Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Earth Day drum and garden celebration at Sankofa Gardens; Sat, Ap 14, 10 am to 2 pm, and Sun, Ap 15, 2 to 4 pm

Kids at the Botanical Gardens
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The public is invited to join Sankofa Vision, Inc. for a celebration of Earth Day, says Leia Lewis.

The family-friendly festivities take place this weekend, Sat, Ap 14 (10 am to 2 pm) and Sun, Ap 13 (2 pm to 4 pm). The location is Sankofa Gardens, located at 1651 Tulane St., in Shreveport’s Linwood neighborhood.

Earth Day 2007 Fest at Sankofa Gardens marks the second annual Spring/Summer planting and development of Sankofa Gardens, organic community garden and learning campus. Event supporters include The Linwood Village, Pamoja Art Society, Nubian Express Bookstore, Playaz & Playettes, Inc., and Mahogany Ensemble Theatre.

Earth Day 2007 Fest special activities include community gardening, eco-awareness presentations, “edu-tainment” by local musicians and poets, African drum circle, and vendors. There will be learning games such as Remember that Seed, The Garden Workshop, Butterfly Maze, Haiku Heaven, Cultural Scramble, and The Garden Quilt. A summary of program highlights follows:

Sat, Ap 14:
• 10:00 AM: Opening, with Pamoja Drum Circle & Free Spirit Percussion Band
• 10:30 AM: Storytelling of Tales Around the World with Mrs. Thelma Harrison
• 11:00 AM: Open-Mic Poetry featuring poets from the Soul Food Cafe
• 12:00 AM: Remembering Farm Days: A Conversation with Community Elders
• 1:00 PM: The Shreveport Urban Trails Initiative with Dr. Loren Demerath, Chair of Sociology

Sun, Ap 15:
Planting-Potluck, 2 PM to 4 PM

Sankofa Vision, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that exists to celebrate and cultivate the art, culture, and community life of people of African descent. Sankofa Vision, Inc. coordinates several programs including Sankofa Gardens organic community garden and Sankofa Saturday School, a new 6-week summer program for elementary students that integrates lessons in gardening, Science, Math, Language Arts, the Arts, and African American Studies. Sankofa Vision, Inc. welcomes volunteers of all backgrounds.

Leia Lewis at (318) 230-2892 and


Robert E Trudeau said...

Directions: go past LSU Health Sciences Center on Kings Hwy and turn south on Linwood. In 4 blocks you will pass a strip of shops called Linwood Village. There you will turn right on Tulane St. and see Sankofa Gardens. Hope to see you there.

Robert E Trudeau said...

Leia writes, are corrections to directions:

In 4 blocks you will approach a strip of shops called the Linwood Village. Do not pass them. Look for the painted mural on the corner building. Turn left here onto Tulane St.

Parking is available at The Linwood Village and across the street from Sankofa Gardens.

Muchos gracias.

Robert E Trudeau said...

A chilly, windy but inspiring Earth Day! Thanks, Leia and Nan and all the Pamoja and Linwood group. See a review of the event Sunday.