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Plant Dyes + Wine Pigments: An Examination of Terroir through Taste + Color

Presented by The Trustees and New England Farm to Fiber in conjunction with the Boston Farm & Fiber Festival.

The KITCHEN is pleased to host longtime friends, Theresa Paopao and Sasha Duerr, who will share their overlapping interest and expertise on the subject of terroir - and how it influences and affects the nuances of wine and plant-made color. In this hour long class, you'll experience an interactive wine tasting and plant color demo, while you learn from wine director at Oleana, Theresa Paopao and author of Natural Color, Sasha Duerr. Explore just how much alchemy of time and place makes for a uniquely inspired palette - whether it's the terroir of taste or color.


Plant Dyes + Wine Pigments
THE KITCHEN at the Boston Public Market
100 Hanover Street, Boston
Sunday, February 10
4:30 am to 5:30 pm

Costs: General tickets (non-members) are $85 and Trustees Member tickets are $68. Includes lecture on the terroir of taste+ color, an interactive wine tasting + plant dye demonstration, and take away swatches of our plant made palettes explored in class.


About Sasha Duerr

Sasha Duerr is an artist and designer who works with seasonal place-based color palettes. Sasha is a professor in Textiles at the California College of the Arts and founder of The Permacouture Institute, which explores regenerative design for fashion and textiles. Her work with natural colorpalettes and slow fashion has been featured in the New York Times, Whole Living Magazine, and the Huffington Post. She also consults in plants based colors, working with Levi’s, Anthropologie, and Whole Food’s Market among others. Sasha is the author of The Handbook of Natural Plant Dyes (Timber Press. January 2011)  Natural Color (Watson-Guptill/Ten Speed Press. 2016) and a new book forthcoming from Princeton Architectural Press Spring of 2020.


Theresa Paopao, Wine Director, Oleana

Advanced Sommelier Theresa Paopao hails from the small town of Hilo on the Big Island of Hawaii. She left paradise to pursue a graduate degree at the Yale School of Drama, then moved to Boston where she fell in love with the restaurant business and the world of wine. Paopao originally joined the team at Oleana as a manager in 2004, eventually earning the position of wine director. After six years at Oleana, Paopao moved to New York City to join David Chang’s Momofuku as the head wine director; she later opened Momofuku Toronto, serving as beverage director. Paopao returned to Boston in 2013, opening the now-shuttered Ribelle with fellow Momofoku alumni, chef Tim Maslow. In 2016, Paopao joined the team at Asta in Boston, and in the summer of 2018, she reclaimed her title of Wine Director at Oleana. Since 2011, Paopao has been honored to serve as a judge for Decanter Magazine’s annual World Wine Awards held in London. 

About New England Farm to Fiber

New England Farm to Fiber is an all natural farm fiber company based in the Boston Public Market. We support and promote small family fiber farms throughout New England with an emphasis on breed specific yarns. 

About The Trustees and The KITCHEN

As one of the largest owners of agricultural land and the premier steward of the cultural and natural landscape of Massachusetts, The Trustees extends its leadership to transform the local food system by connecting residents and visitors back to the land and sharing the Commonwealth’s collective agrarian heritage through innovative retail and educational experiences at the Boston Public Market in the heart of downtown Boston.

The KITCHEN is a community gathering place, managed by The Trustees, that is restoring the craft of seasonal cooking in Massachusetts, New England, and beyond through hands-on classes and educational experiences that celebrate the farmers and artisans of this region. Partnered with the Boston Public Market, The KITCHEN embraces a whole-food approach to eating and promotes cooking as an essential cornerstone of a sustainable food system.

Join The Trustees and receive 20%-50% off all classes, workshops, and events at The KITCHEN and all Trustees properties.