Fibershed is advancing the development and sustaining nature of place-based fiber systems through focusing on three key areas:
1) Healthy soils & carbon farming, 2) Agro-ecological research for bast fiber, and 3) Education and outreach to build skills, awareness, and demand for regionally farmed fiber goods.

Our Public Education and Community Building programs are designed to deepen and expand the vibrant social web that is generated by our events, workshops, and symposia — all of which are focused on building an educated  community that values and promotes soil-to-soil fiber systems.

Below are educational resources as well as Fibershed workshops and events, past and present. Click on the images to read more. And visit our Calendar for current event listings.

Soil Sampling Protocol
The citizen soil sampling protocol is a way to directly engage communities and all those who manage landscapes to begin to provide them the tools for understanding how their management is either enhancing or loosing soil carbon. Implementing this protocol will give you, the land-manager a baseline figure on the total carbon in your soil. Read more...
Hands-on Workshops
Fibershed’s hands-on workshops further our mission of providing experiential education that both generates awareness, and teaches the necessary skills within our community to build and sustain a thriving bioregional textile culture that functions hand-in-hand with principles of ecological balance, local economies, and regional organic agriculture. Read more...
Carbon Farming
In collaboration with farmers, ranchers, government agencies, and scientists, we are working with our producer community to begin designing the plans for the implementation of soil carbon building practices, or Carbon Farming. Read more...
Wool & Fine Fiber Symposium 2014
Enhancing Diversity — The Ecology of Wool: Videos of the 2014 Symposium are available for viewing on our website here.
School Curricula
These curricula for children support an understanding of place, through the intersection of restoration education and material culture. We explore the concepts of having human needs met while caring for the natural systems on which we depend. Read more...
Fibershed Fashion Gala 2013
The Fibershed community gathered on December 14th, 2013, to celebrate regional ‘soil-to-skin’ designs, utilizing raw farmed fiber from our local farms and rangelands. Read more...
Wool & Fine Fiber Symposium 2013
Climate and the Clothes We Wear: Videos of the 2013 Symposium are available for viewing on our website here.

Don't miss Windrush Farm's Holiday Art Sale this Sunday in Petaluma! Support local artisans directly and experience the beauty of the local scenery, and delicious wood-fired pizza. See poster for details: ... See MoreSee Less

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An inspiring interview -- click through to listen to Keila McKracken, Northern Minnesota Fibershed affiliate organizer, describe the 100-mile farm to fashion hub she's building in Bemidji, Minnesota. Keila may have brought the first Hattersley Loom to our continent, and her weaving studio Bare Cloth: Hattersley Goes Stateside produces local cloth that celebrates her community: ... See MoreSee Less

Keila McCracken says that clothing can tell people who we are, what we like, and even where we're from. And she should know. She's a sustainable fashion designer who studied in New York at the Fashion Institute of Technology. Keila runs Bare Cloth Studios, where she uses a pretty unique loom to weav…

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Beautiful new video from our friends at Soil Solutions on the potential of soil to reduce climate change. From the food on our plates to the clothes on our bodies, we can turn atmospheric carbon -- a problem -- into soil carbon -- a solution. Share if you agree with the message: we don't need risky technologies, the soil solution is right beneath our feet.
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Upcoming Events

Fri 27

Trunk Show at Hand∙Made Studio

November 27 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Bodega, CA
Sat 28

Trunk Show at Hand∙Made Studio

November 28 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Bodega, CA
Sun 29

Temescal Farmers’ Market

November 29 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Oakland CA
Sun 29

Windrush Farm Holiday Art Sale

November 29 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Petaluma CA
Sat 05

Raw to Ready: How to Clean a Raw Fleece for Spinning or Felting

December 5 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Bodega, CA
Sat 05

Raw to Ready: Carding, Picking & Preparing Fleece to Spin or Felt

December 5 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Bodega, CA