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Wildcrafting: Summer White Sage Wreaths & Smudge Sticks, Sunday, July 23rd, 2017

Sunday, July 23, 2017 - 9:45am

Sunday, July 23rd 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 very fragrant local white sage where each participant can create a beautiful wreath of their own.

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 23rd, 2017, 10am-1pm
Cost: Activity Fee is $20 per person. Click Here to Register and Pay no later than Saturday, July 22nd. (Registration closes at 6pm); 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 24th, 2017--Wildcrafting: Manzanita Berry Cookies and Other 'Berry Good Things'
November 19th, 2017--Wildcrafting: Oak Acorn Holiday Cookies
January 28th, 2018--Wildcrafting: Winter Willow Dream Catchers
March 25th, 2018--Wildcrafting: Spring Edible Forest Feast
May 27th, 2018--Wildcrafting: Herbal Soaps

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.