IMG_6634Please consider giving an end of year donation to Little Artshram which will be directed towards funding the safe storage and home-place of our BIG Earth Day Parade puppets and help us kick-start the planning for the 2015 Earth Day Parade and also the 2015 Michigan Permaculture Convergence.

Thank you! Thank you! Here’s how you can reach us in a couple of ways:

1.  WRITE TO US!  We LOVE snail mail!  In celebrating our 20 years of service, we’d like to know what our longtime friends are up to and how your experiences with  ARTSPACE and Little Artshram were woven into any of your adventures.

Our address is:  Little Artshram, P.O. Box 844, Traverse City, MI 49685

2.  You can also call us, even in these quieter winter months, we answer phones between 8 am- 12 noon each day.  Little Artshram’s telephone number is (231) 735-8370

3.  Or share your support electronically right here online, via Paypal.  It’s easy! Look at the end of this request (bottom) and then just click on the Donate/Paypal button.

Thank you for your support in 2014, AND, for your continued consideration, of supporting us in 2015!

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Give to Little Artshram & Help a BIG Puppet (or a dozen) out!LittleArtshram.org
 
 
 

It’s a good day to give, and a good time to celebrate…Little Artshram is 20 years old and entering into it’s “adult world and grown-up” phase of being. And we are thankful!

In the center of this photo are seed-balls—little compost-packed nuggets made by children and their teachers in one of our pivotal Summer Camp years. They represent for us, as a community-giving organization, the promise that there are MORE seeds to plant, tend, gather and distribute. How we do this happens in the form of staying steady on and flexible, through both the good times and the challenging… combining creative, solution oriented, environmental education along with a good smattering of fun!

The longtime creative and environmental educational offerings through classes, workshops, summer camps, the Grand Traverse Earth Day Parade, and our interest, experience and support of encouraging the growth and understanding of permaculture has connected dozens and dozens of people—and reached hundreds and hundreds of children, youth and families in Michigan.

It is a time when we very much need the support of our friends, families and community. Consider giving in the way that you feel your connection to Little Artshram (Traverse City/NW Michigan) or ARTSPACE (Lansing/Central Michigan) has benefited you–your children—your family—or the special community/place in which we connected with you.

On-line donations in any amount, can be made above near the Little Artshram Crow, via the Paypal button—or at the end of this post.

OR, your gift can be mailed directly to:

Little Artshram

P.O. Box 844

Traverse City, Michigan 49685

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Little Artshram is celebrating 20 years of service in Michigan throughout 2015, by helping to present and sponsor two really wonderful events:  The Grand Traverse Earth Day Parade and the Second Annual Michigan Permaculture Convergence, and whatever else we can accomplish given time, energy and funding.

This 20 year-old organization opened our doors in Lansing, Michigan as “Northtown Art Center”, then changed locations and rearranged our name to “Greater Lansing ARTSPACE” in the early-1990’s. When we relocated to the NW region of the lower Michigan Peninsula, in 2000, we went from “great-big-art-space” to: Little Artshram

Since 2005 we began to include some of the handy “tools” that permaculture offers through the ethics and principals of a design science, whole-system thinking process in our multi-age level programs and projects.

Our mission is focused on speaking/practicing/sharing the languages of art and design and checking out our human place in the environment, relative to all else that shares the planet with us.

Here is our official mission statement: “Little Artshram inspires and educates people of all ages to live creatively in harmony with nature, through a unique combination of permaculture principles, visual, musical and puppet artistry, service to the natural world, and inclusive social activism. Little Artshram is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.”

 

THANK YOU for your consideration, support and belief in our mission and on-going community work!

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Little Artshram and Baker’s Green Acres farm will host a free introductory lecture and potluck on Sunday, December 7th, from 5:30-8:30 pm with Dan Kitteridge of the Bio-nutrient Food Association (http://www.bionutrient.org/).  We are pleased to bring this free lecture about bionutrient food production, with an opportunity to consider and prepare for a two-day class/training later in February.

The introductory lecture and potluck will take place at Baker’s Green Acres in Marion, Michigan (directions below) and will allow those gathered to meet Dan Kitteridge, the founder of the Bionutrient Food Association, to ask questions, and gain a deeper understanding of the benefits of growing more nutrient rich foods and the ways in which we can return to growing nutrient dense food in our gardens and farms. Please RSVP the FREE Introductory lecture and potluck by contacting us at the addresses below.

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Following the introductory lecture in December, the 2-day workshop is scheduled for Feb. 21st and 22nd, also being held at Baker’s Green Acres.

