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SFA Gardens to host holiday wreath-making seminar

December 1, 2015 - University Marketing Communications
Stephen F. Austin State University sophomore Sarah Weatherford assembles a wreath made from materials gathered from nature to help prepare for SFA Gardens' seminar on Dec. 5. Weatherford is a student worker at the SFA Mast Arboretum.
NACOGDOCHES, Texas - The SFA Gardens will host a garden seminar "Deck the Halls-Using Evergreens to Decorate for the Holidays" from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 5, in the Ina Brundrett Conservation Education Building at the SFA Pineywoods Native Plant Center, located at 2900 Raguet St. in Nacogdoches.

Evergreen branches and garlands once served as symbols of enduring life and a fruitful year to come. Join Dawn Stover, research associate at the SFA Mast Arboretum, to learn how to create elegant wreaths and garlands using materials from the garden. Participants will learn principles of wreath, garland and centerpiece construction. Participants also will make a wreath to enjoy at home for the holidays. In addition to the traditional wreaths and garlands, Stover will introduce new crafts using natural items from the garden and forest. All materials will be provided.

Class size is limited, and participants are encouraged to register in advance for this holiday seminar. The seminar costs $25 for SFA Garden members and $30 for non-members. To register or for more information, call (936) 468-1832 or email sfagardens@sfasu.edu.