We’ve been kindly invited to hold our Special Summer Kick-off & Open House, Friday, June 22nd, 4:00 to 5:30 pm at the green space, across from Higher Grounds Coffee Shop, at the Village of Grand Traverse Commons (rather than on the Barns Property)….PLEASE JOIN US!
Permaculture Summer Camps for children and youth…registration open! What is permaculture? We’ll provide two very easy definitions, one for the adults that may be reading this, and another for children. Here’s the adult definition, shared by Claudia Joseph: “Permaculture is more than just good gardening. It is a life long approach to analysis, action and social structures that results in better relationships, more functional systems and a clearer understanding of everything necessary for human communities to thrive.”
For younger folks: Permaculture is an introduction to observing and mimicking nature or learning nature’s language(s), including herbalism, and earth skills. Our camps are a creative, outdoor experience focused on discovering the intelligence of nature at work, care-taking the Earth and giving something back, with an emphasis on natural art, cooperative games and hands-on activities.
Please plan to join us for a fun evening for a Summer Kick-off Party & Open House on Friday, June 22nd, 400-5:3:0 pm@ the green space just across from Higher Grounds Coffee Shop, on Red Drive in the Village of Grand Traverse Commons.
The Summer Camps will be held in a new location in our beloved Munson Woods, with Higher Grounds Trading Co. hosting us at the Village of Grand Traverse Commons, with over a hundred-acres hard-wood forest to explore! We will be meeting outside of Higher Grounds Coffee Roastery each morning, Monday through Thursday to begin our daylong adventures in the woods. Friday is a special Family Day which begins @ 11:00 am and ends @ 1:00 pm, with a special picnic lunch held at the Little Artshram teaching gardens@ Barns Park.
Children and youth 5 and older, each camp meets M-Th, from 9 am to 3 pm, with Friday being a shorter, Family Day and picnic-lunch @ the community gardens. The Summer camps will be led by Penny Krebiehl and Marian Methner, with up to two, trained assistants, for each group of 24 children.
Open House June 22nd (FREE),
Week 1: June 25th–29th,
Week 2: July 9th-13th
Week 3: August 13-17
We are unable to offer scholarships this year. We accept cash and checks, made payable to Little Artshram.
Thank you for choosing to spend the summer with us & for contacting us directly fora registration and medical release form!
(For TCAPS students, this is not a TCAPS sponsored program…BUT we welcome you to our program!)
CONTACT US TO REGISTER: