Embrace the change of season by creating a seasonal wreath made out of California native plants! In this three hour workshop you will learn how to harvest and identify native plants that will be used to create your own holiday wreath. Learn how to recognize native plants like bay laurel, toyon, and others, while collecting materials for your project! Earthroots will provide a woven wreath base and all the tools and materials you will need to build your wreath. Tea, cider, cookies, and holiday cheer provided.

Activities of the day

  • Welcome with tea, hot cider, and cookies
  • Opening circle
  • Lesson on ethical harvesting practices
  • Plant walk and talk
  • Wreath-building

Earthroots will provide

  • Premade wreath base
  • Tea, cider, air pots, cookies
  • Pruning shears/clippers
  • Wire
  • Wire cutters, scissors
  • Native plants
  • Gloves

Participant will provide

  • Gathering basket or bag
  • Water in a reusable container
  • Reusable tea cup
  • Nature journal (optional)
  • any additional adornments (cinnamon sticks, dried oranges, ribbon, etc)

Who: Adults and kids ages 7 and up

Where: Big Oak Canyon

When: Sunday, December 12th from 1-4 PM

Price: $50 per participant making the wreath, $10 per additional attendee (does not include additional wreath)

Scholarships Available

Earthroots is committed to creating nature connection opportunities for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) participants. We are offering two full BIPOC Scholarships for this program.

It is Earthroots Field School’s policy and pleasure to make scholarship space available in its programs for those in need.

For more information, email us at [email protected].

Shane Brown

Tracker, craftsman, educator, and caretaker of Big Oak Canyon property. Shane also teaches ancestral arts, leads volunteer days at Big Oak Canyon, and teaches Spanish Immersion in Nature at Earthroots Field School. He is dedicated to learning and sharing the skills that it takes to be a human living in deep connection to other living things.

Karen Graham

Karen began her adventure with Earthroots in 2013 with her children in the Forest Kindergarten program shortly after moving to Orange County. She is a mother of four school aged children, and spending time with them outdoors is a priority. Karen was a public school teacher for 14 years in Long Beach, and she has a multiple subject teaching credential and a Master of Education in Dual Language Development. Last year, she volunteered at her kids’ elementary school as the Green Team Coordinator where she ran the school garden with students, organized a Waste Free Wednesday program, and conducted student led composting.