Connect the Plots is a unique theatrical event created in collaboration with The Cultch Youth Program, Environmental Youth Alliance, Theatre on Earth and a team of youth artists and environmentalists. Join the group in what is sure to be an unforgettable harvest celebration and performance taking place all over the picturesque gardens. As well as 200 individual garden plots, the Strathcona Community Garden features an orchard with over 30 kinds of fruit trees, wildlife habitat including a seasonal pond and native trees, BC’s largest public heritage apple espalier, bees, a Tibetan Buddhist Mandela herb garden, a green house and an Eco pavilion.
The group will transform the garden into a theatre lobby, complete with corn stalk walls, a lavender promenade, and an upright piano planted in the middle. Working with improvisation, masks, and puppetry, the young artists will lead audiences through various vignettes using the gardens and its inhabitants as inspiration. Everyone is welcome to attend. This event is open to all ages. There is a suggested donation of $10, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Strathcona Community Garden is located at the corner of Prior and Hawks. Theatre takes place at 7:00 p.m. on August 16, 17 and 18. Reservations are encouraged by emailing RSVP@thecultch.com.