Regular Hours: Saturday, 9am - 4pm
Monday, 12 noon - 7pm
MiFiberShed Calendar of Events
Come exchange your fiber, notions, and craftiness for more of the same! We will take anything clothing or fibercraft related, or things like lightbulbs and clothespins and bins that we can use in the shop. Items MUST BE CLEAN but they can be torn, stained, just scraps, or even unprocessed clean wool or other fiber beginnings. All trades by weight and labor-value-added, in Fibercredits. No cash transactions (but checks can be made out to Grow Benzie).
In February 2017, Grow Benzie partnered with Crosshatch Center for Art & Ecology for a potluck discussion and film viewing of "True Cost" – a documentary about the real price of fast fashion. From that community meeting of 30+ people, coordinator Emily Votruba decided to take the theoretical concept of a fiber shed (similar to the function of a watershed and credited to Carol Laughing-Waters in Leelanau County) and turn the extra space in Grow Benzie's pole barn into an actual fiber shed. Grow Benzie now hosts regularly scheduled events including a Make & Take every second Monday of the month.