June 28: Basketmaking with Dandelion Stems

$50.00

Join us to explore the creative possibilities that this humble plant mistakenly considered a “weed” can offer.

We will learn when, where to harvest and how to process this plant fibre to make a small basket.

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  • Date: Monday, June 28, 2021
  • Time: 10 am – 1 p.m.
  • Cost: $50 (tool use* and materials included)
  • Location: InnisFree Botanical Garden, 3636 Trent Road, in Royston, 5 km south of Courtenay, Canada V9N 9R4

Dandelions (Taraxacum officinale) are one of the first foods of the season for pollinators and almost every part of the plant is edible, including the leaves, the flowers and roots. But the stalks of this incredible plant are also a beautiful fibre that can be used to weave functional or sculptural baskets. Join us to explore the creative possibilities that this humble plant mistakenly considered a “weed” can offer. We will learn when, how and where to harvest this plant, how to process the fibre and how to make a small basket.

*Participants are welcome to bring their own water bottle, snacks and tools, such as secateurs, utility knife, and/or garden scissors if they wish.

Instructor: Juliana Bedoya

Contact: juliana@plantsareteachers.org

Innisfree Farm Directions:

Driving from Comox or Courtenay, drive south towards Union Bay.  At the traffic light in Royston turn right on Royston Road towards Cumberland, pass the railway line, second street on the left.  Innisfree is at the end of Trent road (1/2 Km away), the logo facing the street.

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