SeptemberFest at the Green Thumb Garden in Waynesville, Sept. 13

From a press release:

SeptemberFest at the Green Thumb Garden in Waynesville, Sept. 13

The Daydreamz Project is sponsoring the first annual SeptemberFest event at the Green Thumb Garden in back of the Old Armory building in Frog Level, Waynesville NC. This event will celebrate the harvest of community gardens in the Waynesville, Haywood County area.

The SeptemberFest also features Cherokee Storyteller, Paula Nelson. Paula Nelson is a singer, poet, writer, dancer and one of the chief preservationists of the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians. She combines storytelling, lecturing and singing to bring Cherokee culture to life and show how all people can learn and benefit from the wisdom of her people. She will be teaching about the relationship between gardening and community in her culture and how thriving gardens really do create thriving communities. For example, the practice of her people always planting “extra” in their gardens in case neighbors fall on hard times, the very foundation of our community gardens!

Where:        Green Thumb Garden
Old Armory Building
44 Boundary St.
Waynesville NC

When:        Saturday, September 13, 2014

There will be food and wares from local vendors, music and dancing, as well as information about gardening, beekeeping, sustainability, a tour of local community gardens, and more. There’s also a raffle you could win so come on out and see what’s happening in the Green areas of Waynesville.

Did you know there are numerous community gardens that are thriving right here in your own community? Come learn about these gardens and about organic sustainable gardening in general, as well as volunteer opportunities. And have lots of fun while you’re learning.

Do you know how to Glean? You too can help feed the hungry in Haywood County. Find out more about this important food contribution to our community at the SeptemberFest!

Through the Daydreamz Project, artists & volunteers utilized the tools & materials that were readily available to start the Green Thumb Garden, most often recycling, re-purposing and re-visioning. They work in a variety of creative modes from collage to murals, from masks to giant street puppets, from senior computer classes to youth videos, and from planting seeds of hope to planting community gardens.

For more information about the upcoming SeptemberFest, volunteering for any number of local community garden projects, or the Daydreamz Project contact, or call Pamela at 828-246-4485.

About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall is the arts section editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. Alli is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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