FROM BRANCHES TO BASKETS: workshop on basket making – Level 1

February 13th 2016 at Hortus Urbis

3rd edition

Learn how to make your own basket in just a one day lesson, it isn’t impossible!

Hortus Urbis, in the Appia Antica Park, offers the opportunity to follow a seminar from theory to practice about the many different plant species than can be used. Finally you will be proud to take home your handmade basket to show off at home!

The lessons (in Italian) are held by Giovanni Salerno botanist, florist, friend of the Hortus Urbis, expert in ethnographic botany.

Address:  Hortus Urbis, via Appia Antica 42/50, Rome

Fee: suggested donation of 30.00 € per person + € 5.00 Carta Amici del Parco dell’Appia Antica

Duration: from 10,00 am to 5,00 pm

Sign up: (reservation until 6pm of Friday Feb 12th)

Additional information:

  • Bring warm working clothes, a bucket and a picnic lunch
  • All the weaving materials and tools (cutting knives and scissors) will be provided to every participant
  • Manual ability advisable

For a complete etnographic experience, join the willow pruning in preparation of the course, on Saturday Febrauary 6th during the volunteer gardening day at Hortus Urbis from 11 am until 1 pm.

If you have followed the workshop in the past editions  or wish to follow one this year you can also join on Sunday February 14th the 2° level  weaving workshop, for information





Twitter: @zappataromana - #HortusUrbis

How to reach us

Hortus Urbis at the former paper mill “ Cartiera Latina”, via Appia Antica, 42 /50 (near the fountain), Rome

Bike: Cristoforo Colombo bike route and Circonvallazione Ardeatina.

Bus: 118 and 218 on the Appia Antica (Domine Quo Vadis stop) or 30express, 714 and 715 (Cristoforo Colombo/Bavastro stop or Cristoforo Colombo/Circonvallazione Ostiense stop) and then short walk along the Circonvallazione Ardeatina in the Scott Park.

Car: parking at via Carlo Conti Rossini, Largo Gavaligi, via Omboni, via Scott and surroundings and then short walk along the Circonvallazione Ardeatina in the Scott Park.

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