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.

Hope to see you on Wednesday May 4th, at 6:30pm, join Fibershed founder Rebecca Burgess at Patagonia in San Francisco for a free natural dye demonstration and conversation about our commitment to cooperate with the natural limitations inherent to our place on Earth. Details on the calendar:
www.fibershed.com/event/natural-dye-workshop-with-rebecca-burgess-2/

Photos by Paige Green from Rebecca's book, Harvesting Color
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This Friday, Paicines Ranch is offering a free tour and pasture walking workshop with the California Council of Land Trusts. Get to know how Paicines Ranch is using livestock grazing to build ecosystem health (soil, water holding capacity, biodiversity and productivity) while looking at examples of livestock grazing on rangelands, irrigated cropland and vineyards and discussing the role of holistic management and design in creating healthy ecosystems. Details on our community events calendar: www.fibershed.com/event/paicines-ranch-tour/ ... See MoreSee Less

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Upcoming Events

Sun 01

Fibershed Marketplace at Temescal Farmer’s Market

May 1 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Oakland CA
Wed 04

Natural Dye Workshop with Rebecca Burgess

May 4 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
San Francisco CA
Fri 06

Nuno Felted Coat with Charity van der Meer

May 6 - May 8
Sebastopol CA
Sat 07

Wet-Felting Basics

May 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Bodega, CA