To celebrate Earth Day 2017 and the completion of our crowdfunding campaign for bicycle power, we helped coordinate a Permaculture Action Day at Sister Gardens in Denver. We love working with Sister Gardens, a community farm in Northwest Denver that provides food for at risk communities and through a pay-what-you-can farmstand every Saturday.
At this action day, we completed three major projects at the site: a large scale painting project, digging new garden beds, and building small raised beds. After work was completed, we enjoyed a delicious home cooked feast with flavors from Northeast Africa and Yemen. Music at the action day included our friends Dank Lloyd Wright, Felix Fast4ward, Hohle Fels Beak, Julian Herlihy, Turn Around Norman, and spoken word artists. The children’s area included painting and problem solving adventure activities with Myra Makes. After our lunch and music we had a workshop on the four “I”s of oppression with Michelle and Ramon Gabrieloff-Parish and Damien Thompson. The four “I”s refer to ideological, institutional, internalized, and interpersonal forms of oppression. We broke into groups to examine how each of these are at play in our society and what we can do as individuals to combat them.