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Avocado Love

A season of adoring and exploring the avocado. Dye paper for a love journal, extract pigment, make watercolor paint, mix up a healing balm and sew fiber art hearts at a Mt. Airy quilt shop.

Hosted by Nicole Duprée of Ampersand Textile & Design, featuring:
Janine Dupree of AIREA Soap Co.
Andrew Levitt
Jackie Nunery of Bird & Brush Art


In this episode of Indigo in Green, Invado: let's take a field trip to the Open Kitchen Sculpture Garden, and explore some of the plants in residence to make prints using the power of the sun, and I'll share some ink and papermaking experiments made from thriving plants sometimes classified as weeds or invasive. Special Guests:
+ J. Eliza Wall: @jelizawall9447
+ Georgia Beatty:
+ Jo Watko:

For more resources and information:
+ Papermaking @ Historic Rittenhouse Town:
+ Philly CAM: @PhillyCAM
+ Anthotypes:
+ Open Kitchen Sculpture Garden:
+ Dunu Camper Micro-Residency: @dunu_ontheroad  
Music and Sound effects from @epidemicsound

The Art of Reuse

Take a field trip to Historic Rittenhouse Town in Fairmount Park | Wissahickon to make handmade paper, create your own handbound visual journal using found and reclaimed materials, and construct a portal to another dimension.

For more resources and information about where you can start refine your art of reuse, here are a few places to start:

+ GRID - 

Circular economy section!

+ Art Materials :
Rabbit Recycling
Resource Exchange

Fab Scrap

+ Trash Academy

Black Walnut

In this episode of Indigo in Green, we take a visit to Aunt Marjory in Germantown and say hello to her black walnut tree, make dye from the black walnut hulls, then create fabric for a Fibonacci quilt. Later join in on the ecoprint experiment fun and enjoy the last bits of the season with long shadows, listening for the sounds of the wind blowing through the trees.

Hosted by Nicole Duprée featuring:
Michael Brook
Evelyn Duprée
Marjory Levitt
Maisie O'Brien
Kaitlin Pomerantz

Peach Tree

This first episode of Indigo in Green is all about trees. It's a love letter to the natural colors of the peach tree. Join us to make printmaking ink from peach pits, play with peach bark ink, visit a peach tree at a West Philly community garden, meet maker friends for peach cobbler, and talk about the need for and plan for more trees in Philadelphia.

Special Guests: Anita Brook-Dupree
Philly Rainbow Factory
Megan Webb

For more info on tree programs in Philadelphia here are a few places to start:
Philly Orchard Project @phillyorchards