Tag: world garden commons

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
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

Fargo Featured in Field Guide for Creative Placemaking

  Of the eleven case studies featured in The Field Guide for Creative Placemaking and Parks, between the stories of a recreational path in Chicago and an urban wilderness in Huston, is a telling of World Garden Commons, the pilot site of The Fargo Project located at Rabanus Park. The Field Guide for Creative Placemaking…
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October 19, 2017 0

The Fargo Project Research Opportunity

We need your help. Through conversations and interviews, participation in art activities and public events at World Garden Commons, Rabanus Park, many people have contributed to The Fargo Project through community interest and professional association. Some of you have received an email to participate in a survey to determine how people involved in The Fargo Project…
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September 26, 2017 0

World Garden Commons Construction Update Fall 2017

All across Fargo, large stormwater basins temporarily hold water runoff, sometimes for only hours at a time, during heavy rains or snowmelt. These basins are hidden in plain sight to most residents. Many of the basins are uninviting, unadorned, sunken grass lots with limited plant and wildlife diversity. An exception is the World Garden Commons…
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September 20, 2017 0

Sep 24 – World Café at the World Garden Commons

UPDATE:  – Due to storms forecasted for Sunday, September  24 – the event has been moved to the New American Consortium at 15 21st Street S, Fargo from 1:00-4:00 PM.  Share world music, food, and conversation. It’s an afternoon of friendship, food, and conversation (for adults and kids). DAY: September 14, 2017 TIME: 1:00-4:00 PM…
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September 13, 2017 0

08-20 MINI POWWOW

Are you tired of driving 100’s of miles to go to Powwow but still want to dance, sing, or watch? DAY: August 20, 2017 TIME: 1:00 to 4:00 PM TITLE: Mini Pow Wow; WHERE: Rabanus Park 4301 18th Ave So, Fargo Hosted by: Fargo Native American Commission Well, then, come to this Mini-Powwow on Sunday, August…
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August 15, 2017 0

July 30 – Pollinator Party

DAY: July 30, 2017 TIME: 1:00 to 4:00 PM TITLE: Pollinator Party at the World Garden Commons WHERE: Rabanus Park 4301 18th Ave So, Fargo Hosted by: Plains Art Museum Honey bees account for nearly 80% of crop pollination in the US and are essential for a healthy environment. The prairie flowers growing at World…
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July 24, 2017 0

July 16 – Family Water Festival

DAY: July 16, 2017 TIME: 1:00 to 4:00 PM, July 16 2:00 PM Illustrated History with Steve Stark TITLE: Family Water Festival at World Garden Commons WHERE: Rabanus Park 4301 18th Ave So, Fargo Hosted by: River Keepers Families can learn about our wet natural resources to appreciate water in the World Garden Commons and the watershed. Fun…
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July 10, 2017 0