Verb Day on the Farm! - October 29th
Travel through time and space from the 1860's to the 1990's and from the Southeastern US seaboard to the Southwestern US arid deserts via Egypt as we take a tour of Sally's cotton breeding nursery. It is truly a living museum. Learn how these changes in cotton has affected textiles and clothing over the years. Learn cottons' history beginning with Sea Island cotton seed lines and ending with modern Pima cottons. You will learn the difference between hand pickable tropical cottons and machine pickable varieties that can grow in the hardly irrigated desert.
In terms of dye plants, this year's focus has been on growing the color-abundant marigold! Kristine will talk about using marigolds as a dye. She will also have a dyepot going where you can try your hand at dyeing. You can then pick your own marigolds and black walnuts to take home and use for your natural dye projects.
And finally, we will visit the sheep where Pioneer comes from. Sound like fun? We think so!
WHEN: Saturday, October 29, 1-3pm
LOCATION: Viriditas Farm, Capay Valley, Guinda, California - located approximately 2 hours from Verb. We will provide the exact address and directions upon registration.
Due to the nature of this event, reservations can not be cancelled within two weeks of the event.
ABOUT: Sally Fox has been breeding cotton for over thirty years. She is extremely passionate and dedicated to cultivating textiles which are high quality and good for the environment.