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Workshops

with Tamara Wilder

Workshops, Classes and Seminars are held in a variety of locations, from retreat centers who offer camping and housing to longer campout gatherings which offer or don’t offer meals.
Please see contact information for each workshop to find out more about the particular venue.

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Dogbane Preserve Stewardship Day

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

January 27, 2019

10:00am-1:00pm

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

FREE!

Rain or Shine!

Hope to see you there!
Please use the link below to let us know you plan to attend, to get email notifications of any change in the schedule and/or to get email notifications of future events. Thanks!

Earlier Event: January 26
Nutty About Bay Nuts
Later Event: February 10
Winter Count Workshops