Jul
28
10:00 AM10:00

Papermaking with Knotweed - Part 1

Learn how to turn an invasive species into beautiful paper! In this workshop we will go through part one of the papermaking process - harvesting the plants and stripping the fiber from inside. We will also identify other plants around the farm whose fibers can be used to make paper and string.

Free event during Michigan-Riley Farm's Saturday morning farmstand. Presented in partnership with Grassroots Gardens WNY.

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Jul
29
4:00 PM16:00

Exploring & Mapping Urban Ecology - La Salle Park

This workshop is a participatory endeavor to get to know the fragmented green space in our city. Using direct observation, drawing, writing, discussion, and the collective knowledge of the group, we explore the hidden wonders of urban ecology and  build on our own understandings of how the non-human environment survives and adapts in a landscape dominated by humans. Weather permitting - dress appropriately!

Presented as part of the 2018 Buffalo Infringement Festival.

 

 

 

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Aug
4
10:00 AM10:00

Papermaking with Knotweed - Part 2

Learn how to turn an invasive species into beautiful paper! In this workshop we will use prepared knotweed pulp to make sheets of paper by hand. This is a wet process, so be aware of that!

You do not need to have attended the first workshop to participate in this one.

Free event during Michigan-Riley Farm's Saturday morning farmstand. Presented in partnership with Grassroots Gardens WNY.

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Aug
5
4:00 PM16:00

Exploring & Mapping Urban Ecology - Days Park

This workshop is a participatory endeavor to get to know the fragmented green space in our city. Using direct observation, drawing, writing, discussion, and the collective knowledge of the group, we explore the hidden wonders of urban ecology and  build on our own understandings of how the non-human environment survives and adapts in a landscape dominated by humans. Weather permitting - dress appropriately!

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