October 10th, 2014 by Michele Guieu

You are invited to a HOME CONCERT after dinner
Saturday, October 25
7 – 11 PM
1856 San Antonio Ave, Berkeley, CA 94707
RSVP: irisart.ngo@gmail.com
510 524 4150
One of the most revered creative artists in Costa Rica:
singer/song writer, poet, painter, etc. All her creative endeavors reflect her commitment to cultural roots, the environment, a sustainable future. She will perform from both new and old repertoire of her songs, & perhaps some poems. Her performances are full of the passion for life one could expect from someone who has survived cancer for the 3rd time.
After the concert musicians are invited to jam, and dancers to dance.
Donations will contribute to Voz Propia’s 2014 /15
Project Orquesta de los Bosques Tropicales directed by Guadalupe.
10% of donations will be given to WEAD-Womens Environmental Artist Directory.
Suggested donation $10 – $20, and everyone is welcome
You can also write a check to Iris Arts, US fiscal sponsor for Voz Propia
Thanks to Marci & Ricardo from DueStudio for providing sound.

Big Daddy’s Garden Featured in Smithsonian Gardens

September 26th, 2014 by Krystle Ahmadyar

The Smithsonian Gardens has invited
Big Daddy’s Complete Rejuvenating Community Garden to join its Community of Gardens!

Big Daddy’s story and new photos of the garden are featured on the Smithsonian’s website. They are one of the few west coast gardens listed so far. Check it out and visit a some other great organic community gardens too.


About Big Daddy’s Garden

Vickie Jo Sowell, sculptor and garden manager
When the abandoned gas station that had been owned by our long-time neighbor Big Daddy Green burned down, the City asked us what should be done on the site. Big Daddy’s Complete Rejuvenating Community Garden is the result, the name a riff on Mr. Green’s original business.

The garden provides two dozen raised-bed gardening boxes to community members within close distance in Emeryville and Oakland. Leave us a note to inquire about vacancies. There is a small fee charged, primarily for watering. 

WEAD Board member Suzanne Girot passed away June 1, 2014

July 24th, 2014 by Krystle Ahmadyar