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Green Gift Ideas for the Holidays!

Are you looking for some “green” gift ideas this holiday season? The ENC will be holding a Furoshiki Workshop on December 11 and an Upcycling Workshop on December 13, both at 6PM. Furoshiki are a type of traditional Japanese wrapping cloth that are a re-usable, eco-friendly way to wrap gifts, carry groceries, decorate the home, and so much more.  ENC Naturalist Leslie Helliwell will lead participants in an evening of creative wrapping.  They will learn techniques for wrapping everything from wine bottles to watermelons.  The program is $10. The Upcycing Workshop, led by local artist and ENC Traveling Naturalist Sama Wareh, will teach participants how to make gift quality jewelry out of old gift cards and magazines, storage containers out of baby food jars, and…

ENC Spring Faire 2012 Featured Artists – Cynthia Gallagher

Cynthia ”Sunny “ Gallagher is a fifth generation Californian. The use natural clay in her art reflects this deep connection and love for the natural California environment. Clay is a renewable resource created as rock decomposes and is found in great abundance in California. Party-Keepers are hand made from low fire earthenware. The inspiration for her eco-friendly Party-Keepers is based on her love of family parties. Even as a child she loved to add a special garden feel to the celebration. The idea behind Party-Keepers is to sustain meaningful connections. With the impersonal nature of e-mail and e-cards , making special events more personal is increasingly important. A core principle of her business OC Garden Party is creating eco-friendly products worthy of being enjoyed long…

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