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In Flower Community: Poems and Musical Improvisation for Native Plants – Missouri Flat Creek (Grand Ave Greenway)

This event will occur along the Missouri Flat Creek near Downtown Pullman on Grand Avenue Greenway.

About the event

Join in celebration of community and ecological restoration along Missouri Flat Creek near Downtown Pullman on September 11 & 18, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in a landscape transformed by native plants, music, and poetry. Hosted by EcoArts on the Palouse and WSU’s School of Music and Department of English and with support from Humanities Washington, “In Flower Community: Poems and Musical Improvisations for Native Plants” will feature musical works by faculty and students inspired by 20 native plant species focal to the creek restoration. A brief welcome and Land Acknowledgement will begin each event, then all are invited to move freely about the site and lend their voices to reading the poems featured on botanical signage during the two-hour performance. This event corresponds with the WSU Common Reading Program selection, Robin Wall Kimmerer’s Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teaching of Plants and will take place on the Grand Avenue Greenway near the footbridge opposite NW Ritchie Street. In the case of uncertain weather, check for updates on the WSU Pullman School of Music Facebook page.

This event is hosted by the School of Music, English Department, and Eco Arts on the Palouse. This event is supported by Humanities Washington.