Oregon State University Extension Service and the Women Owning Woodlands Network welcomes everyone to attend the virtual Wreath Making Workshop on Thursday, December 2, 2021, from 5:00pm to 6:30pm online via Zoom.
The virtual Wreath Making Workshop will provide participants with a live tutorial demonstrating how to make wreaths and garlands from greenery and other non-timber forest products sourced from local forests. This is a great opportunity to learn how to identify, harvest, and use native forest materials to make wreaths and garlands. The instructors will teach participants how to identify commonly used native forest trees. They will also share how bough collection can be done in a sustainable manner so landowners can continue to make wreaths each year and possibly even sell some boughs for a little extra income.
Before class, prepare for the workshop by exploring your yard/property and collect greenery, cones, berries, twigs, tall grasses, and anything else that catches your eye (cedar and Douglas-fir work great!). This is your chance to get creative and be inspired by the plants that surround you in your yard/property. Not a landowner? That’s okay! Ask a friend or neighbor, or get a permit to collect boughs and other native forest materials on our public lands. Round up any extra decorations, and gather a wreath frame, floral wire, needle-nose pliers, wire cutters, gloves, and scissors. You do not have to be a member of the Women Owning Woodlands Network – or a landowner – to attend!
This is a fun hands-on workshop that will allow you to create wreaths and boughs alongside the instructors, then bring your new skillset home to share with family and friends. The workshop is free and all people of all crafting skills are welcome to attend!
To register for the virtual Wreath Making Workshop, visit https://beav.es/UkF.
Accommodation requests related to a disability should be made by November 18, 2021 to Alicia Christiansen at (541) 672-4461 or [email protected].