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In Sync With Spring: Seasonal Gardening, Floral Arranging, and Plant-Dyed Palettes 

Learn to create beautiful arrangements and hand-dyed fabrics with the harvest from your backyard garden. Just in time for Mother’s Day, join designers, artists, and authors Stefani Bittner, Alethea Harampolis, and Sasha Duerr in creating a garden-based plant dye palette at SHED’s HomeFarm. Participants will create and take home their own flower arrangement as well as a textile in dye.

The class will begin with a tasting, overview, and discussion of the medicinal and culinary uses of plants including rosemary, flowering basil, and yarrow, led by Stefani. After a walk around SHED’s HomeFarm to identify blooms and plants, Alethea will lead the group in a floral arranging class. Finally, Sasha will demonstrate how to dye with the plant palette from the day.

Stefani Bittner and Alethea Harampolis
are the co-founders of Homestead Design Collective, a San Francisco Bay Area landscape design firm focused on creating beautiful gardens that provide harvest. Their team offers a unique and sophisticated approach, using both organic farming and fine gardening skills, for people who want help creating aesthetically designed, organic edible gardens. Stefani is the co-author of The Beautiful Edible Garden (Ten Speed Press, 2013) and Alethea is the co-author of the best selling books, The Flower Recipe & The Wreath Recipe Books (Artisan 2013 and 2014).  Stefani and Alethea’s latest collaboration, Harvest, was released by Ten Speed Press in February 2017.

Sasha Duerr 
is an artist and author who works with plant palettes. She is a professor in Textiles at the California College of the Arts and founder of Permacouture Institute, which explores regenerative design for fashion and textiles. Her work with place based dyes and slow fashion and textiles has been featured in the New York Times, Whole Living Magazine, and the Huffington Post. Sasha is the author of The Handbook of Natural Plant Dyes (Timber Press. January 2011) and Natural Color (Watson-Guptill August 2016).


Apr 29, 2018
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM


Healdsburg, CA
Dry Creek Valley

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