Slide Ranch is thrilled to announce adult workshops
Explore a unique range of interesting topics and learn from some our area's most seasoned experts in these hands-on workshops. Have fun and build your skills at the ranch amongst our iconic coastal setting overlooking the Pacific.
Coming Soon: Natural Dyes with local fiber expert Christie Collins
Watch this space for time and date.
Natural dyeing is fun and so much simple than you think! This three hour workshop will focus on getting beginners grounded in the basics of natural dye and making sure they have the resources and confidence to continue their dyeing adventures after the workshop. In this workshop, you will learn how to:
Create multiple colors from one dye pot
Create basic dye recipes
Source dye materials
Decode dye terminology
Correctly identify dye plants
Create an inexpensive dye kit
The workshop will be conducted in plain language to build understanding and confidence. If you can make tea, you can learn to natural dye. Whether you choose to upcycle old materials through natural dyeing or dye new materials, enjoying beautiful natural color has never been more taught in such a fun and straightforward style.
Join Marin Coastal Bee Co expert Mike Turner for an inspiring introductory beekeeping workshop. Learn how the honeybees at Slide Ranch survive in a coastal climate! See two different types of hives—the Top Bar, and Langstroth. All experience levels welcome at this workshop that will include a history of beekeeping and a live “hive dive,” when participants will get to look inside the hive. Bring a veil and suit if you have it (it's ok if you don't!), and dress in light colors. This workshop is open to people 18 years and older. Following the workshop, participants are invited to bring their own lunch for continuing bee conversation at the Slide picnic tables overlooking the ocean.