December 4 – Felted Things + Holiday Cards

We’re using felted wool sweaters to make stockings or mittens. One large sweater, felted, makes a single stocking or two pairs of kid-sized mittens – sometimes both! Look for as close to 100% wool – including mohair, alpaca, and merino – as you can find. To felt your sweater(s), wash it in HOT water with …

September 11 – Weaving

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA All the many ways to weave with different types of cord and materials. Let’s try our nature weaving skills first. We’ll use macrame cord to build a “loom” between trees where the kids can use sticks, grass, flowers and other found objects to weave with nature. We can leave this up at …

September 4 – Potions

This week, we’re taking potions in multiple directions. Interested adults will brew healing plantain elixirs (bring a canning jar to take home), and talk balms and salves, while kids experiment with science beakers and a variety ingredients to make bubbly, glittery, leafy, flowery, colorful concoctions of their own. We can also experiment with nature soup …

August 28 – Wild Plants

We’re going to tackle edible (or whatever identifiable) plants we can find nearby. We’ve found plantain, raspberry and clover in the yard that we can eat – they don’t spray any pesticides on the property! If everyone can bring whatever edible flowers they have growing at home we’ll identify them together and make a shared …

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