King County Librarian Aarene Storms (right, with Margaret Read MacDonald) posted a great photoblog entry about her visit to the PowellsWood Storytelling Festival. It’s packed with great photographs that she took, plus details of the things she learned while she was at the garden. Very entertaining!
Click here to browse through Aarene’s whole post. A short excerpt of the text follows:
This entry was posted on 07/29/2012 in Northwest Gardening Blog by PowellsWood
If you didn’t know better, you’d think that it was an old-fashioned Baptist tent revival meeting. There was plenty of talk about devilment and scary stuff like that. There was also talk of heaven and redemption.
It wasn’t an old-fashioned Baptist tent revival meeting. The message that passed around the folks in the garden: Find a story, tell it, make it your own, share with other people.
Twenty years ago, some fine people started creating a garden that is exactly perfect for storytelling. It takes a long time to build a garden, when you start with a dumping ground.
A good garden, like a good story, is worth the time you need to create it.
Now, the garden is beautiful. Now, the stories have a place to be told!