“Garden Folk.” Garden Folk, Dunlop Art Gallery, SK, Canada, 2008
It is well known that Regina ‘folk’ have a passion for gardening. Garden Folk celebrates the Regina love affair with gardening. It also acknowledges the many benefits of art and gardening, and their ability to nourish body, mind and spirit. “The garden as a metaphor for creating a place of sanctuary and healing has been utilized for centuries.” Gardens can be “metaphors for or points of departure to understanding history, politics and our relationship to nature.” Garden Folk is a collaborative health and social service project designed to promote awareness of how gardening and the visual arts can empower healing and social change. These in turn can contribute to the psychological and spiritual well being of community.