Located in the Midwest in a bowl lined with conifer forests and ferns, Seeds of Love Art and Nature Preserve is a sanctuary dedicated to the restoration, conservation, promotion of nature through regenerative agriculture, well being and art.
In 2015, I created and self-funded this ongoing project with the intention of healing the soil and building an off the grid earth dwelling with lush natural habitats that improves the wildlife diversity. The goal is to create and facilitate a healing space for community residents. As with any new endeavor, there were challenges and resistance from the city and neighbors, who were unable to see my vision of creating an educational and recreational amenity for the community.
I am choosing to set up a GoFundMe campaign to help further this vision and plans for Seeds of Love Art and Nature Preserve. The proceeds of this proposed phased approach are as follows:
PHASE 1 - FOUNDATION 50k
Disaster Relief funds for the Derecho damage (Land hurricane damage)
Interview and hire bio remediation experts to assist in the transformational healing of the land
Assist in wetland restoration. (This involves pairing up with local businesses to gain access to native wetland seed and plant varieties)
Water irrigation for vegetable, rain harvesting, native grass and herb gardens
Soil testing throughout the soil healing process
Documentation of this process
Landscaping and terracing for erosion control along forests edge
PHASE 2 – DEVELOPMENT 50k
PHASE 3 – BUILDING 50k
PHASE 4 – PLANTING 50k
PHASES 2 - 4 focus on the design, construction and build of these onsite earth friendly structures, offering a show room for future living and potential art residencies. These structures will consist of a harmonious livable showroom, green houses and plant/meditation rooms for guests. Each phase as it approaches will be shared in depth once funding opens. Here is a brief preview of things in the phases to come.
· Hiring an architect to collaborate on an ancient futurist design
· Mapping, landscaping and the construction of a natural living structure to demonstrate what a reimagined livable future can look like. This includes methods that move toward a (w)holistic approach in regards to
materials and design.
· Permits and city fees for our livable showroom structure and green houses .
· Installation and prep for herbal, pollinator, native and edible gardens
Time is of the essence now as I am facing pressure from the city to make changes to the property that do not align with my vision. In addition, land developers are now interested in bulldozing this residential forest for high-end houses. This trend will not only deteriorate natural habitats, but also healing spaces for residents. Additional funding for this project will help me speed up the process of formalizing my plans for this residential nature, art, wellness, reserve.
Your help would benefit wildlife, people and the environment.
ABOUT ME :
Adrienne Wade has dedicated her life to inspiring change in the world through art, natural living, self-transformation and (w)holism. She is a multi talented wholistic artist and naturalist who has created all her life. From her celebrated
San Pedro Waterfront Arts District murals to her Venice street art happenings, with art on display in Los Angeles, New York, Europe, French Polynesia, Iowa and on exhibition in Hollywood’s legendary Barnsdall Art Park. She has studied art and design, permaculture, plant based medicines, wildcrafting and place making and is a documentary film and television engineer. Place making is the art of beautification, planning, creation and management of gardens, public spaces and areas of blight. Adrienne has curated events, facilitated workshops, worked on many projects/ installations such as: The Los Angeles Arboretum/ Crescent farms with Leigh Adams, Nature for All Leadership Academy, Stoneview Nature Center, Sarvodaya Farms with Rishi and Manju Kumar, Place Making with Mark Lakeman, The Ron Finley Project and has worked with a long list of celebrities.
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