2022 Local Festivals

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Sowing Opportunities has participated in spring and summer 2022 in local festivals to introduce our mission to Malden, Melrose, and Revere residents, and to raise funds through donations in exchange for home grown plants and the sale of Guatemalan handicrafts, in order to raise funds for the greenhouse project.   Details are at this link.

On Saturday, May 21st we were at the May-plewood Fest in Maplewood Square, Malden:

On Saturday, June 4th we sold at the Malden Summer Festival on Pleasant Street:












On Thursday, June 16th we were at the Melrose Farmers’ Market:

Fern of Sowing Opportunities at Melrose Farmers’ Market on June 16, 2022

On Saturday, June 18th we participated in Malden Pride and Fern gave a speech.

On Friday, June 24th we were at the Revere Farmers’ Market.

On Saturday, June 25th, Sowing Opportunities had a table at the Malden Community Garden’s Family Day.  In addition to offering plants in exchange for donations, local artist Ginny Remedi-Brown taught local residents how to make a lantern out of a tin can, such as those for canned beans.

Here are some photos and videos from the Malden Community Garden lantern-making event:

Click on the image above to view a video of Ginny Remedi-Brown teaching a child to hammer nails to create a lantern from a tin can!

See how intently the children are watching Ginny to learn about how to make a lantern!