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Colors from Nature (214-923)
A Natural Plant Dye Workshop

Sunday September 22, 1-4pm

In this hands-on workshop,you will be learning how to create brilliant colors from nature with Deepa Natarajan, UC Berkeley Botanical Garden natural dye expert,and founder of Plantspeople. We will have the rare opportunity to collect plant material from the Garden's Meso-American Cloud Forest and take these materials back to the classroom to prepare our dye. You'll leave with an understanding of fibers, color selection, mordanting, resist techniques. Each participant will be dying a silk scarf to take home. All materials are included.

About the Instructor: Deepa Preeti Natarajan

I've spent nearly 5 years working for the University of California Botanical Garden at Berkeley, as the program and tour coordinator, furthering my pursuit of ethnobotany. I've presented a wide variety of courses and events in traditional medicine, natural dyes and fibers, paper making, soap making, cooking and many other uses of plants, and also coordinating the garden's first ever "green gala," a sustainable fashion show.

I believe that gardens can be a source of all things we need, from foods to medicines, garments to shelters, beauty and inspiration.

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Deepa Natarajan

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Deepa Natarajan

Fees MEMBERSHIP INFO members $40.00; nonmembers $50.00 
Notes Sunday September 22, 1-4pm  
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ADMISSION FREE: all San Francisco City & County Residents, Members & School Groups     /     $7 Non-residents     /     Discounted fee: Seniors, Students & Children     |     We are located at the corner of 9th Avenue and Lincoln Way in Golden Gate Park.     |     (415) 661-1316

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