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Sat, Dec 15


Zero Station

Bittersweet Gathering / Basket Making

Learn to identify, gather, process and weave with invasive bittersweet! Spend the morning gathering and processing, then weave a basket after a shared lunch.

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Bittersweet Gathering / Basket Making
Bittersweet Gathering / Basket Making

Time & Location

Dec 15, 2018, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Zero Station, 222 Anderson St, Portland, ME 04101, USA


About the event

So-called Oriental or "round-leaved" bittersweet is a creeping vine with inedible berries that is considered invasive in North America. Frustrating to gardeners and arborists, bittersweet is considered a largely useless bane on wild land.

We can use traditional harvesting techniques to tend Asian bittersweet in the wild: harvesting material for baskets while controlling and suppressing future damaging growth. Come! We'll concentrate on removing the bittersweet as completely as possible from the landscape. Then, after lunch, learn how to weave the vines into a beautiful, useful basket. $30 includes all required tools, materials, tuition and a snack. You also may want to bring a packed lunch for yourself.

Rewild Maine is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization. We depend on donations from the community to offer free classes and workshops and we are grateful for your support. 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.


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