Video From LIVE FEEDBACK FRIDAY: Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture

This week on FEEDBACK FRIDAY we had Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture. We were joined by Arts & Ecology Co-Director Shannon Algiere and Member Services Center Manager and the farm’s natural dyer, Glynis Cotton.

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For nearly two decades, Stone Barns Center and Blue Hill restaurant have brought farmers and chefs together to push the boundaries of sustainable farming and eating. For the presentation Shannon gave an overview of the work and the history of the Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture as well as programming around the Arts and Ecology Initiatives on the farm. Glynis talked about the botanical dye related projects which consist of:

-Growing the farm’s own dye plants: indigo, madder, coreopsis, sulphur cosmos, marigolds, hopi sunflowers

-Dye Garden Seedling Kits that are being sold to their members and donated to local artists and community gardens

-Dyeing their own wool

-Collaborating with artists including “Object and Thing” with Megumi Arai and Kiva Montyk, natural dyeing with Anne-Marie Kavulla of Pritti Studio and the Chef In Residency Pride Installation with Philippe Gouze

-Botanical Dye Workshops

-Seed saving for 2022

Shop all of Botanical Colors’ fall harvest of wildflowers from U.S. farms here.


If you are not familiar with FEEDBACK FRIDAY, every week, we speak with dyers, artists, scientists and scholars about our favorite topic, natural dyeing and color. Curated by Amy DuFault, Botanical Colors’ Sustainability Director and presented by Botanical Colors’ Founder Kathy Hattori.

We even have our own theme song thanks to musician Jimmie Snider (click here to hear more of his music)!