss
- How to wrap them – practically and decoratively – with colourful yarn or twine and hang them at home.
- We’ll learn a little about what plants to use and how to take care of our kokedama so they last.
- You will make 2-3 kokedama moss balls, so please bring a box or container to transport them home safely.
- Wheelchair Accessible Venue
- Gender Neutral Bathroom
- Free Tickets for First Nation Attendees
- Auslan Interpreter Upon Request
Who will be Teaching?
Winter (she/her) is a passionate green-thumb and proud kokedama
parent to many thriving moss balls. As well as interests in plants and
gardening, Winter is a hobby collector – always trying out new things –
and has a particular soft spot for anything that glows-in-the-dark.
Pic: Student Work at Laneway Learning
Any other questions or ways we can assist with accessibility? Just shoot an email to Maddy (she/her) at email@example.com.