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Wildcrafting: Summer White Sage Wreaths Sunday, July 22nd, 2018

Sunday, July 22, 2018 - 10:00am

Sunday, July 22nd come learn the art of wildcrafting with sage at the Volcan Mountain Foundation's Volcan Mountain Nature Center at the headwaters of Santa Ysabel Creek in Julian. REGISTER NOW!

Summertime, when the sun is at its peak, is a wonderful time to celebrate the abundance of nature and the warmth and beauty that surrounds the season. Wreath making goes back to ancient times with various historical variations on their purpose dating back to Roman celebrations of victory and both Pagan and Christian interpretations. Whatever your inspiration to create, the word “wreath” is derived from an English word meaning to twist, such as in a circle. We will be using twisted grape wreaths and fragrant local white sage and Arizona Cypress (similar color as white sage) where each participant can create a beautiful wreath of their own. It will look great on your front door!

Wildcrafting, is the age-old practice of collecting or harvesting plants from their natural habitat, or “wild” habitat, for food, medicine or craft.  It applies to uncultivated plants wherever they may be found, and is not necessarily limited to wilderness areas.  Ethical considerations and sustainable behaviors are practiced, such as protecting endangered species and avoiding potential depletion of commonly held resources. The practice of sustainable wildcrafting requires making a commitment to develop your knowledge and connection to the natural landscape, deepen your local sense of place and take responsibility for its regeneration for future generations.
When: Sunday, July 22nd, 2018, 10:00 am -1:00 pm 

Cost: Activity Fee is $20 per person. Register no later than Saturday, July 21st. (Registration closes at 5:00 pm). Space is limited to 12 participants. REGISTER NOW!

Due to the gated entry for VMF's Volcan Mountain Nature Center (22850 Volcan Road/4002 Farmer Road, Julian, CA 92036), please plan to arrive between 9:45 and 9:55.

Wildcrafting workshops are generally held every other month on the 4th Sunday of the month, from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM.  Holidays may change the date of the workshops, so check for updates.  Class size is generally limited to 12 participants, but can change.

Other Scheduled Wildcrafting Workshops:

September 23, 2018 – Rose Hip Syrup and Deep-Dish Wildberry Pie

November 18, 2018 – Oak Acorn Holiday Cookies

January 27, 2019 – Winter Willow Dreamcatchers

March 24, 2019 – Spring Edible Forest Feast

May 27, 2019 – Wildcrafting Lip Balm and Wild Herbal Salve

You may contact Nicole at the VMF office with questions or for more information at 760-765-2300 or admin@volcanmt.org. (VMF office is open M-F)

Visit the Volcan Mountain Foundation's website at www.VolcanMt.org for ongoing updates of events and activities on and around the Volcan Mountain Range.