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Beneath the Surface Older Youth Programs: You Are Walking Soil, Telling a Story

When Jun 17, 2013
from 03:00 PM to 05:00 PM
Where Decorah Public Library
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Contact Phone 563-382-3717
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Uva Turnbull once collected 159 little jars of dirt, from all over the world. Each one tells story, and you can go see them, if you like, by going to Sidney, Iowa.  But wait, she’s definitely not the only one with a soil story to tell!  Why, you are highly qualified to tell one or two yourself, because you are walking soil.  Through all your years of eating, food that has it’s beginning in the soil, it has become you.  Your life is a soil story.  So come join others in a fun time of telling it.  Here are the instructions:  Collect a small bit of soil from a place that has meant something to you and bring it to the library in a nice jar no bigger than 10 ounces.  Hopefully your handsome jar has no label, because you are going to make a beautiful one for it.    We will use some group magic to help you name and letter your unique story on some special “soil-painted paper” with calligraphy pens.  Those who wish to loan their stories to the library for a display will be welcome to do so.  We’ll have some Mud Pie or Dirt Cake on hand too, whichever is in season.

 

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