We are honored to share this amazing project created by our friends, Eden and Rebeca. And even more honored to have been selected as the recipient of this beautiful vision for the community.
This Pollinator Anthology will bee-come a legacy of art, education, and opinion, a compilation of the stories we want to share about pollinators and and their critical role for the native ecology in the Rogue Valley!
~ the PPRV Board, February 2022
Thank you to our awesome sponsors for helping us to meet and exceed our goal! With over $4,700 in sponsorships, and another $800 from donors, we published 200 copies of a 300-page, full color, soft-cover Pollinator Anthology, with funding available for several celebratory events through June!
Thank you for being part of this project that is inspiring a movement of people passionate about connecting and restoring pollinators and their natural, native habitat to our everyday lives.
This creative arts anthology is one in a series of anthologies honoring important topics in the Rogue Valley. Pollinators are our past, present, and future. This anthology is a compilation of over 300 original works from 65 contributors that honor our pollinators and their importance in our local ecology, provides education, celebrates our progress, and highlights opportunities for stewardship in our beloved community.
Proceeds from the sale of the published Anthology benefit Pollinator Project Rogue Valley. All authors, artists, and organizations retain their copyright.
Some of the work included in the published Pollinator Anthology was on display at the Catalyst Ashland Gallery during May and June 2022! The show was beautifully arranged by Rebeca Ramm, Cynthia Michael, and Shoshanah Dubiner, with excellent assistance and support from Precious, Andres and their team at the Gallery.
The opening night on First Friday May 6 was a wonderful success, followed by another wonderful community gathering during the second First Friday on June 3. Two book release and special events were celebrated in June, with readings, talks, and presentations. Enjoy the photo album from the wonderful Celebration and Publishing Event on Saturday June 18 here and June 25 here!
Artist, Poet, Bookmaker
Fine Arts and Art Administration
Kristina Lefever / Pollinator Project Rogue Valley
Pollinator Project is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, envisioning communities and landscapes working together to support diverse ecosystems rich with native plants and thriving wild pollinators.
The Rogue Valley Pollinator Anthology is the second anthology conceived and created by Eden Orlando. Her first was the Oregon Wildfires Anthology which focused on the impacts of the Almeda Fire of September 2020. Published in August 2021 by Eden, hard copies are provided free to the public, Both contributors and community members alike attended an outdoor event to share, grieve, and honor each other to help process this traumatic experience in a safe, cathartic space. For a free full page preview online, click the link: https://www.blurb.com/b/10821668-oregon-wildfires-anthology