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Does anybody read this blog? If so, here’s some news for ya’ll if you’re traveling Traverse City way….

Hey to all our “HAND-MADE” friends: knitters, spinners, sewers,
weavers, crotchet-ers, and Afgan Angels…..we are having a wonderful
community gathering to celebrate the harvest at our Community Gardens
and another summer of Art-Farm programming on the Barns Property. We
would like to organize a circle of “hand-made” artists who would like
to demonstrate and teach-by-doing as one of the on-going activities
for folks to join in on. Would you or anyone that you know like to
join in on this first Hand-made Crafter’s Skill-Share as a mentor/
demonstrator? Contact pe…


We are scrambling to find volunteers and organizational help to do
this scheduled event this year. We feel it is a seed we planted (this
is the Third Annual…) and we have a responsibility to tend it….It
has been a busy fall, with lots’ of other wonderful festivals and
gatherings—-but we gotta celebrate our 4.3 acres and our incoming
well/irrigation system!

It’s Harvest time! A time to heap all that we have planted and
harvested throughout the growing season on the center of our table and
be thankful for our fruitfulness! If you are interested in becoming a
sponsor, please connect with Jenny McKellar for details.

At the top of our “heap of harvest” is celebrating our official new-
old home-place on the Historic Barns Property. And here we are, as we
approach the end of our eighth year of service in the Traverse City
community. We are grateful for the shared space on the barns property
with the City and Rec Authority, SEEDS and the Botanic Gardens, and a
celebration is in order!

JOIN US, as we Heap the Harvest on the table! HARVEST FESTIVAL
a benefit
for the whole family and community!

at Little Artshram’s Art-Farm and Community Gardens on the Historic
Barns property,
Traverse City, MI

Saturday, Oct. 3, 2009

12-5 PM

$5 per person, $20 family, Donations accepted, Bay Bucks accepted.
one will be turned away for lack of funds)

* Music and merrymaking with Blackwater Valley Songs
* Community Potluck–bring your own tableware, chairs and blankets
* Hand-made Crafters Skill-Share, learn about spinning, weaving,
knitting, crotcheting….
* Youth Market Farmers Market and a Vegetable & Seed Swap/Sale
* Art-Farm Treasure Hunt!
* Face painting!
* This is a Zero-trash event, which means ONLY–compost buckets
will be provided

Funds raised will go towards the Art-Farm & Community Garden Programs,
and help underwrite the Children and Family portion of the Great Lakes
Bioneers Conference.

We thank our SPONSORS, so far: Cedar City Market, SEEDS, The Botanic
Gardens of Northwest Michigan, Rolling Centuries Farms, Oryana Natural
Foods, Edible Grand Traverse Magazine, and all the great crafters,
musicians, farmers,and volunteers who are generously giving their time
and talent…

For further information:

Volunteer Coordinator: Emily Huntoon, 517-914-6255


Sponsorship Coordinator: Jenny Mckellar, 231-944-4622


Treasure Huntress & Skill-Share Coordinator: Penny Krebiehl,