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Fiber Farmer Listening Sessions

Calling all FIBER FARMERS!

It's time to gather, and to put YOU on the map.

In 2022, Local Cloth received a small grant from Fibershed to create a new online map and database of fiber farms in the Blue Ridge Fibershed (farms located within a 100 mile radius of Asheville, NC). As part of this project, we are holding Fiber Farmer Listening Sessions in three regions of our fibershed in March 2023: central, east, and west.  There will be guest speakers at each location on the topics of grants for farmers, how to prepare your fiber for the mill, and more. These events are free and refreshments will be served.  Space is limited ~ please use the links below to register. 

These gatherings are an opportunity to:

  • Become part of a new online map and database of fiber farmers in our region

  • Discuss what resources you need to be successful and grow your market

  • Contribute fiber samples to a sample book that will be shared with our region's fiber artists and designers

  • Drop off a sample of your washed fiber for assessment with a micron tester and learn about its potential for value-added goods

  • Connect with other farmers in your region for networking, community and support

Click on the links below to learn more and register:

March 1 at Local Cloth, 6-8pm, in Asheville, NC 

Guest Speakers: Dana Brown (WNC AgOptions Grants), Julie Wilson (Agritourism, Grant Recipient)

March 2 at Cherry Mountain Farm, 1-3pm, in Rutherfordton, NC

Guest Speakers: Debbi Stanfield (Agritourism, Farm Tour); Dana Brown (WNC AgOptions Grants)

March 13 Virtual Session on Zoom

Guest Speakers: Dana Brown (WNC AgOptions Grants); Other TBA.

March 15 at Two Roots Fiber Mill, 1-3pm, in Greeneville, TN

Guest Speaker: Ruth Ann Goss (How to Prepare Your Fiber for the Mill + Fiber Mill Tour)

Questions?  Feel free to email us


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