Shinrin-yoku

Saturday, June 9 • Noon-3:00 PM

Immerse yourself in nature and experience the benefits of being fully present in the medicine of the forest.  This gentle forest therapy walk offers a rich experience in nature that can improve mood and provide relaxation.  Certified guides Julie and Joseph Breshears from Forest Therapy Pathways will guide you to use your senses to take in the healing environment of the arboretum.  Shinrin-yoku offers researched-based health benefits such as lowered blood pressure, decreased anxiety, and improved cognitive functioning.  Join us for this unique wellness activity to unwind and rejuvenate!

Note: Please come prepared by wearing comfortable walking shoes and dress in layers. Bring a healthy snack and drinking water. You may find a small backpack useful. We will walk if there is light rain, so bring rain gear if showers are possible.

Participants must be preregistered by June 1st in order to receive necessary information to be prepared for the Shinrin-yoku experience.  No exceptions.

$15 members and nonmembers

Herb Excellence

Saturday, July 14 · 9:00 AM-11:00 AM

Reinvigorate your senses this summer with a refreshing look at herbs.  Donna Julseth from Prairieland Herbs will lead us on a tour of the arboretum’s herb garden.  She will share her extensive knowledge about herbs and their uses.  Participants will leave will a handout and their own herb to use at home.

$15 members, $20 nonmembers