Michelle Darwin

Growing & Creating Colours

Vibrant Acres Colour Farm is a small sustaintable farm for growing and harvesting natural colours from plants. This spring, my husband Calvin, and I will be trading our bustling downtown balcony garden for four acres of rolling farmland in the beautiful Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia. From a fairly rough patch of land, we intend to create a beautiful garden overflowing with flowers and plants with which we can make stunning colours.

Creating vibrant colour from plants combines our deep love for craft with our desire to connect with the land. The dye process requires slowing down, selecting plants, sourcing water, creating a colour bath, waiting while the goods are dyed, and hanging them on a line to dry. It is a whole process that brings with it layers of history, meaning, and connection with the local region.

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Read our story and learn about our small farm.