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Carbon Cycle Literacy

Fibershed’s educational focus in 2014 is to create carbon-cycle literacy for all those who attend our classes, workshops and public presentations. We are simultaneously focusing our carbon-cycle curriculum within our producer community and to all those that manage agricultural “fiber producing” lands.

Providing an understanding of the carbon cycle, sharing the latest research on compost applications on rangelands, and through supporting our producers towards ‘carbon beneficial farming practices’, we are able to further our mission of creating regenerative fiber systems that serve as part of the climate solution to draw carbon dioxide from our earth’s atmosphere into the place it provides the most benefit—our soils.


Marlie deSwart teaches a ‘sheep to shawl class’


Alissa Allen teaches about mushroom and lichen dyes at the Napa ranch of Mary Pettis-Sarley

Classes & Workshops

Fibershed’s education classes for the public continue to provide 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.

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4 Responses to Public Education

  1. Holly George says:

    This is an amazing site…didn’t know it exisited…is there a way to have fiber artists and producers in Plumas and Sierra Counties connect with your efforts?

    • ecologicalartist says:

      Hi Holly!

      I believe you are in the 150 mile radius! It would be great to connect our work, please let me know how you envision the collaboration!

  2. kathleen cunningham says:

    Hello, My son is in the 4th grade at an Oakland charter school that is Waldorf inspired (which means we weave Waldorf principles in with California standards.) We have a wonderful hand-work teacher who teaches the children about wool and knitting and since the children have some experience with wool and knitting it would be wonderful to meet the sheep and learn about the regional textile culture. Would you send me information about your program for children so I can arrange a field trip to you? Thank you. Kathleen Cunningham, parent at Community School for Creative Education (

  3. Midori Gunheim says:

    We have a career day at our school every year for the 6-7-8th graders, where students rotate to learn about various careers. We have a wooded fenced area that could contain the sheep if some were brought to our school. Do you ever do something like this?

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