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Please join us, the Idaho Non Profit Center, and over 5,000 non profit organizations around the state for a day of fun and giving!

Idaho Gives

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Please join us, the Idaho Non Profit Center, and over 5,000 non profit organizations around the state for a day of fun and giving!

Free Tours of the Garden of Infinite Compassion

Sawtooth Botanical Garden will again offer free guided tours of the Garden of Infinite Compassion beginning on May 12 and running through September 29.  Tours run from 10-11 AM and are suitable for all ages.  SBG Education Director Kristin Fletcher or other trained interpreters will lead walks.

The Compassion Garden was created to honor the 2005 visit of the Dalai Lama to the Wood River Valley and hosts a rare Tibetan prayer wheel, one of 2 of its size in North America. The beautiful prayer wheel was built by Tibetan monks and is filled with a million hand written prayers for peace and well-being.

Designed by landscape architect and Zen teacher Martin Mosko, the many intentional features of the GIC have special meaning.  The Garden’s message of peace and love bridges all faiths. It is truly a magical and serene place. The Sawtooth Botanical Garden was honored to be asked to house this remarkable symbol of peace and compassion on behalf of our community.

SBG is located at 11 Gimlet Road, 4 miles south of Ketchum. Details at www.sbgarden.org or call 208-726-9358.

Medicinal Plants of the Wood River Valley

By popular demand, herbalist Darcy Williamson returns to the Sawtooth Botanical Garden to teach wildcrafting and herbal preparation techniques.  Participants will harvest plants on and off site and learn to create useful products to take home.

Schedule:

** Saturday will be a field trip day where participants will learn to identify and harvest medicinal plants to use in the following day’s class.

** Sunday participants will learn how to process the harvested plant material. Tinctures, salves, teas and syrups will be made by the group to take home at day’s end.

Date: Saturday and Sunday, July 7-8, 2018; 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Cost: $195 SBG members/ $225 nonmembers. This workshop will fill quickly and preregistration required.  Fee includes all materials plus a copy of Medicinal Plants of the Northwest and a Native American Medicinal Plant Chart.  Click here to register.

Instructor: Darcy Williamson has spent nearly fifty years studying, harvesting and preparing medicinal plants of the Rocky Mountains. Author of over 25 books, she has been selected as a feature speaker for such organizations as the Idaho Physicians Association and Idaho Native Plant Society.

Wildflower Walks: Early Wood River Valley Wildflowers, part 2

From the deserts to the high mountains, Central Idaho abounds in wildflowers from spring through fall. But for the lower elevations of the Wood River Valley around Ketchum, June is the month you don’t want to miss.  SBG and the Idaho Native Plant Society are taking advantage of the floral abundance by scheduling 2 early season wildflower walks – June 13 and and June 27, both Wednesdays, and both run from 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM. Exact locations will be a bit of a surprise as we’ll wait and see which areas are at their peak.  Local wildflower enthusiasts Jeanne Cassell and Lisa Horton will lead the walks.

Wildflower Walks are free and happen rain or shine. Bring appropriate outerwear, sturdy walking shoes, water, sunscreen, hat and lunch. Some walks are appropriate for children age 7 years and older accompanied by an adult. Call if you have questions, but please leave Fido at home. Carpooling is encouraged to help lessen our environmental footprint. Donations to the Sawtooth Botanical Garden are welcome.

This is part of the Sawtooth Botanical Garden’s (SBG) popular summer wildflower walk series to some of our area’s most diverse and spectacular habitats. Hosted in partnership with the Wood River Chapter of the Idaho Native Plant Society.

Destination: Peak wildflower areas around Ketchum

Difficulty: Easy

Meeting Location & Time: Meet at 9:30 AM at Sawtooth Botanical Garden (Highway 75 and Gimlet Rd./4 miles south of Ketchum).

