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with Tamara Wilder

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Dogbane Stewardship Day

Cordage Demo/Hands-on with Tamara Wilder
& Site Stewardship Outing with Sonoma County Open Space

January 27, 2019


Santa Rosa, CA

Join Edward Willie, Tamara Wilder, Autumn Summers and a host of other stewards to learn about the important uses of Dogbane (Apocynum cannabinum), as we explore and steward the Dogbane Preserve at Alba Lane in Santa Rosa which is protected by your Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation & Open Space District.

We will begin our time together with a demonstration of how to make string from the Dogbane plant and learn why this important native fiber plant and local cultural resource is being protected by the Open Space District. We will then learn how to sustainably harvest dogbane to take some stalks home with us.

Participants are also encouraged to lend a hand for a few hours in helping protect and manage this important space by following directions on how to best remove invading species of blackberry and harding grass and help encourage and promote the already occurring healthy regrowth of the dogbane plants following the wildfires in 2017.

Please bring a gloves, shovels, loppers or clippers, water bottle and something to sit on for the demonstration.

A Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation & Open Space Event

Alba Lane (where it dead-ends into the 101 Freeway) in North Santa Rosa, CA.
West from Old Redwood Hwy.
Between the Old Redwood Hwy & Mark West Springs Exits of Hwy 101.

Hands-on demonstrations; families welcome


Rain or Shine!

Hope to see you there!

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