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Fibershed Wool and Fine Fiber Symposium – SOLD OUT

November 17, 2012 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

What’s growing in the backyard of the Bay Area? Are you a designer, artisan, young or novice farmer, looking to explore soil-to-skin practices? If so…mark you calendars for Fibershed’s Wool & Fine Fiber Symposium.

For the first time, our community is coming together to learn the true nature of our local textile resource base…the quality, quantity, and land management practices will all be explored by an expert panel of our region’s farmers and ranchers. (See schedule below.)

Displays of the region’s fiber and examples of the products being made with it will be on site for your research, and a portion of the fiber products will be for sale.

Panel members include:
Growers
Sally Fox, Robin Lynde, Mary Pettis-Sarley, Hazel Flett, Allison Arnold, Sue Reuser, Julie Rosenfeld, Mimi Luebberman, Joe Pozzi
Shearers
Judd Redden, Matt Gilbert, John Sanchez
Entrepreneurs
Amber Bieg, Matt Gilbert

Schedule of Events:
10:00-10:30  Intro to our Symposium/Fibershed update (by Rebecca Burgess)
10:30-12:00  Panel Discussion on land management and animal husbandry with a range of farmers and ranchers
12:00-12:30  Question & Answer followed by time to research with individual farmers
12:30-1:30  Lunch  (bring your own lunch or enjoy one of the nearby local restaurants)
1:30-2:30  Shearing Panel documenting the quantity and quality of wool in our region
2:30-3:00  Fiber processing talk from two young fiber entrepreneurs

Registration: SOLD OUT!
Cost: $40 general admission; $20 for students and seniors.
FREE with each registration: a swatch card of a variety of local yarns and fibers produced by our panel members, and 1 year of membership in the Fibershed Producer’s Program for qualified producers.

Download a flyer to share with your friends: Wool Symposium flyer

Sponsors:


Details

Date:
November 17, 2012
Time:
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Event Categories:
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Venue

Dance Palace
503 B Street
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956 United States
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Phone:
(415) 663-1075

Organizer

Fibershed
Email:
fibershed@gmail.com
Website:
http://www.fibershed.com/

Industrial #hemp is a #crop with the potential to lower the #environmental impacts of textile production, empower small-scale farmers and create jobs. "Harvesting Liberty" is a film about that crop and the inspiring people of the #GrowingWarriorsProject and Fibershed working to reintroduce Industrial Hemp to U.S. farmers.

Watch the short film here: pat.ag/HarvestingLibertyVimeo

Sign the petition: pat.ag/HempPetition
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Industrial hemp is a crop with the potential to lower the environmental impacts of textile production, empower small-scale farmers and create jobs. "Harvesting Liberty" is a film about that crop and the inspiring people of the Growing Warriors Project and Fibershed working to reintroduce Industrial Hemp to U.S. farmers. Watch the short film here: pat.ag/HarvestingLibertyVimeo Sign the petition: pat.ag/HempPetition

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