Porter Kobernik

Powhatan, Virginia



Porter Kobernik is a forager, gardener, and artist.  Art and nature have always been part of her life, and she loves how they become intertwined in the world of fiber and dyes. While she forages for foods and dyes in the field and woods around her home, Porter also grows cotton in the family garden. She knows her ancestors farmed and imagines that, like many of us, her ancestors also foraged. While that knowledge has been lost over the past few generations, Porter is trying to reclaim it…teaching herself, her children, and others how to live off the land in the food we eat and the art we create.  She offers classes on foraging for both food and dye plants, natural dyeing and crochet.