In preparation of the 2-day workshop, please take a soil sample of your growing and farming spaces. The workshop is a intensive  training that will focus on principals of biological farming, identifying deficiencies, vital health in the field and care-taking crops thruthe season. Registrants will be expected to procure their own soil tests as desired, and instruction for interpreting those will be covered during the workshop. You can check out a link about soil testing here: http://bionutrient.org/soil-test

For directions to the December potluck/lecture and February workshops:

231-825-0293

bakersgreenacres@yahoo.com

www.bakersgreenacres.com

 

To REGISTER for the 2-day workshop, Feb. 21-22:

Sign-up online here:  http://www.bionutrient.org/workshops

 

For additional information:

231-922-2014

penny@littleartshram.org

www.littleartshram.org

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For directions to the December potluck/lecture and February workshops:

231-825-0293

bakersgreenacres@yahoo.com

www.bakersgreenacres.com

 

To REGISTER for the 2-day workshop, Feb. 21-22:

Sign-up online here:  http://www.bionutrient.org/workshops

 

For additional information:

231-922-2014

penny@littleartshram.org

www.littleartshram.org

 

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THANK YOU TO OUR 2014 Earth Day Parade Artists, Musicians, Planning and Organizational Partners, Sponsors, and all who showed up on parade day to celebrate our beautiful home-place on Planet Earth!

Oryana

The Grand Traverse Circuit

Great Lakes Children’s Museum

TC Sings

The Leelanau School

Deep Blue Water Samba

Dirt Fest

Grand Traverse Mycology Society

and, ZPnet Design

and, Petra Productions

MANY THANKS TO: Joe and Carol Spaulding, Stephanie Mills, Nick and Dea Talantis, Rokko Jans, Jack and Susan Seaman, Lauri and Tom Meade, Leigh Fairey….

AND BIG Appreciation and much Love to our 2014 Eday Organizing/Planning/Volunteer Crew:

Heather Kingham

Matthew Seibel

Linda Collins

Chelsea Taylor

Anne Drake

Carol Laughing Waters

Kaz McCue & Leelanau School Kids

Lauri Mannion

The Bolde Family

Kerry Alspaugh

Sharon Markham

Petra Daher

Dwight Washington

Flo & Marika & Steve

BJ Christiansen

Bernie & Jalene

and, Penny Krebiehl

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Another Round of Gratitude for the 25th Annual Earth Day Parade!LittleArtshram.org
 
 
 

The 2014 Earth day Planning Group/Sponsorship, Little Artshram, Great Lakes Children’s Museum, TC Sings, The Leelanau School, Oryana, Deep Blue Water Samba, The Grand Traverse Mycological Society, and many others are pleased to announce our plans for a stellar, Earth Day Parade 25th celebration!

Saturday, April 26th, parade line-up Oryana Natural Foods Market @ 1pm, parade begins @ 2pm.

2014 THEME:  25th Year—”Best of“

Featuring folks in their well-loved, and much used costumes and masks, as well as, a puppet from each year or every 5 years—with appropriate parade signage designating it as such….include Horses and White Pine Trees in the puppet-mask-making this year.

PARADE ROUTE: From Oryana….Down 10th street,  right on Cass, right on State, left on Park, left Front, left on Union, right on 6th St. to Hannah Park.

Community picnic after parade @ Hannah Park.

We invite folks from throughout the Grand Traverse Region, including individuals, families, schools, organizations and ALL of the downtown businesses to help us celebrate 25 years of holding an Earth Day Parade and celebration in the GT Region!

COMMUNITY PICNIC begins approx. @ 3:30 pm @ Hannah Park directly after the parade. This is a ZERO-waste event, which means Pack it in, and Pack it Out.  Bring your picnic lunch, and a blanket or chair to sit on, with some picnic tables will be provided.

Musicians and songsters are invited to march along in our downtown Traverse City Earth Day Parade and attend the community picnic and perform in a beautiful outdoor setting, on a non-electric stage, at Hannah Park!

WE thank and are grateful for our Community Partners that have stepped forward to support this fine, community event so far:

Oryana

The Grand Traverse Circuit

Great Lakes Children’s Museum

TC Sings

The Leelanau School

Deep Blue Water Samba

Dirt Fest

Grand Traverse Mycology Society

Joe and Carol Spaulding, Stephanie Mills, Nick and Dea Talantis, Rokko Jans, Jack and Susan Seaman, Lauri and Tom Meade, Leigh Fairey….

AND our 2014 Eday Organizing/Planning/Volunteer Crew:

Marc Alderman

Heather Kingham

Matthew Seibel

Linda Collins

Chelsea Taylor

Anne Drake

Carol Laughing Waters

Kaz McCue & Leelanau School Kids

Lauri Mannion

The Bolde Family

Kerry Alspaugh

Sharon Markham

Petra Daher

Dwight Washington

Flo & Marika & Steve

BJ Christiansen

Bernie & Jalene

Zach Power designed our beautiful 25th Anniversary poster.

THANKS TO ALL!

YES! You can still become a Community Partner and ensure that the GT Earth Day Parade continues into 2015 and beyond. Download a sponsor/donation form here or you can directly donate via our Paypal account at the bottom of this announcement:  http://www.littleartshram.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/2014-Eday-Community-PartnerSponsor.pdf

PARADE DAY CONTACT:

Marc Alderman 231-276-2328

info@littleartshram.org

www.littleartshram.org

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25th Annual Grand Traverse Earth Day Parade, April 26, 2014LittleArtshram.org