Many of us that garden-farm-grow our own food in our North West Michigan area have already begun planting seeds and tending to seedlings in our indoor green spaces and greenhouses.
We are looking forward to a full summer of creative garden tending and food growing, learning alongside of our community of folks, big and small through our Summer Camps, permaculture classes and workshops, and outreach programs in neighborhood and community gardens.
BUT, first we are going to build a parade—which is honoring the awesome power of seeds—the incredible vessels of wonderment that they are—and how very much we need to know about protecting, preserving and saving the seeds that we humans and many other species on planet Earth depend upon!
SO—join us at any of our workshops and get yourself decked out as a seed-loving-human!
AND, because it does take a whole village to build a garden of a parade, here’s a humble request from the Little Artshram board, which we ask you to consider responding to and also share with others!
`penny Krebiehl, Directress Little Artshram
and Seed-planting, puppet and mask-maker!
We are reaching out to those who know how much the Annual Earth Day Parade brings to the Grand Traverse community. This year the parade will on April 20–just three weeks away, and the parade crew being led by our guest artist George Meyer and Penny Krebiehl have been busily tending to the design of the storyboard, setting up shop at our workshop sites and delving into the parade-building tasks!
Please consider a contribution to meet our actual costs and bring this wonderful event completely to life!
Check out this video: http://youtu.be/tl_dcZ_enGY
We are asking 250 of our friends to contribute $20 each to meet our budget for this year (donations of any size are OK!) Here’s more info on that wonderful opportunity: http://www.littleartshram.org/?p=1830
AND for folks who wish to give to this parade electronically:
Our website gives lots of details: www.littleartshram.org including an introduction to our visiting puppeteer and artist, George Meyer from Heart of the Beast Theater in Minneapolis, MN!
You will also find workshop opportunities to join in “building” the parade at the website, and information about another community effort to help us celebrate with the Tour de Traverse and Dirt Fest on NMC’s campus (details here: www.nmc.edu/dirtfest)
Here is the link which outlines the volunteer opportunities and the various shifts needed to support our great parade-building efforts: http://littleartshram.volunteerlocal.com/volunteer/?start_over&id=2353
Many many thanks, for your contribution to our wonderful gift to the community!
Sincerely, from the Little Artshram Board,
Rokko Jans, Flint Horton, Lindy Barnes and Penny Krebiehl
Traverse City, MI 49685
P.S. If you prefer to use a credit card, please go to www.causes.com and enter Little Artshram in the search box, and follow the link to “2013 four seasons of Little Artshram goodness”