Second Nature programming basks in nature, curiosity, and food! Formerly known as Sustainable Sundays, these talks and workshops tap into the exciting potential that NHM's new gardens offer. Are you craving urban survival skills? Want to know what some of those cool urban trees are called? Curious about pickling your own cucumbers?
We welcome you -- urban naturalist, foodie, master gardener, DIY tinkerer, and all around fun seeker!
In celebration of our temporary exhibition, Grandes Maestros: Great Masters of Iberoamerican Folk Art, we are going to kick off the spring 2015 season with tasty workshops on tamales, tortillas, chocolate, and paper mache making.
Mole Workshop: Mexico's Culinary Gift to the World Sunday, June 14, 1-3pm
Moles are complex pastes or sauces that combine chiles, herbs, and spices along with a host of other ingredients such as chocolate, fruits, nuts, and more. Many regions in Mexico have their unique moles, including mole poblano from Puebla and the seven famous (or more) moles from Oaxaca. Roll up your sleeves with the team from Chichen Itza Restaurant as they reveal the secrets of making moles.
INSTRUCTOR: Gilberto Cetina from Chichen Itza Restaurant
COST: Members $20 | Non-members $23
REGISTRATION will begin in mid April. Please stay tuned for the online link!
Transformation of the Cacao Bean Saturday, April 18, 1-3 pm
This workshop is sold out.
Tufa Planters Workshop Saturday, May 30, 1-3pm
Hypertufa is a fun process for creating "instant antiques." The finished planters will have the look of weathered, hand carved stone. Come and learn the basics of this easy, do-it-yourself project. Everyone in attendance will take home a bowl or a small trough that they have created. Once you master the techniques of making a hypertufa planter, the possibilities to express your own creativity with larger and more complex projects will be a snap.
INSTRUCTOR: Steven Gerischer
COST: Members $20 | Nonmembers $23
Registration will begin shortly!