Last Tuesday, we had our fourth and final Forager’s Feast of the year! Guests who attended brought delicious homemade dishes to share in the candlelit evening atmosphere. After dinner, local mycologist Willoughby Arevalo shared his knowledge and appreciation for fungi. His talk sparked meaningful conversations about the role of fungi in the ecosystem and the need for a reciprocal relationship between humans and mushrooms. It was an eye-opening experience for some guests and a joyous evening for all!

Leave us a comment if you have an idea on what you’d like to see or learn about at a future Forager’s Feast!

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We had a lot of fun tie-dyeing t-shirts at the Sarah Ross House 1-year anniversary BBQ on Tuesday! Residents and neighbours came by our table to dye their own shirts using tansy. We got different shades of yellow and green on the shirts by dipping them in an iron alum and baking soda solution. If you are interested in learning more about natural dyes, stay on the lookout for more workshops with our Colour Me Local program. And watch for Moon Fest 2019 posters going up around the community in the next few weeks!

Special thanks to the Sarah Ross House staff for putting on such a fun community event!
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This is a notice that our dye garden work party tomorrow (August 14th) has been CANCELLED due to staff unavailability. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please join us at our next work party on Wednesday, August 28th! Or, if you are interested in making your own natural dyes, join us at our natural dye workshop on August 17th – details on our website. via Instagram https://ift.tt/33xncf2

Our next Colour Me Local Dye Garden work party is coming up in just a few days! Join us at the garden at Renfrew St. and East 24th Ave. on Wednesday, August 12th from 6:00-8:00pm to help with weeding, watering, and harvesting blossoms for our upcoming Natural Dye Workshop this Saturday. Snacks will be provided, come out and enjoy the evening sun!

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Look at these gorgeous colours we got on silk from the dye garden and Renfrew Ravine! From the top: Randy with iron, fresh indigo, marigold, oregon grape berries, and those same berries with iron.
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These silk squares will be used by youth performers in Cracks in Creeks: Live Streaming. Join us at Renfrew Park near the dog park on 22nd avenue on Aug 11th at 5pm for an immersive art experience next to Still Creek. Part of @vinesfestival and our Salmon Sounds project with @vivomediaarts
There will be a second performance in September so stay tuned!
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This gauze-like cotton was dyed with goldenrod from the garden and a mixture of blackberries and Oregon grapes picked in Renfrew Ravine. We’re so pleased to feature it in “Cracks in Creeks: Live Streaming” our summer youth performance program!
This youth-created performance piece will be debuted on Aug 11th as part of @vinesfestival, 5-6:30pm in Renfrew Park.
If you’re out of town in August, don’t worry! We’ll be performing the piece again on Sept 22 at the CNH Annex, and filming a documentary with youth videographer Jamarr Hepburn.
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