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 BurgessRebecca Burgess, M.Ed, Chair
Indigo farmer, author, and community organizer. Her work is focused on natural dye processes and regenerative agriculture, textile education and public speaking. She is the executive director of Fibershed.

 

Marlie de SwartMarlie de Swart
Fiber skills educator and small business owner. Expert knitter, fiber scientist, and pattern drafter who has been working with fiber for over 40 years.

 
 

Dustin KahnDustin Kahn, Secretary/Treasurer
Graphic designer, and natural dye grower and instructor. Over 35 years of graphic design and marketing experience, as well as experience in organizing classes and events.

 

Mary Pettis-SarleyMary Pettis-Sarley
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.

Last minute notice -- if you can make it to Point Reyes Station this evening, come to Black Mountain Artisans to celebrate Marlie de Swart's book release: Knitting Woolscapes. The weather is gorgeous and the knitwear is lush. Find the book online at: www.borageyarns.com/shop-online/knitting-woolscapes

Photography by Paige Green
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"What if changing the story of what we eat and wear... could change the story of the soil, water, and air?" -- morning inspiration from the Savory Institute on how we can work together to build a consumer revolution, making choices that invest in regenerating our lands and home communities. ... See MoreSee Less

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Loving the 2016 Wool Symposium illustration by Amanda Coen, which evokes our theme for this year's event ~ For the Love of Place. We invite you to meet a new artisan, farmer, rancher; revisit with those you’ve come to know well, share a story, hear a story, learn a new skill, update yourself on the new community supported economic models, learn about ancient and modern breeding practices, listen in to the history of California’s wool industry, witness the launch of two new interactive and globally impactful projects (that have solely local roots), and meet a Fibershed team from much farther afield whose community organizing efforts will surely inspire our own. www.fibershed.com/wool-symposium-2016/ ... See MoreSee Less

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National Alpaca Farm Days

September 24 @ 10:00 am - September 25 @ 3:00 pm
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Livestock Producers Workshop: Guard Dogs

September 28 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm