Garlic Braiding Workshop

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Braiding is a great way to prepare garlic to be stored all winter long, hanging from the rafters in your kitchen where you can use it daily. We’re excited to host Carole Mapes of Flywheel Flowers, who will be teaching us how to braid (and decorate) home grown soft neck garlic. A practice with both a functional and an aesthetic side, braiding garlic is an opportunity to create something beautiful while also preparing for a winter of eating lots of healing garlic!

All supplies will be provided, including the soft neck garlic (variety: Inchelium Red), and a selection of dried flowers, grown by Carole at her farm in Jackson. Participants can bring snips or wire cutters if they have them (not required) or other dried flowers they have at home, if desired.

In the various forms of dried flower work garlic braiding is likely the most technical. Carole will share tips and tricks to ensure everyone is successful but come prepared for a fun challenge.

A former MOFGA farmer-in-residence, Carole has been running Flywheel Flowers since 2017. She offers fresh and dried flowers for weddings and events in addition to growing for Northeast Harbor Farmers Market. She also loves creating everlasting flower creations, including wreaths for fairs and festivals around the state.

$55 MOFGA members; $65 general. 


This event is currently sold out. Email [email protected] to be added to the waitlist. This class also being offered on December 16

A garlic braid with sweet Annie, and blue and yellow flowers.
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