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Art-Farm Camp Registration OPEN…Community Gardens Food GROWING!


Summer-time in TC is a time for kids, teens and young people to come together making art and music, learning about growing food, and wandering in the woods! Register now for our Summer Art Farm Camps and Apprentice Program…HOW? You can download information here….and you may also call us at 231-510-3491:

The Beehive Art-Farm Camps are for kids 6 years and older, Monday through Friday, from 10-3PM, beginning the week of June 23rd through the end of August (7 Weeks to choose from)….



Even though the registration deadline has passed, we are still accepting applications for the Apprentice Program, for teens 13 years old to young adults, with a week of training coming up—June 16th-20th…


AND, what’s happening at the Traverse City Community Gardens? There are still 3 garden plots available–it’s not too late to get some seeds and plants in the ground! Stop by the gardens or give us a call: 231-510-3491.

We are working with a great group of folks and wonderful families TRANSFORMING this growing space into beautiful, blooming glowing space….working together, waiting for the frost to pass (It’s only the end of May….aarrrggghhh) AND looking forward to sharing some fun times with the Little A Art-Farm families with potlucks and puppet shows this summer….

Here’s a series of photos taken of Community Gardner Alex doing some necessary work on our cistern which we use to collect water from the rooftop of our Art-Farm Workshop space, Bldg. #221….


You can see from the looks of the gooky algae from the previous year what a job this was. Thanks Alex–and Charlene and Elsie too! The cistern is clean and we’re back to catching water off the roof!


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TWO Great Workshops, one after the other, April 19th!

Grass Roots: Herbal Healing for Everyone with Herbalists: Joyce Wardwell and Jim McDonaldApril 19th at the Traverse District Library, 9 AM to 4 PM

Pre-registration required $35-50 sliding scale.

Joyce Wardwell is an herbalist of 35 years, teacher, storyteller, writer and promoter of the power of self-care. Her eclectic background encompasses Western, Chinese, Native Armenian and kitchen knowledge and she makes herbalism understandable and simple. For many years Wardwell published the herbal newsletter called “Herbal Voices”, and is the author of “The Herbal Remedy Book: Simple Recipes for Tinctures, Teas, Salves, Tonics, and Syrups” .

Jim McDonald, lives in Michigan, and offers a perspective of herbalism that blends western folk and indigenous views of healing with the vitalist traditions of 19th century western herbalism. He has offered classes throughout the Great Lakes bioregion and nationally, hosts the website:, and is currently writing “A Great Lakes Herbal”. Jim is a community herbalist, a manic wild crafter and medicine maker, and has been an ardent student of the most learned teachers of herb craft….the plants themselves.

Sponsored by the Herbal Alliance of Northern Michigan

For printable registration form contact or pick one up at the Traverse Area District Library.


Earth Day Tree Walk guided by Bruce Holland-Moritz aka The GreenMan

Saturday, April 19th, 4:30 to 6:30 pm

The Earth Day Tree Walk is being offered as a basic appreciation and learning identification methods, as well as understanding some of the edible, medicinal, and ecological importance of the trees that are our neighbors in our Northern Michigan home-place.

Meet at the ArtCenter of TC, and we’ll wander around Bldg. #50 grounds learning about the unusual trees collected and planted by Dr. Munson, and then, for those who wish to take a heftier hike, we will head back on the Munson Trails to consider native trees in the natural areas.

This is a free event, welcoming all ages. Donations will be gratefully accepted, and go towards the Earth Day Parade.

Please RSVP at the number below, or by emailing:

Sponsored by: Little Artshram and The Primitive Skills Core Group

For more information on the Earth Day Tree Walk:

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