Tuesday, 21 June 2016

EDST graduate class in the Orchard Garden on Summer Solstice

 On the Summer Solstice (and the night of the Strawberry Moon, on the lead-up to National Aboriginal Day), Vanessa Andreotti's EDST graduate class in Entangled Socialities had their class in the Orchard Garden outdoor classroom.

Susan guest-taught the class of 13 graduate students, taking everyone for an Invisible Gardens ecopoetry walk to the sites of the original Orchard Garden and the Children's Garden, and ending up at the Orchard Garden in Totem Field.

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Julian led us on a tour of the garden, and we enjoyed a snack in the garden, learned about the mathematical art installations (Nick Sayers' 10 L Platonic Solids windsocks and George Hart's hyperboloid gate), weeded the beds with Julian's guidance, and learned how to track the path of the sun on the momentous occasion of sunset on the Solstice!
 Hoping to see many people from the class back at the Garden on Thursday for our Solstice Celebration! Thanks for a memorable evening and great discussions. (And if anyone from the class would like to share your ecopoetry sketches here, we would be very happy to post them!)

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