11:30 AM11:30


Field Experience #4: Ramps will be a foraging adventure in the Wisconsin forest. The event will take place at a secret location that has an abundance of ephemeral spring ramps.

Artist and educator Michael Legan will teach us how to identify and sustainably harvest wild ramps. We’ll spend time discovering and collecting them - you can even take some home for cooking experiments and for sharing with friends.

Then our harvest will be transformed into a communal meal of traditional Alsatian flammkuchen, made in a special oven built by Michael and his brother. Stay and spend the afternoon with people making flammkuchen and exploring the land. We’ll have a creative activity for everyone or you can wander, meditate by the creek, take field recordings, document the maple syrup farm, take a sensory walk in the woods...

Here are a few important details:

  • The location will be shared with you once you’ve signed up. The land is 1.5 hours from Minneapolis (less time from St. Paul).

  • We’ll get started around 11:30 (we recommend leaving Minneapolis at 10:00)

  • We are coordinating carpools so if you don't have a car or would like to minimize driving, we’ll help make these arrangements.

  • We will stay and hang out all afternoon - stay as long as you like!

  • Everyone is welcome, and we think kids would especially like this adventure.

Like all events, this one is free, but there are a few things you'll want to bring:

  • This event will be BYOB - booze, blankets (or chairs), and bug spray (for ticks).

  • Bring picnic supplies (we’ll provide plates, napkins, and forks) and any additional food items to accompany the flammkuchen (i.e. things you would also pair with pizza).

  • Personal shovels (small hand shovels are best) to harvest ramps and gardening gloves to protect your hands

  • There is a creek you can walk through to reach another lot of ramps, so if you wish to be extra adventurous bring tall rubber boots or shoes that are good for walking in water.

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4:00 PM16:00

Propagate: A Plant Clipping Exchange

Propagate: A Plant Clipping Exchange will take place at the beautiful studio space of Bodega Ltd on Saturday, April 27 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. Bring at least one cutting (or as many as you like) from your favorite plants to share with others. We’ll arrange them together in the Bodega space and then do an exchange. You’ll get new plants to take home to nurture and grow. Be prepared to share ideas about your plants: What type of plant is it? How do you care for it? Does it have a story? 

This event is free and limited to 25 participants. You can register here.

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1:00 PM13:00

Awakening Dormancy

Join Living Hearth Farm & School for Field Experience #2 a co-created walk and talk exploring the concepts of dormancy and creativity. Sinking our roots into the outer landscape of Theodore Wirth Park, we will tune into our senses, exploring how the landscape awakens from dormancy and transforms from its winter slumber. Following the walk, a collaborative discussion indoors will help reflect on the relationship dormancy has to our creative practice and our lives.

This event is free and limited to 15 participants, register early to save your spot and only if certain you can attend. Sign up here!

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2:00 PM14:00

Plant Listening Session

Join LA-based Data Garden on Sunday 2/24 from 2:00-4:00 will be a deep listening session inspired by Pauline Oliveros. Jon Shapiro from Data Garden will lead the group through a listening exercise using sounds generated from plants. This will be followed by a discussion of the experience of connecting more deeply to our sense of sound. Bring blankets to sit on!

The program is free and open to the public. The Playtime space is in the back of the building in a carriage house, the coordinates are 44.966574, -93.283937).

All are welcome!

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4:00 PM16:00

Making Music with Plants

Join LA-based Data Garden on Saturday, 2/23 from 4-6 p.m. They will be a hosting a special music making and listening workshop led by Joe Patitucci. He will guide you through the process of designing sounds in Ableton Live for the purpose of making MIDI Sprout plant music. The group will then be invited to play music with the plants. Bring instruments and other sensory inputs to improvise sounds!

The program is free and open to the public.

All are welcome!

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