Concordia Student-Run Food Groups Research Project

FULL – The Art of Bonsai


March 10


10:00 am - 05:00 pm


Concordia Greenhouse


Concordia Greenhouse

1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W. 13th floor

Montreal, QC, Canada, H3G 1M8

Come and discover the wonderful world of BONSAI!
We will explore how bonsai are created and indulge in your passions for nature, plants, pruning, art and creativity.
This all-day in depth workshop will include two parts and you can attend one or both. We’ll be starting with a presentation on bonsai theory, followed by a hands-on session where participants will be able to shape their own bonsai tree!

PART ONE – Theoretical:
10am – 12pm: – Introduction to the art of bonsai
We will demystify these ancient enigmatic miniature trees, exploring the world of bonsai from the hobbyists and artists making them, to the techniques used to shape them, suitable species of plants, care and maintenance, styles and aesthetics, advice how to jump into the world yourself and much more. Jonah will be sharing photos with you, demonstrating a few techniques on live trees and will be happy to answer all of your questions. He will also be sharing his resources and bringing in a bunch of books to peruse before and after the presentation.

12-12:45: Lunch break

PART TWO – Practical:
1-5: Hands-on, bring your own tree to work on or buy one there!
We’ll spend the afternoon exploring and practicing bonsai training techniques as well as analysing and styling your own tree. Participants will get hands-on experience pruning, wiring and repotting their trees.


Part One: Theoretical
$15 Student $20 Community (tax included)

Part Two: Practical
$45 (tax included)

Bonsai trees:

TO REGISTER: Register on Eventbrite and send full payment to

If you want to reserve a tree for the practical part please email Jonah; payment for the tree will be on the day of the event.

Please contact Jonah if you would like to make a payment by cheque or other means.