Central Virginia Bonsai Society
BONSAI Bonsai are miniature
living trees in small containers, artfully shaped in to beautiful
forms. A bonsai can evoke the image of a twisted weathered juniper,
a venerable pine, a stately elm, or a stylized, imaginary tree. Bonsai
are a form of sculpture because they exist in three dimensions. But,
unlike traditional sculpture, bonsai have a fourth dimension. They
are alive!! They grow and change with the seasons. Although bonsai
may live for hundreds of years they are mortal and sooner or later
will die. The word bonsai means shallow pot and tree. It may refer
to the object (a miniature tree) or to the horticultural and aesthetic
process used to create a bonsai.
CVBS PURPOSE The Central
Virginia Bonsai Society was founded in 1986 to promote the appreciation
and enjoyment of bonsai in Central Virginia through education, participation,
and mutual support of its members. There are usually four meetings
in the spring and two meetings in the fall, coinciding with the most
active times for working with bonsai. CVBS is cosponsored by the Lynchburg
Recreation Department. Meetings are held at a variety of times and
places. Notice of time, place, and topic is given through the
newsletter. The meeting format is flexible but normally consists of
a planned program for the main event followed by an opportunity for
members to ask questions or present a problem plant for "group therapy".
The diversity of interests of the membership makes it easy to find
help with a special problem you may have with your trees.
A number of benefits are available to CVBS members:
+ Workshops for
instruction and hands on experience
+ Lectures and seasonal demonstrations
including the annual Spring Symposium
+ Slides, films, and videos
an all aspects of bonsai
+ Field trips
+ Locally produced newsletter
with a variety of bonsai news and views
+ Fun and fellowship with
a group of folks you might never meet otherwise who share your interest
+ An opportunity to be creative and artistic while practicing
the ultimate horticultural experience.
DUES In order to finance the
various programs and activities of CVBS it is necessary to assess
dues for those who wish to be members. Annual dues are $12 per household.
This gives us enough capital to take care of incidental expenses over
the year. Those who would like to join are welcome to do so by detaching
the application and mailing it with your check. The only requirement
for membership is that you have an interest in bonsai. We hope you
will join us.
Welcome to the CVBS web site.
CVBS MEMBERSHIP/NEWSLETTER APPLICATION
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Lynchburg, VA 24503