Mother's Day Bouquets at Apple Core Farm

Teacher: Paul Matalucci | Date: Sun, 05.12 , 10am-2pm | Location: Offsite
Tuition: $125 | Materials: $30

Looking for the perfect outing for Mother’s Day? Join us in the hills outside Hood River, OR for a day of playing with flowers at Apple Core Flower Farm! More info...

Join us in the hills outside Hood River, OR for a day of playing with flowers at Apple Core flower farm!

We begin the day by harvesting flowers and foliage directly from the field. We discuss ideal bud stage and conditioning techniques for maximum vase life. Participants are encouraged to select blooms and foliage in the colors, shapes, and textures that bring them joy. The emphasis is on having fun.

Later, inside the barn, we talk about the flowers themselves, how they were grown and the history of their use. We talk about organic farming and gardening. We share flower memories, when we first fell in love with flowers and what they mean to us.

Through demonstration and assistance, each participant learns how to assemble both a bouquet and a posy (an Elizabethan-era bundle with an emphasis on fragrance). We use easy-to-remember design tips, and no design experience is required. Participants take home their own bouquet and posy and plenty of happy farm memories.

Apple Core Farm & Cut Flowers is an 8-acre property on a gentle slope. While there’s no prolonged exertion, visitors may feel winded as we walk up and down the flower rows. In good weather, we assemble bouquets outside under shade, but in heavy rain, we use the second floor of the barn, which is accessible only by stairs.

Flower and foliage materials change weekly, and your registration email will indicate what flowers are most likely to be in bloom at the time of your workshop. The possibilities include tulips, heirloom narcissus, lilac, alium, and early peonies.

This workshop is open to anyone 18 years old & over, who is prepared to hike all day (rain or shine) on uneven terrain, off-trail. This is not a suitable workshop for those with health conditions that may be triggered or exacerbated by hiking, carrying a backpack, 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. Listed class locations are approximate and are subject to change at WildCraft’s sole discretion depending on weather conditions and other seasonal factors. A packing list and exact location will be provided 5 days prior to the workshop date.

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