Solstice Wreath Making

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Solstice Wreath Making

Learn how to create a decorative wreath in celebration of the winter solstice!

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Compost Education Centre 1216 N Park St Victoria, BC V8T 3K5 Canada

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About this event

In this workshop each participant with make their own wreath from locally harvested materials. We will talk about each plant species and its history and how they can be incorporated into a wreath. While we weave, we will learn about best practices for harvesting and foraging locally, and the history and cultural significance of wreaths. All materials to create your wreath will be provided, but if you have these tools feel free to bring them along:

- garden shears

- scissors

- spray bottle

Cost of materials = $10/person (Materials cost is in addition to the regular ticket price)

Instructor Bio: Estraven Lupino-Smith is an artist and educator whose work is informed by their curiosity and critical engagements with environments: natural, cultural, and constructed. Their interdisciplinary practice involved fibres, textiles, sound, and installation, and connects with their research and writing. They have been facilitating workshops for several years and enjoy weaving workshops as a creative space that brings folks together by drawing on ancient practices.

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This workshop is happening in person only. Any health and safety protocols will be emailed to you 24 hours in advance. The workshop may be hosted outside, please dress appropriately for all types of weather!

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Only current members in good standing are eligible to use the free ticket option as a part of their member benefits package.

There are a limited number of Pay What You Can tickets available for folks who self-identify as Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour (BIPOC), and people who are facing significant financial barriers to their involvement in our programming. The Compost Education Centre is in the process of examining the ways in which our program accessibility can be improved for all members of our community. This ticket gesture is by no means a fulsome examination of the systems of oppression that exist for people inside and outside of our community. We welcome your ideas and feedback.

Please pre-register for this event.

Customers can request a refund within 30 days of ticket purchase. After 30 days refunds and workshop exchanges are not permitted due to administrative staffing capacity. Please be in touch if you are no longer able to attend but hold a ticket so we can make your space available to someone else.

You can also register for the event by calling our office at 250 386 9676 or via email by contacting office@compost.bc.ca

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Accessibility info: The Compost Education Centre site has paths made of gravel (20%), and wood chips (80%). Mobility devices with wheels (such as wheelchairs, walkers etc.) are sometimes difficult to use on site, especially on the gravel paths.

There is a single-stall gender neutral washroom on site. The washroom is not wheelchair accessible and has a small step up from the gravel pathway, and another small step up from the washroom boardwalk.

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The Compost Education Centre is located on unceded and occupied Indigenous territories, specifically the land of the Lekwungen speaking people—the Esquimalt and Songhees Nations. These nations are two of many, made up of individuals who have lived within the porous boundaries of what is considered Coast Salish, Nuu-Chah-Nulth and Kwakwa'wakw Territory (Vancouver Island) since time immemorial. At the CEC we seek to respect, honour and continually grow our own understandings of Indigenous rights and history, and to fulfill our responsibilities as settlers, who live and work directly with the land and its complex, vital ecologies and our diverse, evolving communities.

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