Date(s) - 04/02/2016
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Sonora High School Wildcat Ranch
Mother Lode Bonsai Club holds its usual monthly meetings in San Andreas but will move its Saturday, April 2 meeting to Sonora to encourage Tuolumne County residents to attend. The meeting will be at Sonora High School’s Wildcat Ranch, located at the corner of Wards Ferry Road and Tuolumne Road (across from 18429 Wards Ferry Road).
Starting at 10:00 a.m., the meeting will be followed by a free public demonstration by Sensei (teacher) Frank Garcia on choosing a future bonsai tree from nursery stock. As such, he will replant a selected sample into a bonsai pot and provide tips on its basic care and maintenance. Several 20 to 30 year old specimens will be on display as part of the presentation.
A hands-on workshop for members and guests will also be offered at no charge. Workshop attendees are to supply a bonsai or pre-bonsai tree, along with working tools, wire and a pot. In addition, a club-sponsored tour of Solomon’s Garden Nursery, 18180 Blue Bell East, Sonora will be conducted for any interested persons.
The Wildcat Ranch is a community agricultural learning center. Along with students from Sonora High and local elementary schools, several community groups have utilized the 147 acre property since its inception in 2013.
All are welcomed to attend the day’s activities regardless of their levels of knowledge, experience or training in this horticultural hobby. For more information, go to the club website at www.motherlodebonsai.org or contact Bob Dean, club president at (209) 754-5887.