Colour Me Local Dye Garden Drop-Ins

Jul 6, 2020 | Events, News

Wednesdays, 5:30pm – 7:00pm @ Colour Me Local Dye Garden

This summer, join us every second Wednesday in the evening under the Still Moon Arts tents for natural dyeing at the Colour Me Local Dye Garden. Drop by to learn about the roots, stems, flowers, bark, leaves and fruits that can be used to create vibrant colours. You can gain experience preparing a dye pot and using dye materials, as well as help tend the plants in the garden. All materials for these summer drop-in events will remain with Still Moon Arts and will go towards our Tapestry of Place project.

Dye garden drop-ins will take place rain or shine on the following Wednesdays from 5:30-7:00pm:

Dates:

July 8th – Add to Calendar

July 22nd – Add to Calendar

August 5th – Add to Calendar

September 2nd – Add to Calendar

 

COVID-19 Safety:

A non-medical mask or face covering is encouraged, but not mandatory. We will have hand sanitizer available on site. We encourage you to wash your hands before you arrive and after you leave. We will keep spaced apart while learning and working.

Other Information:

The Colour Me Local Dye Garden was planted in April 2019 as part of the Alder Eco-Arts Hub residency at Slocan Park Fieldhouse. The garden supports pollinators, natural dye programs and medicinal plant programs. It is located on the West side of the Renfrew Ravine, at Renfrew Street and East 24th Avenue (a short 4-minute walk from Renfrew Community Centre).

If you have any questions about this event series, please contact Sierra Megas, Programs Manager at sierra@stillmoonarts.ca.

4 Comments

  1. Julia

    Really excited to find out about your program. I’m wondering if you sell seeds of dye plants or dye plants themselves? I’ll be visiting zVancouver on 22 July and look forward to visiting your garden.

    Reply
    • Angus Ho

      Hi Julia, thanks for reaching out! Unfortunately, we don’t sell seeds or plants as we are managing a very young garden, and our main goal with it is to facilitate local learning and demonstration. We’re happy to chat with you more if you swing by the Dye Garden on the 22nd! Please note our drop-in time has changed to 5:30-7:00pm.

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  2. Karen

    Hello, what is the cost to attend?
    Cheers!

    Reply
    • Angus Ho

      Hi Karen, there’s no cost for the drop-in events at the dye garden. Just come by the garden on the scheduled dates and be prepared to learn and take part!

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