Flower Farm Bouquets with Paul Matalucci

Date: Saturday September 17, 2022
Time: 10am-2pm
Location: Offsite
Teacher: Paul Matalucci
Tuition: $125
Materials: $30
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 amaranth, celosia, cosmos, dahlias, David Austin roses, heirloom narcissus, peonies, 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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