Friday, December 16, 2016

OneTree Alaska to sell wreaths, luminaria

From left, Sally Kieper, Morgan Kertzmann, Shaun Johnson and Siddalee
display the wreaths they created last week during the OneTree event.

If you haven’t stopped by OneTree Alaska for the holiday wreath- and ornament-making event, it’s not too late. There is a session today from 2-6 p.m. and on Saturday, Dec. 17, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will be held in OneTree’s community science center, which is the former Lola Tilly Commons kitchen on campus. For more information, contact OneTree Alaska at 474-5517.

OneTree is also selling wreaths and ice luminaria through Dec. 22. Wreaths can be ordered by calling OneTree and picked up the following day. Wreaths will sell for $20, $30 and $40, depending on size. They can be picked up Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and weekdays through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Lumaria made in the program’s birch sap buckets will sell for $10 each and come with a tea candle. OneTree is trying to raise $2,500 by the end of the year to receive a matching grant for its program activities.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

OneTree to offer wreath-, ornament-making activity

Bill and Cassandra Sanborn pose with the wreaths they made at OneTree's 2015 event.

OneTree Alaska will offer three opportunities in December to make holiday wreaths and ornaments from local forest materials.

The activity will be offered from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on two Saturdays, Dec. 10 and Dec. 17. It will also be offered from 2-6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16. All three events will be in OneTree’s community forest science center in the former kitchen of Lola Tilly Commons at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. The entrance is on the west side of the building.

Families are welcome. The wreaths will include boughs donated by the Fairbanks Kiwanis Club. The materials fee is $20 and a surcharge will be added if someone wants to make an extra-large wreath. A prorated rate will be offered to families. No registration is required.

OneTree Alaska is a forest education, research and outreach program of the UAF School of Natural Resources and Extension. For more information, contact OneTree Alaska at 474-5517.