West Marin fiber artist Rebecca Burgess started Fibershed by creating a “bioregional wardrobe” in which all fibers and dyes were sourced within 150 miles of her home.

West Marin fiber artist Rebecca Burgess started Fibershed by creating a “bioregional wardrobe” in which all fibers and dyes were sourced within 150 miles of her home.

How green is your clothing? Join Fibershed founder Rebecca Burgess for a Real Food Real Stories event and learn how she’s creating a local textile economy that promotes sustainability and builds community. Enjoy the peace and beauty of the UC Botanical Garden Redwood Grove and learn about how our choice of clothing is connected to our food system. Feast on boxed lunches provided by The Town Kitchen, an Oakland business that provides employment, job training, and a path to college for low-income youth. Cost: $40 general admission; $30 for students and farmers. Info and registration: here.

Later in the day (3–5pm), Rebecca gives a demonstration on California native plant dyes. Real Food Real Stories attendees receive a $10 discount. Info and registration: here.

Learn more about Rebecca and the Fibershed movement in our Summer 2014 feature story and read about The Town Kitchen in our current issue.

Real Food Real Stories with Rebecca Burgess
Sunday March 6, 11am–2pm
The Redwood Grove @ UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley
200 Centennial Dr, Berkeley