Wednesday, March 6th, 3:30-5pm
Blue Hill Public Library - Howard Room
5 Parker Point Road, Blue Hill ME 04614
A Hands-on Arts Workshop:
Creating paper butterfly casts with native grass seeds
The cast paper butterflies will be used for an upcoming community art installation at the new fish passage on Pierces Pond in Penobscot, where we have initiated a native plant restoration project. Participants are welcome to take home some butterflies as well.
Learn about the community restoration project
currently underway at Pierce Pond!
Taking a seasonal approach to the creative engagements centered around restoration, we invite the community to learn how to sow native seeds to cultivate a network of 'living seed libraries', from which seeds will be gathered and sown for future restoration sites at the land water interface.
Develop an understanding of deep ecology through
Drawing is a strong way of learning about the components of ecologic systems. Open sourced material, seedheads to dissect and a microscope will be available along with drawing materials for participants to explore visual representations of the seeds and wildlife they support.
Participants are welcome to take home free seeds from the plant communities that make up the lake and rivershore and woodland ecologies found at Pierce Pond. FREE seeds that may be sown in March are available for folks who want to try their hand at cultivating native plants! Seeds available include boneset, New England aster, blue vervain, purple stemmed aster, little bluestem grass, flat topped goldenrod & aster, wild rye, bee balm, milkweed and more!
This event is a collaboration of the SEED Barn, Explore Outdoors!, Cynthia Winings Gallery, Blue Hill Heritage Trust and the Blue Hill Public Library.
Free and open to all. For more information, call the library at 374-5515.
Coming up: MOFGA Seed Swap
Sunday, March 31st, 10am - 3pm
If you are heading up to MOFGA for the seed swap and scion exchange, stop into the SEED Sensorium, where we will have hands on activities for all ages. A SEED Storytelling station will be set up for people who would like to contribute heirloom seeds and their stories to the emerging seed library housed at MOFGA.
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