“It smells like Christmas”

Around 100 wreaths were made with The Green Team in November/December by three different organisations. This included Syrian teenage girls from MCFB (multicultural Family Base), a wellbeing greenspaces group from FCCT (Fountainbridge Canalside Community Trust) and employees from BlackRock.

All individuals enjoyed the mindful, relaxing and creative process of engaging with nature through making a wreath using naturally foraged materials and willow bases.  All materials were collected locally and transported by bicycle to various locations throughout the city, making it a truly zero carbon activity!

Wreaths made by BlackRock employees were either taken home to adorn their own doors or sold during  lunch time for others to purchase and enjoy.

Nobody in any of the groups had made a wreath before and everybody was very pleased with the wreath that they made.  A great sense of satisfaction was felt by everyone in creating a beautiful wreath, learning a new skill and enjoying this mindful activity with others.

“ I feel so relaxed”

“ I didn’t think I could make a wreath myself”

“ I am very happy with my wreath”

If your community group or organisation would like us to help you with a wreath-making or other nature-based workshop or activity at any time of the year please get in touch.