Friday evenings, 7 – 8:30p  (June 1 – October 7th)

Ages 8 and up.  Participant fee – $75   (family discount – $50 for each additional member)

workshop is limited to 15 participants

Willow bushes are prolific around the 320 Ranch.  While their uses are numerous, for this workshop we will focus on their beauty as we twist and form their flexible branches into beautiful wreaths for you to take home.  What better keepsake from the 320 Ranch than a wreath, created by your hands, that grew from the soil by the Buffalo Horn Creek.

We will begin our workshop by honoring the willow and learning all the valuable aspects of this amazing plant.

We will supply all the necessary tools and plants.  All you have to bring is your creativity!

To sign up for your Willow Wreath Workshop – click here!

If you’re interested in scheduling a private workshop, please call our Activities Director at 406.995.4283

Cyndi Ball, your instructor, lived on a 7-acre homestead complete with livestock and crops from 2002 – 2020. Ball viewed her farm as an opportunity to educate others about sustainable living.  She has taught classes around the country on gardening, beekeeping, raising and processing livestock, and various other homesteading skills. Ball is also a national speaker for Mother Earth News and a homestead consultant.  Cyndi has traveled internationally to educate women, men and children about making beekeeping productive and profitable.  Ball is also an author, her first book, “Simplify Your Homestead Plan”, being published in February of 2020.
In May of 2020, Ball took a position at the 320 Guest Ranch in Gallatin Gateway, Montana and has the privilege of introducing “homesteading skills” to the guests visiting the Ranch.  In keeping with a statement in Dr. McGill’s manifesto, “To preserve its [Upper Gallatin] beauty”, she offers the knowledge to discover the hidden treasures surrounding the 320 Guest Ranch.