2016 Wool Symposium

For the Love of Place

Fibershed’s 2016 Wool Symposium panels and presentations focused on regional breeding strategies, biological and mechanical technology, Climate Beneficial Wool, ‘prosumption,’ true cost of raising sheep and making a garment by hand, the history of sheep production in our region, and a special visit by a distant Fibershed Affiliate community organizer who shared how their community is cross pollinating urban and rural sectors. (Illustration by Amanda Coen)

Videos of the presentations are available for viewing here.

 

 

 

2015 Wool Symposium

Our Soils & Our Second Skin

The Symposium featured presentations on collaborations between fiber farmers and designers, local RCDs and carbon farming, soil carbon sampling, drought tolerant sheep breeds: Navajo-Churro & Santa Cruz Island Sheep. (Illustration by Hallie Rose Taylor)

Videos of the presentations are available for viewing here.

 

 

 

 

2014 Wool Symposium

Enhancing Diversity — The Ecology of Wool

The Symposium featured informative presentations on breeding practices that build heirloom garments, plus predator- and pollinator-friendly practices that harmonize and blur the line between wild and domestic spaces, all bringing beauty and function to our fields and wardrobes. (Illustration by Alycia Lang)

Videos of the presentations are available for viewing here.

 

 

 

 

2013 Wool Symposium

Climate and the Clothes We Wear

Presentations included talks about the carbon cycle and how we can help reverse climate change through the management of our farmlands and rangelands, about modern day shepherding, about natural medicine for our animals, and about Fibershed’s research on the California Wool Mill Project and our findings on the six-month-long Fibershed wool inventory project. (Photo by Dustin Kahn)

Videos of the presentations are available for viewing here.