Friday, March 31, 2017

PCM 2017 is coming up April 29 in DC, are you coming to town?

Did you all hear that there is an Honoring Our Sacred Rivers community art project that I'm involved with in the lead up to the Peoples Climate March? I'm inspired and actively co-creating in an expansive river loving community, the Potomac Riverkeeper Network's Patuxent, Anacostia and Potomac Riverkeepers.

Working with the healing energy that runs with the rivers is totally cool.
This time has reminded me of stories that my mommy shared with me about her baptism in the Raritan River in NBNJ.
I'm so glad that I have stories of how we lived with and interacted with our environment when there was such abundance of access. Let's share our stories.

Ready for our day tomorrow w/Potomac Riverkeeper

Thursday, March 23, 2017

I’m so glad that you stopped by Caryl’s Art Happenings!

Hello beautiful people,  
As you may know, this Artist with a Purpose has just returned to      Maryland from 2 months in Florida learning so much while co-creating Community Garden Art projects!                         

What a blessing-to co-create in Farmworker communities around 
our commonality LOVING MOTHER EARTH!                                                    


My time with the Farm Workers Association of Florida-La Asociacion Campesina de Florida this Winter has been amazing, while visioning our project there was a lot of Sharing Stories about gardening in our families, ancestry and our current practice.

I traveled South right after the Women's March to visit four distinct Farmworker communities in Pierson, Fellsmere, Homestead and Apopka. 


FWAF has co-created community gardens at each site engaging their community in a cooperative model. This is very important, especially because often communities live in classic food deserts.  
Yes, I did say that the people who grow our food live in food deserts! 

The gardens are a labor of love by all who participate. I was honored to work with those who love nature as I do and were open to creative action. There was so much wisdom about the plants, the land and water, the animals and birds, insects….you get the idea.

More pics and stories to follow....
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