Berkeley, CA

Instagram  @plantspeople


Article on the blog  Bringing Plants to the People

I love plants and textiles, so when I discovered the brilliant world of natural dyes I knew I was in the right place. Since 2006 I’ve been working with the UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley as the public education program coordinator. I also work closely with the Permacouture Institute as the director of the “Seeds to Sew” initiative, an effort to save seeds for plants that have fiber and dye properties. My personal organization which I call “plantspeople” is a place to share ethnobotanical knowledge to revive local wisdom and culture.

Please feel free to get in touch with any questions about growing dye plants (garden design, sourcing plants & seed), natural dyes (dyeing fabric, yarns or teaching workshops).

I am honored to be a part of the Fibershed community.

-Deepa Natarajan

Photo Credit: Alycia Lang