Adult Workshops

Adult Workshops are specifically designed for participants ages 12 and up. They are led by experts in their field that donate their time and skills to make these events meaningful and memorable.

Workshops are typically held once a month covering a different focus each time. Most workshops require early registration and have an associated cost, with a discount for Willow Bend members. Past workshops have included Wildlife Tracking, Beekeeping, Essential Oils, Salve Making and more. Sign-up in advance by clicking on the registration button in event description. Payment is taken through our online form.


Medicinal Plant Walk and DIY Elderberry Elixir, June 25th, 9:30AM-12PM

Join Mike Masek, director of The Forager’s Path School of Botanical Studies, for a tour of the Willow Bend gardens, emphasizing edible and medicinal possibilities of our native flora. After the walk, we will meet indoors to learn how to make an elderberry elixir. Each person will take home a sample of the elixir!

Cost: $30/participant or $25/ Willow Bend members. Limited Spots. Sign-up required.

Photos of Past Adult Workshops

Gardening for Wildlife, May 21st, 10AM-12PM

Whether your outdoor space is an apartment balcony or a mini farm, learn how to create a garden that attracts native wildlife and helps to restore habitat in Arizona's urban, suburban and rural areas. Using resources such as the Certified Wildlife Habit program sanctioned by the National Wildlife Federation, discover how to provide food, water cover and a place for wildlife to raise their young in your own backyard. At the same time learn how to respond to problems with nuisance wildlife and feral animals. Turning your space into a welcoming haven for local wildlife is fun, easy and makes a big difference for Arizona's native wildlife, be they ants or elk or anything in between! This workshop will include a lecture of the components of a wildlife habitat, a tour of Willow Bend's gardens to get ideas, and one on one support for certifying your garden.

Facilitator Nikki Julien, Outreach Director with the Arizona Wildlife Federation, is an Arizona Master Gardener and Certified Desert Landscaper.

Cost: $20/participant or $15/Willow Bend Members