In 2012, Justin Burchett (then Huron Pines AmeriCorps Member serving at the
OCD as Education Coordinator) decided to try something new - a festival in the
Otsego County Alternative Landscaping Demonstration Garden.
A series of 13 environmental education workshops designed for children and
adults were arranged. Bands were booked, artists were scheduled, and a
tradition was born!
As the years pass the festival continues to grow in popularity. Though the
festival is completely free (with the exception of items sold by food and art
vendors), people are encouraged to donate in support of the OCD's
environmental education programming and the maintenance of the 3-acre
garden in which the festival takes place. This garden continues to function as an
outdoor classroom for many of the OCD's activities.
We invite you to set aside June 28th, 2014 and plan on joining us for the 3rd
Annual CEE Art in the Garden Festival! And if you are the type of person that
loves to make a good thing great, drop us a line to find out about the multiple
volunteer committees dedicated to planning and carrying out what we believe
to be one of the finest festival experiences in northern Michigan!
A Celebration of Nature Through Art, Music, and
Annual CEE Art in
the Garden Festival
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