Florists in Alta, IA
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Alta Flower Shops
103 South Main Street
Alta, IA 51002
Alta IA News
Nov 9, 2019
Cooperative Garden Promotes Food Self-Determination for Santa Ana - VoiceofOC
So even though, for the past three years they’ve provided cempaspuchitl – Mexican marigolds – for Día de los Muertos altars, they won’t have any of the flowers available this week. But don’t worry, they say. They will next year. And they have other plans. Big plans.
JULIE LEOPO, Voice of OCCRECE is currently replenishing their soil this year. Members of the co-op are clearing out the garden beds.
The CRECE Cooperative Garden has been supported by the Santa Ana Building Healthy Communities initiative, which was launched nine years ago with a major grant from the California Endowment. The goal of Santa Ana Building Healthy Communities is to improve the health and overall quality of life of low-income residents. Making tasty and fresh food available is one important piece.
When it’s growing season, CRECE is one-third of an acre of abundance: cucumbers, guava, lettuce, corn (five kinds), avocado, pomegranate, raspberries, peppers (10 kinds) and much more.
“This farm has grown over 100 different crops,” says Evelyn Estrada, who became a volunteer after returning from the Peace Corps in the Philippines. “It’s teaching us so many lessons.”
JULIE LEOPO, Voice of OCEvelyn Estrada, 32, fixes the vines growing along the garden work station at the CRECE Cooperative Garden in Santa Ana.
CRECE stands for Community in Resistance for Ecological and Cultural Empowerment. You might wonder, how is a garden an act of resistance? Clara Leopo, a senior at UC Irvine explains.
“Because I feel like a lot of grocery stores are expensive and not accessible to families here,” says Leopo, who grew up in Santa Ana. “And a lot of the (grocer... Nov 9, 2019
‘Dia De Los Muertos’ comes to Cheyenne Botanic Gardens - Cowboy State Daily
Botanic Gardens while in the facility’s Conservatory, people can leave momentos in honor of their departed loved ones on one of several “ofrendas” or altars on display.
Authentic Mexican food will also be available for purchase from Cheyenne food vendors both Friday and Saturday.
On Saturday, activities will run from 1 to 5 p.m. and feature live performances by mariachi bands and dancers.
In the Botanic Gardens’ classroom, children will be invited to take part in crafts such as the creation of flower crowns and the decoration of pots adorned with sugar skulls. Children will also get a chance to help create a mural on the floor of the Children’s Village.
For more information, visit the Botanic Gardens website at Botanic.org/classes or the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens Facebook page.
... Oct 10, 2019
Flowers Become an Unlikely Means to Discuss Identity and Politics - Hyperallergic
Chong’s installation — comprised of dozens of individual sculptures, surrounded by Wave Hill’s existing stone garden — was like stumbling across an altar in the woods, or even witnessing a private ritual only for the sculptures. Chong has painted her fiberglass and resin sculptures orange, pink, yellow, and purple, and arranged them in four circles. Each sculpture resembles both a blooming rose and and an open mouth, lining up for communion. They are reminders that flowers help us visualize and understand birth, death, and the cycles of life.Cecile Chong, “EL DORADO – The New Forty Niners” (2019), plastic, plaster, encaustic, fiberglass-reinforced resin, 16 ft. diameter (courtesy of the artist, photo by Stefan Hagen)The indoor portion of the piece, which includes two of these sculptures, cast in gold and surrounding a gumball machine dispensing miniature versions of the sculptures for the visitor to keep, is less moving. It has an element of whimsy, the surprising pleasure of getting a free toy, as enjoyable in my 30s as it was when I was five. As with most toys that come out of a machine, however, that pleasure is fleeting.Bundith Phundombatlert’s project “Sunny Garden in Blue: Stories from the Carribean to Brooklyn” (2018-present), collects stories from six men and women, all immigrants, about plants that have had significant meaning in their lives. Phundombatlert juxtaposed his drawings of the participants with scientific drawings and diagrams of the plants, and the stories. The diagrams and white text on a blue background recall high school textbooks. The stories themselves, as well as the thought of what these plants have seen and even survived, is powerful and worth sharing; their installation in a gallery setting is less so.From left to right: Bundith Phunsombatlert, Sunny Garden in Blue: Stories from the Caribbean to Brooklyn (2018-ongoing), archival digital print on paper, 12 works: 14 ¼ x 20 inches each, 17 x 22 ¾ inches framed (courtesy of the artist... Sep 19, 2019
Native Plants: If You Plant Them, They Will Grow - Foothills Sun Gazette
Intermountain Nursery or Las Pilitas Nursery; or local organizations like the Alta Peak chapter of the California Native Plant Society which have fall sales in Three Rivers, altapeakcnps.org/news, and the Sequoia Riverlands Trust, sequoiariverlands.org, on Dry Creek above Woodlake.
The UCCE Master Gardeners will be available to answer your gardening questions each Saturday at the Visalia Farmer’s Market in the Sears parking lot from 8 to 11 a.m. They will also be at the Eagle Mountain Casino Health Fair on Oct. 3.
... Sep 19, 2019
It wasn't all love and flowers and Woodstock in 1969 - Sydney Morning Herald
Rolling Stones to put the decade to death. On December 6, the Stones released an album called Let It Bleed. The next day they hosted a concert at the Altamont Speedway in northern California - supposed to be a Woodstock of the West - which ended with an 18-year-old boy stabbed to death by a member of the Hells Angels. Let it bleed, indeed. The founder of the Stones, Brian Jones, had died just six months before, drowned in his own swimming pool.Peace and love were running short all over the place.On August 14, 1969, the British sent troops to Northern Ireland to “restore order” after an outbreak of sectarian violence.source media="(min-width: 1024px)" srcset="https://static.ffx.io/images/$zoom_0.333%2C$multiply_1.06%2C$ratio_1.5%2C$width_756%2C$x_0%2C$y_36/t_crop_custom/w_800/q_86%2Cf_auto/3f07ae00329966891d5103fff280e73ce62b4... Aug 22, 2019
On 81st Birthday Bishop Liston Page Sr. Blessed by Raindrops, Honored with Street Naming - TAPinto.net
Christ weren’t quite done heaping praise on their spiritual leader, Bishop Liston Page, Sr.
Indeed, the raindrops, several speakers said from the altar, were in fact a blessing, another sign of God’s love being bestowed on the man who, on the day that would bring the birth of his fourth grandchild, as well his 81st birthday, seemed to be thrice blessed on Sunday.
“This is a dream come true,” Page’s son, also Bishop Liston Page, said of the honor that put his father’s name on the street outside the church that he said has been a “beacon of light to those that are helpless.”Sign Up for E-News
Councilwoman-at-Large Dr. Lilisa Mimms, who along with Third Ward Councilman Bill McKoy sponsored the resolution declaring the street name change, said there was no reason to wait any longer to bestow the honor. “We have to give people their flowers when they can still smell them,” Mimms said. “Name streets after them while they can still drive on them.”
Calling Bishop Page an “icon” Mimms said that the honor is “deserved for all the work he’s done.”
“He has fed so many people, saved so many lives,” Mimms added, reflecting that as a young girl growing up right around the corner she benefited from a feeding program Page spearheaded.
Even with his decades of service this, Mimms concluded bringing the congregation to its feet, “is his greatest season yet!”
Congressman Bill Pascrell...