Flax Talk with Dr. Kathy Dunster
Free Virtual Event: Thursday, March 31st, 7-8.30pm
The last few years Dr. Kathy Dunster ( Kwantlen Polytechnic University) has been growing test plots of different flax for linen seed varieties .
Back in 2018, Kathy and Sharon selected nearly 20 varieties of seeds from the Canadian Seed Bank. Kathy began growing and charting the growth and vigour with various climatic challenges while Sharon processed the straw to stricks.
Kathy’s talk covers some of the social history of flax growing in the province of British Columbia and we will complete the presentation with conversation time to discuss collectively what next steps for linen growing might look like.
Virtual Workshop with Joan Carrigan- Knotless Netting!
2 Wednesdays, April 13th, 20th, 7-8-30pm
Dressing a Stone and making a pouch- Knotless netting is an ancient stitching technique that has been used to make pouches and bags in many parts of the world. In this workshop, participants will start by learning design variations of knotless netting using waxed threads worked over a smooth stone – thus Dressing a Stone. The second project will be creating a Small Pouch with the option of making it into a necklace. Traditionally this technique employed plant fibre cordage so for the second project you will have the option of using cordage you have made yourself or perhaps yarn you have spun.
In the Gardens!
Join us at Means of Production Garden! April 19, 21, and 23
Looking for a community of land tenders to join? here is a great opportunity to get to know both MOP and the great folks who take care of this garden.
This 3-session intensive stewardship project is an opportunity to get to know the MOP food forest and the amazing group of volunteers that steward this beloved community garden.