In Dutch culture, the sunflower was a symbol of devotion, loyalty and wishes.  We dedicated garden space for children who came to learn about the symbol of the sunflower and gain experiencing planting four sunflower species, with the goal of creating a “wall” of flowering sunflowers, which will grow from 6 feet to 2 feet. This project is about:  Placemaking + Garden + Children + Families + Knowledge Sharing + Learning New Skills + Bees+ Understanding the Life Cycle + Harvesting + Creative Expression + Fun + Memento + Celebration +
We are creating a time lapse film of the Sunflower Garden.  In addition, we will create an interactive installation where people can place their face in the center of a large sunflower bloom.  We will hold a small public event in the late Fall to celebrate the conclusion of the garden.

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