What do bees, art, triangles, native plants and 3 local landmarks all have in common? Nothing yet! Friends of Hopewell Valley Open Space (FoHVOS) are seeking volunteers to help with a 3-part/1-day art-meets-nature installation.
This “Summer Triangle” project is an initiative of Friends of Hopewell Valley Open Space (“FoHVOS”), a Hopewell Valley nonprofit land trust dedicated to preserving Hopewell Valley’s character though open space and farmland preservation and natural resource protection.
Last July, MercerMe wrote about the 3 existing installations (article: “It’s Hip to Bee Triangle: Ecological Art by FoHVOS”), marked by triangular fenced areas, featuring unusual organic formations in the middle, inspired by the asterism (pattern of stars) of the same name, and create a beautifully protected habitat for native bees.
“It is ‘ecological art’ — sculptural art that that has a collaboratively educational and scientific value,” explained artist Ruth Jourjine, FoHVOS board member, long-time volunteer, and nature-lover.
On Monday, May 18 (with May 19, rain date), FoHVOS along with volunteers will be installing three new Summer Triangles and native plant gardens. At 9:30am start time, the group will meet and install the triangle and plant a garden at Alliger Park, proceed to Pennington Senior Center and then finish the tour at Hopewell Borough Train Station Park. Please note that there may be a change in date due to rain conditions.
Registration required. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 609-730-1560. For more info about the project, visit http://fohvos.org/summertriangles/index.html. You can follow the progress and events on their Facebook page or check out their website http://www.fohvos.org.