‘Tis the season of the evergreen. I love this time of year when the smell of the Douglas Fir lingers in the air and the brightness of red berries dances before my eyes. The celebration of evergreens in the cold and dark winter months has been around for thousands of years as a way to keep the hope alive that spring will return once again. Many cultures, traditions, and religions have celebrated the season using branches and trees, decorating them with lights and bobbles.
The garden (where we hold camps– http://www.pdx.edu/elp/learning-gardens-laboratory) hosts an annual wreath making party/workshop, supplying all of the greenery, shiny things, and beautiful grapevines as the base of the wreaths… along with coffee, tea, and treats! All donations go directly to the garden, which survives largely because of the generous donations of the community. Please join us on December 13th from 10:00AM-1:00PM for some wreath making, merriment, and a tour of the garden. Mention the Green Schoolhouse and we will donate another $10 as a thank you for your support!
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Happy Holidays from the Green Schoolhouse!