Preserving Autumn Beauty: A One-day Plant and Flower Drying Workshop at Sinnemahoning State Park

AUSTIN – On Sept. 21 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Sinnemahoning State Park will be hosting a one-day workshop in the art of plant and flower drying. The workshop, Preserving Autumn Beauty, will be conducted by Pat Martin of Emporium, a specialist in drying and preserving flowers.

Methods of plant preservation – hang drying, sand drying and microwave drying – will be included in the morning session. In the afternoon, participants will collect plants on the grounds of the park and then fashion a small wreath from these materials.

A program fee of $10 per person includes all supplies and materials.  Pre-register by Sept. 19 by calling the Sinnemahoning State Park office located in the Wildlife Center.

Participants should bring scissors and or clippers for cutting flowers and a packed lunch for the mid-day break.  The workshop will be held rain or shine.  Please dress for the weather, wear sturdy shoes, and bring along a long-sleeved shirt and garden gloves for collecting plant materials.

For more information about this workshop, please call the park office located in the Wildlife Center at Sinnemahoning State Park, 814-647-8401.  The office hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., seven-days-a-week, from April 1 through Oct. 31.

Please contact the park for office season hours.  For the Sinnemahoning State Park’s calendar of events, please visit  and click on “Events Calendar.”

Access for People with Disabilities: If you need an accommodation to participate in park activities due to a disability, please contact the park you plan to visit.  With at least a three-day notice, interpreters for people who are deaf or hard of hearing are available for educational programs.

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