Queer Social Moorabbin: Kokedama Japanese Moss Balls with Maria

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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.

This event will be half social chats with a bunch of like
minded queer people and half fun, educational and interactive workshop.

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 sphagnum 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.

    Maria in a crocheted fox hood

    Who will be Teaching?

    Maria (she/her) became obsessed with indoor plants during the
    Pandemic and gradually went to learn all she could about plant
    parenting. Then she started growing her collection to about 400 plants
    last time she counted! You can follow her plant addiction on
    Instagram at @malayebra.  

    In addition to plants and crafting, she also has a passion for cooking and baking, light painting and running Laneway Learning.

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