slo botanical gardenJoin the San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden as they explore the ancient art of pine needle basket weaving in the Oak Glen Pavilion on Saturday, June 29 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Artist Elizabeth Bear will guide attendees through the process of creating beautiful, fragrant and sustainable pieces of artwork at this intimate workshop. “A basket reflects the person who makes it…There’s no machine that can make a basket,” states Ms. Bear. Just bring sharp scissors, imagination and a bagged lunch, as Ms. Bear provides all materials and her masterful insight. Each participant will make their own basket and start a second basket to work on at home. Workshop also includes a lecture on sustainable harvesting and tree kindness.

Workshop is $100 for Garden members / $130 for non-members. Pre-registration required. For more information, photos, and to register, visit

About San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden

San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden is celebrating its 30th year of sowing seeds and growing together. The Garden is located at 3450 Dairy Creek Rd. It is spread out on 150 acres in El Chorro Regional Park off Highway 1 between Morro Bay and San Luis Obispo. When the master plan is complete, the Garden will be the only garden of its kind in the United States exclusively devoted to the ecosystems and plants of the five Mediterranean climate regions of the world. Through its programs and facilities, the Garden fosters an appreciation and understanding of the relationship between people and nature and encourages a sense of stewardship for the natural environment. To learn more visit, or the SLO Botanical Garden Facebook page.