Pollinator Festival

Engine is pleased to be supporting a number of creative activities as part of Biddeford’s Pollinator Festival, in partnership with Biddeford Community Gardens, funded in part by the IGNITE Arts Business Incubator Regranting Program.

From the Portland Press Herald:

‘The “Spring Pollinator Festival” will take place Saturday, May 21, noon to 4 p.m. at Rotary Park, 550 Main St. This free, family-friendly event will be hosted by Biddeford Community Gardens with supporting partners Engine, McArthur Library, Heart of Biddeford, Bike Part Art, Hydra Art Collective, and Forging Commons, and sponsored in part by Engine and Suger, along with contributions from others in the community.

“We’re excited to celebrate with you all the fifth anniversary of Biddeford Community Gardens, the Mayor’s Monarch Pledge, and the opening and planting of Biddeford’s newest community garden at Rotary Park,” according to a press release.

Entertainment will be by Assasi, KindKidsMusic, Bryan Litchfield and Chris Clark, Delilah Poupore, the Namory Keita Drums and Taiko Maine Dojo, and dancer and choreographer Jessica Roseman, brings her ‘Nourish’ a beautiful and interactive/participant-driven dance performance.

Many educational and fun activities for both kids and adults will take place, including tin-can beehives, Monarch butterfly puppets, musical instruments made of recycled materials, acorn necklaces and suncatchers, screenprinting (bring your own T-shirts), natural dye workshop, York County Beekeepers observation hive, and more — like a Dog Kissing Booth by Lance.

There will also be a Pollinator Skate Jam at the Rotary park skate park where there will be an open skate.

There will be a raffle, with prizes from Pierson Nurseries, Trillium (a gift bag valued at $100), Andy’s Agway (four $25 gift certificates), one pound of honey from York County Beekeepers, O’Donal’s Nursery (seven potted plants), Tracie O’Keefe (a LMT gift certificate for a one-hour massage), a signed copy of Maine author Rebekah Lowell’s newest book, “The Road to After,” a set of beautifully illustrated DailyArtPrompt cards created by artist and maker Kim Bernard, and skate boards.

For moreinformation, go to www.biddefordcommunitygardens.org or email holly.mhcg@gmail.com, or visit the Facebook page Biddeford Community Gardens (under Events).’