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Local Color – Natural Dye and Permaculture Course with Broken Ground

May 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Exploring the art of natural dyeing from seed to harvest.

Join Mariah Palmer from Local Earth and Kareen Erbe from Broken Ground as you embark on a journey of deepening your connection with the local landscape through the art of color, community, and permaculture. 

In this 6-part series, we will follow the seasons and learn all about growing and foraging for local plants to produce color for natural dyeing. This series will cover everything from using a permaculture approach for site selection to planting and growing dye plants and working with those plants to discover a wide range of colors. You will also learn about ethical foraging and the benefits of clearing invasive plants as a way to both honor the plants and support native species. In addition to learning the foundations of natural dyes, we will study various design techniques, including bundle dyeing, eco printing, and printing with direct application of mordants. Working with these various techniques will give you a hands-on, in-depth understanding of the relationship between fiber, plant, and mordant. 

Join us for an immersive, hands-on experience this growing season!

This is a six-part in-person series that includes video recordings and written documentation for each lesson. While the course is designed for in-person instruction, you will have access to every lesson via video, written course materials, and quizzes. If you are not able to make every lesson in person, you can easily catch up via our online Teachable platform. You will also have access to all the materials in perpetuity, so you can go back and review the course long after the session is over. See the full schedule and itinerary below.

Course dates are: may 14, June 11, July 20, September 7, September 28, October 8 


May 14
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Kelly Canyon
Bozeman, MT + Google Map