For thousands of years California Indian basket weavers have used little known techniques to shape California’s landscape. This educational workshop, presented by California Indian Basket Weavers Association (CIBA) is designed to give participants a clearer understanding of the historic impact of Indigenous Stewardship Methods (ISM) on California's natural environment as well as information about how to reintroduce those techniques. Topics include the historic use of fire and periodic burning of undergrowth to optimize plant regeneration in traditional gathering sites and identification and preparation of regional basketry plant materials, such as how to peel willow; split and trim redbud shoots; dig "white root"; and clean and prepare bracken fern.
Saturday, 27 October, 2012
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
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