FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
IET presents Adele Seronde
“The Dream of Greening Sedona” at IET
Adele Seronde, founder of Gardens for Humanity, to present “The Dream of Greening Sedona” on Wednesday, October 24th from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Institute of Ecotourism located at 91 Portal Lane in Sedona.
In “The Dream of Greening Sedona”, the prolific artist and master gardener Seronde voices her vision of a cohesive community moving together to rekindle our relationship with the Earth.
“The garden is a metaphor for healing self and community for a state of being,” Seronde says. “It is an exploration of the symbolic sacred garden, the original Paradise of everyone’s dream, that place of lost myth, of poetry, which each of us needs today.”
Several environmentally-minded groups such as The Institute of EcoTourism, Gardens for Humanity, Sustainable Arizona, Keep Sedona Beautiful, Green Sedona and others have been exploring the possibility of working together under the name Sedona Environmental Alliance. Seronde will address the important contributions made by each of these groups and how, by working together, the dream of a “green” Sedona can become a reality.
Seronde founded Gardens for Humanity as a non profit organization in 1995, making the mission and vision to build gardens in places of need such as schools, health care facilities, urban neighborhoods and Native American homelands.
Currently, Sedona’s landscape features Gardens for Humanity projects at the Sedona Medical Center, Kachina Point nursing home, Lodge at Sedona, Creative Life Center and Sedona area schools. They have brought beauty to places that need it the most, utilizing the service of countless hours of local volunteers.
Gardens for Humanity was the recipient of the National Take Pride in America Award in 2004 and Seronde was also awarded Volunteer of the Year for 2006 by the Sedona Community Foundation.
For more information and to reserve your seat, call the Institute of Ecotourism at 282-2720.