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POSTPONED

Stilt Workshop Series (Intermediate)

Stilt-walking workshops are back! Learn how to walk on stilts or improve on your skills through instruction by local dance artist Isabelle Kirouac. Beginner and intermediate level workshops are available for youth aged 13-24. Visit the event page for more information.

When: May 25th and June 1st, 7:30-8:45pm

Where: Collingwood Neighbourhood House Annex (3690 Vanness Ave.)

Price: Free

UPCOMING EVENTS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

JULY

JUL

21

Still Moon Gardeners Gatherings – Party VIII 

At our Gardeners Gathering Work Parties, we weed, water, and maintaining the Colour Me Local Dye Garden. Come out and join for some fun getting your hands dirty, while connecting with other gardeners in the community. At some of these events we will bring a dye pot and fabric test strips so we can experiment with natural dyes while we work! If you play an instrument, feel free to bring it along and join in with the chorus of neighbours who jam in the garden!

When: Jul 21st, 5:30pm-8:30pm

Where: Colour Me Local Dye Garden | https://goo.gl/maps/2R2ji3pwrLAv7PiAA

JUL

30

July Ravine Clean-Up!

Please join us for second Ravine Clean-up of the year! We’ll be taking on the garbage that has been accumulating in the Ravine and learning about some the native and introduced plants along the way.

Come meet with folks who are interested in the environment and are finding ways to give back!

When: Jul 30th, 10:00am-1:00pm

Where: Colour Me Local Dye Garden | https://goo.gl/maps/2R2ji3pwrLAv7PiAA

AUGUST

AUG

6

Still Moon Gardeners Gatherings – Party IX 

At our Gardeners Gathering Work Parties, we weed, water, and maintaining the Colour Me Local Dye Garden. Come out and join for some fun getting your hands dirty, while connecting with other gardeners in the community. At some of these events we will bring a dye pot and fabric test strips so we can experiment with natural dyes while we work! If you play an instrument, feel free to bring it along and join in with the chorus of neighbours who jam in the garden!

When: Aug 6, 9:30am-12:30pm

Where: Colour Me Local Dye Garden | https://goo.gl/maps/2R2ji3pwrLAv7PiAA

AUG

11

Invasive Ivy Removal & Basket Weaving Workshop 

In this workshop you will learn how to safely remove invasive English Ivy and weave it into a basket! This is the perfect event for any artistic environmentalist who is interested in finding creative ways to make art out of natural materials needing removal for a healthy ecosystem. We will both harvest the ivy and weave in the sanctuary of the Renfrew Ravine. 

When: Aug 11, 1:00pm-4:00pm

Where: Colour Me Local Dye Garden | https://goo.gl/maps/2R2ji3pwrLAv7PiAA

AUG

17

Still Moon Gardeners Gatherings – Party X 

At our Gardeners Gathering Work Parties, we weed, water, and maintaining the Colour Me Local Dye Garden. Come out and join for some fun getting your hands dirty, while connecting with other gardeners in the community. At some of these events we will bring a dye pot and fabric test strips so we can experiment with natural dyes while we work! If you play an instrument, feel free to bring it along and join in with the chorus of neighbours who jam in the garden!

When: Aug 17, 5:30pm-8:30pm

Where: Colour Me Local Dye Garden | https://goo.gl/maps/2R2ji3pwrLAv7PiAA

AUG

20

Stewardship Work Party – Fall Planting Prep!

Please join us for our fall planting preparation event at Renfrew Ravine Park! We will be finishing up some weeding and garbage removal for our upcoming fall planting events. Come help make some space for our new plants! Along the way we’ll learn to identify native and introduced plants and speak to their ecological roles in the Renfrew Ravine Ecosystem.

Come get active stewarding important wildlife habitat in the Still Creek Watershed. We look forward to seeing you there!

When: Aug 20th, 10:00am-1:00pm

Where: Colour Me Local Dye Garden | https://goo.gl/maps/2R2ji3pwrLAv7PiAA

AUG

25

Eco Printing on Silk at the Dye Garden

We are so excited to be hosting a natural dye class right where our dye materials are grown: the Colour Me Local Dye Garden!

Join us for an evening of eco-printing silk! We will harvest whatever dye plants are in bloom from the garden to make beautiful floral prints on silk fabric. You will learn about the dye plants grown at Colour Me Local, when to collect dye plant materials, the purpose of scouring and mordanting (preparing your fabric for dyeing), and how to make beautiful naturally dyed silk – all while spending quality time with other interested dyers in the community. Materials will be provided and you will take home a naturally dyed silk scarf. All skill levels are welcome.

When: Aug. 25th, 6:00pm-8:30pm

Where: Colour Me Local Dye Garden | https://goo.gl/maps/2R2ji3pwrLAv7PiAA

AUG

27

Stewardship Work Party – Fall Planting Prep @ Beaver Pond(er)ing Lodging

Please join us for a Stewardship Work Party at BPL! This will be a general site clean-up and weeding session. We will be making space for the native plants that will be planted in the fall. Come learn about some native and introduced plant identification, invasive plant management techniques, and some of the tasks involved in maintaining an active restoration site. Come get active stewarding important wildlife habitat in the Still Creek Watershed. We look forward to seeing you there!

When: Aug 27th, 10:00am-1:00pm

Where: Between Rupert Station + Real Canadian Superstore, off of Rupert St | https://goo.gl/maps/2R2ji3pwrLAv7PiAA

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