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Colony1’s Turnip the Beet! Market Festival in Wynwood

Colony1 presented their second market festival and educational workshop series , “Turnip the Beet”— A community festival and local, handmade market in Wynwood. The festival offered grassroots-style education from the community, by the community. Attendees enjoyed local, farm fresh harvests, educational workshops, tastings, healing arts, yoga and meditation, raffle giveaways, and day two of SIMA‘s Environmental Impact Film Festival. A family friendly day of celebrating people, ecology, connectivity and sustainability!

Activities included Gardening and Mulching, Tree Grafting, and Composting Workshops, Workshop your Lunch, Miami Bike Culture and Repairs with Help Earth Ride (H.E.R.), Conversation Series: Love the Everglades with Jean Sarmiento, a variety of Yoga classes, Superfood Shake Demo with John Schott, Real Solutions to Toxicity with Highpoint Healing & Wellness workshop and Raw and Living Food demonstration by Fabiana Hernandez, Intersectionality with St. James, and Pesticides and Insects with Jillian Pim. Emerge Miami made a stop at Colony1 to enjoy fresh coconut water, as part of their annual Sweet Treats bike ride.

Healing meditations included Galactic Sound Healing with Mike Goldfarb, Anahata OM Integrative Bodywork, Water Ceremony and Sacred Sound Meditation by Erika Annette Picard and Kno, Group Acupuncture and Shamanic Drumming with Heather Marie Rose, Hawaiian Culture and Lomi Lomi Bodywork with Emily Peters, as well as the Moon Flower Ollintlahuimetzli Healing Tent Lead by the Miami Moondance Women.

Local and handmade vendors included: 4 Elementum – essential oils and teas, Druid’s Grove – wild harvested herbs, Between Spirit & Stone – handmade jewelry, FabiYogini Wear – upcycled yoga clothing, Retrouvaille Upcycle Boutique – upcycled clothing with a taste of Rock n Roll & Free spirit attitude, Kangen Water, Veritas Soap Co., Handmades by Gretel and Russell Beans, CATEURA Upcycled – Hand-crafted all natural soy wax candles & self-watering succulent planters made from beer, wine and liquor bottles, Marisabel Lavastida- local artwork and live painting, CZ Dezines Graphic Solutions – handmade marble magnets and coasters, and handmade crystal soap by Wild Medicine.

Food vendors included: SiriCoco – wild & urban harvested coconuts, GoGanic by Anna Sivani – Local organic snacks, Everglades Treats- Jams and Teas with Organic Wild Edibles, Rawsome Food by Chef Nina Kauder.

Colony1 is Miami’s most comprehensive sustainable living education hub and will be hosting these festivals every second Saturday of the month to bring the citizens of Miami and South Florida together in the name of all things sustainability. Colony1 is 100% volunteer driven, and the interactive workshops are presented by people who want to share their knowledge and increase the presence of a socially responsible, regenerative, and holistic lifestyle. Colony1 and the monthly festivals are about the people, the land we live with, and the community we collectively create. Most importantly, this is a platform for community to connect with each other, and help Miami grow into the nexus of conscious, socially responsible living it wants to be.

The parent non-profit organization, Art of Cultural Evolution, is developing the Colony1 site in the heart of Wynwood thanks to a 50-year land grant from Miami-Dade County. County Commissioner Audrey Edmonson of District 3 is the sponsor of the land grant. Please support this cause by coming to the next Turnip the Beet Market Festival!

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