Wabi-kusa Workshop

About CAPS

The Chicago Aquatic Plant Society is a newly formed organization that emphasizes educating hobbyists about starting, keeping, and maintaining aquatic plants in the aquarium.

This site, and also our Facebook Community, serve as a platform where hobbyists can ask questions, exchange ideas, learn about aquascaping principles, and gain other information relevant to keeping planted tanks. If you are in Chicago or the surrounding area, come join us.

Next Event:

Wabi Kusa Workshop

Date: March 31, 2019

Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Location: Friendship Park Conservatory

Wabi Kusa Workshop

Wabi Kusa is an art form that achieves the simple, natural beauty only found in the slow chaos of nature.  The Chicago Aquatic Plant Society invites you to join us at the beautiful Friendship Park Conservatory for a Wabi Kusa Workshop.  With instruction from the Chicago Aquatic Plant Society Board, everyone will have the opportunity to create their own Wabi Kusa with materials and aquatic plants provided by the Chicago Aquatic Plant Society.  They will provide instruction on how to create a specialized substrate ball, introduce the plants, and care for this low maintenance, living piece of art once you take it home.  Entrance is free for Chicago Aquatic Plant Society paid members and $5 for non-paid members.

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