Grow It Forward! A Community Art & Action Project

Want to see how far one little act of kindness can go?

GROW IT FORWARD at the Sun Prairie Public Library!
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SPARC’s Grow it Forward Community Art & Action Project is a collaborative effort to “grow” an interactive garden mural at the library that represents random acts of kindness and connections that inspire all of us to “grow it forward” and build community in Sun Prairie.   This art and action project provides an opportunity to embrace diversity and build community, two major themes of the Sun Prairie Reads novel, Seedfolks, through local acts of kindness.


This is what the GROW IT FORWARD mural looked like on the first day – go check out for yourself what it looks like NOW that the garden of kindness has begun to grow! The mural is located on the large wall next to the entrance to the Children’s Library.

For every act of kindness you do over the summer, place a flower on the mural on the library wall and watch us grow a garden of kindness together.  Paper flowers – and “seeds” with ideas for local actions – are provided at the mural, or you can make your own.  All are welcome to participate in the GROW IT FORWARD Project, which will continue as an ongoing project through the duration of the Seedfolks Sun Prairie Reads program.

While you’re at the library, be sure to participate in the Summer Reading Programs for kids, teens & adults!  And remember: the library is a collection site for our SnackSmart Program, which provides snacks to summer school.  If you’d like to make a donation of a healthy snack (suggested items:  nut-free, healthy snacks like fruit, NutriGrain bars, cheese sticks, no-sugar added applesauce, low-sugar cereals and low-sodium crackers).  Just drop your snacks off at the bin behind the check-out desk – and be sure to add a flower to the wall if you do!  We CAN make sure no kids learn hungry in our schools!

grow it forward flierSAVE THE DATE:  SPARC will be hosting a second talk, on Sept. 11, 2014 at 6:30pm at the library, on Growing Community: Sharing our Stories.  Please mark your calendars and joins us for this celebration of the diversity of our community and the value of connecting with one another.

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