Working with Invasives: Natural Dyeing Workshop - This event has already occurred
Join Sustainable Roots Ecological Restoration Inc. from 1pm -3pm on Thursday, October 6 at Ken Reid Conservation Area for an outdoor learning experience that explores the characteristics and uses Common Buckthorn, an invasive species in Ontario. The goal of this workshop is to guide participants towards connection with the natural world through stewardship and hands-on learning.
Participants will learn about the basics of natural dyeing (fabrics, mordants, methods), as well as identifying invasive species and other dye plants, how to harvest and process Common Buckthorn berries, create a dye bath and dye fabric, and then take home their botanically dyed cloth.
- Learn about and how to identify Common Buckthorn
- Learn about the basics of natural dyeing (fabrics, mordants, methods)
- Take a walk to identify common invasive species and other dye plants
- Harvest and process Common Buckthorn berries
- Create a bath and dye fabric
- Take home their botanically dyed cloth
Registration required. There is no cost of admission but donations of non-perishable food items for the Kawartha Lakes Food Source are greatly appreciated. There will be a drop-off area near the main Administrative Building.
The Kawartha Fall Festival is a FREE family event featuring guided hikes, walks, events, demonstrations and more from Saturday, October 1 to Thanksgiving weekend.
For a full list of events for the Kawartha Fall Festival, go to our Festivals page at https://kawarthaconservation.com/festivals.
About Sustainable Roots Ecological Restoration Inc.
Sustainable Roots Ecological Restoration Inc. was born from a desire to see positive change in the way that we view urban ecological restoration. We are a service dedicated to ecological restoration through invasive species control/management, reforestation, and educational outreach.
As a facilitator, Reid Williamson (Co-founder, Education & Outreach Coordinator) offers her vast experience as an outdoor educator. Over the past decade she has provided youth, communities, volunteers, and corporate teams with engaging workshops, plant walks, and planting events.
Feature Image:Working with Invasives: Buckthorn