Our board was created to reflect the community that we serve, and represents farming, ranching, small business ownership, and those with hands-on fiber skills training.

Rebecca Burgess

Rebecca Burgess, Chair
Indigo farmer, author, and educator living in Sonoma
County. Over 15 years of experience in natural dye farming,
textile education and public speaking. She is the
executive director of Fibershed.

Marlie de SwartMarlie de Swart
Teacher and small business owner living in Marin
County. Expert knitter, fiber scientist, and pattern
drafter who has been working with fiber for over
40 years.

Dustin KahnDustin Kahn, Secretary/Treasurer
Graphic designer, gardener and natural
dye enthusiast living in Marin County. Over 35 years
of graphic design and marketing experience,
as well as experience in organizing classes and events.

Mary Pettis-SarleyMary Pettis-Sarley
Caretaker, sheep rancher, educator living in Napa County.
35 years of experience blending fine art and ranching.
She keeps an art career afloat while managing over
200 fiber animals on the 2,000 acres that she’s been
caretaking for over 20 years.

Coming into balance with natural systems- how to provide food, fiber, fuel and flora without extracting more than what must be returned? Agriculture that mimics natural systems- silvopastures, food forests, and the polyculture model are being deployed profitably in farms across the globe. If you are interested in these systems, this is a great entry level article, we also recommend the author-- Eric Toensmeier's new book on Carbon Farming.
Book: www.chelseagreen.com/the-carbon-farming-solution
Article: permaculturenews.org/2016/01/21/polyculture-pattern-language-nitrogen-fixation-patterns/
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'From the Land Comes the Cloth' describes the rich history and a series of stunning photos of Harris Tweed by Ian Lawson in Selvedge Magazine: "As I began to photograph the landscape, the people, and the tweed, I started to see patterns emerge. A beat began and the rhythm of Harris Tweed flowed into my consciousness and into my pictures..."
What patterns emerge as the land becomes cloth in your fibershed?
www.exacteditions.com/read/selvedge/issue-60-39829/20/3?dps=
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Upcoming Events

Sat 20
Sun 21

Fibershed Marketplace at Temescal Farmer’s Market

February 21 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Oakland CA
Fri 26

Learn to Spin Yarn

February 26 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Bodega, CA
Sat 27

Holistic Management Workshop at Soul Food Farm

February 27 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Vacaville CA
Sat 27

Community Craft Circle

February 27 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Bodega, CA
Sun 28

Learn to Spin Yarn

February 28 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Bodega, CA