Speakers

Thursday, April 9, 2020
PROGRAM
11:45am–1:30pm
Thursday, April 9, 2020
LEARN and GROW
10:30am–11:15am

    Dan has been creating Bonsai the Living Art for over 35 years. He started by reading books and joining Bonsai clubs. He was President of Amador Bonsai Club for 3½ years and started the Calaveras Bonsai Club which is now the Mother Lode Bonsai Club. Bonsai is a living art expressing creativity. Dan loves talking about and teaching his art. He has given classes and presentations for many garden clubs and organizations. Born in Oakland, Dan is a disabled Vietnam veteran where he served as a combat medic.

Speaker:

Dan Balsey

Bonsai Creation

and Care

    As a kindergartener, I entered a school flower show and won a ribbon. My interest in flowers had begun! Growing up in Modesto, I helped my father in the garden and my great uncle on his farm in Fresno.
     In the mid 90s, I started a school gardening program at Crowell Elementary,  the Turlock school where I taught. We had a vegetable garden, California native garden and a rose garden for many years.
     After 36 years of teaching, I retired only to continue to teach! As a staff member of Turlock Adult School, I teach floral design as well as elementary students in the after school program.
     I have taken courses at MJC in floral design and other workshops but most of my training has been through years of practice.  On April 9th, I will be demonstrating how to make an arrangement in a spring/Easter basket and other seasonal fun projects for children. The basket will be raffled.
       Looking forward to seeing you in April!
   

 

Speaker:

Carolyn Pellegrini

Floral Design Teacher

Turlock Adult School