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Bonsai Basics via Zoom

The September Basics class will be via Zoom. Please join us for an online presentation on fall care and wintering.

When: Tuesday, September 15th
Topic: Fall care and wintering
Time: 7pm CST
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This is an online event only, and will not be recorded.

September 8 – Peter Tea Zoom Meeting

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Peter has been practicing the Art of Bonsai since 2003 and in 2011 traveled to Japan to apprentice under Junchiro Tanaka at Aichien Bonsai Garden in Nagoya, Japan. He is based in Northern California. He regularly visits Minnesota for workshops, presentations as well as the upcoming Bonsai Fundamentals class. His website is

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Note: This is a live event only, and will not be recorded.

Guest: Peter Tea
Time: September 8, 2020 7:00 PM CST
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The Mark Youngdale Memorial Sale and Open House

Thanks to everyone who came out to support the Mark Youngsdale Benefit Sale and Social. Well attended and we raised $1,023.00 to go towards scholarships for MBS members to further their bonsai education. Thanks to all those who helped pre and post event!

Come enjoy some social time with MBS at President David Weiss’s backyard on Saturday, August 22, 2020 from 1-4 pm. There will be bonsai items donated by Mark’s widow to be sold with proceeds going back to MBS including some set aside for a scholarship for an MBS member to use towards future workshops. We also have about 50 very nice small to medium pots from former MBS member Jeff Aldridge.

Masks required so bring your mask, a chair, and a beverage for yourself. MBS will provide free water. Come prepared to talk bonsai at a safe distance and hopefully secure some bonsai materials for your collection. Hope to see you there!

Also, should you wish to donate an item or two for this sale, please contact David Weiss All donations need to be at his house no later than 12:30 pm on the 22nd. Please bring exact change or your checkbook.

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50th Anniversary – History

Hello MBS Members!

With so much information being shared online these days and with Zoom meetings, I wanted to keep this message short, but reach as many members as possible. I am the Chair Person for the 50th Anniversary Committee and the one thing everyone can agree on is we want to showcase as much history of MBS as possible for our celebration. I am sending out this message today to ask all of you to help me compile as much material from the last 50 years from MBS.

Meet MBS Member Kirk Hedberg

In this video, David Weiss interviews Kirk Hedberg. The views and opinions expressed in this video (or article) are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy, views or position of the Minnesota Bonsai Society….

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Aug 4, 2020 Zoom Meeting

The Little Book of Bonsai: An Easy Guide to Caring for Your Bonsai Tree

Coming up on Tuesday, August 4, our Minnesota Bonsai Society meeting will feature Jonas Dupuich, author of The Little Book of Bonsai: An Easy Guide to Caring for Your Bonsai Tree”. His topic will be broadleaf evergreens. See more about him at

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