Keys of Tarot & Astrology 101 ~ 4-week class in Silver Lake

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KEYS of TAROT & ASTROLOGY 101 For all levels OF EXPERIENCE MONDAYS, 10aM-NOON  *  feb 23-mar 16, 2015 Silver lake for beginners to advanced, this intimate 4-week group class series facilitated by delphinia (www.delphiniasgarden.com) in a beautiful private garden setting in silver lake covers essential core principles, basic readings, keys to unlocking amazing interpretations, individual spread & natal chart exploration, lore, mystery & magic. all will leave feeling more empowered to read both for themselves and for others

Please bring notebook, pen, mug for tea, & your own deck for exploration

MONDAYs – FEB 23, MAR 2, MAR 9, & MAR 16

9:30AM garden open for meditation

10-11AM * keys of tarot (4 weeks) * $200

11AM-12noon * astrology 101 (4 weeks) * $200

$333 for both classes

Class limited to 7 participants – 1 work/study space available Rsvp before feb 22 to: gaiagrove@gmail.com

Delphinia, also known as Amy Clarke, is a gifted musician, composer, performer, priestess, artist & intuitive who has played music since age 3, read tarot cards since age 10, & studied the cycles of the moon, planets, & the stars since age 18. She co-founded an eclectic women’s spirituality circle (which is still active) in Washington, DC, a mixed teaching circle in a Williamsburg, Brooklyn backyard, & now owns a magical garden/event space for all in Silver Lake, Los Angeles where she lives playing & co-creating music, growing community & imagining special events.

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SAVE THE DATE!

Sun MAR 22, 2015 * 2nd Annual GAIA GROVE / UNIFY “WE LOVE WATER” healing ritual, song circle & potluck

10AM – 1PM, ALL AGES – SILVER LAKE

GATHER, EGG DECORATING, & SEED PLANTING AT 10AM

SONG CIRCLE at 11AM, & POTLUCK/WHITE RABBIT at NOON ~ FAMILY FRIENDLY EVENT!

$10-30 suggested energy exchange donation per family, no one turned away for lack of funds 🙂

RVSP for address to gaiagrove@gmail.com

Gaia Grove ~ Silver Lake, CA

GAIA GROVE, Silver Lake, CA: In addition to the art, music, magic and more that already is offered in this lovely space via musician/mystic Amy Clarke (oracle readings, astrology, circles, classes, lessons, etc) this beautiful private garden located in Silver Lake at the border of Echo Park in Los Angeles, CA is also available for rental, film/TV shoots, classes, writing, events, and other creative imaginings. Please contact gaiagrove @ gmail.com with inquiries! IMG_6023IMG_6857 IMG_7003 IMG_7083 Magic happens here ~ In addition to the garden, two lovely pianos are available for playing, writing, recording from both outside the house next to the garden and inside the house in the sunny music room, along with space to seat up to 30 indoors and 50 outdoors comfortably. photo(81) Link to outdoor piano pic:  http://instagram.com/p/jhddvQK0mb/?modal=true 

Community Garden in Full Summer Bloom

Here are some beautiful May flower pictures of the Micheltorena Community Garden (corner of Micheltorena & Sunset) on Sat, May 31, 2014 ~ looks like it is going to be an amazing June as well!  Come join us any Saturday, 10AM-2PM for garden time, PLUS save the date for Sat Jun 7 & Jun 14 as Make Music LA planning days with brainstorming/volunteer/jam session at 2PM each Saturday following garden hours, and then Sat Jun 21 – Worldwide Summer Solstice, Fete de la Musique, National Music Day, Make Music Los Angeles (http://www.makemusicla.org) from 10AM – 10PM all day in LA!

