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Urban Wild Plant Dyeing/Medicine Workshop

  • Imani Garden 91 Schenectady Avenue Brooklyn, NY, 11213 United States (map)

Green spaces within our urban environment are more often thought of as a backdrop-- a safe haven of shade, something beautiful to look at or merely a reminder of the more expansive wild beyond the city walls. However, no matter how big or small an urban green space, whether it’s Prospect Park or an over grown vacant lot, have a significant roll to play in NYC’s urban ecology. An ecology that is dependent on our participation, interaction and understanding of it’s inner workings. In this workshop we will farther discuss the importance of our urban green allies. In addition, participants will become familiar with the medicinal properties as well as the process of dyeing fabric with plants found within their very own neighborhood. A great activity for all ages. Come at 1pm for all the instruction and discussion of plants or anytime after to dye your very own piece of fabric. All materials and informational handouts will be provided but feel free bring an additional small piece of your own fabric; a t-shirt, scarf, bandana, t-towel, etc. Come ready to learn and have fun!!

This event is FREE and open to the public!

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Earlier Event: September 6
Flower Arranging + Bundle Dyeing
Later Event: September 19
Intro to Machine Quilting