Return Time: by 1:30 PM

2018 Wildflower Walk series

  • May 19 – Botany & Birds at Centennial Marsh, Local botanists and birders
  • June 1-2 – Rare Plants of Craters of the Moon, Lynn Kinter, IDFG botanist (evening talk & all day field trip)
  • June 13 – Early WRV Wildflowers (Part 1; 9:30 AM), Jeanne Cassell & Lisa Horton, wildflower enthusiasts
  • June 27 – Early WRV Wildflowers (Part 2; 9:30 AM), Jeanne Cassell & Lisa Horton, wildflower enthusiasts
  • July 14 – Mountain Wildflowers of 4th of July Lake, TBD
  • August 11 – Apollo Creek Meadows, Lisa Horton, botanist, and friends
  • Sept. 15 – One (heck of a) Big Tree, John Shelly, retired Forest Service
  • October 6 – Autumn Color, Jim Rineholt, retired Forest Service forester

Jr. Master Gardener Series

Do you know kids who like gardening?  Then, sign them up for the Junior Master Gardener camp at the Sawtooth Botanical Garden!  JMG engages children in novel, hands-on group and individual learning experiences that provide a love of gardening, develop an appreciation for the environment and cultivate the mind.

Kids will enjoy individual and group activities, help prepare ethnic lunches, participate in fun educational games, learn life skills plus leave with a JMG Certification!

Instructors: Kathi Kimball (University of Idaho Blaine County Extension 4-H Program) and Kristin Fletcher (Sawtooth Botanical Garden Education Director)

Ages: 4th – 8th grade

Cost: $25, advance registration only

Register: Contact Kathi Kimball at 208-788-5585 or Kristin Fletcher at 208-726-9358 or click here.

 

Jr. Master Gardener Series

Do you know kids who like gardening?  Then, sign them up for the Junior Master Gardener camp at the Sawtooth Botanical Garden!  JMG engages children in novel, hands-on group and individual learning experiences that provide a love of gardening, develop an appreciation for the environment and cultivate the mind.

Kids will enjoy individual and group activities, help prepare ethnic lunches, participate in fun educational games, learn life skills plus leave with a JMG Certification!

Instructors: Kathi Kimball (University of Idaho Blaine County Extension 4-H Program) and Kristin Fletcher (Sawtooth Botanical Garden Education Director)

Ages: 4th – 8th grade

Cost: $25, advance registration only

Register: Contact Kathi Kimball at 208-788-5585 or Kristin Fletcher at 208-726-9358 or click here.

 

Jr. Master Gardener Series

Do you know kids who like gardening?  Then, sign them up for the Junior Master Gardener camp at the Sawtooth Botanical Garden!  JMG engages children in novel, hands-on group and individual learning experiences that provide a love of gardening, develop an appreciation for the environment and cultivate the mind.

Kids will enjoy individual and group activities, help prepare ethnic lunches, participate in fun educational games, learn life skills plus leave with a JMG Certification!

Instructors: Kathi Kimball (University of Idaho Blaine County Extension 4-H Program) and Kristin Fletcher (Sawtooth Botanical Garden Education Director)

Ages: 4th – 8th grade

Cost: $25, advance registration only

Register: Contact Kathi Kimball at 208-788-5585 or Kristin Fletcher at 208-726-9358 or click here.

 

Backyard Beekeeping for Beginners

Discover the basics of what you need to begin backyard beekeeping from the Magic Valley Beekeepers.  Participants will learn how to buy honeybees and construct a  hive to prevent bee swarming and aid in harvesting honey.

Participants will also have the opportunity to learn about bumble bees and solitary bees and how to make your garden pollinator friendly from Kristin Fletcher, Sawtooth Botanical Garden’s education director.

Class held at the Sawtooth Botanical Garden – 11 Gimlet Rd, Ketchum, ID 83340. Register by clicking here.

Presented by Sun Valley Center for the Arts and Sawtooth Botanical Garden as part of The Center’s BIG IDEA project Bees.