Reclaiming LA (http://www.reclaimingla.org) will be hosting a Summer Solstice event in the garden 2PM on Jun 21 for Solstice, and there will be music and activities all throughout Silver Lake!  Stay tuned for more details…

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May 4th Garden Compost Mini Parade (with Maypole!) & Big Parade LA

Thank you so much to everyone who joined us for a wonderfully fun “mini” parade in the Micheltorena Community Garden on Sat May 4, 2013!  Special thanks to gardeners Amy Clarke & Charles Herman-Wurmfeld for co-creating event, spreading the word, and collaborating with other gardeners, the neighborhood council, the media & community. To open the day, Leonardo Chalupowicz gave a fabulous compost workshop, Frances Tran gave a good talk about the chickens, we honored the local farmers market & farmers with decorated buckets of compost from the community garden, spoken word artists Rich Ferguson & Nance Broderzen shared beautiful pieces about the garden and all that is growing, we all created a maypole together and then carried it with us in our parade to the farmers market and back again, where we then did a dance with chant and singing led by Amy Clarke on drum (along with volunteers from Benjamin Allen’s Groov3 Dance Workshop) around the maypole, and then we shared food and drink in the garden together.  The maypole was then celebrated with the school kids from Micheltorena Elementary on May 8th, planted much deeper in the garden along with some magic climbing beans to reach the top of the pole & their wishes and hopes for the garden, the school, and the community.  The maypole now will live in the garden all year; please come by and visit and make a wish on our community & school garden maypole!

Local photographer Brittany Margulieux’s (of BKM Photography http://bkm-photography.com/) fabulous photojournal documenting the event on FB: http://on.fb.me/15Pfdcshttp://bit.ly/175qrJQ

(or if not on FB, a few images are sampled below & on Google+ ~ http://bit.ly/175qrJQ

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Imageripping recycled fabric to make the maypole, decorating the compost buckets for farmers

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@amyclarke playing the drum in the garden before leading the parade

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Dancing around the maypole while @amyclarke drums & sings, & Charles Herman-Wurmfeld celebrating with bells

Not only did Tara Kolla of Silver Lake Farms gift us with her beautiful flowers as we paraded through the farmer’s market, but Tutti Frutti Farms sent us this lovely thank you note with a picture of where in their acres of fields they added our garden-gifted compost – completing the cycle from field to farmer’s market to garden to compost back to market and the to field!

Greetings,

This is Joy from Tutti Frutti Farms at the Silverlake Market. I attached the photos I showed you of where I placed the compost you gifted us. It will be part of the next crop to be planted there soon. Even though the compost seems so small in comparison to the large field on the farm, it still feels good to bring the cycle back. Many thanks for the thoughtful gift! I also attached a few shots from your parade in front of our booth I thought you might like.

I found your Garden’s facebook page. I think your garden is so amazing and beautful! Thanks for sharing and always collecting the compost. I do not like wasting so it feels wonderful to know the cycle keeps flowing.
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Here is the Tutti Frutti Farms facebook link and the website for a little history if you want to see where the produce/compost comes from.
https://www.facebook.com/tuttifruttifarms
http://tuttifruttifarms.com/
Cheers!  Joy

Image the community maypole surrounded by sunflowers in the garden

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Join us again to celebrate the BIG Parade LA (http://www.bigparadela.com) the weekend of May 18 & 19, 2013, with a warm community potluck welcome reception in the Micheltorena Elementary Garden on Saturday eve, May 18th, 2013 from 6-8PM ~ please bring a delicious dish to share and a fun friend and join for any portion of the Big Parade Saturday or Sunday (the main Silver Lake loop) ~ route schedule, maps, and timetables are listed here: http://bigparadela.tumblr.com/post/23119323761/2013-details

Follow the Big Parade LA on twitter ~ @bigparadela #bigparadela

Also, Alysia Gray Painter wrote a great piece for NBCLA on the Big Parade. Here it is:
http://www.nbclosangeles.com/entertainment/the-scene/On-Foot-in-LA-with-New-Friends-The-Big-Parade-207531801.html

chance meetings at the garden

the other day in Silver Lake, I walked down Sunset Blvd to explore both the Micheltorena Elementary School & Community Garden http://micheltorena.org/garden/ and its future planned expansion site in a mostly vacant lot across the street.  just as I arrived, a striking orange butterfly appeared ~ dancing in front of my view, unfurling its wings, spinning in a circle ~ and then landed right in front of me. the butterfly spread its wings wide, almost daring me to capture its beauty, color, magic ~

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there is much inspiration, creativity, and possibility here ~