Led by Lady Danni Morinich
Tours run from 10am – noon
March 18th (SOLD OUT)
(meet at the trailhead at 20th St. and Pattison Ave)
One Art Community Center
1431-39 N 52nd street, Philadelphia, PA 19131
Guest speaker: Past! Trinity Norwood (Lenape History)
Norris Square Neighborhood Project
2141 N Howard Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122
6336 Ardleigh Street
Guest speaker: Present! Bitter (Writing about lineage and connection to seeds)
2316-50 N 11th street, Philadelphia, PA 19133
Cesar Andreu Iglesias Garden
425 Arlington Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122
Guest speaker: Future!! Meg Lemieur (Fracking talk)
graphics by Serena Niesley
Lady Danni(she/her/crone) is a good lady forager, and crafter of herbals helping people reconnect with the healing power of nature. She explores the edible and medicinal qualities of the “plants formerly known as weeds.” She hosts urban foraging tours in Philadelphia, often as part of Wild Foodies of Philly, and she is an advocate for urban green spaces, community gardens and land sovereignty. She, along with seven other farmers and urban gardeners comprise the Painted Bride collaborative The Resistance Garden. She lives with her husband, a keen upcycler, brewer and winemaker in their Italian Market home. She’s been featured in The New York Times, Washington Post and Philadelphia Magazine’s Be Well Philly.
Guest Speaker Bios:
Trinity Norwood is a citizen of the Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Tribal Nation in South Jersey. As an advocate for indigenous peoples Trinity works to promote and educate about Indigenous issues through multiple mediums including art, film, and literature. She has been featured on Comcast Newsmakers and interviewed by Kathy O’Connell for WXPN Kids Corner. As a writer Trinity creates poetry and short stories that focus on her experience of being a Lenape woman. Some of her pieces have been published in the Voices poetry anthology collection and used for local art projects like the Ghost Ship exhibit at Race Street Pier. She has also appeared in local historical documentaries like the Philadelphia Experiment and the Kings Highway.
Bitter, or Amber Officer-Narvasa (b. 1996), is a writer, land worker, and artist originally from Brooklyn, NY. Amber’s work draws on a background in film, architecture, and Caribbean studies to create opportunities for liberatory storytelling and collective land stewardship.
Amber’s writing on art, climate grief, geography, and Blackness has appeared or is forthcoming in Triquarterly Magazine, The Brooklyn Rail, Arts.Black, and the Columbia Journal of Literary Criticism, among others.
Meg Lemieur is an artist and activist whose work juxtaposes nature with the human experience while exploring the themes of social and environmental justice. For over a decade, Meg’s dedication to this passion has shaped her art, which is used to aid the health and safety of the earth, humans, and all who dwell here.
The Water Ways mural-sized illustration and related presentation tells the complex story of the impacts of fracking in the Mid-Atlantic region, tying together environmental struggles in rural and urban areas. Each of the many vignettes within the illustration tell the real life stories of local resource extraction, environmental justice, health impacts, government involvement, hope for the future and more.