Sarah Eichhorn, M.F.A.
Environmental Stewardship Operations Manager
I grew up in the south suburbs of Chicago and went to public schools during my youth. In 2013, I moved to Milwaukee with my partner where we settled in the Riverwest neighborhood. We have enjoyed every moment of living in our neighborhood and Milwaukee as a city. One of our favorite neighborhood events is the Riverwest 24- a 24 hour bike race that celebrates everyone in the community.
My formal background/training is in fashion and costume design. While pursuing my degree in fashion, I was introduced to many different surface design techniques, one of those being natural dyeing. I was raised in a progressive household with an emphasis on caring for the environment, where immersing myself in natural dye only made sense. Since then I have explored the many different local plants that we can obtain color from, as well as starting my own dye garden.
Having a passion for natural color and the environment lead me to horticulture and urban gardening. While I have no formal background in horticulture, I have immersed myself in learning as much as I can by doing. I am an advocate for native plants and growing your own food.
In my free time I enjoy all realms of fiber art, including knitting, weaving and sewing.
I appreciate being part of a team committed to the mission and vision of Walnut Way.