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Thursday, May 19, 2016

Temporary Labyrinth Installation: Frogtown Park & Farm, Sat, May 21, 11a-2p

Come on over to the Backyard Farm Fest!  The folks from Frogtown Park & Farms are invitin' everyone over to see what they're planting in their swales and berms this Saturday and have all sorts of other enticing events going on like giving away sweet potato starts and other plants, gardening tips and tricks, gardening tool repair, and Poetry Gumbo with my friend Sheronda ... plus a labyrinth in the lower park!  Checkout the Facebook event page for more details.

Frogtown Farm's Backyard Fair!
Saturday, May 21, 2016, 11a-2p
Frogtown Park & Farm
941 Lafond Ave, St. Paul (map)

The labyrinth I'm installing for the day is Tom Vetter's "Flower in the Seed." It looks like this on the page. 

Tom Vetter's Flower in the Seed labyrinth design.
 And a little like this on the ground.  I mocked it up in the church greenspace by my house. 
Mid-installation of "Flower In the Seed."
A volunteer runner making sure "Flower in the Seed" is fun!

I'm especially excited to see this installation from the hilltop at Frogtown Park and Farm though.  You'll really get to see the center of the flower, the stem, and its leaves.  So come on over and walk, run, skip, dance, crawl your way through Flower in the Seed labyrinth with me! 

Many thanks to The MN office of The Trust for Public Land for sponsoring this! 

If you'd like to help out in some way, here's a few ways you can...
  • Lend tomato plant cages or shepherd's hooks (hanging plant hooks) - they're sturdy posts for the ropes and lines of pennants!
  • Got old party streamers in a corner collecting dust?  I'd love to weave them into the garden fencing we're using!
  • I'm open to other ideas too!  Suggest something and we'll work with it!
  • Donate to my GoFundMe page:  https://www.gofundme.com/CBLabyrinthDreams.  I'm dreaming of bringing temporary labyrinths to places that need thoughtful activation, like vacant lots, and need more sturdy pieces to bring it all together.  Plus I've been invited to share a poster at The Labyrinth Society's gathering in Houston, TX in November and I'd like to complete labyrinth facilitator training in the near future, both of which require funds to travel and registration/tuition.
Thanks so much! 

p.s. if you miss it, you can see a shadow of it for a few days afterward (at least a mowing or two) as we'll be using marking paint on the grass. 

Upcoming Dances of Universal Peace: May 21-June 31

I'll be leading my first circle as an all-but-the-official-paperwork-certified Dances of Universal Peace leader this Saturday, May 21, 2016!  Join me in the Undercroft (fancy term for Lower Level) from 7-9 p.m. at St. Mary's Episcopal Church, 1895 Laurel Ave, St. Paul. 

The theme I'm working with is growing and we'll have dances that incorporate beauty, lotus, breaking open (like seeds, ya know!), water, light, and more related things.  It'll be a nice follow-up to my temporary labyrinth installation of Tom Vetter's Flower in the Seed design for The Trust for Public Land at Frogtown Park & Farm's Backyard Farm Fest. 

Can't come?  Here's some more upcoming Dance circles you can attend: 
  • Sat, May 21, 7-9p @ St. Mary's
  • Sat, May 28, 7-9p @ Center for the Performing Arts, S. Mpls (I will be attending my 2nd of 3 Full Voice training retreats this weekend so I won't be present.  Hakim is the host and long time dance leader)
  • Sun, Jun 5, 7-9p @ Holistic Gateway, NE Mpls with host Saleem Adam
  • Sat, Jun 11, 7-9p @ Center for the Performing Arts
  • Fri, Jun 17-Sun, Jun 19:  A weekend long retreat at the Villa Maria Retreat and Conference Center in Frontenac, MN.  More details at PeaceDanceMN.com (No 3rd Sat Dances in St. Paul and Duluth due to this)
  • Sat, Jun 25, 7-9p @ Center for Performing Arts
Location details for Holistic Gateway and the Center for Performing Arts is available at PeaceDanceMN.com.  Click on the links for the regular dance circles.