Built in 1871 with one old growth cedar, we are grateful for this old farmhouse reminding us that it was once an ancient tree that lived on this land in a time when humanity was not as separated from the elements. Join us as we explore working with plants and the gifts they have to offer using homegrown dyes. Sign up to receive updates on the latest offerings, local events and info on future web-based classes.
Hawthorne trees dot the front landscape, and apothecary roses grow wild by the mailbox. Bracken, mushrooms and sweet violets grow underneath towering old-growth pines that stand behind the house, a watershed for the creek that lines the property. We focus on the relationship with our local environment and utilize rainwater to create our natural plant dyes & inks.
The old oak near the road beckons Sunday drivers to stop and stand underneath its arms draped with lichen. Two ancient maples mark the entrance, one of them split nearly in half from a fire, reveals a figure inside, her arms stretching upwards to greet those who enter. Remembering the original people and Chinook tribes of this land, we hope to honor those who came before us and those who come after using sustainable practices to inspire our need to create.