Ink/Dye Making workshop

Pokeweed and Blackwalnut are both beginning to fruit. Late summer is a great time to harvest many wild plants that can be used for making your own inks and dyes! Come learn to make your own dyes and inks from some of these abundant wild plants!

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  • Anna

    Carole and Bill,
    Black Walnuts are wonderful: preferred to the other type, I think; but having a very hard shell, are not found very often commercially. Highly nutritious, w/beneficial oils.
    That girdled tree (thanks for the extra-added info!) and its siblings are worth a very sizable amount of money if you're inclined to part with (some of) them. Probably can find buyers online.

    August 26, 2013

    • Carole and Bill M.

      I put the "dried 70's tall black walnut trees" on craig's list and a "wood worker" came and said it wouldn't be worth his effort because the tree was only 4' in circumference...he wanted wide planks from 12-15' c, so he left. I'm happy to see the wood be used for something (other than going in my Vermont Casting Stove), so if you hear of some body, send them over...thanks[masked]

      August 26, 2013

    • Carole and Bill M.

      Always glad to part with some of the nuts, if anyone wants a basket or two...let me know...the season is now....

      August 26, 2013

  • Tiffany R.

    Very useful information!

    August 26, 2013

  • Carole and Bill M.

    It sound like fin to find plants that can be used for dyes. We have a ton of Black walnut trees...anyone want a basket....or a full size tree....which I "gurdled" 5 years ago, like the Indians did, to get a straight ridge post...leave the tree standing, so it get no bug infestation on the side if you laid in I have a "Halloween tree" 70' high......that is available for fire wood,,,,for the takers.....609-[masked] Office (

    August 26, 2013

  • Priscilla

    Couldn't find this location..

    August 25, 2013

  • Carole and Bill M.

    I have a few large black walnut trees if you want any fruit. I'd be happy to donate it....

    Organic Green Cafe, 1101 Cooper St, Edgewater Park, N.J. 08010 we are 22 min from center city philadelphia, 3 blocks from the River Line Train Station "Bev/Edgewater Park"... let me know if you want any[masked]

    August 22, 2013

  • amy M.m.p. hurley, m.

    This looks raaad...exactly what I want to bee learnING about. Cheers, M

    August 19, 2013

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