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.

Industrial #hemp is a #crop with the potential to lower the #environmental impacts of textile production, empower small-scale farmers and create jobs. "Harvesting Liberty" is a film about that crop and the inspiring people of the #GrowingWarriorsProject and Fibershed working to reintroduce Industrial Hemp to U.S. farmers.

Watch the short film here: pat.ag/HarvestingLibertyVimeo

Sign the petition: pat.ag/HempPetition
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Industrial hemp is a crop with the potential to lower the environmental impacts of textile production, empower small-scale farmers and create jobs. "Harvesting Liberty" is a film about that crop and the inspiring people of the Growing Warriors Project and Fibershed working to reintroduce Industrial Hemp to U.S. farmers. Watch the short film here: pat.ag/HarvestingLibertyVimeo Sign the petition: pat.ag/HempPetition

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Support your local food and fiber producers by stopping by the Fibershed Marketplace stand at the Farmer's Market in Temescal, Oakland! Today (Sunday) From 9 am - 1 pm. Touch and feel the raw materials that come from local farms and ranches. All natural dyes and fiber are grown within the 150 mile region, (the pillow covers you see are organic cotton from outside the area), but make a great vehicle for wonderful wool pillows. More details on the calendar: www.fibershed.com/event/fibershed-marketplace-at-temescal-farmers-market/2016-05-29/ ... See MoreSee Less

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Tue 31

INDIGO PLANTING

May 31 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm