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.

Preview of “BFA Free Intro Lecture Marion_MI Sun Dec 7 14.pdf”

 

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

 

Bio-nutrient Food, Introductory Lecture and Potluck and 2-day WorkshopLittleArtshram.org
 
 
 

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
 
 
 

WONDROUS VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES!

Volunteering is a great way to be part of the GT Earth Day Parade community and to meet like-spirited people. Volunteers make it possible for Little Artshram and our friends and collaborators to offer community based art events like the Earth Day Parade, while acquiring hands-on puppet & mask building skills. More than 43 individuals volunteered nearly 1350 hours to Little Artshram during last years parade-building and community event.Our workshops begin NOW–this first week of April and continue through the 25th. Parade day is April 26th.

Here is a list of volunteer needs/jobs, and we will keep it updated weekly:

1.   Coordinator and Musicians for Community Picnic & Local Music Concert in Hannah Park

This opportunity is available for a well organized person along w. a collaborative group of folks who will join in and take on the final tasks and planning w. the Eday organizers and Oryana of the after-parade gathering, at Hannah Park on 6th Street.  We envision it as more of a “Community Sing-along” involving everyone present, scheduling acoustic music, singer-song-writers, along w. organizing the space for the community picnic to take place (Giving some direction to folks as they arrive, setting up 8 ft. tables and helping organize the Oryana food donation, reminding/announcing our zero-waste practices etc.)  The Community Picnic happens directly after the parade, at approximately 3:15 until 4:30 or 5 pm—depending on final plans.  We are working to raise funds to pay artists and musicians who are helping lead and supervise various Eday parade workshops and those who may step forward to coordinate the Community Picnic.  For one person w. a collaborative working group of support, willing to meet and also work w. the parade organizing crew.

2. Cardboard Collector/Runner

This job is offered each day of our workshops: April 1, 2 and 3rd (Spring Break @ GT Circuit) and April 8, 15, & 22nd (at the GLCM) and involves tracking down, picking up and delivering single-thickness cardboard to our workshop location—-and at the end of the workshops picking up un-used scraps and delivering them to a local recycling site. For one (1) person per workshop

3. Set-up Crew

Each day, of our workshops, one hour BEFORE the workshop has begun, we set-up the workshop site with various puppet-mask-making stations that workshop participants will cycle around through as they create their mask/costume. For three (3) people each workshop

3. Tools and Materials Assistant

Each day we have a job for a person to oversee, keep track of, and make sure all of our special Earth Day Parade tools and materials are in tip-top shape and working order. A general rule is that children/youth are NOT to have use of box-cutters/staplers/and other potentially difficult and dangerous tools to operate. The Tool and Material assistant will help cut cardboard and make sure we are all carefully keeping track of tools.

For two (2) people per workshop

4. Parade Workshop Assistant

The Assistant Artist is a job offered throughout the month of workshops working alongside of the Parade artists’ on specific masks, puppets and costumes and helping to lead discussion/info-sharing/design brainstorming w. the workshop attendants. We are working to raise funds to pay a stipend to each workshop assistant.  For 3 folks per workshop, and committed to being present for parade day, April 26th

5. Puppet and Mask-Maker

This job is offered to folks each day of the workshops, and is for artists who have skills in cardboard building and papier-maiche puppet and mask-making or those who are quick learners. The Puppet and Mask-Maker’s will work one on one and in small groups w. children/youth/adults who are designing, constructing and creating their Earth Day Parade masks/costumes. We are working to raise funds to pay a stipend to each volunteer puppet/mask-maker.  For 3 folks per workshop, and committed to being present for parade day, April 26th

6. Clean-up Crew

Each workshop requires a well-organized clean-up crew..It involves one hour after the workshop has ended, we stay at the workshop site to clean-up, pack-up and prepare for the next day’s workshop. For three (3) people each workshop

 

HOW IS this Community Event funded?

The Earth Day Parade is funded entirely by donations and sponsorships. We do not charge a fee to folks attending workshops, asking only for a SUGGESTED DONATION of $20 per mask/costume/person. The Earth Day parade costs are minimal and include: materials and supplies we are unable to scavenge, for space rental, artists stipends for their design contributions, leadership and supervision of the workshops, and for permit fees and liability insurance that allows us to be in the streets on foot.

To become a Community Partner and give to the Earth Day Parade click here for info on Community Partner/Sponsor levels.  Or donate directly via Paypal above. You may also directly contact us. Little Artshram is a 501.c 3, tax deductible and non-profit organization.

We accept both cash donations and checks made out to:

Little Artshram, P.O. Box 844, Traverse City, MI 49865

info@littleartshram.org

www.littleartshram.org

231-735-8370

 

P.S.  ALSO, we ask that our friends and neighbors share these email newsletters with your friends, neighbors and email lists.  We are hoping to have a very BIG turnout to our “Best of 25 Years” 2014 Earth Day parade workshops and the celebration itself.

 

and P.S.S. To view a wonderful short video w. footage from last year’s parade w. the theme: “SEEDS! Awesome Vessels of Power!” check out it out here: http://youtu.be/PRplHchYLq4
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WONDROUS VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES! No Fooling!LittleArtshram.org
 
 
 
WHO cares if it’s snowing and raining today in Northern Michigan?  Dang-it we say it’s SPRING, and it’s time to get busy creating a fantastic 25th Anniversary Earth Day Parade Celebration!
An updated Eday 2014 News, complete w. how-to become a community partner, complete workshop info and volunteer offerings will be made weekly until parade day.  And don’t forget to mark your calendars for our 25th Annual Grand Traverse Earth Day Parade Day: Saturday, April 26th!  Consider a shift or two in our workshops next week and jump on the parade-making bandwagon w. us!
Earth Day Parade VOLUNTEER offerings for week of April 1st:

Beginning next week, April 1, 2, and 3rd we have a bunch of places for passionate, curious, friendly, responsible and creative adventuring folks to join us at the Grand Traverse Circuit for three (3) days of puppet and mask-making!

Check-out the special parade-making job positions we are looking to find the right person(s) to fill, and you can sign-up on-line!

http://littleartshram.volunteerlocal.com/volunteer/?start_over&id=5021

Here are the job-titles we are looking to fill:

Daily set-up and Clean-up crew

Cardboard Collector/Runner

Parade Workshop Artist Assistants

Puppet and Mask-Maker Assistants

Tools and Material Assistants

BIG Truck to pick-up BIG Seed Mask

SIGN-up HERE: http://littleartshram.volunteerlocal.com/volunteer/?start_over&id=5021

 

SPRING BREAK and APRIL Parade building workshops!

Presented by Little Artshram AT The Grand Traverse Circuit and The Great Lakes Children’s Museum:

LOTSA’ fun and amazing art-making happens each year in preparation of our beloved, annual Earth Day Parade. This year is our 25th Anniversary! Join Little Artshram and friends, at the Grand Traverse Circuit, April 1-3, for a three-day (2 workshop sessions each day) opportunity to build your own mask/costume and help in the building of a Magical, Music-Making, Eco-Trojan-like Horse for the parade!

SPRING BREAK SCHEDULE April 1-3: Choose from six (6) workshops: Tuesday through Thursday, April 1-3; with two sessions offered each day: 10-12 Noon and 1 to 3 PM.

SAMBA DRUMMING CLASSES, April 7th and 21st, 7:30-9 pm with Deep Blue Water Samba School, held at the Grand Traverse Circuit.

AFTER-SCHOOL TUESDAY SCHEDULE: The Great Lakes Children’s Museum will be hosting three (3) after-school workshops on Tuesday, April 8th, 15th and 22nd, from 4-5:30 pm

SPACE IS LIMITED SO RESERVE YOUR PLACE in any of these special SPRING BREAK OR AFTER-SCHOOL TUESDAY WORKSHOPS, by calling 231-735-8370. REMEMBER: It usually takes three (3) visits to the Earth Day Parade Workshops to complete your mask/costume.

ASK US how you can JOIN our Community Partners:

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

231-735-8370

info@littleartshram.org

www.littleartshram.org

SPRING BREAK and APRIL Parade building workshops!</p><br /><br /><br /><br />

<p>Presented by Little Artshram AT The Grand Traverse Circuit and The Great Lakes Children's Museum:  </p><br /><br /><br /><br />

<p>LOTSA’ fun and amazing art-making happens each year in preparation of our beloved, annual Earth Day Parade. This year is our 25th Anniversary! Join Little Artshram and friends, at the Grand Traverse Circuit, April 1-3, for a three-day (2 workshop sessions each day) opportunity to build your own mask/costume and help in the building of a Magical, Music-Making, Eco-Trojan-like Horse for the parade! </p><br /><br /><br /><br />

<p>SPRING BREAK SCHEDULE April 1-3:  Choose from six (6) workshops:  Tuesday through Thursday, April 1-3; with two sessions offered each day:  10-12 Noon and 1 to 3 PM.  </p><br /><br /><br /><br />

<p>SAMBA DRUMMING CLASSES, April 7th and 21st, 7:30-9 pm with Deep Blue Water Samba School, held at the Grand Traverse Circuit.</p><br /><br /><br /><br />

<p>AFTER-SCHOOL TUESDAY SCHEDULE: The Great Lakes Children’s Museum will be hosting three (3) after-school workshops on Tuesday, April 8th, 15th and 22nd, from 4-5:30 pm</p><br /><br /><br /><br />

<p>SPACE IS LIMITED SO RESERVE YOUR PLACE in any of these special SPRING BREAK OR AFTER-SCHOOL TUESDAY WORKSHOPS, by calling 231-735-8370. REMEMBER: It usually takes three (3) visits to the Earth Day Parade Workshops to complete your mask/costume.  </p><br /><br /><br /><br />

<p>Find out how you can JOIN our Community Partners:<br /><br /><br /><br /><br />

Oryana<br /><br /><br /><br /><br />

The Grand Traverse Circuit<br /><br /><br /><br /><br />

Great Lakes Children's Museum<br /><br /><br /><br /><br />

TC Sings<br /><br /><br /><br /><br />

The Leelanau School<br /><br /><br /><br /><br />

Deep Blue Water Samba<br /><br /><br /><br /><br />

Dirt Fest<br /><br /><br /><br /><br />

Grand Traverse Mycology Society
Join the 2014 Grand Traverse Earth Day Parade Building crew and organizers!LittleArtshram.org