We invite you to participate in our projects and events.
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Each heading below contains more information about activities YOU can do: CLICK ON THEM to read.
Your expertise and experience is so valuable as more and more people become interested in starting gardens.
Involving children in gardens is a powerful way to teach about and connect with nature. Gardens build strong relationships as children work with each other and with adults in creating a living laboratory for growing and expressing themselves.
Gardens for Humanity assists schools and youth groups with planning gardens and with curricula that incorporate State and National Standards across the curriculum. For more information see:
Community gardens become focal points for gathering and celebration. As artists become involved in the planning and development of gardens, the gardens become places to celebrate traditions and imagination, places to display art that involves the community and children. The nature of a garden is to create a space of beauty, joy and contemplation — a special place apart from daily routines. For some examples how artists and Gardens for Humanity incorporates art into gardens see:
Cooks are an essential link in the garden to table food chain! Cooks can contribute to the success of school and community gardens, farmers markets, food banks, and CSA's (Community Supported Agriculture). Whether a professional or skilled home cook, you can teach people of all ages how to prepare delicious, inviting, and new or traditional foods with the locally grown bounty. Some pioneers in this movement are:
Any time you take a walk or a hike, especially with children, you have the opportunity to share your wisdom and discovery of the Earth as our sacred garden. Gardens for Humanity grew out of the awareness that nature is our first garden and teacher, and we therefore have to exercise our responsibility to care for it. You can play a role in conveying this message and helping people reconnect to nature.
“The garden is a metaphor for healing self and community, for a state of being. It is an exploration of the symbolic sacred garden, the original Paradise of everyone’s dream, that place of lost myth, of poetry, which each of us needs today." ~Adele Seronde, Founder of Gardens for Humanity
In addition to restoring a sense of harmony and relationship, gardens can also be a place to cultivate medicinal and healing herbs. Also, those knowedgable about the healing properties of wild and cultivated plants, can organize nature walks and educate people.
The best way to learn about gardening is to work with experienced gardeners and to get hands-on experience. Our current and future projects afford a variety of opportunities to meet like-minded people, have fun, and develop skills making gardens. If you are an experienced gardener, benefit from mentoring and sharing you skills with children, youth, and adults.
Some of our projects include:
Your tax deductible donation will help our projects go forward and provide opportunities to educate, beautify, and build a strong sense of community.
Join Gardens for Humanity now and become an active participant in our projects, workshops, community workdays, and our gatherings. Your membership donation will show your commitment to our vision of a more sustainable, empowering and healing environment. Click here.
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