What is an Urban Farm PERMA-BLITZ and why is there a cup of coffee laying on top of that garden?

A Perma-Blitz (often referred to as a ‘Blitz’) is an informal gathering (with coffee and tea served) involving a day on which a group of folks come together to help transform tired, worn out yards into productive and edible gardens. This Blitz is organized to benefit the Urban Farm Project in Traverse City, organized by O’k CSA, with support by Little Artshram, inviting the group to both learn new skills and carry out two, perhaps three, projects in one of the Urban Farm Projects’ back, front or side yard. This will help turn the urban farm sites from unused, neglected, or purely decorative, to productive, useful (and often attractive) annual and perennial food producing areas!

PERMA-BLITZ in Traverse City with the Urban Farm Project!

Sunday, May 6th, @ The Peace Patch Garden,
corner of 7th & Oak St.,

Drop by anytime between 1-6 pm. Blitzin’ with Soil: seed balls, soil sausages, sheet mulching a mini forest-garden, and building a backyard compost system.

Gardening IS the most sustainable form of agriculture and we ask you to join in on the permaculture fun of it!

Suggested donation to benefit the Urban Farm Project: $10 drop-by for a bit; $35 for the entire workshop.

Work-exchange hours available, Bay Bucks accepted!

NO one turned away for lack of funds!

We are simply trying to raise enough greenbacks to pay for start-up costs of the Urban Farm Project which amounts to about $1,000 and includes some fencing supplies, seeds, tubers, initial compost and soil amendments (that eventually each of these farm sites will produce).  MOST of the infrastructure for these farm-sites are found and re-used materials.

Want to become an urban farm site in this Traverse City project?  Show up this weekend and let’s talk!

More info: Penny@ 231-922-2014

Urban Farm PERMA-BLITZ in Traverse City, Sunday, May 6….LittleArtshram.org

FIRST: THANKS to our Earth Day Parade sponsors, so far: Oryana, The Great Lakes Children’s Museum, TCLP, O’k CSA, NMEAC, Little Artshram, Continual University, Old Town Coffee & Eatery…..and…….special thanks to our hosts: The Good Work Collective and Seed Studio/Gallery!  We couldn’t do this community event without our community supporting AND getting involved in this annual, spring parade and celebration!   THANK YOU!

Some of our BIG Earth Day Parade puppets were made by groups of children and folks of all ages 12 years ago…..like our Sun Puppet and the Otter puppet.

The Good Work Collective and Seed Studio/Gallery are hosting a two-day puppet repair and re-building workshop so that we can work together spiffing up these wonderful, old friends and make them parade-ready by Saturday!

Join us and get into the goop, bring your paint shirt OR mending and sewing supplies to help repair the masks, costumes and BIG puppets that are pulled out of storage each year.  Many hands make light work and we need “Peeper-People” (volunteers) to administer a little TLC.

WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY, April 25th & 26th, 3-6 PM
At The Good Work Collective & Seed Studio @
417 S. Union St., Traverse City

4/25 & 26 Earth Day & Parade Week event: BIG Puppet Repair & Parade Building Workshops…LittleArtshram.org

On Monday, April 23, from 3-6 pm, the Great Lakes Children’s Museum will host a special mask-making workshop to help children prepare for the Grand Traverse Earth Day Parade, held on the following Saturday.

This year’s parade theme is: The Great Lakes: Our Living Water and will focus on the fish of the Great Lakes, with ideas presented by the parade artists for children and their families to consider.

This workshop is offered for children and families to build a mask or headgear for the Grand Traverse Earth Day Parade, which will take place in downtown Traverse City on April 28th. This is not a drop-off workshop and children under the age of 14 will need an adult to stay throughout. Children under the age of 9 bring will require an adult to help them with their project.

The Earth Day Parade is Saturday, April 28 at 1 pm. To be in the parade, meet at Central Grade School, corner of 7th & Pine at 12 noon. The parade will run from 1-3 pm, with a community picnic & special family music concert in Hannah Park afterwards.

The parade route is: Corner of 7th and Pine St. to 8th to Union to State to Park to Front to Union, ending at Hannah Park for a Community Picnic and Family Music Concert.

This mask-making workshop is sponsored by the Little Artshram. The Museum will be closed and no admission will be charged. However, Little Artshram  suggests a donation of $10 per mask/costume for the workshop and to help support the Earth Day Parade.

For more detailed information or to RSVP your space;

(231) 510-3491


4/23: MONDAY Earth Day & Parade Week event @ The Great Lakes Children’s MuseumLittleArtshram.org