Tuesday, March 1, 2016


Saturday & Sunday; March 5-6

At our new studio: 177 Dwight St. Brooklyn, NY 11231


You can preview and reserve all the best specimens, hear SOUNDSDISASTROUS spin records and drink beer from from our new friends at Sixpoint Brewery across the street

Friday, March 4, 2016
6pm - 9pm

(*and a great dinner)((SIGNUP HERE)


Plant Care 101

Join Sarah Ryhanen, founder of Saipua and Taylor Johnson of The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum as they cover the basics of plant care for all your indoor plants! Learn about different light and water requirements, how to manage common pests, and how to propagate certain plants from cuttings. If you know little about the plant world but have an inkling to start keeping house plants - this is the perfect opportunity to gain a bit of confidence and knowledge.

Saturday, March 5, 2016
11am to 12pm
Cost: Free
Capacity: 20

Cactus Dry Garden

Learn basic care and propagation techniques for several specimens of indoor cacti from horticulturalist Taylor Johnson of The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Participants will choose from a large array of arid garden specimens and design a large terra cotta bowl dry garden to take home.

Saturday, March 5, 2016
2pm to 4pm
Cost: $95
Capacity: 10

Winter Feast & Silent Auction
We are thrilled to announce the first of our new dinner series (more on this in the previous journal post!)

For Saturdays dinner we’ve asked our good friend, Nahvae Frost of L’Atelier Verte to share her seasonal wisdom of roots, fermentation and mushrooms (not magic). After a cocktail reception, we’ll sit down for a four-course vegetarian meal.

Throughout the night we will also unveil rare specimens from our secret plant vault. All proceeds from the silent auction will go to support our educational programming both in the city and at our farm, World’s End.

Cocktail reception begins at 7p with dinner to follow.
To reserve your seat email: genevieve@saipua.com

Saturday, March 5, 2016
7pm to 10pm
Cost: $150
Capacity: 20


The Mounted Epiphyte Garden

Join horticulturist, Taylor Johnston of The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum as she demonstrates how to mount orchids and ferns.  Using wood and wire, Taylor will walk participants through a few simple techniques that transform ferns and orchids into breathtaking mounted garden.  Each participant will select desired materials and mount a fern or orchid. Topics covered include plant specifics, specialty plant food, design techniques, and caring for your mounted garden - plenty of tips and inspiration as you plant your own. The workshop fee includes: wood, one fern or orchid and a care sheet.

Sunday, March 6, 2016
11am to 1pm
Cost: $95
Capacity: 10

Aloe Soap Workshop

Join SAIPUA soap-maker Susan Ryhanen in this intensive, hands-on workshop to discover the powerful agents of aloe within their own batch of olive oil soap while learning the basic tenants of the cold-processed method. 

Each student will be given the following tools to use in class AND to take home: One of Saipua's handmade 3 lb. wooden soap molds, a mixing bucket, a ‘stick blender’ (so critical for making soap without hand stirring for hours), a complete list of suppliers where you can mail order supplies like essential oils and various butters and natural additives.

Students will also receive recipes for making additional soaps at home.

Sunday, March 6, 2016
1pm to 5pm
Cost: $350
Capacity: 10

Screening of The Secret Life of Plants (1979)

“The Secret Life of Plants” is a documentary based on the 1972 cult classic book of the same name. It explores mysteries of the plant kingdom and touches on the potential consciousness of plants and their ability to experience something akin to human emotion. Join us for a discussion about plant intelligence led by Sarah Ryhanen and Taylor Johnston after the screening.

Sunday, March 6, 2016
7pm to 9pm
Cost: Free
Capacity: 30 

1 comment:

lulu said...

looks so fun! How to sign up?