It’s Monday, July 8th, 2013
Greetings and please share this invitation to get outdoors and learn a little while having a whole lot of fun:
WOW, Cherry Fest really took us by storm—and now, and finally in our Northern Michigan neighborhood, we have a REAL rain and thunder storm happening which is causing a slight delay in the beginning of our present summer camp week.
We’ve decided to turn these little problems into a solution and offering a “special” last minute deal to anyone TODAY who decides to join us tomorrow through Friday, July 9-12th….reducing our weekly camp fee to $115.
If you choose to grab this last-minute rain-delayed deal, please make sure to call ahead and reserve a space for your child: 231-735-8370.
Our theme this week focuses on a learning through a continued permaculture process of a mini forest garden plan for Higher Grounds Trading Company, as we integrate young people’s voices into planning and design of this garden. We’ll also be immersing ourselves in herb and wild-crafting, with opportunities to learn about medicinal plants—both in the “wild” garden and in our home-gardens.
A sampling of topics, in this week’s day-camp, shared through cooperative games, storytelling, hiking and wandering, and visits to familiar and favorite “classrooms” in the Munson Woods: indigenous plants and edible forest gardens, ecological design process, medicinal native plants, harvesting and processing herbs, timing/plant life cycle (whole plant, leaves and blossoms), fruits, barks, roots and root barks, making herbal tinctures, oils and salves, and creating a “Pharmacy in a Pot”, a dozen medicinal herbs to pot!
Pictured above is our new friend, Grace, who is holding a bundle of medicinal flowers and herbs, including lavender (Calming; flowers and leaves used in tea); yarrow (anti-inflammatory, healing and soothing; leaves and blossoms used in tea.) We also had fun learning about plantain this past hot, Cherry Fest weekend–using it as a poultice or “green bandage” on a few aggravating insect bites!
For more information on Little Artshram’s summer camp-experiences for children and youth go to these links:
Summer Camp info and registration right here: http://www.littleartshram.org/?page_id=982
ALSO, coming up quick is a two-week comprehensive visual and performing art experience with our Puppet Camp registration: http://www.littleartshram.org/?page_id=2028
AND for a view of the camps we offer, check out our photos from our first wild and wonderful week of woods-wandering and forest garden designing….https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152991860720503.1073741826.122677780502&type=1&l=9bb0948ec9