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Sat, Oct 14


Harvest Preserve

Earth Based Tie-Dye

Learn to create stunning, hand-made items using only natural earth-based dyes.

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Earth Based Tie-Dye
Earth Based Tie-Dye

Time & Location

Oct 14, 2023, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Harvest Preserve, 1645 N Scott Blvd, Iowa City

About the Event

We all know the familiar groovy and bright tie-dyes of the 1970s hippie esthetic. Join us in re-creating these designs using environmentally friendly and 100% nature derived ingredients.

We will examine how to collect natural found items for your dye bath, learn about different knotting and folding techniques, and create our own dyed cloths using dyes ranging from golden harvest orange, jewel toned blue and coffee colored brown.


A notebook and writing utensil for taking notes.


Warm gear for outdoor weather, preferrably clothing which can be stained


Sliding scale fee: $60 - $15, based upon your access to resources. (A materials fee has already been added to the registration cost.)

Harvest Preserve and Backyard Abundance members receive a 10% discount.


Call 319-325-6810 to reach the educator of your class.


We need a minimum of 10 attendees to host the class. Please invite friends and family to ensure the event happens as scheduled. We would love to meet your loved ones.


Annie Ventullo, is a folk crafter, mushroom hunter and lover of the woods.  When she isn't playing with forest-found items, she is a practicing ecotherapist and death doula. 


Harvest Preserve 1645 N Scott Blvd, Iowa City, IA


The event is held outside. Masks are optional. We will try to maintain 6' distancing.


This class was developed in collaboration with many community partners and was funded by the Resource Enhancement and Protection Conservation Education Program (REAP CEP). It would not be possible without these sponsors and supporters. Please  frequent these generous organizations to thank them for donations of  time, materials and funds.


  • Abundance of Resources

    This fee is for people with expendable income. This option allows you to assist others in attending our classes by “paying it forward” for those who have less access to opportunities.

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  • Traditional Resources

    This fee is for people who have the resources they need to make ends meet and can attend our classes at full cost.

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  • Reduced Access to Resources

    This fee is for people who are working hard to make ends meet on low wages and have less access to resources and opportunities.

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  • Under Resourced

    This option is for people who have low access to resources. Examples include those with income below the poverty line, people living with mental and physical health concerns, and people experiencing insecurity in basic needs attainment.

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