Free weekend workshops at Conservatory with Sightglass Coffee, Dandelion Chocolate, origami & more

The Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park has a new lineup of free weekend workshops designed to give attendees a behind-the-scenes look at how things are made, and provide hands-on experiences in creating.

The workshops take place outside, in front of the Conservatory greenhouse and attendance is free. The lineup of events includes:

Bean-To-Bar: How Chocolate Is Made
Friday, September 2 & Saturday, September 3 from 1:00-4:00pm
San Francisco’s artisian chocolatier Dandelion Chocolate will be at the Conservatory to share how they roast, crack, sort, winnow, grind, conch, and temper small batches of beans and then mold and package each bar by hand. Learn about the process, then visit the Conservatory’s own Theobroma cacao tree inside the greenhouse.

Bean-To-Cup: How Coffee Is Made
Friday, September 9 & Saturday, September 10 from 1:00-4:00pm
Coffee roasting experts from San Francisco’s Sightglass Coffee will be at the Conservatory to explain how they source, roast, and brew a wonderous cup of coffee. Processing methods, varieties, growing altitudes, climate, soil and farm conditions are a few of the many factors that shape and determine a coffee’s overall quality. Learn about the process, then visit the Conservatory’s own Coffea arabica plants inside the greenhouse.

Tropical Origami Swarm!
Friday, September 16 & Saturday, September 17 from 1:00-4:00pm
Origami butterflies, frogs, and tropical birds will swarm the Conservatory this weekend only! Join us in creating a community art piece that will be installed in the lobby for a limited time. Volunteers and origami experts will be available to teach you how to create critters to contribute to the swarm. Folding takes place on the Palm Terrace.

More weekend events will be added; check the Conservatory special events page for the latest schedule.

Sarah B.

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