This meeting will be held at the Yakima Area Arboretum in the Gardenview room.
Doors will open at 6:30 PM. Meeting will begin at 7:00 PM to briefly discuss YVMS business, followed by the presentation.
The safety of our members and guests are our first priority.
Please be aware:
-- Seating is limited in-person, social distancing recommended
-- Masks are required
-- If you are not vaccinated or do not feel safe enough to attend in-person, please stay home and enjoy the meeting and program via Zoom. We thank you for your cooperation.
-- We are continuing to monitor the increase of COVID-19 cases locally and may need to make adjustments to the in-person meeting. Please verify safety measures closer to the date of the event.
Note: Zoom join information and link will be provided via email to all registrants in order to offer flexibility.
For all those curious about fungi and combining their interest in mycology with fiber, join speaker Julie Beeler to learn how to unlock the mushrooms ‘tinctoria.’
Discover the often forgotten realm of mushrooms being used as natural dyes to yield some of nature’s most vibrant colors. Learn which fungi to look for and different mushroom dye techniques.
Julie is a designer, artist and educator who grew up with a deep love and curiosity for the natural world. She experiments with the unpredictability of fungi and plants by growing and harvesting, observing and foraging, and tethering herself to nature’s seasons. She has been drawn to mushrooms ever since she was a kid curiously playing out in the forests at the base of Mt. St. Helens, until the 1980 eruption. A Trout Lake resident since 2014, Julie conceived the Mushroom Color Atlas (launching mid-October) to grow her work and passion to benefit what she values most: curiosity, education, creativity, collaboration, community, and the environment. Her background in interactive design along with her years of teaching informed her approach to publishing the Mushroom Color Atlas as an online, educational experience for people around the world to access. When she is not out foraging you can find her digging in her flower farm, working in her art studio, or leading workshops.
To learn more about Julie’s work you can visit juliebeeler.com and bloomanddye.com.
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