Seminars & Events
Our seminars and workshops are conducted by our friendly and knowledgeable staff and local garden experts.
- Seminars are held in our Landscape & DesignCenter at the Moana Lane Nursery location (across the parking lot).
- They are held on Saturdays at 10AM and last about an hour.
- Seminars are FREE, and we operate on a first come, first served basis.
- Space is limited to a maximum of 60, so please come early to get a seat.
- Standing in the back of the room is not permitted, as this is a fire hazard. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation in this matter.
- Popular seminar topics may be repeated.
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Begins: Saturday, June 1, 2013 at 10:00 AM PST
June 1 Summer Pruning: Yes, Virginia, there are many trees, shrubs and perennials that will benefit greatly from pruning now. Join Moana Nursery Plant Doctor and Certified Arborist Jon Bruyn to learn what to cut and how for beautiful, healthy plants. This seminar is for seasoned and newbie gardeners alike. A short presentation will be followed by hands-on pruning outdoors. You’ll not want to miss this one. Wear appropriate clothing for outside and bring your pruners and gloves. Class will last 1 hour.
Culinary/Medicinal Herbs from Your Garden
Begins: Saturday, June 8, 2013 at 10:00 AM PST
June 8: Culinary/Medicinal Herbs from Your GardenWith so many herbs having multiple uses, this is a great opportunity to learn from local herb expert Kim Powers. She will teach you about herbs you may already be growing (or want to grow) as well as some in your spice rack that work well for health challenges or to maintain your good health. Kim will also share helpful hints on how to prepare the herbs and offer a few tidbits for you to taste. Kim has been on the path of learning and sharing about herbs and essential oils for many years. She and her husband teach in the Herbal Studies program at Truckee Meadows Community College and at Headwaters Outdoor School in Mt. Shasta, CA. They live in the Virginia City area where most of what they plant feeds the wildlife in the area -- whether or not it was their intention to share!
The Magic of Miniature Gardening Workshop
Begins: Sunday, June 9, 2013 at 01:00 PM PST
June 9: 1:00 PM The Magic of Miniature Gardening Workshop Join TV gardening host, radio personality and miniature gardening expert Arlena Schott for this lively lecture and hands on workshop. Arlena who is formerly of Fallon, Nevada, has gotten rave reviews for fun and engaging workshops. All the supplies you’ll need to create your very own miniature garden will be available for you to select and purchase during the workshop. Workshop fee is $15. Must sign-up and pay in advance at our Moana Lane store or you can call 825-0600 and register with your credit card. (No shows will not be refunded their money.) Class size is limited to 30. Registration closes June 8 or when full, whichever comes first. Bring your gloves! Workshop is held at the Moana Lane store.
Creating a Backyard Bird Habitat
Begins: Saturday, June 15, 2013 at 10:00 AM PST
June 15: Creating a Backyard Bird HabitatJoin our plant doctor and long-time high desert gardener Jon Bruyn to learn how easy it is to create a back yard habitat that that attracts a variety of birds. Your bird habitat will soon become an outdoor learning center for your entire family, providing year round entertainment.