Floral & Herbal Wreath Making Workshop
May 2 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Create an 18” wreath on a grapevine base, using a variety of easy to grow flowers and decorative herbs.
Wreath translated literally means, “a thing bound around,” from the Greek word Diadema. Laurel wreaths were used to crown the victors of the Greco-Roman Olympic Games. Wreath making dates back to ancient Greece & Rome (and likely before that!), where members of society would make wreaths using fresh tree leaves, twigs, small fruits, and flowers. These were worn as headdresses and represented the occupation, rank, and/or achievements of the wearer.
Today, wreaths are made for holidays, weddings, anniversaries, rituals, and just about any occasion you can think of…or just as a thing of beauty to hang on your wall for all to appreciate.
Some of the materials included in our Wreath Making Workshop include lavender, purple sage, Nigella, Poppy pods, Greek oregano and culinary oregano, rosebuds, cedar branches, rosemary, and some other specialty florals. All materials are included in the class.
During your visit, take a tour of Herbal Med Rx’s herbal, floral, & veggie gardens at Ranch Runamuck, and enjoy an organic buffet-style lunch! And if it’s warm enough, feel free to bring a swim suit and take a dip in the pool!
Class size limited to 8. For more information or to reserve your space, you can call 209-296-2120, or just book the event here on Eventbrite.
Meet Your Hosts:
Mary Lou Saso learned wreath making from her mother, Virginia, of the renowned Saso Herb Gardens outside San Jose, California. Along with her floral handiwork, Mary Lou is an avid gardener and creates a treasure trove of beautiful crafts, including jewelry, prayer flags and pocket altars.
Su Lukasha, owner of Herbal Med Rx, makes herbal and floral health and beauty products, and grows over 50 medicinal herbs and a variety of flowers, veggies, fruits and such with her partner Michael at their Ranch Runamuck property located in the Sierra Nevada foothills.
Workshop Fee: $50 includes all activities, supplies, and an exquisite lunch.