Plantiful Lunchtimes: Kokedama Moss Balls

  • 12th Oct, 2022
  • 12:00pm - 12:45pm (AEDT)
  • Micro-Labs Melbourne
    227-229 Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
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$20 AUD + BF
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Plantiful Lunchtimes is a series of short 30-45mins workshops designed to have a break from WFH or daily routine, happening at Micro-Labs in the city. Let’s get our hands dirty and discover the amazing mental wellbeing qualities of gardening and indoor plants!

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 creation.

What will we cover?

We will learn the whole process of making kokedama from how to make the soil balls and cover them with the spagnum moss to how to wrap them around 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.

    Accessibility

      • Wheelchair Accessible Venue
      • Gender Neutral Bathroom
      • Free Tickets for First Nation Attendees
      • Quiet spaces

    Who will be Teaching? 

    Maria (she/her) is the general manager of Laneway Learning, a serial crafter and a lifelong learner. She loves to keep her hands busy making crochet blankets, concrete planters, macrame wall hangers and learn new techniques. You can follow her plant addiction in Instagram

    She is passionate about the power of learning new things in a community setting and how positively it can impact our mental health and wellbeing.

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    Any other questions or ways we can assist with accessibility? Just shoot us an email at melbourne@lanewaylearning.com.