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

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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)….

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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…

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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….

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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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May 17th Skill-Share and Workshops….

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May 17th Skill-Share and Workshops —

A Creative Leap From Community Gardening To Wandering In The Woods

TRAVERSE CITY, MICHIGAN May 17, 2008 – Start a friction fire or set up a medicine chest just using nature during a one-day series of shared skills and permaculture workshops. Learn primitive skills and “how-tos”, gaining a deeper understanding of our connection to our garden soil, plants, animals, structures, people – even fairies.

When: Saturday, May 17th from 9:00 am to dusk, rain or shine

Who: Open to the public, events for both adults and children. (Kids bring an adult friend, please.)

Where: Traverse City Community Gardens area, left then back by the Barns, on the old State Hospital grounds. AND (in case of bad weather) some workshops will take place at: The Artcenter of Traverse City, 720 S. Elmwood and Eleventh Street.

Cost: Adults $5.00 donation per workshop, kids(under 12) free.

Bring: Water, food, walking shoes and sunscreen.

For More Info On Specific Workshops and Times: See registration pdf below, or call 231-510-3491.

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Workshops include “rewilding” primitive skills like fire starting, water filtering, rock boiling, solar stills and debris hut making. Also permaculture puppet theater, gardening for “squares”, fairy finding and fairy art, compost building and compost tea, seed bombs, nature journaling, living spice racks, nature’s medicine chest, a frog walk, the wonderful world of soil, a plant swap followed by a potluck dinner and music-making at the Community Gardens.

Here’s the description of the FROG WALK, by Steve Lagerquist:
Did you know frogs and toads use muscles attached to their eyes to help them swallow their prey, or that they have to push, not suck, air into their lungs in order to breath? Find out what kind of frogs and toads we have here in T.C. And learn more fun anuran facts on the frog walk.”

Sponsored By:

The Little Artshram

The Traverse City Primitive Skills Core Group

The Herbal Alliance of Northern Michigan

Traverse City Community Gardeners

with the support of the Eco-Learning Center and Rolling Centuries Farms

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For additional information, contact Penny Krebiehl

231-510-3491

Media Contact: Amy Daniels-Moehle

231-275-2524

Peacefuldreamers@cs.com

Download the Skill-Share registration form and the poster:

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