Come join André & SchaOn in celebrating Nature in the City this weekend in Little Bohemia...
10th Annual West 7th Neighborhood Garden Tour
The strength of community organizing will be on full display during the 10th annual West End Neighbors Garden Tour featuring successes of the Little Bohemia Neighborhood Association (LBNA).
This inner city neighborhood is located between West 7th Street and 35E, Grand Avenue west to the railroad tracks. Its identity has solidified in the past decades, especially following the collapse of the 2008-09 housing market when slumlords took their "equity" and abandoned their properties. Undaunted, the neighborhood took advantage, formed partnerships, and created the "Little Bohemia" neighborhood, drawing upon the significant Czech/Slovak (Bohemian) immigrant history in the life of our city.
On Saturday, June 10, 10 p.m. to 4 p.m. free activities feature a plant sale, pollinator puppet show, Live Music, horticultural research, immigrant and horticultural history, and a day filled with opportunities to explore eleven yards and gardens of Little Bohemia. Our guidebook features 36 pages of garden and historic images, and a map to guide you. The booklet and map are available at the Federation offices, 974 7th St West and the Banfil Office Court, 555 7th St West. Copies of the booklet are limited and available only on the day of the tour, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
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Special Performance by Trudy Harper, the Harpist at the Garden Tour
Trudy will be playing harp from 11 to 2 PM at our house during the Garden Tour. We are excited that Trudy is able to do this as she is an amazingly talented harpist! While Trudy will be using her Irish Harp at this event (helping to fit our garden's theme of "Woodland Fairie meets City").
On these hot summer days, we're looking for things that help to cool us off often turning to cold beverages, cold teas, ice cream or cold sodas, though these cold favorites hamper what is called "Agni" or your digestive fire, and can diminish your capacity to digest foods correctly and the ability to fully assimilate all the nutrients and subtle components of what you eat.
A nice alternative on these hot days are Strawberries! When you are feeling the effects of the hot day… take a handful of strawberries and eat them. Within minutes the excess heat you are holding will start to dissipate from the body.