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Mother Lode Bonsai Club
What's New?
Next Meeting: 
January 5th, 2019
Our first meeting of the year will feature a demo by Vince Owyoung with a Procumbens juniper. San Andreas library as usual at 9am. Bring your trees to work on after the demo. 

8am Meeting location just for BOD on standing comittee for board members at
Oak Shadows Clubhouse
1330 Calaveritas Rd, 
San Andreas

Sharing the Joy of Bonsai
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.
9am - 12:30pm


​ Monthly meeting location: 

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