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 email@example.com