Urban Farming meets community building at the Fairy-Tale Farm’s Summertime Salon tonight in Santa Cruz, CA. Check it out & if you happen to live there – Participate!
Tonight’s activities include a performance by Vishu’s Secret, as well as an open music jam, free figure drawing, games, collage, good homemade treats, and an opportunity to offer up your own creations.
It’s been over a decade since I lived near and spent time with my good friends Karsten & Debbie Wade, and I was happy & impressed to find out what they’ve been up to lately when I recently read their Fairy-Tale Farm blog.
“Why did you name it Fairy-Tale Farm?” I asked Debbie. To my amusement, she replied:
“Everyone told me it was a fairy-tale to think I could make a profit off of the land and not build condos, so I named it fairy-tale farm.”
Excellent! I salute her endeavor and its uniqueness. It’s an authentic experience that is accessible to everyone, at a price that doesn’t require a large portion of your disposable income.
Check it out if you can, or if geographically challenged, take note and start your own similar endeavor. Get to know the neighbors and join forces to create inexpensive, mutually supportive community building & enriching activities that will help get the kids off the tube or World of Warcraft once in awhile. There is a lot more to life than what’s being mass marketed to us and often it’s right there at home or just around the corner.
It is not easy opening oneself up to other people, but the generation of unique experiences and encouragement of individual expression and micro economies is, in my opinion, extremely valuable.