Friday, February 3, 2012

Starting this summer in Brooklyn, an abandoned lot on the corner of Bergen and 4th Street will be transformed as part of the 596 Acres project. The Sewing Seeds CSA garden will run for a 6 month season between June and November 2012, providing members with plants to be used as natural dyes, as well as recipes and workshops utilizing them. 


  1. I don't know why this is, but there is a mushroom called a "dyermaker", so that's what I thought you might be planting when I read it!

    I guess natural dyes for dyeing textiles and cotton and wool are known as "vegetable dyes", which means if you have an old persian rug, it cannot be cleaned with chemicals. i wonder what they will plant. If they print a list, would you be so kind as to share it? saffron? indigo? concord grape? beets?

    1. Evelyn, I will post the list when I find out.
      Here's a good book about North American Dye Plants.