Sun, Aug 28|
East End Beach (Parking Lot)
Bittersweet Removal / Intro to Basketry (Volunteer Opportunity!)
Join us in our efforts to contain invasive bittersweet along the bike path by the East End Beach in Portland!
Time & Location
Aug 28, 2022, 9:00 AM – Aug 29, 2022, 12:30 PM
East End Beach (Parking Lot), Eastern Promenade Trail, Portland, ME 04101, USA
About the event
So-called "Oriental" or round-leafed bittersweet is a creeping vine with inedible berries that is considered invasive in North America. Frustrating to gardeners and arborists, and not readily favored by birds, bittersweet is 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.
Join us to remove invasive bittersweet, and other harmful plant species, from a valued common area. Afterwards, gain an introduction to the world of woven basketry. We'll use clippers, loppers and gloved hands to remove the plants, and then sit and learn to weave them into baskets.
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.
Free RSVP (Suggested $5-15)
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