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Thursday, September 24 • 2:00pm - 3:45pm
Fiber: Building a Regional Fibershed in this New Frontier

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Do you promote a locavore lifestyle in your rural community? Have you thought about the next step of growing, producing and composting local textiles? Our prospective speaker, Rebecca Burgess is working on just these goals in her northern California community and wants others to build Fibersheds too.

Fiber offers a new frontier for localizing efforts that can have powerful economic, environmental and social impacts. Soil-to-soil fiber systems can play a vital role in generating lasting prosperity with positive effects on regional economies, global climate and the health and diversity of our ecosystems. Imagine a community built around producing, creating, marketing and selling quality – rather than quantity - clothing. These community ties build resilience. Come and be inspired. Leave with tools to reimagine your community and its connection with clothes.

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Marcail McWilliams

Owner, Valley Oak Wool Mill
Graduated from California College of the Arts in 2008 with a BFA in textiles, moved home in the spring of 2009 and never expected that there would be a wool mill in my hometown of Woodland, CA. I started working at what was Yolo Wool Mill and learned everything on the job over 7 years... Read More →
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Lani Estill

Rural Entrepreneur - Accountant, Lani's Lana ~ Fine Rambouillet Wool
Lani and her family own and operate a vertically integrated diversified livestock operation producing cattle, sheep, alfalfa and grass hay. The ranch is in Northeastern California and Northwest Nevada. They practice regenerative agriculture and with the help of partners like Fibershed... Read More →
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Meg Erskine

Co-Founder & CEO, Multicultural Refugee Coalition
Meg Erskine, co-founder and CEO of Multicultural Refugee Coalition (MRC), has devoted her career to contributing to environmental and social causes in collaborative and innovative ways. Since 2009, Meg has led MRC's strategic growth, including the 2011 introduction of the New Leaf... Read More →
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Rebecca Burgess

Executive Director, Fibershed
Rebecca Burgess, M.ed, is the executive director of Fibershed, chair of the board for Carbon Cycle Institute, and the author of Harvesting Color. She is a vocationally trained weaver and natural dyer. She has over a decade of experience writing and implementing hands-on curricula... Read More →

Thursday September 24, 2020 2:00pm - 3:45pm EDT
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