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.

Scholarship Program
Fibershed is currently offering a scholarship to Sally Fox’s cotton breeding workshop on either July 26th, August 22nd or September 13th. In this small class you will learn how to prepare cotton flowers for cross pollination and then make the crosses, discuss important heritable traits, how to choose parents and flowers likely to survive handling and how to keep track of crosses made. Learn more about the class and how to apply here.
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...
Carbon Conversations
Bringing together the work of the Carbon Cycle Institute and Fibershed for a community conversation on our climate and the agricultural solutions that are at hand. 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.
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Upcoming Events

Sun 30

Temescal Farmers’ Market

August 30 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Every 2 weeks on Sunday until September 27, 2015
Oakland CA
Sun 30

Drop Spindle 101

August 30 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Oakland CA
Mon 31

Fibershed Indigo Harvest Days

August 30 @ 1:00 pm - August 31 @ 7:00 pm
Healdsburg CA
Tue 08

Heirloom Expo Biodynamic Fibers & Dyes Talk

September 8 @ 2:15 pm - 3:00 pm
Santa Rosa CA
Wed 09

Heirloom Expo Fibershed Panel

September 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Santa Rosa CA
Thu 10

Soil Health Workshop

September 10 - September 12
Tomales CA