It’s pumpkin patch time! Weird and offensive jack-o-lanterns here I come!

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One of the ephemeral art pieces we’ll make in this class is a mobile to be hung outside, where the wind and elements will move and shift them over time, inviting new life into that which has been lost, and letting that which is ready to fall away do so in its own time. This particular mobile is about reckoning the difference between a life I once had in the Catskill Mountains when I was younger and the life I now cultivate in the Bay, inviting some integration of the serenity of nature I felt there with the hectic pace of the city here, and weaving the relationships I cherish on both coasts of this continent into some greater whole.
The honeycomb - from the Catskills - in the center represents home because it was once the home of bees. It also integrates the beehive feeling of living in the city with the remote farm where it was constructed. #branchingmagnet #learningadventure #lifedeathlifecycle @rae13diamond @sadie_serendipity

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Join us @raediamond & @sadie_serendipity, Sat. Oct. 11th from 1-5 for Life & Death in the Garden & Art @sogagarden. Link in profile to register for the workshop. About: The cycle of life, which includes birth, growth, apex, decay, and rebirth are constant companions in gardens, art & life. This cycle affects all creative processes, and all things that exist, whether animate or inanimate. #branchingmagnet #learningadventure #lifedeathlifecycle #studentfarm #decay #gardenecosystem

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Soil testing & chickens this weekend in Richmond. #urbanagriculture #indiansummer

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Soil testing in Richmond, CA with Josh every weekend for the next couple months! #urbanagriculture #soilnerds

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Taught my first City Gardening 101: Container Herb Gardens class @workshopsf today with @sarahmikale So much f’n fun with our students! #drinkbeermakestuff #gardening #herbs #minttea #skillbuikding

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The portal I made for Jed’s Shed at The Student Organic Garden. Mosaic wood slats *borrowed without asking* from the greenhouses at OT. See more stuff I make at ellielum.com

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Shipwreck Beach, Oregon #apirateslife #goonies

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The process of patch working today. Learning in the flow. @workshopsf

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Just finished teaching my first Patchwork Throw Pillows sewing class. Yay! Everyone f’n rocked it! @workshopsf

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