Saturday, April 24, 2010
Monday, April 19, 2010
You are invited to a Weeding by “The Wheat Field Volunteers”
What are these weeds anyway? How can we use them?
When: Saturday May 1, 11am to 1pm.
Broad Street, between Jefferson and Madison, Frog Hollow, Hartford, CT.
Rain Date: Sunday May 2.
The Kindness and Imagination Development Society (K.I.D.S.) will bring together human volunteers and plant volunteers for a big volunteer party.
We human volunteers will pull plant volunteers (a.k.a. weeds) out of the wheat field, identify the plants using field guides, and use them to make costumes, jewelry, flower bouquets and edible salads for our party.
All are welcome. Come play with us. Volunteers of the world unite!
event contact: Emcee CM, email@example.com 860-420-8930
Through planting and harvesting a field of wheat in Hartford’s Frog Hollow neighborhood BREAD CYCLE WORKS is interested in engaging people in a communal way in order to affirm our relationship to the land and the physical and metaphoric sustaining qualities of bread. We aim to celebrate a multicultural calendar of rites and community activities associated with planting and harvesting. The breads we bake from the wheat will be shared with the Frog Hollow Community and volunteers and eaten at a fiesta.
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Last night with the help of a dedicated friend and husband we made Martenitsas to share as invitations to our community wheat planting this Saturday. The Bread Cycle Works project celebrates multi-cultural traditions and collaboration. There is no better tradition to celebrate the beginning of spring than the Bulgarian holiday of Baba Marta Day.
Last year while visiting Bulgaria I came across a delightful surprise. While traveling in the Balkan Mountains I started to see tiny red and white hand made bracelets tied to trees. I later learned that this beautiful tradition was to celebrate spring. Starting March 1 friends make and share the bracelets with each other and wear them till the end of March. The red and white symbolizes the wish for good health. Many times you will find martenitsas tied around the first blooming trees of spring.
Sunday, March 21, 2010
You are invited to a Community Wheat Planting and Spring Rites event.
When: Saturday March 27, 10am to 3pm.
Where: Across from 1055 Broad street, Hartford CT.
Rain Date: Sunday March 28.
Please come and help us to celebrate spring by planting wheat that we will harvest and bake into breads. The breads will be shared with the Frog Hollow Community and eaten at a community fiesta. Every helper gets a share of flour and bread at the end of the project.
Through this project we are interested in engaging people in a communal way in order to affirm our relationship to the land and the physical and metaphoric sustaining qualities of bread. We aim to celebrate a multicultural calendar of rites and community activities associated with planting and harvesting.
All are welcome to join the planting and festivities.