Green potluck picnic 8.06 11am
From: Tom Taylor (
Date: Wed, 24 Aug 2005 08:31:13 -0700 (PDT)
On August 6th Bruce Bacon's farm will unfold before us for some Fun For A
Change ~ come be part of it.

Get the heck out of town, break some bread, have a time and open your mind
and use it.  Attendance is limited so please let us know if you are planning
on attending by RSVPing to Florianne Wild at (612) 251-3652.

Children are welcome as they will lead us but please no pets.

Camping is available for Saturday evening but please RSVP and as a matter
of fact PLEASE RSVP (to Florianne Wild at (612) 251-3652) if you are
planning on just attending for the day so we can plan accordingly.

A soul or two is in demand to help me with the food so please ring me up
if you are interested in helping with that (612-788-4252).

This is a pot luck picnic so please feel free to flex your own culinary
prowess for us all.  Please feel free to call me if you have any questions
about food and drink (think SHARE).  Grills will be going.

Please feel free to send this message onto friends that you would like to
spend some time on the farm with; help make it all what it will be ~ take
responsibility ~ PARTICIPATE.

Bring your beautiful self, fine attitude and lets have some Fun For A

Tom Taylor

GREEN POTLUCK PICNIC PARTY at the Garden Farme of Bruce Bacon in Ramsey,


11:00 a.m. 'til MIDNIGHT ~ some folks are camping over.

Hosts:  Bruce Bacon, Ken Pentel, Tom Taylor, Tori Johnston, Todd Bockley,
Florianne Wild

There will be a children's art table in operation

11:00     Arrive and orientate
Noon:     Sweet corn, watermelon and pot luck lunch
1:00     Welcome and site tour of Garden Farme with Bruce Bacon
2:00     Medicinal herbs walk
3:00     Local contemporary Anishinabeg art with Todd Bockley
4:00     Permaculture talk by Jen Adams
5:00     Tour of the Garden Farme CSA with the gardeners
6:00     Potluck dinner
7:00     The Wonder of Oaks with Dan Keiser and a walk amongst them
8:00 - Midnight     Bonfire and tales

What to bring:  a favorite picnic dish, a plate and eating utensils, a lawn
chair, provisions that you love to share and your beautiful self with your
fine attitude

What not to bring:  your dog (sorry...)

Map and directions to the Farme:  See  website at
For further site queries:  (763) 753-5099

LIMITED SPACE - Please RSVP early!

CONTACT:  Florianne Wild
fwild59 [at]
(612) 251-3652

Donations will be gratefully accepted.
There is no rain date.  This event will take place rain or shine.  There is
shelter for the picnickers.
Bios of some of the presenters:

Bruce Bacon
     Bruce lives on a 90-acre green island thirty miles north of the Twin
Cities.  His is one of the oldest remaining farms in Ramsey, Minn., and
once belonged to his grandparents.  His organic produce is served at
restaurants such as the Dakota, the Heartland, and W.A. Frost's, and is
sold at co-ops in the Twin Cities. Bruce continues to explore the
possibilities of "greening the suburban sprawl,"  to create community
through gardening, and to promote permaculture design for sustainability.
He has an abiding interest in systems theory.

Todd Bockley
     Todd operated the Bockley Gallery in the warehouse district of
Minneapolis from 1985-95.  Its focus was twofold, to exhibit and support
the work of local artists and to exhibit American outsider art and
European art brut.  Since 1995, Todd has pursued independent curatorial
projects.  In 1997 he organized and implemented his first Beuys-inspired
Tree Planting Project in conjunction with Joseph Beuys Multiples at the
Walker Art Center. The primary planting site was on the Leech Lake
Reservation.  Many similar projects followed, in Minnesota and at other
sites in the U.S.  In 2000, he curated "Listening with the Heart:  the
work of Frank Big Bear, George Morrison, and Norval Morrisseau," at the
Weisman Art Museum in Minneapolis. He is currently working on an
exhibition of work by Barbara Kreft and Stuart Nielsen for the Rochester,
Minn. Art Center for fall 2005.

Dan Keiser
     Dan "the Oakman" Keiser grew up and lives in south Minneapolis.  He
majored in art and biology at St. John's University.  He is a certified
tree inspector, a certified arborist, and a member of the International
Oak Society, as well as an honorary member of the Mendota Mdewakanton
Dakota community.  He calls himself an urban forester; the Mdewakanton
call him Utuhu Tanka, or Forest Oak.  Dan will walk and talk with us while
visiting some oak trees at Garden Farme.  Topics will include the history
of oaks, globally and locally; the biology of oaks and other phenomena;
local Native American culture and the oak.

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