Last updated Tuesday June 7th 2022
This wayside picnic locale “iV” has been created for everyone in the community to enjoy freely. Imagine a place that encourages safe social interaction, helps build community, and inspires wellness!
It’s located about 3 minutes walk along the new section of trail that starts at Victoria Rd and follows the Speed River to the Guelph Lake Dam.
This locale marks the spot where a notable tree once protruded toward the horizon. This magnificent tree was held dear by many people it turns out.
It was cut-down and left in pieces at the edge of the forest to make way for the new trail. Several key pieces where rescued from rot, reimagined with an inspirational purpose, and then crafted into a functional forest art sculpture that can now serve the community as a visionary vista.
The core elements of this functional forest art installation are now established and any help to continue evolving this locale would be appreciated. Local artists are also invited to contribute community/wellness based artistic elements to this locale.
If you’re in the area, I’d encourage you to take a moment to appreciate this locale and the panoramic view of the field it offers.
Then, as you sit and scan the horizon, imagine if one day (soon) this field could be transformed into an amazing wellness park that’s accessible and beneficial to many in our community. What might that look like?
That’s what I’d love to explore. An inspired collaborative effort could develop an awesome concept and proposal that could propel this dream into a reality. Here’s the location:
Hopefully this helps get your ideas flowing and that it starts the conversation, which evolves into a movement.
I believe that accessibility, financial sustainability, environmental responsibility, and social unity are paramount! For this reason a “not-for-profit-first” attitude must prevail. How could this be achieved in these times of uber-consumerism, environmental exploitation and exorbitant inflation?
Making this project viable…
The entire wellness park could operate as a for-profit corporation that exemplifies ”B Corporation” principles.
Various supportive and aligned charities, organizations, companies and local service groups would also be involved.
The illustration highlights some of the attributes that could be incorporated. These will be described in more detail. For now, it’s all just in the realm of imagination.
I am now offering the TalureTM workshops to help promote and fund this park venture. Read on to learn more…
Live Forest Art Workshops
Deepen your experience and connection with nature by attending/hosting these unique workshops for individuals and groups.
No previous experience or “artistic talent” required and you’ll create a personal memento that’s meaningful. Great as a gift, as well!
Visit the Workshops page to learn more.
Send me a message… Toma