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Welcome! If you are a TBS member and you would like to sign up for any of the upcoming workshops you can do so on this page.

TBS accepts PayPal as the only form of payment. No PayPal account is necessary; PayPal allows you to pay with a credit card using the same link.

Please make sure you scroll all the way to the bottom of the page to see all workshops.


The 10-part series Beginner Class led by Ed Lauer in 2023 is now FULL. The classes will take place between 8:30AM and 12:30PM on the following days in 2023:

Jan 8, Feb 5, Mar 5, Apr 2, May 7, Jun 4, Aug 6, Sep 24, Nov 19, Dec 10.

The waiting list is now closed since it has reached 23 members.


The Workshop with Young Choe is now FULL. A few Silent Observer spots are still available.


On September 23rd, we host a workshop for 12 participants with Young Choe. Each participant will create their own two Kusamono’s – one in pot and one over driftwood; and also one Kokedama – moss ball over slab/tray.   
Kusamono refers to a Japanese botanical art that developed alongside bonsai. Kusamono are potted arrangements of wild grasses and flowers in unique pots or trays selected to suggest a season or place. The name is composed of two Japanese characters-- “grass” and “thing”—which together suggest humble, everyday plants.
Kokedama is a ball of soil covered with moss on which an ornamental plant grows. The idea has its origins in Japan where Kokedama are very popular. Loosely translated, ‘koke’ means moss and ‘dama’ means ball. 
In this hands-on workshop, you will work with Young to learn basic principles and techniques of Kusamono and Kokedama. The workshop includes plants, soil, slab/tray, driftwood, moss, pots and instruction/inspiration. We do ask that you bring your own scissors and tools.

You can sign up as workshop participant or Silent Observer below.

Event: Kusamono/Kokedama Workshop (12 people) with Young Choe

Date: Saturday, September 23th at 9am – 1:00pm
Location: Raleigh Police Club, 3500 Leonard Rd, Knightdale, NC 27545

Silent Observer price: $15 (limited to 5 people, must be a TBS Member to purchase)


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