Category Archives: Art

April Garden Field Days!

Friday, April 15  12-4pm

Friday, April 22  12-4pm

Wed,  April 27 12-4pm

It’s Spring and LongGreenHouse and the SWPG are gearing up for an exciting season. Our young fruit and nut tree nursery made it through the winter, and the buds are just starting to shown signs of breaking dormancy.  We’ve been working this winter on refining permaculture designs and developing them for presentation and we’ll be presenting them in and out of the garden all season. Get a sneak peak viewing below!!! And check out the Events page for April Garden Field Days

This year more than ever we are gearing up to present the past three years of work and research. Graduate students have been developing a low-cost suburban edible landscape as a prototype for large-scale public gardens and “village scale” urban food production as a collaboration between with the University of Maine’s Intermedia MFA Program, the Town of Orono and Still Water, A research arm of University of Maine New Media. The work is intended to become repeatable community resource here in the greater Bangor region and throughout the state. If you’re interested in our work, or hosting a gathering in your community, please let us know. Send a e-mail to william.giordano@umit.maine.edu, or just show up if you would like to join us.

View our latest design work below.
See you in the garden!

Spinning & Weaving in Portland, ME

The Portland Fiber Gallery & Weaving Studio is awesome! and it’s not too far away!

~It offers LOTS of classes based on fiber use: weaving, spinning, wet felting, needle felting, and dyeing. Here’s a sample:

Spinning Classes:

Drop Spindle Spinning

Tap into the past with this very portable and low-tech method of spinning fiber into yarn.  For most of history, cloth was spindle spun.  A wheel may produce yarn faster, but a spindle can be transported very easily and it is much less expensive!

March 12th & March 19th, 2:00-3:30pm.  Cost is $65 and includes a spindle and fiber.

LongGreenHouse event celebrates Life Art

One of the coldest weeks of the year didn’t stop attenders of Aurono Borealis, an outdoor performance at LongGreenHouse this January.  Intermedia MFA students in Joline Blais’s LifeArt class organized a “council of beings” that attracted a variety of faculty, students, and members of the Wabanaki community.
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