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Mother Lode Bonsai Club
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Discover a blend of art and nature
    Join us in a creative and fascinating hobby – the art of bonsai. Members of the Mother Lode Bonsai Club come from various foothill communities in Amador, Calaveras and Tuolumne Counties, as well as the San Joaquin Valley. Everyone is invited to attend our activities regardless of your level of experience.     
    Over many years, the ancient art of bonsai journeyed from the East and reached worldwide destinations where it has gained steadily in popularity. Why? Imagine viewing a perfectly scaled mature tree in miniature, growing in a crafted pot on a tabletop or even held in the palm of your hand!
    Bonsai literally means “tree in a pot” but it goes far beyond that. Club teachers, or sensei, hold free demonstrations during monthly member meetings where you’ll enjoy watching them transform an ordinary plant into a magnificent miniature. Also featured are presentations on accent plants, viewing stones (suiseki), displaying methods and more.
    Mastery of bonsai requires patience, knowledge and skill, along with appropriate working tools. Volunteers will gladly mentor you in bonsai design techniques and provide basic cultivation tips. Best of all, you’ll meet and network with others, who share a common interest in this craft. Plus, there are shows, field trips, exhibits and workshops for you to attend.  
    Don’t delay! The Mother Lode Bonsai Club invites you to become a member today and start in achieving your work of living art.

Meeting Location:

​Calaveras County Library
​1299 Gold Hunter Rd
San Andreas, CA

Monthly on the 1st Saturday at 9:00 am

Visitors welcome!

News
Next Meeting:
Saturday, March 2nd, 2019
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Program: Carving demonstration by Dan "Doc" Ward, followed by a hands-on workshop.

News Releases:
February 11, 2019 "Bonsai expert improves trees by carving"

Current Newsletter
January 2019