Fashion Draper. Textile Artist & Natural Dyer. Urban Agriculturist. Writer…
WHY do only one thing? #learnmore
Calandra is the founder of Hidden Roots, an urban agriculture business consisting of, but not limited to, an inner-city farm and allotment garden in North Omaha, ARxTOne, whose mission is to make art and its healing abilities accessible to all; the Green City Leader, a niche community newspaper and owner of Center Studio 518, a creative workspace.
Calandra is also a honey bee keeper, mushroom cultivator, registered USDA farmer and has 15 beautiful laying hens.
Calandra studied communications (public relations/journalism) at the University of Nebraska at Omaha and earned Associate in Applied Science degrees in: accounting, business management and legal studies from Metropolitan Community College where she is an adjunct faculty continuing education instructor teaching fashion draping, pattern making, vintage sewing and couture techniques, natural dyeing, urban-agriculture-related subjects and more in the New Makerhood District and other MCC locations since 2016.
Beginning June 2018, Calandra is teaching textile arts (fashion draping & natural dyeing) at The Union for Contemporary Arts.
Calandra was featured in the Omaha World-Herald’s Inspired Living magazine, Metropolitan Community College’s Metro & More television program, KMTV’s Morning Blend, WOWT 6 and was an invited guest speaker at Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts Lunch and Learn series and is a community speaker.
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