Cornell Cooperative Extension to Host Workshop On How To Make A Living Wreath

MEXICO, NY – Wreaths have been a favorite form of decoration and recently we’ve adopted the wreath as a traditional symbol of welcome during the holidays.

Today they are no longer just for the winter season, but can be a beautiful living wreath made up of hens and chickens and other succulents that will last throughout the year with a little care.

This is a fun project that will teach participants about horticulture, and the uses of plants in topiary artistic design. This program will also teach about plant requirements (soil, water, and air). The different contrast between types of plants, and the cost effectiveness of making your own as appose to purchasing one. Prices of purchased wreaths can run from between $150 to $250.

So come join the fun on June 10 for this hand on instructional class on how to make a living wreath. The program will be held at Oswego County Cooperative Extension in Mexico, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

The cost will be $30 with sign up for the program by June 3.

The instructor for this program will be Master Gardner Jan Smith.

Pre-registration is required by June 3 by contacting Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego at 315-963-7286.

Check out our website at: to print a brochure/registration form.

Please contact Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County if you have any special needs.

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County has a deep-rooted local presence that is responsive to the needs of our communities.

In addition to the support we provide to our county’s agricultural community, we also offer many outreach programs on the importance of nutrition and food preparation.

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County’s mission is to interpret, disseminate, and deliver research-based information and knowledge on issues relevant to Oswego County youth, individuals, families, farms, small businesses, and communities; and further, to contribute to improving the quality of life in Oswego County through education and empowering volunteers and staff to lead, guide, and teach.

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