Evergreen “ReLeaf” Fundraiser – From Our Hands to Yours
December 5, 2020 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
$5.00USD Small Evergreen Gift-to-Go
$10.00USD Medium Evergreen Gift-to-Go
$35.00USD Grapevine Evergreen Wreath
$35.00USD Large Bluebird Box
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Mark Schneider

For decades Sandy Gossman and Nan Bonfils have been leading seasonal floral workshops. They have fired up your imaginations and guided your hands to create beautiful projects you take home with a smile. All to the benefit of the Iowa Arboretum.

Workshops are not possible this year because of COVID-19 and derecho aftermath. But Sandy and Nan still wanted to raise funds for Arboretum ReLeaf and make you smile. So they will be creating floral designs to sell online through the Arboretum website and donate all the money raised to the Arboretum ReLeaf fund. The funds will be used to replace trees that were damaged by the derecho storm.

Small Evergreen Gift-to-go – $5.00
Raise some funds for Arboretum derecho relief by purchasing this small arrangement to keep or give away. Fresh evergreens are ready to go in a water tight container that’s inserted in a holiday gift bag. You can easily lift out the container and transfer to a holiday mug if you like (no two exactly alike). MUG IS NOT INCLUDED

Medium  Evergreen Gift-to-Go –  $10.00
Here’s a design of mixed fresh evergreens and holiday cheer in a ready-for-your- table container. It’s about 12” tall and 8” across- sizes may vary slightly. Keep it watered and it will last through the holiday (no two exactly alike). Your purchase price goes to Arboretum derecho relief.

Large Bluebird Box reimagined for derecho relief . -$35.00
Take home a piece of Arboretum history in this recycled bluebird house. It’s packed with a variety of fresh evergreens. Each box is about 8” wide and 12- 20” long; greens are about 20” tall. Keep the greens watered to keep them fresh. Interior watertight container lifts out. This design is ready for the trending rustic, farmhouse look. It’s great for your porch, entryway or buffet table. No two exactly alike. 

It wouldn’t be an Arboretum Christmas without a wreath, right? The grapevine wreath is 18” in diameter adorned with assorted fresh evergreens, pine cones, and holiday joy- including a fabulous ribbon bow (no two alike). Your purchase supports derecho relief at the Arboretum.

Place your order today for pick up on Saturday, December 5 from 9 am to 12 noon. Nan or Sandy will be there to greet you.