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Sun, Mar 18


Urban Farm Fermentory & Gruit Brewing Co

Willow Berry Baskets

Learn to make a basket using wild bicolor willow shoots.

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Willow Berry Baskets
Willow Berry Baskets

Time & Location

Mar 18, 2018, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Urban Farm Fermentory & Gruit Brewing Co, 200 Anderson St, Portland, ME 04101, USA


About the event

Willows, also called sallows or osiers, account for over 400 species within the genus Salix. Willows have ancient, global cross-cultural significance; they are strong and respond positively to coppicing and pollarding, two pruning techniques used in land management. Willow bark contains salicin, which has been used by humans for thousands of years to ease pain from stomach pain and headaches. and make for an excellent basket material.

Learn to weave a willow blickey, or berry basket. We'll employ several different weaving techniques in order to create a beautiful basket for foraging, or for use in the kitchen or garden. Basket size may depend loosely on students' proficiency. $30 includes all required tools, materials, tuition and one fermented beverage. Scholarships available for those in need.

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!


  • Willow Baskets 3/18/18

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