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Art-Farm Camp updates on the dates and fees….

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This lovely swallowtail kept me company while planting a bed of cabbage and dill in the Art-Farm teaching garden….

Little Artshram’s Fourth Annual
Summer Art-Farm Beehive Camp
at the Community Gardens in Traverse City!

THANKS TO the ART-OFF event, hosted at Right Brain Brewery,

and sponsored by many, on June 14th

we are able to reduce our camp fees to $99.00 and offer scholarships to kids in need!

Please note also, that registration is now open for the following weeks:

July 21-25
August 4-8
August 11-15

Girls OUTLOUD! Art-Farm Camp
August 18-22

(Download the registration form here–2 pages):

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Children and youth, ages 6 and older have the opportunity to experience the magical blend of gardening, art, music and learning a deeper appreciation for the natural world. The Art-Farm Camps take place at the Community Gardens near the historic barns. This year we are partnering with the Michigan Land Use Institute (MLUI) to begin developing an Art-Farm Youth Entrepreneurial Market Garden, and also, with the TC Primitive Skills Core Group to expand our Wandering in the Woods Nature Awareness program. It’s going to be a great summer!


The Art-Farm programs follow the Permaculture practice of carefully studying natural patterns, cycles and diversities. The focus areas are: food, water, shelter and community. The curriculum is a blend of art and music-making, organic gardening, natural building projects, nature awareness and primitive skills.

At the Community Gardens, Art-Farm Campers will tend and help grow a variety of vegetables, flowers and herbs in a teaching garden plot and assist the interns and mentor in the Youth Entrepreneurial Market Gardens as they work towards growing food to take to various markets. Each week we will create puppets or masks, story-tell, sing and perform a puppet teach-in at a special family-picnic at the Community Gardens. We will learn about “forest gardening”, play wilderness awareness games, learn about trees and wild plants that grow in the Munson Woods, and practice primitive skills like fox-walking and learning bird language. Other projects include, painting, cartooning and nature sketching, and garbage art and natural-found instrument making.

Each weekly camp accommodates 25 children/youth, ages 6 and older with a staff of two-three adult leaders and two Art-Farm Apprentices.

The Art-Farm Day Camps are offered, Monday through Friday, 10-3 PM
Beehive Camps (1st-6th grade, 6 years and older)


July 21-25
August 4-8
August 11-15

Girls OUTLOUD! Art-Farm Camp
August 18-22
Art-Farm Apprentice(13 years and older) and Teacher Training:
This week! June 16-20th, 2008 (M-F 10-3PM)

Mark your calendars for our end of summer and second annual

Art-Farm and Traverse City Harvest Festival, Saturday, Sept. 20th!

For more information about the Beehive Camp, Art-Farm Apprentice or Art-Farm Intern Program contact: 231-510-3491 or penny@littleartshram.org
visit us at: www.littleartshram.org

We are a registered 501.c3 organization, and you are invited to “sponsor” a camper!

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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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