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For all our ancestors, we will be having a closing ceremony at the Anabolic Monument this Friday, February 14 at sunset. This will be a parting ceremony to honor land, flora, fauna, and everyone who has come to experience the many changing seasons of the Anabolic Monument.
We are honoring eight years of engagement with the land because the park will be closed for an entire year since it is going into construction with its Second Phase of the park’s design. This means that the Anabolic with all its native flora and fauna as we presently know it, and have experienced, will no longer exist.
The Tongva Elders will be officiating at the ceremony along with a diverse representation of cultures from around our planet. Please join us. Come in your traditional honoring attire, bring your drums, bagpipes, or trumpets but please join us.
This is a Zero Waste ceremony. Bring your own chair, mat, drinking and eating utensils. Share a little something to eat and drink, it’s potluck style.
For additional information please contact us at email@example.com
As a response to the upcoming park transitions, it would be a gift for you to write your testimony; what does this piece of land mean to you, what have you experienced there, how has this place impacted your life? All of our beautiful stories are a gift back to the land and a powerful way we can clarify the importance of this space to us and our communities.
Please take the time to record your written experience (including but not limited to poetry, letter, ode, testimonial, lyrics-to-a-song, script, etc) and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org by this Sunday, February 2nd.
These will be made available to the public on this blog as a way of broadcasting and archiving what we have gained individually and collectively from the Anabolic Garden and the Everything Is Medicine class.
Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014
Please join us for this last Action Day in the Anabolic Native Garden
at the north end of the Los Angeles State Historic Park.
The park will be closing this February for an entire year to begin its
second phase of design.
The Anabolic area with all its flora and fauna will no longer exist, since
the new park design can not accommodate what is already living on the
We will be harvesting native plant seeds and offering Nature Walks
for those of you who are interested.
This is a Zero Waste event so please bring your own drinking & eating
utensils and its Potluck Style so we can all share our food.
BYOC-bring your own chair
Matetere’ba (many thanks in our Raramuri language)
in the Anabolic Native Garden
Live a little and come join us this coming Sunday, January 19 from 8a.m-noon.
Address: 1245 North Spring, L.A. 90012
Address: 1245 North Spring, L.A. 90012
Bring your family, friends, neighbors and visitors to the Anabolic Native garden
inside the north end of the downtown State Historic Park. We will be cleaning the site,
harvesting seeds and having a marigold flowers GiveAway.
As always we are a Zero Waste gathering. Bring your own chair, utensils, dress
appropriate for garden work and its potluck style.
Remember we are at the north end of the park.
Please join Everything is Medicine this coming Friday, December 6th at 7pm for a cultural campfire with world-renowned speaker, Manuel Pino about environmental protection and the impacts of uranium mining in the Southwest U.S.
Manuel Pino, is from Acoma Pueblo, New Mexico. He is currently a professor of sociology and coordinator of American Indian Studies at Scottsdale Community College. Mr. Pino teaches the world at large about the toxic health effects derived from uranium mining. His mission is to ensure that the resistance to nuclear power and nuclear weapons is passed on to the younger generations. Like a messenger who passes on the important dispatch to the outstretched hand of the runner ahead: “The uranium must remain in the earth. “
Bring your own chair/mat/eating & drinking utensils. We will be sitting around the fire in the Anabolic garden area. Potluck style. Please dress for the cold.
Zempoalxochitl Flower Give Away
Everything Is Medicine invites you to the Anabolic Monument, at the north end of the Los Angeles State Historic Park this coming Saturday, November 23 from 9AM – 3PM for a flower giveaway in the native garden. This is our gift to the community for their upcoming Holiday meals.
Bring your entire family, and enjoy this year’s massive growth of marigolds (zempoalxochitl). This crop was seeded on the organic soil that was generated from the cornstalks of the Not A Cornfield, 2006 harvest- a living art project designed by artist Lauren Bon.
Stay awhile. Everything Is Medicine will be facilitating nature walks that speak about the edible, medicinal, and cultural properties of the native flora in the garden.
We will cut the flowers fresh, for you to take home.
While you are here sink your toes into a mud pit. Don’t worry about clean up. We will be providing warm water, with a solar shower for your convenience.
Tell your friends to join us as well.
Students of all levels are invited to join Everything is Medicine for a series of evening workshops out at the Anabolic Monument on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday this week (11-12-13 through 11-14-13). We start tonight. Come prepared to work and learn after the sun sets over the hills of Elysian Park. Flashlights and layered clothing will serve you well.
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Join us Sunday, November 10th for Action Day at the Anabolic Monument. This Sunday, November 10th from 8am-4pm. Come to the Anabolic garden ready for raking, harvesting, decorating, pruning, irrigating, and zempoalxochitl stringing.
CEANOTHUS L.A. 2013
THANK YOU TO ALL WHO MADE THIS EVENT FILLED WITH GRATEFULLNESS AND BEAUTY
We had over four hundred people attend and the children were most content when sitting in the mud pit with their friends and family. All the guest Elders that dropped by were generous with their words and attention to the care of our mother planet.
Lets continue on this path as a community that embraces its responsibility to nurture and generate biodiversity in the midst of a mega urban setting. Please join us in the continued care of the Anabolic native flora, remember “we can not separate ourselves from nature, we are in it, it is in us.”
We want to thank the following people and organizations for their generosity and our mother planet:, SEACA, Back2Nature, Art&Nature, The Metabolic Studio ,Theodore Payne Foundation, Tiat Society, the Tlinget people, the Brazilian Dance Ensemble, Mexika Danzantes, Japanese traditional flute and drum, Tongva cordage makers, Southern California Native Basket Weavers, Community for A Better Environment, and the many volunteers who made it all possible.
Everything Is Medicine
Classes are open to the general public every Wednesday from 6:30-9:00 pm October 16, - November 20, 2013 at the North end of the State Historic Park downtown Los Angeles. Please dress appropriately for outside weather.
We meet in the Anabolic native flora area at the far north end of the park. Sessions include the maintenance of native flora and their cultural, edible and medicinal use. In exchange for the class we ask that you provide at least 40 hours of volunteer time in a two and month period.
Please email me at email@example.com if you are interested in attending.