Classes & Events

Dye Plant Pounded Flower Tote Bag class led by Textile Center on May 11.

Use the natural pigments found in leaves, flowers, vegetables, and fruit trimmings to create a one-of-a-kind design on cotton fabric. Using foraged and discarded plant materials, participants will arrange a design on pre-mordanted cotton fabric, and use a rock or hammer to transfer the pigment from plant material to fabric. All supplies for this class are included in the registration fee: choose from a canvas tote bag, or cotton bandana. Use the provided plant materials, or bring your own foraged and scrap plants to try out if you like!

Urban Dye Garden Community Forum led by Textile Center.

Join Textile Center Master Gardener Deb Reierson in a monthly online community forum to learn how to start and sustain your own urban dye garden! Topics to be explored include designing and planning an urban dye garden, keeping the garden healthy and happy, environmental considerations, harvesting and using dye materials, and putting your garden to bed at the end of the season.

Textile Center Forum Virtual Schedule 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Register via Textile Center here!

  • May 11
  • June 15
  • July 20
  • August 17
  • September 21

Medicinal Herb Gardening class led by Laurie Witzkowski on April 25.

Budding Herbalist Laurie Witzkowski will introduce you to the wonders of cultivating a garden of medicinal plants in your yard or containers. You will learn about the properties and uses of some of the many medicinal plants available at Mississippi Market’s plant sale coming up in May (while supplies last).

Master Gardeners Saturdays at our West 7 Location: discuss topics including Fruit Trees, Herb Gardening, Container Gardening, Pollinator Gardening, and Putting Together a Floral or Veggie Patio Pot.

Master Gardener Schedule for our West 7 Location 1:00 p.m. – 3 p.m.