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Basket Willow Harvesting Workshop

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Basket Willow Harvesting Workshop

Time: January 29, 2011 from 1pm to 3pm
Location: address is 5010 Elder Rd. Ferndale 98248 From I-5, Go west on Slater Rd to Elder Rd. Turn North (right) about 5 houses on the Right. If you get to Waltine you have gone too far.
Street: 5010 Elder Road
City/Town: Ferndale
Website or Map:…
Phone: 360-961-8876
Event Type: reskilling, workshop:, basket, willow, harvesting
Organized By: Irene Hinkle
Latest Activity: Jan 28, 2011

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This workshop is the first in an ongoing series on harvesting materials for basket weaving.  Basket willow is especially cultivated for its variety of colors and flexibility.  We will harvest willow planted by Joan Nielsen, a local weaver who needs her stand cut to ensure continued production.  Help us keep this precious local resource in good health and maximum production at the same time you learn how to recognize usable willow, whether wild or cultivated, and how to harvest, sort and store it. A later workshop will deal with how to prepare and use the willow after drying and seasoning is complete. This workshop is free and those who wish may take cuttings for planting. Please bring work gloves, one-handed snippers, and weather appropriate clothing. Van Pool will be arranged for those who request it in their RSVP.

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Comment by Heather K on January 28, 2011 at 3:13pm

Willow Basket Workshop & Van Pool sound great, Irene. 

Give a call if there is a time & place to meet in B'ham to head north to Ferndale.

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