We received a generous 1250$ grant this fall from the Ritual Arts Collective in Amherst, for another year. This translates to 50 fruit trees for public plantings in the valley!
If you haven't been to the monthly Drum & Dance at the Muson Library in South Amherst, you've been missing out!
Their mission statement:
Ritual Arts Collective is dedicated to nurturing Creative Community Spirit. Our primary vehicle and starting point to this end has been the Amherst Drum and Dance Circle and it’s community that has been growing and evolving since the Collectives inception in 2002. We feel this event is emblematic of our mission as it stands as a fully participatory event. There is no Performer and no Audience. Each person there is a part of playing, moving, singing and witnessing the collaborative expression of our joy and play together. We seek to encourage and support those from our circle who work to carry the same interactions in the world about us. We encourage our community to become active participants in shaping their experience of life.