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Local Fibre Harvest

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Curly Frog Farm

395 Hereron Rd

Kelowna, BC V1X 7V1

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The first of six "Work Bees" as part of Bee-Decking the Meadow: a Community Eco-Art Installation

Come harvest nettles and participate in the initial processing of this fibre in preparation for use at WorkBees later in the month.

Please come prepared for the weather. We suggest wearing long pants, a long sleeved shirt, and closed toe shoes to prevent unwanted stinging from the nettle. We will provide harvest and processing tools but feel free to bring your own leather garden gloves and secateurs if you have them.

A big thank you to Brenda at Curly Frog Farm for providing the space and nettle!

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Join artist Jaymie Johnson in making sculptural works resembling bumblebee nests using hand-made nettle fibre rope and coiling of pine needles and wild grasses at the Brent’s Grist Mill Heritage Park Pollinator Pasture. A project inspired by the mentorship of working with artist Sharon Kallis at the Richmond Pollinator Pasture in 2016. In collaboration with BorderFree Bees and EartHand Gleaners Society, this event series is presented by University of British Columbia Okanagan, in partnership with Emily Carr University of Art + Design and the City of Kelowna.

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395 Hereron Rd

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