Evenings in the Garden: Adult Story-Sharing Workshops

July 27, 2024 5:30PM to 6:30PM
Martin Luther King Jr. Community Garden & Park - Carlton Street, Bethlehem

Join us for 4 sessions of Evenings in the Garden, exploring the growth and stories of local plants and people, encouraging hands-on interaction with the garden and led by community gardener, musician, and artist Nia Watson, along with guest storytellers.

Saturdays: July 27, August 24, September 28, and October 26. Unless otherwise noted programs are from 5:30-6:30 PM.
If you require assistance to fill out this form or prefer to share your registration information via email or phone, please email ejs421@lehigh.edu or call 610-758-6882. Questions, concerns, and any accessibility needs can also be directed to Elise at ejs421@lehigh.edu or call 610-758-6882.

Visiting Storyteller Sessions:

Restoring Petals with Chloe Cole-Wilson and Basement Poetry: August 24, 5:30-6:30 PM

Cooking Demo with a local chef Melanie Lino of From Lino showcasing recipes using seasonal produce grown in the garden: Saturday, September 28, 6:00-7:00 PM

Ancestral Story Share: Saturday October 26, 6:00-7:00PM
The Lehigh Valley community is invited to gather in the garden with songs, photos, mental memory stories and tradition stories that have been passed down over time. There will be the opportunity to share these cherished memorabilia in small groups or as a whole. The garden will be transtormed into a space to hold such energy. Ceremony and ritual is intertwined in all of our lives all around the world in different ways. This is a chance to break from the routines that consume our day to day and gather in love with one another.

This program was made possible in part by Southside Tomorrow, a 6-year revitalization program of Community Action Development Bethlehem and the City of Bethlehem, with support from Univest Bank & Trust Co., Embassy Bank for the Lehigh Valley, People’s Security Bank and Trust, PPL Electric Utilities, and Provident Bank.


Photo credit: Portrait of Nia Watson provided by Nia Watson