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Little River Bend Garden Project 2008
I first met Linda McGlathery at Imagine Miami Summit and was instantly curious to learn more about The Garden Project. Had the pleasure of visiting the Little River Bend Gardens recently and the energy of nature there is beyond magical! The manatees visit daily, like water guardians and friends to the residents; the gardeners are interacting, learning and producing some of their own food.
Definitely looking forward to future Garden Projects and their inherent Magic!
SEE THE GARDEN PROJECT video clip here!
Â Â Â Â -view from Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus rooftop during Imagine Miami SummitÂ Â Â
A day of arts, culture and civic engagementÂ programs and possibilities in Miami and worldwide. I attended this gathering on Saturday (2/16/08) because I knew it would be an amazing group of people to network with and perhaps to learn of at least one community project that would speak to my heart.
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Earthman, Chief Nathaniel Styles and Imagine Miami Director, Corrina MoebiusÂ
Within the first 10 minutes, I knew this was so much more. The summit started off with performance artist, Octavio Campos getting everyone on their feet, crossing imagined boundaries and opening minds to all that would be presented throughout the day long event.Â Corinna Moebius, the vivacious Director of Imagine Miami introduced the first speaker, Barbara Schaffer-Bacon, a co-director of Animating Democracy (Americans for the Arts).Â Â Barbara shared several examples of arts-based civic projects that demonstrated the powerful impact these types of projects have on communities all over the planet. The presentations, speakers, organizations and ideas flowed and expanded throughout the day and I anticipate will continue as we absorb all of this energy, choose our collaborations and move forward.Â This is just another example of the power of shared visions and energy. Once again confirming for me that I am in the right place at the right time.