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A Westside Elementary fifth-grader crosses a temporary obstacle course at World Garden Commons

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“Children are a kind of indicator species. If we can build a successful city for children, we will have a successful city for all people.” – Enrique Peñalosa, Mayor of Bogotá World Garden Commons at Rabanus Park is designed so the community can enjoy the natural environment. It is a unique attraction where people can…
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February 5, 2018 0
Welcome Week Fargo Moorhead

Growing Together Garden Leadership Workshop

FARRMS with NDSU Extension and Growing Together will host a Community Garden Workshop Wednesday, March 14 at LSS from 1PM to 5PM. If you have a current community garden or considering starting a community garden this workshop is for you. Growing Together’s highly successful model of communal gardening has inspired groups around the region to…
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February 4, 2018 0
A mowed lawn was sole "before" feature of the water basin at Rabanus Park, the “after” image shows World Garden Commons full of plant diversity that can support pollinators, birds and other creatures.

NEW Pollinator Habitat Workshop

Discover the many benefits of a pollinator habitat and learn how to transform a section of your yard into a beautiful prairie garden. When: Tuesday, March 27, 6:00-8:00 PM Where: Probstfield Center for Education room 303, Moorhead Tickets available: Click to enroll The workshop focuses on what constitutes a pollinator habitat, the process of installing…
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January 26, 2018 2

Listening Garden Artist Featured in Faculty Art Exhibition

The public is invited to the Faculty Art Exhibition opening reception on Thursday, January 25, 2018. The annual art exhibit at Concordia College features the work of sculptor Dwight Mickelson, one of the artists connecting people and their ideas to shape the World Garden Commons, the stormwater pond at Rabanus Park, Fargo. The exhibition runs…
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January 17, 2018 0

Meet Artist Dwight Michelson

  Dwight Mickelson (b. 1964), is a sculptor, metal-worker and furniture-maker and the artist connecting people and their ideas that shape the World Garden Commons, the stormwater pond at Rabanus Park.  Raised in Hawley, Minnesota, Mickelson has always been interested in the intersections that exist between art and craft, between nature and culture and between…
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January 17, 2018 0
"We must go out and re-ally ourselves to Nature every day."

Get Outside

“We must go out and re-ally ourselves to Nature every day.” – Henry David Thoreau Our winters, urban environment, and lifestyles drive us to stay indoors. As Thoreau notes and many of us realize, consciously or not, staying in isn’t good for mental health. His remedy: a long walk, even through deep snow, and a…
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January 10, 2018 0

“Unity” Premiers at the Fargo Theater

Starring the children of Jefferson Elementary and Fargo High School and featuring artist DPB and Officers Bloom and Niemeyer Please join the Fargo Police Department to celebrate and grow the culture of unity for the sake of our young people with the premiere of  “Unity,” a music video, made in collaboration with artist DPB, Officer…
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November 27, 2017 0
Fargo Public Art Master Plan

Fargo Public Arts Master Plan

Join the Planning Department and the Arts and Culture Commission hosting an open house to discuss the Public Art Master Plan. Your attendance is welcome! Public Art Public Forum: 5:30 PM, Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at the Fargo Public Library Downtown Community Room.   Fargo’s public art can be a catalyst for expansive thinking, cultural…
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November 22, 2017 0
Free events at World Garden Commons in Rabanus Park from 1-4 p.m. on Sundays Rain or shine, the activities are free to attendees and open to the neighbors of World Garden Commons

Reflecting on the Summer Series

The 2017 Summer Series activated World Garden Commons through events and programs focused on culture, art and science. Activities included a mini powwow, water festival, brass concerts, conversations and art projects benefiting bees and people. Summer Series Video: The events were organized by partners deeply involved in the design of the stormwater basin called World…
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November 21, 2017 0

NDSU Generates New Discoveries

North Dakota State University students presented their work during 2017 NDSU EXPLORE, an event showcasing undergraduate research and other creative scholarly activities. This fall, four Natural Resources Management students presented their research taking place at World Garden Commons under the advisement of Jack Norland, Associate Professor of NRM. Don Vererka presented what he and Logan…
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November 10, 2017 0