From Richard Sidy - Gardens for Humanity
The email below is about an event that was inspired by our Verdean meetings, and consequently, a proposal I made to Steve DeVol of KSB for collaboration. It is part of "telling our story" and of finding out what people are already doing in our community to live sustainably and harmoniously in our neighborhoods. The goal of an "Idea Garden" tour is to give people ideas of what they can do right at home to become part of the transition to sustainability.
This event may also serve to publicize the vision of how the Verdean network is aiming at solving urgent global needs on a local level. Our ultimate goal is to make this an annual event that will raise awareness of "acting locally while thinking globally."
Your feedback and participation are most welcome! Feel free to forward this to others who might be interested in participating.
From: Richard Sidy /font>firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: May 21, 2010 12:47:13 PM GMT-07:00
To: Richard Sidy /font>email@example.com>
Subject: [Gardens for Humanity] "Idea Gardens Tour" Committee
At our Executive Board meeting this week we agreed to collaborate with Keep Sedona Beautiful on a garden tour for next September.
We need to find a committee leader and put together a team to work with the committee from KSB. If you know anyone who you think would make a good leader please give me their contact information if they are willing.
The qualities we are looking for are:
• Team worker
• Enthusiastic about gardens and nature
The tour will feature examples of how humans interface with nature for beauty and sustainability in Sedona's unique environment. Some of the "Idea Gardens" would be:
• Sustainable gardens
• Food gardens/ Permaculture
• Native Plants and Landscape
• Rainwater harvesting
• Art in Gardens
• Bird and Wildlife attracting gardens
• Gardens at places of business
• Gardens for peace and contemplation
If you can't be a leader but would like to serve on the committee, let me know.
The purpose of organizing this event is to provide an educational and inspiring experience for participants, celebrate some of Sedona's special gardens, create a tourism opportunity, provide outreach and publicity in the community, raise money, showcase the missions of Gardens for Humanity and Keep Sedona Beautiful, build and sustain membership.
We appreciate your input. Feel free to forward this email to anyone you think might be interested in helping out.