Snowflakes and Paper Lace: A holiday workshop - Saturday December 22nd - 2:00-4:00pm

Dec 22 2007 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Snowflakes and Paper Lace: A holiday workshop with Erica Ritter
Saturday December 22nd 2:00 -> 4:00pm

Come enjoy this festive craft, and take your childhood snowflakes to
new heights of artistry!

We'll start beginners off with paper dolls and fans, make some four-
and six-sided freeform snowflakes for traditional decorations, and
finish with amazing new shapes, three-dimensional paper art, and
storytelling snowflakes to beguile your pattern-mind and creative


Womens Drum Workshops - THIS SATURDAY December 15th

Dec 15 2007 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Womens Drum Workshop with Hope Medford
Saturday December 15th --

2 classes offered:
1:00 - 3:00 pm Beginners
3:30 - 5:30 pm Intermediate Beginners (some experience)

Come express yourself with us, we're going to have fun! We will explore percussion techniques and rhythms as well as express our own 'voices' on the drum. We will play in a circle, learning rhythms and building community. We will also develop skill through rhythm games, an easy way to enjoy learning.

Hope has been hand drumming for around 12 years and loves sharing music with women. This is a supportive, friendly, environment. No experience is necessary! We will be playing primarily West African hand drums, which will be provided, unless you would like to bring your own.

Suggested Donation: $8-18, trade available

to register or if you have any questions, please email Hope:

- thanks!

*Please let other ladies know who might be interested!*

Beginning Knitting Workshop - Sunday December 9th - 1:00-5:00pm

Dec 9 2007 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Beginning Knitting (ages 10 and up)
Sunday December 9th
with Sue Romas
1:00 -> 5:00pm

For beginners or those who want a refresher. Knitting is fun, relaxing, easy, and a great way to keep your hands busy on the bus or in meetings! Learn to knit a scarf or a dish cloth, just in time for the holidays. We'll cover casting on, basic stiches, color changing, casting off and a few fun tricks.

Taught by Sue Romas, farm resident, homemaking expert, and fiber artist. Sue's been knitting for twenty years and taught knitting at Urban Arts and Crafts in Kansas City, Mo.

this is a 4 hour class. Please bring a snack to share. Tea will be provided. Yarn and needles provided as part of the class fee.
Family friendly: Polite, non-disruptive children welcome. Others will be given chores to do.


on-line registration cutoff is Saturday December 8th @ 5:00pm.
after that, please call: 503-245-3847


Plant Allies and Their Preparations - Saturday January ? - 10:00am-5:00pm

Dec 1 2007 - 10:00am - Dec 2 2007 - 5:00pm


:::::Plant Allies and Their Preparations:::
with Bonsai Matt
Saturday January ????
10:00am -> 5:00pm

Join us at the farm for a full day workshop where we will explore the most local and common of herbs and weeds. We will walk around the
wild areas of the farm as well as stroll through the gardens, looking at whats edible, medicinal, or otherwise useful. followed by an intro to making herbal tinctures and other body care goodies

Bonsai Matt is a farm resident and has been making herbal preperations for over 10 years and has had a relationship with plants since before he was born.

First day's topics and activites will include:

deconstrucing the illusions of the corporate world and the 'health care system'
plant id
harvest techniques
seed collecting
making wild teas
sitting/meditating with plants
drying and storing

Second day will involve the processing of:
herbs, tea, food tincturing, making medicinal vinegar, salve, oil, hair tea, from start to finish, sampling packaging products to take home

Both days will involve lots of talking, discussion, Q&A, and fun! The
first day will involve lots of walking around outside, in the woods,
in tall grass, maybe in mud. Please dress appropriately
for the weather of the day. This will be rain or shine. Bring a
change of clothing if you need, boots, garden gloves, favorite
slippers for inside, a nice potluck lunch item, any smallish
containers or jars that you can find to put oils, tinctures, dry teas,
etc into. Used tincture bottles are ok if they can be cleaned well!
Used droppers are questionable because the small tube is hard to clean
and the rubber degrades over time. We still use them though. If you
have lots of containers, bring some to share. Baby food jars, small
canning/mason jars, film canisters, used tins from lip salve: be
creative...I will do my best to find some containers to share as well.
Bring your favorite pocket knife if you have one. Dont forget potluck lunch both days.

Trade for this event is sliding scale $40 - $80 per day
(this includes exciting take home products)

Please preregister for the workshop and arrive early so we can start on time.

Please come to both days of the workshop as they will be totally
related and relevant to one another.

Thank You!


on-line registration cutoff is Friday November 30th-5:00pm. after that, please call!


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