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Holiday Moss Tree Workshop

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Event date/time: 
Thursday, December 10, 2020 - 6:30pm
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Nancy L. Garrabrants will provide step-by-step instructions that will allow the youth and adults to create a holiday item for which you or your club members will arrange the delivery to help to brighten up the holidays.

All participants will participate virtually.

Clubs: Discuss a local community group that might benefit from a little thank-you or show of appreciation, such as a nursing home, essential workers, Veterans or shut-ins. 

Families: Feel free to put kits together for your families! 


  • Styrofoam cone – I used an 11.8” however 8.8” would work & smaller surface to cover.
  • Select gauge 24 wire, either paddle or spool wire in a color(s) of your choice.  Wire is used to wrap around cone to secure the moss, and used to add decorative elements to the cone.
  • 1 bag of Preserved Sheet Moss (bag at Joanne’s is marked 110in3)
  • Container large enough to hold the cone securely
  • Ribbon, optional
  • Decorative items


Nancy is the former Dean of the UMass Stockbridge School. Nancy is from a 4-H family. She and her sister were members and their mother a club leader.  Early in Nancy's career she worked in flower shops, taught floral design, and designed wedding flowers for brides. It was decades later that she reconnected with the 4-H Program in her role at the University of MA Amherst overseeing the Program.  

A highpoint of her position was attending  4-H fairs, events and workshops,  and meeting 4-H members. Nancy retired from University of MA Amherst after a 34 year career that included being Stockbridge School Director. Nancy currently is a MA 4-H Foundation Board Trustee.

Speaker(s) / Instructor(s): 
Nancy L. Garrabrants
How to Participate: 

Contact Kim Pond to obtain the Zoom link for this session.

Contact's name: 
Kim Pond
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