Fibershed’s education program provides experiential learning opportunities that develop new fiber and natural dye related skills in relation to the natural environment, including hands-on workshops, and outdoor explorations that document fiber and dye species.
In addition to Fibershed’s experiential learning opportunities, we also provide education to the community about the environmental, social, and economic value of regionally farmed and naturally dyed textiles. Through public presentations, tours, and publications, Fibershed creates accessible learning opportunities that develop textile based farming and processing skills within our community while promoting an awareness and appreciation for the ecological benefits of regional soil-to-skin processes.
Fibershed’s 2013 educational activities include:
- 2-week Fibershed school (May 2013- South Bay): providing youth and students the skills and outdoor learning opportunities to build an awareness of their own regional textile culture
- Pop-up show (January 2013 Asilomar): Educating a new generation of informed and empowered consumers
- Growing our Food and Clothes Project: Ruth Asawa San Francisco public school–Inspiring and recruiting the next generation of fiber and dye growers (planning phase begins January 2013)
- Fibershed natural dye curriculum (being developed throughout 2013)
- Verifying regionally farmed goods and services (producer, vendor, and affiliate programs)