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Sun, Feb 12


Root Wild Kombucha

Woven Wicker Hearts

Learn to identify, gather/remove invasive bittersweet, and weave a woven heart for your sweetie.

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Woven Wicker Hearts
Woven Wicker Hearts

Time & Location

Feb 12, 2023, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Root Wild Kombucha, 135 Washington Ave, 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. 

Learn to make a beautiful woven wicker heart! We'll cover identification, responsible collection, materials processing and storage, and creation. We may use invasive bittersweeet vines or wild willow shoots for the wicker hearts. $55 includes all required tools, materials, tuition, a glass of kombucha or beer, and a tip for the bartender. 

Space in this class is limited to 6 participants. 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 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 always available for paid classes on an as-needed basis and nobody will ever be turned away for lack of funds. If you need financial assistance, please contact us. All donations are tax-deductible.

Instructor: Zack Rouda


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