Flower Farm Bouquets with Paul Matalucci
Teacher: Paul Matalucci
Availability: 12 open
Join us in the hills outside Hood River, OR for a day of playing with flowers at Apple Core flower farm!
Master Gardener and flower farmer, Paul Matalucci has graciously opened his farm to WildCraft for a day of harvesting seasonal blooms and foliage, followed by lessons in arranging flowers with structure, form, color and texture in mind.
While harvesting, Paul will discuss ideal bud stage and conditioning techniques to achieve maximum vase life.
Moving on to Paul’s favorite part of the workshop, he’ll share more about the flowers themselves, how they were grown, organic farming and gardening and the history of each flower’s use. Depending on availability, students may work with irises, peonies, roses, sweet william, amaranth, celosia, cosmos, dahlias, heirloom narcissus, phlox, ranunculus, snapdragons, sweet peas, sunflowers, tulips, yarrow, and zinnias.
Together the group can share flower memories, reflecting on their first memories of flowers, and what they mean today.
Through demonstration and assistance, each participant will learn how to assemble both a bouquet and a posy (an Elizabethan-era bundle with an emphasis on fragrance). Paul will teach easy-to-remember design tips, and no design experience is required. Participants take home their own bouquet and posy.
This workshop is open to anyone 18 years old & over, who is prepared to be outside, all day (rain or shine), walking on uneven terrain. This is not a suitable workshop for those with health conditions that may be triggered or exacerbated by climbing stairs, standing, walking, or being outside for 5+ hours in variable weather conditions. All participants must meet the Essential Eligibility Criteria for Off-Site or Nature courses. Please leave dogs at home. Participants will recieve the address and directions to the farm upon registration.
All participants must accept the inherent risks of participating in an outdoor adventure and agree to sign a liability waiver. This waiver describes in more detail the risks you assume by participating in an Off-Site or Nature course. PLEASE carefully review it!
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No previous experience necessary. Open to all adults 16 & up.
Please take a look at our updated cancellation policy.
For information on our COVID-19 protocol and general health & safety, please click here.
Please be aware that Wildcraft Studio School LLC may livestream this class and record it for later viewing. By participating in a class, you understand and agree that the class may be recorded and/or livestreamed, that you may appear in the recording and/or livestream, and you consent to the use of your image as it may appear in the recording or livestream. If you have any questions or concerns about the recording or livestreaming of the class, please contact us.