9.7.19 Bittersweet Baskets with Zack Rouda
Saturday, September 7th - 1:00pm-5:00pm
Oriental, Asian, or round-leaved bittersweet is a creeping vine with inedible berries that is invasive in North America. Frustrating to gardeners and arborists, bittersweet is considered a largely useless bane on wild land. Wouldn’t it be nice if it were good for something? We can use ancient harvesting techniques to tend Asian bittersweet in the wild, simultaneously harvesting material for baskets while managing future growth.
Learn to weave a bittersweet basket. We'll employ several different weaving techniques in order to create a beautiful basket for foraging, or use in the kitchen or garden.
Cost is $60 and includes all materials.
Zack Rouda is the director of Rewild Maine, a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission is to deepen the connection between people and Earth through land stewardship, education and community. Rewild Maine depends on donations from the community to offer free classes and workshops. Scholarships are available for paid classes on an as-needed basis and nobody will ever be turned away for lack of funds. All donations are tax-deductible.