Educational and Informational Seminars and Other Events


Butterfly Gardens - how to make and maintain them 

Presented by Eileen Dowd Stukel

Beekeeping 101 - 

Presented by Bob Reiner

Bob is employed as the state's apiarist with the SD Department of Ag.

This informational seminar will walk attendees the basics on how to keep bees, what equipment and

permits are needed, and where to find additional information on beekeeping.  The seminar will be

​suitable for beginners but will present information on relevant laws and bee disease updates relevant

to experienced beekeepers as well.

Making Living Picture Frames

Taught by Art Smith

This class will provide all materials for each participant to make their own living picture frame filled with succulents.  Projects will be

able to be taken home immediately after the class  Choice between 6x6", 12x6", and 12x12" already made frames; not all succulents

will be zoned for our area so these will need be taken in during the winter.  Class type setting, but individual attention will be available

if needed, so you don't have to be an accomplished do-it yourself'er to make these!  This should be a fun way to learn how to make

really neat garden creations that can be wall hung inside or outside during the growing season.

​We offer a wide variety of educational and informational opportunities throughout the year.  From time to time we have social events as well.

Some of our seminars will be no-cost, others may have a registration fee to cover the cost of materials and supplies.  Some seminars will be completely informational while others will have hands-on "how to" sessions where participants will literally get their hands dirty while making something.  Please be aware that some seminars may have limits on the numbers of participants, so please read through the seminar descriptions to see if pre-registration is necessary.

All seminars and workshops will be held at the Garden Center unless otherwise noted.

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East Pierre Landscape
and Garden Center