June 1, 2019
Rolling Ridge Study Retreat (near Harpers Ferry, WV)
Bark baskets have an ancient history in forested landscapes all over the world. There is a short window between May and June in this region when Tulip Poplar bark can be “slipped” from the tree and fashioned into a basket. These baskets are easily assembled given a knowledge of the materials and a patient hand. Learn how to identify, select and transform a Tulip Poplar tree into your own berry basket. Each student will leave the class having made their own basket from pre-cut logs. If time allows the teacher may also demonstrate how to turn Tulip Poplar inner bark into basket weavers for woven baskets.
Program & materials cost: $45/participant *Children are welcome to participate but must be accompanied and supervised by an adult.
What to bring:
- A good sharp and sturdy knife (there will be a few available for use)
- Lunch and snacks
- Water bottle
Luke Bauer made his first basket in 2013. He is a basket maker, forager, woods wanderer, and permaculturist interested in connecting people with their landscape.
For more information email Luke at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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