FARM 2.6 has a natural dye and fiber garden where we grow many different plant varieties that can be turned into dyes through a simple fermentation and rotting process (!!) During the summer of 2012, FARM Davis held a series of three educational workshops around natural fiber and dyes. The last workshop used the fiber that we processed in the previous two workshops for dyeing. We processed dyes from carrot tops (green), purple carrots (purple), correopsis flowers (yellow), zinnia flowers (light yellow), blackbeans (sometimes blue, sometimes green depending on who makes it), and a few other natural dyes that our friend Trisha brought. We’ve also grown flax (makes linen) and we’ve been growing cotton over the last couple of summers.