The Spirit of Butterflies: Myth, Magic, and Art
|a beautiful and inspiring book
on the significance of the
butterfly in mythology, religion,
superstition, literature, and the arts
Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
Maraleen was interviewed by Sally Spillane on WKZE, 98.1, on Sunday, November 3, 2013, on The Gardening Show: Where Have All the Monarchs Gone and What We Can Do About It. You can listen to the interview here:
Maraleen now has her own page on Youtube. You can experience Part I and II of Maraleen’s Butterfly Garden Tours taken on August 11, 2013 on Youtube here:
You can also view a short Youtube video of Wings of Hope: Maraleen’s Excellent Adventure with a Monarch by clicking here:
Thank you for viewing these, sharing comments, and sharing with friends.
I am extraordinarily pleased that this fairytale journey of me and my butterfly traveling from Albany, N.Y. to San Antonio, Texas on November 5th, 2012 on Southwest Airlines to the San Antonio Botanical Gardens was widely reported on t.v. and in the press, including NPR, Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, and at least 30 pages of Google listings. There are also great photos in the San Antonio Express and The Times Union newspapers. Please check them out by clicking here:
After gardening for forty years, Maraleen graduated as a Master Gardener in February 2013, after studying with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County.
WINTER WORKSHOPS WITH MARALEEN: LECTURE: Where Have All the Monarchs Gone and What We Can Do About It: November 15th, 7:30 – 9:00 p.m. at Mountainview Studio in Woodstock, N.Y. Maraleen will take you on an illustrated journey of metamorphosis and share updates on the flight and plight of the monarch butterfly and its migration. She will discuss the vital importance of providing habitat for butterflies, birds and all manner of wondrous life and discuss ways for us all to become good guardians of our planet’s health. Myths and stories from our ancestors of various cultures will be woven into the talk to inspire us. Suggested donation: $10. WEEKEND WORKSHOP : Nov. 15th & 16th: Saving the Planet One Garden at a Time , 1 to 5 p.m.
Saturday Workshops: There will be a presentation and information provided about the following topics, then group discussions: Adapting to the Realities and Consequences of Climate Change, the science, challenges and action. Finding Our Place of Power: Tools and Techniques for Not Being Overwhelmed. A guided meditation is part of this section, as well as creating a personal mandala of metamorphosis, Grassroots: Each One, Teach One. Making Our Voices Heard
Sunday Workshops: Tending Our Inner and Outer Gardens, Connecting to Nature, and Gardening for Butterflies & Other Pollinators While Saving the Planet and Bringing Joy to Our Lives. A mindful nature walk and a walk through a labyrinth is part of the day along with continuing work on our personal mandala of metamorphosis. cost of two day workshop: $125, one day: $75, sliding scale available. The workshop will take place in Maraleen’s studio in Shokan.
Maraleen will be speaking at The Olive Free Library on January 11, 2014, and at The Open Studio in Englewood, Florida on February 7, 8, and 9th, where she will also be giving a weekend workshop.
For reservations and more information: , email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 845-657-8073