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Cattails - referred to as "the supermarket of the swamp" by Euell Gibbons - is a truly amazing plant, providing food in many forms to humans and nonhumans alike; its young shoots, rhizomes, pollen and young flower buds are edible. Cattail flowers may be used as torches; the downy seed fluff may be used in tinder bundles as an ember extender; the stalks may be used as hand-drills and makeshift darts, etc. Additionally, cattail leaves may be coiled, twined, plaited or otherwise woven to create strong and beautiful baskets, hats, and mats.
Learn to make a cattail mat, which may be used as a drying rack for herbs and produce. The skills learned in this workshop may be applied in the future to craft different products. IF you finish your mat early, you may enjoy experimenting to create a more complex basket. $30 includes all required tools and materials, and one fermented beverage.
Urban Farm Fermentory serves kombucha, jun, cider, mead, and beer with a focus on gruits (a beer style using few or no hops). Their tasting room features 22 rotating taps, with selections shifting seasonally. Pull up a seat, have a drink, and experience a taste of culture!
- Cattail Mats 4/1/18$30$300$0