Saturday, September 19, 2015
2:30 p.m.
Homegrown Skills Tent
On the lawn at Farm Aid 30 (FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island)

Farm Aid 30

Sustainable Papermaking 101

Presented by Eric Benson from the Fresh Press Agri-Fiber Paper Research Lab, University of Illinois School of Art & Design, Champaign, IL

What do corn, soybeans, rye and prairie grass have to do with paper? Potentially everything! Learn how Fresh Press is reimagining the paper product industry by using crop residues. In this workshop, you will take part in the sustainable papermaking process to create sheets of paper that are not made from tree fibers. Be prepared to get messy!