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In conjunction with National Garden Week (June 6-12, 2021), Waterville Creates announces the Sunflower Project, a collaborative community-wide initiative designed to engage everyone from novice gardeners to experienced horticulturists in creating moments of sunshine in the urban landscape, feeding local birds and wildlife, and providing pollinating stations for bees. The Sunflower Project will kick off with free seedlings, an inaugural planting of flowers, and a reading of The Sunflower House by Eve Bunting at the first Art in the Park, in conjunction with the Waterville Farmers’ Market, on Thursday, June 17, from 3:00-5:00 p.m. at Head of Falls.
This week we will also begin to design and decorate our Summer Art Journals, which we will add to in the coming weeks. If you are not able to attend for the first week, no worries! You can make a journal any week at Art in the Park.
Waterville Creates thanks a volunteer core led by garden enthusiasts Margy Burns Knight and Steve Knight, and community partners at the Waterville Public Library, City of Waterville, Alfond Youth Community Center, Children’s Discovery Museum, Waterville Farmers’ Market, and Kennebec Messalonskee Trail, for their work on this project. Special thanks to Ware-Butler for its donation of time and materials to support this project.