Wild Maine Garland 6' for Pick-Up Only

Which Way Wreaths

Wild Maine Garland 6' for Pick-Up Only
  • Wild Maine Garland 6' for Pick-Up Only
  • $24.00

This garland is posted for pre-orders and pick-ups only. (Consider this a preview.)

Which Way Wreaths is based on a love for botany, and the artist behind the greenery enjoys harvesting more than just traditional balsam. Combining as many conifers or plants with ornamental berries as can be found, unique botanical arrangements are created for you to enjoy.

Among this trove of ornamental greens are juniper, pine, hemlock, cedar, spruce, winterberry, rosehips, and more.

- Measures 6'

Which Way Wreaths is a seasonal continuation of Rachel Alexandrou's foraging practice. Alexandrou is an artist, activist, environmental horticulturist, and cookbook author who views access to plant education as a means to 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. When not in the woods foraging, she is farm manager for Nobleboro-based community group Veggies to Table, which grows top-quality organic produce to donate to low income families in Lincoln County and neighboring communities.

From the Artist: 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, there is a sense of: which way will I go to find my materials?

This is the time of year in which gathering from natures transitions from food to symbolism, scent, and ornament. Farmers and gardeners in Maine can take pause and contemplate the beauty of evergreens - plants that stick out the winter with us.

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