Join the UC Hopland Research and Extension Center on Saturday, December 14th to create your own seasonal wreath from boughs collected at the 5,358 acre research and extension center. Participants will be guided through the process with advice from UC Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Coordinator, Gabriele O’Neill.
“Many of our native plants have beautiful seasonal foliage, including the red berries of the Toyon, aka California Holly, Christmas Berry. We’ll enjoy learning a little about these beautiful native species as we work them onto wreath bases, making a stunning addition to your holiday decorations. Hot apple cider and gingerbread will also be provided to get us all into the spirit of the season” commented Hannah Bird, HREC Community Educator.
Families are welcomed to the event. Those who are interested may also take a quick visit to the lambing barn to see the first of the newborn lambs this lambing season. Over 40 lambs have already been born at the site. Newborns are kept safe and dry in the barn for the first days of their lives until they are ready to move onto pasture with their mothers.
The seasonal wreath workshop will take place from 10am-12pm on Saturday, December 14th, $25 per person covers the cost of all materials required to make one wreath. Hot apple cider and snacks will also be provided. Registration is required at http://bit.ly/HRECWreath or call Hannah at (707) 744 1424 ext 105.
There will be further opportunities to meet the lambs at family friendly events on January 11 and February 8, from 10am-12pm. Further details for the lamb visits can be found at http://bit.ly/JanuaryLamb and http://bit.ly/FebruaryLamb.