WILLOW HARVEST BASKET 11.4.17

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WILLOW HARVEST BASKET 11.4.17

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Come learn the ancient technique of turning flexible willow shoots into a functioning work of art.  While working on our baskets, we will discuss harvest techniques, creating a personal willow "garden," curing, and preparation.

November 4 :: Marrowstone Island, Wa. :: 9 am- 4 pm :: Ages-Adult :: $85+$15 material fee :: Instructor Rachael Van Laanen

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Rachael Van Laanen runs Mystery Bay Farm, a micro-goat dairy on Marrowstone Island.  She received a BA in Ecology and Education which led her to teach environmental and garden based education for 10 years.  She then followed her passions to the world of farming and co-ran a diversified organic vegetable farm for 3 years.   Rachael also teaches basketry for CedarRoot.  She was mentored for 4 years by Miwok elders in Yosemite Valley Ca, where she learned to twine willow into all different shapes, sizes and patterns.