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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

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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: http://www.gardensforhumanity.org/events/spring-festival-2012.html

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!

Newsletter for January 2012

January 20, 2012

Gardens for Humanity ended 2011 with gratitude to our donors, volunteers and collaborating organizations that are working with us to bring about necessary changes for a more sustainable and healthy world. We have found that an increasing number of people are working on an essential part of the big picture to make the world we envision and hope for a reality.

To see the foundation upon which we are building for the coming year take a look at our 2011 Annual Report by clicking here.

Many of the projects that we began in 2011 will continue to grow and expand. To bring our goals to fruition we have created created a number of action teams. We invite you to choose a team for which you have a passion and become a part of it, either in a leadership or volunteer capacity. These teams will contribute much to our community in the coming year.

2012 Action Teams:

  • Spring Planting Festival
  • School Gardens
  • Youth Green Team
  • Community Gardens
  • Public Gardens
  • Art and Environmental Education
  • Events
  • Demonstration Gardens
  • Fundraising
  • Volunteer Coordinator
To express your interest in becoming involved in our projects, or to find out more, either email me or fill out a Volunteer Information Form.

We look forward to a year filled with new hope and abundance,

Richard Sidy, President
Gardens for Humanity

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Thanks for making the 2011 Spring Planting Festival a huge success!

March 22, 2011

Thanks to all our partners, presenters and participants who contributed to a fun, educational and enriching 2011 Spring Planting Festival!

Your feedback and suggestions for the future would be most welcome.

Gardens for Humanity in the Red Rock News

March 24, 2010

Sedona Red Rock News recently published an article highlighting six gardens in Sedona and the Verde Valley initiated by Gardens for Humanity. Read the article by using the link below:

LOCALLY GROWN FOOD IS BETTER FOOD, by Lu Stitt

GfH Spring Planting Festival Has Begun!

March 15, 2010

Garden Party: Spring Planting Festival an opportunity to have fun, prune your skills.

Read the article in KUDOS, Sedona’s Arts and Entertainment news.