College hosts Friendship Forest event Oct. 6 to promote trees, friendship and community
September 18, 2017
The Friendship Forest project, founded by public artist Amanda Lovelee, is coming to Anoka-Ramsey Community College Coon Rapids Campus, Friday, Oct. 6, at noon, outside the Science Building. The event is free and open to the public.
Friendship Forest Event
Tree Planting Ceremony
Friday Oct. 6
Coon Rapids Campus Science Building
The event is free and open the public.
The Friendship Forest event will pair volunteers to plant trees near the Science Building. Planting the tree is just the beginning. After the planting, the team will tie a card to their tree and take home a certificate with their new tree’s location and their partner’s contact information. Participants will receive email reminders and updates from their tree about how it is growing, possible play dates and reminders for nourishment.
"Friendship Forest is about caring for our city, caring for each other and breaking down barriers by uniting residents in the act of growing happiness,” said Lovelee. “With each forest, we connect people with a planting partner and their newly-adopted tree in hopes of establishing new friendships. The Friendship Forest unites artist, arborist, scientist and the community to grow at least the next 150 years of our city."
The project’s founder, Amanda Lovelee is a visual artist based in Minneapolis, Minn. She is currently a City Artist for Public Art Saint Paul and acts as translator between the city’s ideas and its residents with the goal of building a city everyone wants to live in.
Lovelee’s work has been funded by the Minnesota State Arts Board, Jerome Foundation, Forecast Public Art and Art Place America. She holds a Master of Fine Arts in Visual Studies from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography from University of Hartford.
For more information about Lovelee’s work, visit www.friendshipforestmn.com/
College announces cast for upcoming production of The Boy Friend
December 08, 2017
Math instructor honored with prestigious award at national conference
November 21, 2017
Give a unique piece of art from Anoka-Ramsey’s semi-annual student art sale, Dec. 5 – Dec. 6
November 20, 2017
College welcomes visiting ceramic artist Matthew D. Krousey on Nov. 29
November 15, 2017
Exploradome inflatable planetarium tours at the Coon Rapids Campus on Nov. 16
November 03, 2017
- College announces cast for upcoming production of The Boy Friend
Anoka-Ramsey In The News
Anoka-Ramsey students helping with sanctuary signs
ABC NewspapersNovember 10, 2017
‘Good “N” Plenty’ of laughs at Anoka-Ramsey
ABC NewspapersOctober 21, 2017
Former Minnesota athlete, Richard Coffey, explains ‘The Seasons of Life’
Isanti County NewsOctober 17, 2017
Cambridge Campus welcomes local author
Isanti County NewsOctober 15, 2017
Minnesota State system seeks $243M for buildings
Finance& CommerceSeptember 22, 2017
ARCC Among Top Ten Community Colleges in the Country
CTN StudiosMarch 17, 2017
- Anoka-Ramsey students helping with sanctuary signs