Last updated Tuesday May 4th 2022

It was good to meet them this morning.

Sunrise Vista – a locale for people to relax and maybe even strike-up a conversation. The bench was carved from a tree that once stretched out toward the field. Many a child would climb it.

The tree was cut-down to make way for the new trail. Why should it just lay there to rot away—or so I thought. Let’s do something to honour and make good use of it.

This functional forest art installation seems to be a welcome addition to the newly enhanced and now more accessible riverside trail that leads from Victoria Road to Guelph Lake Dam.

Great job on the trail, bye the way!

Check out this page to learn more about: ”Functional Forest Art Sculptures

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.

Imagine what this field might look like sprinkled with bio-diverse garden plots and intertwined social areas, where people could gather to appreciate various natural features.

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. I believe an inspired collaborative effort could develop an awesome concept and proposal that would propel this dream into a reality. Here’s the location I have in mind:

This illustration highlights some of the features that could be incorporated. These concepts will be refined and described in more detail. For now, it’s all just in the realm of imagination and what could be.

I believe that diversity/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 possibly operate as a for-profit corporation that exemplifies ”B Corporation” principles.

Various supportive and aligned charities, organizations, companies and local service groups could/should also be involved.

Hopefully this helps get your ideas flowing and that it starts the conversation, which evolves into a movement.

To start with—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