Weaving with Invasives: Small Baskets and Pouches
- Date: Wednesday, August 16, 10 am-4 pm
- Location: Innisfree Farm and Botanical Garden, 3636 Trent Road, Royston BC V9N 9R4 (5 km south of Courtenay)
- Fee: $145 includes vegetarian lunch (optional vegan and/or gluten-free available)
Using the varied palette of colours and textures of locally gathered plants including “invasives” like Himalayan blackberry, garden trims like daylily leaves, sof rush and other plant fibres like cattail, nettle and more, we will create a small woven basket and/or pouch to keep big treasures, for medicine or to present as a small but very meaningful gift.
About the Artist
Juliana Bedoya, Community Engaged Environmental Artist
Juliana Bedoya currently works in community-engaged environmental art practice respectfully using ancestral skills and traditional knowledge that navigates across cultures. Mainly working with garden trims and invasive plants, her work also aims to support local ecological restoration to foster native ecology. She supports individuals and community groups to establish their own cultural significance through skill sharing, including all stages of ethically harvesting and processing raw plant materials for art-making and environmental art practice.