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Eco Craft Talk Series: Lourdes Still
March 17 at7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The MCC is excited to be hosting a series of online artist talks via Youtube live! These talks are part of the MCC’s 2022 Year of Eco Craft, relating to climate change and environmental sustainability through the lens of contemporary craft practice.
All talks will be streamed live and saved on on our Youtube channel, which can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/user/ManitobaCraftCouncil
Lourdes Still: March 17, 2022 at 7pm
How to Cultivate a Dye Garden in Zone 3
Lourdes Still is the founder of Masagana Flower Farm & Studio, a small-scale flower farm and dye studio near La Broquerie, Manitoba. At this immigrant Filipina-lead small business, Lourdes places her priority on sustainable growing practices. She grows seasonal blooms, dye plants and makes hand made, small batch naturally dyed textile goods. She grows crops without synthetic fertilizers in garden beds where lawns previously existed. In summer, she offers experiential tours called “Tinta. A Dye Your Own Wearable Art Experience”. A three-hour engagement at the farm where guests participate in a multi-faceted experience on flower farming, dye plants cultivation, flower u-pick and natural dyeing. She advocates for an eco-conscious lifestyle and inspires others to re-imagine their greenspaces. She believes that growing joy (through flowers) and creating magic (through dye plants) is right at our fingertips and our gardens present opportunities to respond positively to the climate emergency.
This talk is presented in association with the Charleswood Garden Club, Killarney Turtle Mountain Arts Council, and Arts Mosaic.