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Wreath Making with Native Plants

Did you know that many of our native sages can remain fragrant for years after drying? Learn more about sages and other native species while you create a holiday wreath. We will provide all materials, including a wide range of native plant clippings such as white sage (Salvia apiana), incense cedar (Calocedrus decurrens), coast redwood (Sequoia sempervirens), manzanitas (Arctostaphylos spp.), and California bay (Umbellularia californica). You’ll be able to embellish your wreaths with native acorns, oak galls, seeds and berries. We will share botanical and ethnobotanical information on many native plant materials suitable for wreaths. All materials and tools will be provided, but we encourage you to bring plant clippings you wish to include in your wreath, including any you need us to identify. The 12 – 15” wreaths you will create are fragrant and beautiful on interior mirrors, garden gates, mantelpieces, and tables. Come create a native plant wreath that you can use for years to come while learning more about our native California plants!

This workshop will meet Saturday, December 3, 1:00 to 4:00 PM, Room 129 in Holt Hall, on the CSU Chico campus. The registration fee is $35.00 (or $45 to make two wreaths). For more details about workshop content please contact a workshop leader at or To register, complete the information below and include payment in the mail as indicated. For more information about signing up for the workshop please contact Friends of the Herbarium at

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