Lisa and I met while on a James Mann haunted tour of Ypsi. After that I do what I always do when I meet someone interesting from Ypsi, I badgered her into becoming part of the Ypsi Project. Lisa invited me over on a snowy morning for coffee and scones. When I pulled up to her house I realized it was one of my favorites in the neighborhood. The front yard is full of a gorgeous array of flowers and plants, some taller than I was. A recent snow had covered everything in white and as I stood at her front door I felt welcomed even before I knocked on the door. Cardinals, chickadees, woodpeckers and many other little birds flitted outside the large dining room windows as we sat at Lisa’s kitchen table and chatted about life, sustainable living, and enjoying some home made scones while her dog sat lovingly, peeking over the top of the table….Her home is magical and I told her so. Lisa and her partner are very environmentally conscious and are striving to rally local communities and help them respond directly and locally to their needs on a environmentally responsible level. Transition Town Ypsilanti has more information on this movement than I could possible summarize. I would recommend, especially if you are an Ypsilantian, checking it out and getting involved. I just joined for what I have to admit are selfish reasons - I’m hoping to get in and learn how to make one of the amazing season wheels (see image below) that Lisa has crafted….and hopefully I can help out in the process :)
Don’t forget to check out the Kickstarter page for The Ypsi Project Exhibit. We’re over half way to our fund raising goal! We can do this, but only with your help.