On March 18, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 1275 Green Valley Road in Watsonville celebrate fiber with Farm Discovery at the 8th annual Sheep to Shawl Fair at Live Earth Farm. Businesses and organizations like Pajaro Valley Shelter Services, Synergy Organic Clothing, Carmel Honey Co. and 4-H will help provide hands-on activity stations for guests to take part in every part of the process of making wool into clothing and art as well as a delicious organic lunch, raffle and new this year a fiber craft contest and gallery. Come learn from local fiber artists while experiencing fun on the farm with the entire family!
Farm Discovery’s Sheep to Shawl event, will feature hands-on stations demonstrating the entire progression of processing wool. The event takes place in and around our renovated turn of the century redwood barn rain or shine. Local artisans display and sell hand made goods from gloves to rugs. The Banana Slug String Band plays at noon celebrating environmental education through song.
The Sheep to Shawl event is one of three annual, on farm events open to the public; all of which aim to further the Farm Discovery mission of empowering youth and families to build and sustain healthy food, farming, social and natural systems.
At the Sheep to Shawl Fair children and adults will delight in interacting with our sheep and shearer, dying yarn, making drop spindles, trying knitting and crocheting, and washing and combing yarn, all with expert help and child friendly tools. We welcome the help of skilled and unskilled volunteers.
Farm Discovery at Live Earth is a nonprofit organization building skills for the regeneration of our food, farming, social and natural systems.