• Which Way Wreaths

    Wreath Pick Up at The Good Supply in Pemaquid Maine Featuring Sustainably Harvested Greens by Rachel Alexandrou of Which Way Wreaths

    Artist and environmental horticulturist Rachel Alexandrou will cohost a Wreath Pick-up Saturday, November 30 and Sunday, December 1 for Which Way Wreaths.

    Lush swags, wreaths, and garlands harvested sustainably in Lincoln County and constructed by Alexandrou will be available for sale during the weekend-long event or can be pre-ordered through The Good Supply’s website.

    “Inviting Rachel to collaborate provides a special opportunity to educate people about what ‘harvesting sustainably’ actually means,” says The Good Supply founder Catherine McLetchie.

    This event marks the second collaboration between The Good Supply and Which Way Wreaths. However, it is the first time Alexandrou’s sustainably-harvested greenery will be available on The Good Supply’s website giving locals the option to pre-oder and giving virtual visitors access to nature from our area.

    Wreaths, five foot and ten foot garlands, swags, and room sprays will be for sale (prices start at $17). The name Which Way Wreaths comes from getting lost in the woods with friends while collecting boughs. Gathering sustainably means finding new land to harvest from so every year, Alexandrou ponders, “which way will I go to find my materials?” She may very well be in woods near you.

    About Which Way Wreaths

    Which Way Wreaths is a continuation of Rachel Alexandrou's foraging practice, which is centered around sustainability and a recognition that plants add significant value to the human experience. Alexandrou — an artist, activist, environmental horticulturist, and cookbook author — views access to plant education as social justice.
    In 2018, she received a SCOPE (Student Community Outreach Program Experience) grant from The University of Maine for work addressing food insecurity and promoting family values in Maine. Her work currently benefits Lincoln County. She is farm manager for Newcastle-based community group Veggies to Table, which grows top-quality organic produce to donate to low income families.