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2012 Spring Planting Festival events and workshops

March 9, 2012

A Week of Activities to Celebrate and Green Your Life

2012 Spring Planting Festival events and workshops


2012 Spring Planting Festival

February 22, 2012

Our Fourth Annual Spring Planting Festival will take place from March 24 with our Opening Concert, Guitars and Beyond, and run until the Finale, April 1, featuring the ever popular Backyard Gardeners Expo.

The theme our 2012 Festival is “Greening Your Life,” and will focus on what each one can do on the scale of the individual, home and community to promote food security, a resilient, quality lifestyle and connection to the environment.

  • For the new gardener there will be hands-on workshops on getting a garden going, including building soil fertility with composting and vermiculture, exploring crop diversity, and learning about irrigation.
  • For the more experienced gardener there will be workshops on backyard beekeeping, rainwater harvesting, seed saving and permaculture design.
  • For those striving to experience the nurturing and healing forces of nature we offer workshops in herbal preparations, aromatherapy, extracting essential oils from native plants, and several artistic workshops and performances that explore the Sacred in nature.
  • For those who love to explore the delicacies of local foods we offer a workshop on cooking with native and local foods. In addition, five outstanding Sedona restaurants will feature a Spring Planting Festival locavore menu, with each weeknight featuring a different restaurant.
  • For those seeking to become better neighbors to the environment we call home, we have native plant walks and a presentation on how to develop an environment free of toxic chemicals.
  • For those who are interested in energy independence and advocating local food security and choice we have two forums, “Greening your Home” and Local Food: The Human Connection.

To explore all the events, workshops, and locavore menus and to register online, use this link to our calendar:

There are a wide variety of events to enjoy with your friends. We look forward to seeing you at this year’s Spring Planting Festival!

Join us for the movie “Good Food”

January 20, 2012
  • Friday evening, January 20 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM.
  • Sedona Public Library Community Room – Admission is FREE.
  • Sponsored by the Verde Valley Sierra Club 
  • Co-sponsored by Gardens for Humanity, the Verde Food Council and Sustainable Arizona.

An intimate look at the farmers, ranchers, and businesses that are creating a more sustainable food system in the Pacific Northwest. After leaving the land for decades, family farmers are making a comeback. They are growing much healthier food, and more food per acre, while using less energy and water than factory farms. And most of this food is organic.

Following the film there will be a discussion of what we are doing in Sedona and the Verde Valley to promote an “Agricultural Renaissance.”

Click here to watch the trailer.

Imagine Sedona – 2020 and Beyond

June 20, 2011

Did you miss the May events?  Here’s your chance to provide your ideas and thoughts about the future of Sedona 2020 & Beyond using a unique and creative exercise that’s both fun and meaningful.

Please ask your friends and neighbors to participate on Thursday, June 30th at 6:30 p.m. at the West Sedona School Cafeteria/Multi-Purpose Room.  We would also appreciate your forwarding this message onto your organizational membership.

Download Imagine Sedona newsletter for more information

Earth Cups

May 25, 2011

Make Earth Cups!

Join us every Tuesday from 1:00 to 4:00pm and create clay tea cups and coffee mugs in the “clay studio” at the Sedona Art Center. You don’t have to have prior clay experience to participate.On August 13, we will hold a social at the Art Center titled, “EARTH CUPS: Planting the Seeds…” to sell the cups and mugs, as well as other art. Guests will enjoy teas, herbal infusions and treats made from local foods. Proceeds from the sale will go toward bringing artists into the schools in conjunction with gardening programs to teach students about nutrition, how to create a garden, grow vegetables, and care for the earth.

Making Earth Cups

Paint Earth Cups!

Our first Earth Cups painting party will be held on Monday May 30 from 10 am to Noon in the lower classroom at the Sedona Art Center. We are asking artists and painters to paint with glazes on bisque fired cups. Your personalized signed and painted cups will be “one of a kind” beautiful contributions to our event in August. There will be additional painting parties as more cups are produced in the future.

Eath Cups

An Earth Lover’s Rendezvous About Hope and Solutions

May 25, 2011

Featuring Adele Seronde and Lisa Dahl – May 29, 2011
(Click here to learn more about the Event)

Enjoy Music, Book Debuts, Poetry and Speakers

Sunday, May 29, 2011, 2-4 pm
Sedona Creative Life Center – Great Room

Featured Authors

Speakers on the Subject of Respecting and Restoring the Earth and Creating Community


  • Adele Seronde
  • Christopher Lane


Admission: $10 to benefit Gardens for Humanity’s Educational Programs.

  • Author’s books will be for sale.
  • Cookies and iced tea will be available.
  • Hosted by James Bishop, Jr., author of the forthcoming “Tales of the Pink Nectar Café.”
  • More info: Bishop, 928-300-1301.