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Basket Workshop, GGF 9/13

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Charles Kennard
Sukey Parmelee
with Charlie Kennard and Sukey Parmelee
in the Green Gulch Garden

Saturday, September 13, 2014
10 am - 3 pm

Come to the Green Gulch garden for a day of participation in the ancient craft of basketry. Using a common marsh plant, tule, we will make lightweight twined baskets decorated with several different weaving techniques, suitable for gathering berries or holding small fruits. These types of baskets were made by many native California tribes and are sometimes called Indian paper bags, being common and quickly made.

Participants may bring their own lunch and work with Charlie during lunch time or eat in the dining room. Students should bring large kitchen scissors and a water bowl.

Fees: $60; $54 current SFZC members; $48 limited income. Some partial scholarships available (About Registration, Scholarships and Cancellations.)
  • Please bring your own bag lunch, or let us know if you would like to have a lunch from the Green Gulch Farm kitchen (suggested donation $15 onsite). Also bring large kitchen scissors and a water bowl.
To Register: Use the ticket table below. Or call our toll free number (888.743.9362) or our local number (415.475.9362).


About Registration, Scholarships and Cancellations

Related Bio(s):

Charles Kennard
Charlie is a longtime basket weaver and student of central California Indian and European techniques. Charlie has taught for the Miwok Archeological Preserve of Marin (MAPOM), Point Reyes Field Institute, UC Botanical Garden, and in many schools and at teacher trainings. Tule boats as made in his workshops can be seen at the California Academy of Sciences, the Bay Model in Sausalito, and in other museums. It is also possible to visit a basketry plant garden he has created at the Marin Art and Garden Center in Ross. Charlie is active in native habitat restoration in Marin, managing several projects for Friends of Corte Madera Creek Watershed.

Sukey Parmelee
Sukey has lived at Green Gulch for many years and serves as “land advocate,” caring for the watershed and the grounds.