A Gathering Place for the Acorn Community

Month: October 2023

Acorn Dye it!

Acorns are edible and indelible. Check out this naturally, fashionably great workshop taught by the amazing Maggie Ruth Haaland…

Sunday, November 19th at the Elliot School: an introduction into the world of natural dyeing and local color! Root into the energy of late Fall and use acorns and oak leaves harvested from the Eliot schoolyard to coax color onto cloth. Learn basics of natural dyeing, including making a dye bath, the mordanting process, and eco-printing with leaves, and get to know more about the mighty oaks growing just outside the door. Participants will also have a chance to play around with acorn ink on paper. Beginners and intermediate dyers welcome. Class taught by the honorable herbalist Maggie Ruth Haaland

Visit the Elliot School website to register: https://eliotschool.org/classes/acorn-dye-bath-exploring-natural-colors-fall-1f23

7th Annual Acorn Festival

Sunday November 5th 2023

Calling all Acorn aficionados, enthusiasts, and oak-nut neophytes to come celebrate the fall of them! Join us at 218 Streeter Woods Road in Dorchester NH for acorn lore, cultural connections, delicious and nourishing acorn foods & beverages, and FUN at the Hummingbird Center.

Acorn Festival activities will include a Hummingbird Center organic garden farm tour/acorn gathering walk, acorn processing tools, hands-on demonstrations, & further resources.

There will be acorn foods & beverages to sample, recipes to share, Acorn-Oak Art Exhibit, contests & prizes for the biggest acorn & littlest acorn, and the Golden Acorn Treasure Hunt. There will also be oak and acorn products for sale.

You are welcome to bring acorns gathered elsewhere and use the Cooperative’s hand-cast Davebilt Nutcracker (to make short work of cracking them). Recipes and more to explore and share at your upcoming family and holiday celebrations.