For those of you who are new… did you know that linen and cotton are from completely different plants, and made from different parts of those plants? Linen is made from fibres in the skin of the flax plant! Did you know that flax grows readily in northern climates, while cotton does not; and that flax is one of humanity’s oldest know agricultural crops?
We’ll be exploring the wonder of the flax-to-line process and some of the stories and mythology that surround it in two Free, Family-Friendly events next weekend – outdoors, so dress for the weather!
1/ Saturday October 3 (10am-noon) Aberthau Flax=Fibre+Food Reprised! Aberthau Mansion (WPGCC), 4397 West 2nd Avenue, at Village Vancouver Demonstration Permaculture Garden (north of the Mansion, off of Marine Drive)
2/ Sunday October 4 (10am-2pm) Hastings Learning Garden Place-Making Festival, 3096 East Hastings
No registration required