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Terrarium Making Workshop

Saturday, November 22 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

By - Oct 22nd, 2014 03:39 pm
Terrarium Making Workshop Saturday, November 22 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Terrarium Making Workshop Saturday, November 22
1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Milwaukee, WI – The Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum, 2220 N. Terrace Avenue, Milwaukee announces a terrarium making workshop, Saturday November 22, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Children of all ages are encouraged to come and learn about terrariums and air plants. Keep a little bit of green alive throughout the cold, snowy winter. Makes a great holiday gift! Workshop led by Cole Compton, owner of Green Earth Terrariums. $15 Workshop fee includes one terrarium to take home. Additional terrariums are available for $10. For more information, contact Ann at 414-278-8295 x 5 or rsvp@cavtmuseums.org.

About Cole Compton, owner of Green Earth Terrariums
Cole Compton is a young entrepreneur who started his terrarium business, Green Earth Terrariums, as a freshman in high school. His passion for bringing the joy of gardening to any backyard or house are displayed beautifully in his visually stunning, low maintenance terrariums.At an early age Cole began to research urban farming, including raising poultry and organic farming. Cole is a student at New Horizons Charter School. He is part of incredible school initiatives that are reaching urban areas that may not otherwise be able to experience the benefits of gardens.

Cole is employed by We Grow Green, a non-profit with a vision to help teens transition into leaders through life experiences. He is also employed at Weber’s Greenhouse where he is fortunate to have discovered mentorship and partnership with the owner of the greenhouse.

Cole was recently featured in a radio broadcast on WUWM public radio for his involvement in showcasing his terrariums at a Sustainability Summit. In the interview, Cole took the risk to speak openly about his learning disability. Cole wanted to give hope to others that struggle with reading and writing. “Every day can be a challenge when you learn differently. I try to approach each struggle as an opportunity to learn from it. When you have dyslexia, you have to work extra hard to find your strengths,” says Cole.

About the Villa Terrace
The Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum is an Italian Renaissance-style villa designed and built by architect David Adler in 1923. Originally the home of Lloyd Smith of the A.O. Smith Corporation and his family, the Museum features fine and decorative arts dating from the 15th through to the 18th centuries, wrought-iron masterpieces by Cyril Colnik, a formal garden and changing exhibitions. The Museum is located at 2220 N. Terrace Ave. Public hours: Wednesday – Sunday, 1-5 p.m.   General Admission:   $7/adult, $5/student, senior (62+) and veterans, Free for museum members, children 12 & under, and active military. More information available at (414) 271-3656 or visit us at www.villaterracemuseum.org.

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