The Fiber & Dye Walk map and the larger project of which it is a part are intended to enhance the public's understanding of fiber and dye-producing plants and to help raise awareness and eco-literacy.
Ecoliteracy projects offer opportunities to celebrate culture, ethnobotany, and a sense of place. Learn about select fiber and dye plants, including where they're located on CCA's Oakland campus. But please don't pick them -- these plants are here to thrive and to teach.
Special thanks to the individuals at CCA and the Botanical Garden who helped identify these important and useful plants.
Many thanks also to the students in the fall 2008 Soil to Studio course for their hard work, to Jamie Lee and CCA's Sputnik Design Studio for the design of this beautiful map, and to the California Initiative for their much-appreciated support grant.
To learn more about CCA's commitment to eco-friendly art making, see Sustainability at CCA issues here at CCA.