Deepa Preeti Natarajan of PlantsPeople will take you on a walk through her West Berkeley neighborhood to discover an abundance of locally available plants useable for creating beautiful natural dyes. Learn to see the abundance in your own backyard.
Following the walk Deepa will do a plant dyeing demonstration in her back yard garden. Participants will leave with their own piece of dyed cloth.
Space is extremely limited.
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Workshop Duration: 2 hours
Teacher: Deepa Natarajan, Plantspeople
Deepa Preeti Natarajan studied anthropology in college, where she sought out adventures to remote places and met many village healers to learn about the plants they used for traditional medicine. Her work and motivation took her to Eritrea, in East Africa, where she spent a summer learning from village and herbal healers, known as “habesha”.
Most recently Deepa spent nearly 5 years working with the University of California Botanical Garden at Berkeley as the program and tour coordinator, There she furthered her pursuit of ethnobotany by presenting a wide variety of courses and events in traditional medicine, natural dyes and fibers, paper making, soap making, cooking and the many other uses of plants. Deepa also coordinated the garden's first ever "green gala," a sustainable fashion show.
A note from Deepa:
I believe that gardens can be a source of all things we need, from food to medicine, garments to shelters, beauty and inspiration. The simple and profound pursuit of tending a small area of land is a noble career, whose salary is infinite, when we shift our perception of wealth toward health and happiness.
Edition Local Community Guild is a 501(c)3 non-profit fiscally sponsored by MarinLink.
FIELD to BODY: A Community Gathering is made possible by a grant from Marin Community Foundation’s New Ground Fund.