Thursday, May 14, 2009

Highland Park Community Garden Dedication

[Correction - the garden's name is actually: Milagro Allegro Community Garden]

This weekend the boys and I (Julia went too but later on) attended the dedication ceremony for the new Highland Park Community Garden. It was a fun event, we saw some friends, had some fresh veggie snacks and played but the highlight for me was the Native American dedication ceremony with prayers, song and a group dance.

Respect was paid to the four directions, the sky and the earth and the two seated drummers sang while everyone danced around in a circle with steps so the earth could feel it.

It was a good day. Here we are, dancing. (I know, it's hard to tell) My favorite moments are when people come together to do things that are out of the ordinary or asked to act in ways that uncharacteristic or even socially uncomfortable.

I can't wait to check back at the end of the summer to see what has come up.

Milagro Allegro Community Garden

1 comment:

  1. Hi -

    My family moved back to Austin from Highland Park over a year ago, and I love checking up on our old home on your blog. Your family is great and you've given us so much inspiration! Bees and acorn flour and bandana pants- all wonderful. Thank you so much for sharing.


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