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October 16, 2020
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Mud Lake
22312 Golf Lake Road
Dubuque, IA 52001
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Forest School: Natural Dyes

Friday, October 16, 2020

Come join Naturalists and learn how to harvest plants to make your own dye along with learning how to properly dye fabric. Clothing dye toxins from textile manufacturing can runoff into nearby waterways, contaminating them and negatively influencing the wildlife. Natural dyes offer a much safer option because the dye is derived from vegetables or plant material and produces no harmful waste. Bring a large 32 oz jar & lid and fabric to dye. Fabric will need to be consisting of animal or plant fibers. 100% cotton or wool works great. Not shirts or coats something smaller like a handkerchief or gloves. Based off our Home-school series/ summer camps we are developing a Forest School of Learning to balance supplemental in home curriculum.These meetings will experiential and hands on utilizing the great outdoors.