This event is all ages & open to the public. RSVP is required! Tickets available at the bottom of the page. :)
You creep along a forest path…the air is rich with life. The greens and golds of the ferns and mosses calm your spirit. You crest a hillock and …thunk…a thick glass wall! What is this, an ‘Under the Dome’ preview? No, you’re back at your desk daydreaming, enjoying the natural beauty of your very own miniature enclosed ecosystem. This is a great activity for kids, adults and megalomaniacs of all ages, and we'll be learning to make our own this Father's Day!
Make Your First Terrarium with Us!
Terrariums (or terraria) are small gardens in covered containers. They first became popular in Victorian England because the containers created the controlled conditions necessary to grow wild outdoor, even exotic, plants indoors. They have been making a comeback recently and getting lots of attention in trendy floral and interior design publications. It’s pretty simple; a clear glass container, some growing medium, some tiny plants, some rocks, moss and lichen and voila! You’ve got something that sells for $50 (and up) on Etsy.
Are you wondering how something so awesome can live and grow in an airtight container? There’s lots of cool science involved! Father and daughter team Tom and Zoe Grieder will demonstrate how topics like the water cycle (evaporation, condensation, precipitation), photosynthesis and respiration interact and balance in your tiny ecosystem. Tom is a veteran maker, scientist and teacher. Zoe has a broad arts and crafts background as well as eight years’ experience managing an afterschool and summer arts program.
Participants will receive everything necessary (glass container, growing medium and plants) to create a one-of-a-kind creation that can live for many years with very little attention. The best part? Bring some tiny (an inch or so) treasures (dinosaurs, gnomes, action figures, etc.) and create your own fantastic world under glass. They make great gifts, but you may not want to give yours up.
1933 S Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90007
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