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Basket Workshops with ReWild Maine

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Please note these workshops are on a Monday, NOT a Saturday as was mistakenly printed in the physical brochure. The days and dates below are correct.

Join us along with ReWild Maine, an educational non-profit based in Portland, to make baskets using local materials. ReWild Maine promotes a nature connection by teaching small scale place-based living skills.

Bittersweet Baskets
Oriental, Asian, or round-leaved bittersweet is a creeping vine with inedible berries that is invasive in North America. Frustrating to gardeners and arborists, bittersweet is considered a largely useless bane on wild land. Wouldn’t it be nice if it were good for something? We can use ancient harvesting techniques to tend Asian bittersweet in the wild, simultaneously harvesting material for baskets while managing future growth.
 Learn to weave a bittersweet basket. We'll employ several different weaving techniques in order to create a beautiful basket for foraging, or use in the kitchen or garden.
Date: Monday, 11/25/19
Time:  5:00 - 8:00 pm
Ages: 18+    Fee $45
Location: Standish Municipal Center, Sebago Lake Room
Pine Needle Baskets
White pine, Maine’s state flower, and Red pine, are ubiquitous throughout the state and provide a vital pool of resources for human and nonhuman Mainers alike. Pine needles are beautiful, and strong! They can be coiled and sewn together to make hats, lovely usable baskets and/or adorably tiny ones. Learn to identify, regeneratively gather and harvest, properly store and process, and weave with pine needles. We'll cover the basics of coiled basketry, which is a global, ancient human skill, and create a wonderful pine-needle basket. Every participant will make a basket to take home.
Date: Monday, 1/13/20
Time:  5:00 –8:00 pm
Ages: 18+    Fee $45
Location: Standish Municipal Center, Sebago Lake Room

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