Community & Culture In the Spotlight Miami Wynwood Arts District

Colony1’s Turnip the Beet! Market Festival

Colony1's Turnip the Beet! Market FestivalSaturday, August 15, 10am-7pm - Colony1, 550 NW 22nd St, Miami Wynwood Arts District

Colony1‘s third market festival and educational workshop series happened this past Saturday August 15th in Wynwood! Attendees enjoyed a day of local, farm fresh harvests, educational workshops, tastings, healing, yoga, and live music! It was a family friendly day celebrating people, ecology, connectivity and sustainability!

Vendors included Between Spirit & Stone, Everglades Treats, Guru Shots, Half Baked Vegan, Help Earth Ride, Pollution Solutions, SiriCoco, Veritas Soap Co., and Wild Medicine Soaps.

Engage Miami led two round table discussions, empowering young people to take action in their community. Bruce Stanley spoke about the importance of natural alkaline balance for optimal health and how Kangen Water can help maintain a healthier and hydrating lifestyle. Bless Botanicals and Florida School of Holistic Living Community Herbalist, Julia Onnie-Hay presented the Tropical Traditions: Three South FL Tropical Medicinal Weeds & Cross-Cultural Pollination workshop, providing helpful information about wild plants and their benefits when used as infusions and tinctures. Lotus in Hand Therapy by Jonathan Moore provided on spot massages, and Sheri Kaplan’s Lemba Healing Arts shared Reiki Energetic Healing. An evening Drum Ceremony and Land Blessing with Frederick Bardi closed the event.

Colony1 is Miami’s most comprehensive sustainable living education hub and will be hosting these festivals every third 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. Please support this cause by coming to the next Turnip the Beet Market Festival! #Colony1 #TurnipTheBeet #LastGreenSpaceWynwood @Colony1Wynwood

Photos by: Karina Saravia

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