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Farm Chats & Cider: Wool and Fiber Processing

  • Virtue Cider 2170 62nd Street Fennville, MI, 49408 United States (map)

We love learning from our neighbors, and now you can too. Join us for our series of Farm Chats this summer. This month we have Avril Wiers talking about wool and fiber processing. She's one half Fiber Fleet yarn share, and Natural Resources and Conservation educator at the Ottawa Area Careerline Tech Center. Learn about creating yarn and other materials from durable and sustainable wool, and discover how Virtue's Icelandic sheep tie in to our agricultural story.

Join us in the Tasting Room at 6pm for a pint of cider and some farm-learning! 

Avril Wiers - Avril is no stranger to fiber arts and farming, having found herself in Alaska working with Muskox and Reindeer at the Large Animal Research Station (LARS).

Her involvement in the Fairbanks fiber community spans from collecting Qiviut fiber from the Muskox, helping organize the Fairbanks Fiber Festival and making fiber goods for the Large Animal Research Station’s shop. And with her new adventures in motherhood, she has en exciting future ahead of her. Avril is currently the Natural Resources and Conservation educator at the Ottawa Area Careerline Tech Center.

She's been featured in Modern Farmer and you can listen to her expertise as a featured guest on episode #62 of the Woolful Podcast. https://modernfarmer.com/2016/05/qiviut-musk-ox-fiber/ http://woolful.com/episode-62-avril-freeman-last-frontier-volunteering-motherhood-qiviut-farming/