Bitters, Botany, and the Big Screen
Friday, September 21st 2018 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm
6:00pm – 8:00pm | Cocktail walk in the Garden
8:30 | Documentary film: Hometown Habitats
Join us for a special VIP pre-screening party! Idaho Botanical Garden and Red Feather Lounge will be mixing four custom cocktail creations, made with native Idaho plants. Then stay for the documentary film in partnership with the Sierra Club. A sustainable pint glass is included and yours to keep!
Drinks and snacks available for purchase during the film.
Every day residents hike our iconic Tablerock trailhead. They pass wildflowers and native plants alike, often not knowing the capabilities of some of these amazing native resources. This two-part event will explore native plants as ingredients in wildcraft cocktails designed by Red Feathers resident mixologists, as well as a documentary viewing of Hometown Habitat, Stories of Bringing Nature Home, an education documentary focused on native plants and their vitality to local ecosystems. Celebrate Idaho’s native plants, with a botany lesson and cocktail pairing before viewing the documentary film.
“The Sierra Club is excited to bring this important film about local ecosystems together with our community partners. This family-friendly community event will help us to reach new audiences with our mission to explore, enjoy and protect our human and natural environments.” Casey Mattoon, Idaho Sierra Club, Conservation Program Manager
“Native plants help ground us and provide a sense of place—to know the plants is to know a place. Similarly, using native plants as food, either in a traditional way or in a new creative way, connects people to plants and appreciate them not only for their beauty, but also as nourishment. Bitters Botany and the Big Screen Cocktail Tasting will encourage guests to think about some of our native plants in a new, delicious way!” Anna Lindquist, Idaho Botanical Garden Native Plant Specialist
If you are not able to attend the cocktail walk, you can certainly join us for the Hometown Habit film for free! Additional information on the documentary film can be found here https://themeadowproject.com/hometown-habitat/
The Mission of the Idaho Botanical Garden is to provide a full garden experience for all ages that enhances community quality of life through plant collections, our education programs, and our entertainment, cultural and community events.
The Idaho Sierra Club is a member-supported non-profit organization working to promote the conservation of Idaho’s natural environment and climate by influencing public policy decisions through grassroots involvement.
Red Feather Lounge is a modern American lounge serving seasonal cuisine, fresh interpretations of classic cocktails with locally sourced ingredients.