PRIMITIVKOLLEKTIV: DISCOVERING THE POWER OF PLANTS WITH A BOTANICAL WORKSHOP

PRIMITIVKOLLEKTIV: DISCOVERING THE POWER OF PLANTS WITH A BOTANICAL WORKSHOP

Have you ever dyed fabrics or made your own drinks using plants? Well, I tried out the former at one of the workshops from Primitivkollektiv run by artist, herbalist and co-founder of Avant Garden Life, Tash, and designer and permaculture expert Siobhán. Together they have developed a series of workshops on the topics of sustainability, circularity and herbalism, in which you can discover traditional botany within a small group. I took part in the Healing Cloth workshop and learned about the numerous medicinal properties of plants and how they can also be used to dye fabrics, which we tried out for ourselves on cushion covers. Next week (17.09.2019, 19–21h) the series continues with Medicinal Microbrew, where you will produce your own micro-batch Mead (an ancient alcoholic honey drink) and Shrubs (sour, alcohol-free fruit syrup) yourself. The fun continues in October with the Compost Colours workshop (22.10.2019, 19–21h), where you will learn how to extract colour from plant waste and use it on different materials. After my session I spent the most relaxing night in a long time on my soothing self-dyed pillowcase. (Text: Katie Burton / Photos: Barbara Cilliers-Pistorius)

Sustainability, Circularity & Herbalism Workshops are held at Isla Coffee Berlin every month

Hermannstr.37, 12049 Berlin-Neukölln; map
Medicinal Microbrew 17.09.2019, 19–21h
Compost Colours 22.10.2019, 19–21h
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