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The Pays de Cocagne Sustainable Development Group's (PCSDG) mission is to engage citizen participation towards the sustainability of Cocagne watershed communities
Atelier de teintures naturelles Natural dyes workshop
May 26th, 2021

Cocagne - Cocagne Country Colours and the Pays de Cocagne Sustainable Development Group (GDDPC) are hosting a family workshop for natural dyes with Bernadette Goguen and Marie-Claude Hébert on Sunday, June 13, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Marcel Goguen farm at 475 ch. Cocagne Sud in Cocagne.

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Rediscovering and passing on the heritage of natural dyes

For the past three years, we have been using roots, bark, leaves, flowers, mushrooms and other plants to grow and harvest natural dyes in a sustainable manner in the Cocagne River watershed. Our goal is to rediscover, learn and share the heritage of natural dyes.

This summer, we are organizing a 3rd workshop that will focus on indigo, an ancestral dye plant that gives blue. We will cover a technique called "shibori" to create various effects with stones, sewing, tweezers and other objects. We will do one or more dips to get lighter or darker colors.

This is a family activity and children are welcome. The workshop will be open to 15 people plus children who can participate. The cost is $20 and please bring your lunch. All materials for the workshop are provided.

The indigo workshop with Bernadette Goguen and Marie-Claude Hébert will be held on Sunday June 13, 2021 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Marcel Goguen farm at 475 ch. Cocagne Sud in Cocagne. To register or for any other questions, contact Wiebke Tinney or Marie-Claude Hébert at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone 576-8247.

For more information on Cocagne Country Colours, visit the website www.ecopaysdecocagne.ca or the Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/lescouleursdupays/.

Upcoming activities

FREE! June 26, 2021 - Butterfly outing

9:30 am to 12 pm
At the Cocagne Trail
Parking at Centre 50, 10 Villa Street in Cocagne
With Stuart Tingley, Louis-Émile Cormier
Bring your butterfly guides and binoculars if you have them! Don't forget sun and mosquito protection.
This is a 2 hour walk on a beautiful trail, children welcome!
There will be butterfly plants to give away

July 3, 2021 - Butterfly plants give away

9am to 11am
at the Cocagne Community Garden, 1789 route 535 in Cocagne
If you want to help pollinators and plant a butterfly garden, we have plants for you!
The plants are swamp milkweed, which is the favorite food of Monarch butterfly caterpillars.
The plants are free but donations are always welcome!

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