Tue, Sep 07 | Root Wild Kombucha

Japanese Knotweed Flutes

Learn to use Japanese knotweed stalks to make a working flute! We'll cover identification, best gathering practices, materials storage and processing, and creation.
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Japanese Knotweed Flutes

Time & Location

Sep 07, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Root Wild Kombucha, 135 Washington Ave, Portland, ME 04101, USA

About the event

Japanese knotweed is a frustrating invasive; it overruns and denudes our landscape and should generally be eradicated. It grows quickly and is difficult to remove. Finding as many uses for Japanese knotweed makes sense, as it is now abundant and largely unavoidable. Its young shoots are edible, and its roots may be used to fight Lyme disease. Its stalks resemble bamboo but are unfortunately not as strong and useless for building, but they may be fashioned into functional musical instrument!

Learn to use Japanese knotweed stalks to make a working flute. We'll cover identification, best gathering practices, materials storage and processing, and then use knives, wood-burners, and cordage to make several types of flutes. 

$35 includes all required tools, materials, tuition, a flight of kombucha or beer from Root Wild, and a tip for the bartender.

Space in this class is limited. Preregistration, along with a paid deposit, is required to reserve a spot in the class. Deposits may be fully refunded in the event of a cancellation a week or more before the class, if the space is filled. Refunds for last-minute cancellations are unfortunately not available. Please plan accordingly. Contact Rewild Maine at (207) 449-7738 or rewildmaine@gmail.com if you have any questions.

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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