This unique presentation and demonstration includes history, gardening, the way of tea and the opportunity to experience the beauty of nature among friends with harmony, purity, respect and tranquility. Over 2000 years ago, monks and scholars in China (the literati, or people of knowledge) involved with the arts harvested a tree from the mountains and placed it into an ornamental pot and studied its natural beauty. This was the birth of Bonsai. The Japanese Tea Ceremony, or the Way of Tea is a tradition steeped in history also. Jim Doyle of Nature’s Way Nursery (www.natureswaybonsai.com) will offer a discussion and live demonstration of a style that Literati was its title! Following Jim's definition, Literati style Bonsai, is "A Tree That Can Drink Tea". World renown for his Bonsai culture and training Jim Doyle began his education at Delaware Valley University. He has studied Asian plants and culture, has traveled to Japan, and has a deep appreciation of all aspects including tea. You will enjoy his gentle spirit and pleasant and informative teaching style.