The Art of Cultural Evolution is an environmental and arts non-profit organization who is dedicated to fostering a sustinable future through art, science and community led programming to bring innovataive solutions to move our city towards cultural and environmental sustainability.
Colony1 is an art and environmental research facility in Miami providing a centralized hub for collaboration between art and science through a residency program, on-going workshops, lectures, on-site demonstrations, and community outreach programs to bring sustainability to South Florida. Part contemporary ecological urban think tank, part community center & public gathering space, Colony1 will be a catalyst for innovation led by international, interdisciplinary arts & science partnerships of emerging talents in the areas of ecology, sustainability, conservation, technology, urbanism, architecture, design, visual & performing arts, and education. Art of Cultural Evolution has been awarded a 50 year land lease with Miami-Dade County in Wynwood to make Colony1 reality.
Colony1 went on our 3rd field trip to visit the Aquaponics test site that James Jiler explores with students at Northwestern High School in Liberty City, Miami, FL. March 15, 2014. Video and editing by Jorge Roque.
Colony1 Volunteers working on the land.
University of Miami student volunteers join us for a workday on Sunday, October 25, 2015.
Young workshop participants play with the Papaya trees at our former Midtown 34th Street Garden.
Vera Arias from Help Earth Ride gives a workshop on bicycle transportation in Miami during the July 2015 Turnip the Beet Festival.
Geoey Basna gives a workshop on native edible plants during the October 2015 Turnip the Beet Festival.
Turnip the Beet Market Festivals
Monthly sustainability festivals involving local vendors of handmade crafts, organic foods, and healing arts. There's always a full day of educational workshops on sustainability, environmental issues, health and wellness, art, and music led by community members.
Zero-Packaging Bulk Food Store
An up and coming project at our Wynwood/Overtown location where local partners can sell local organic bulk foods and handmade crafts. The program provides an oasis in one of Miami's food deserts and supports the local economy.
Monthly Farm Workdays
Volunteers visit the Homestead farm where they're immersed in a full permaculture experience of planting, weeding, composting, and harvesting. New guests are encouraged to spend time inside the Art of Cultural Evolution Eco-Bus to learn about sustainable living, and lunch is always prepared fresh from the food grown at the farm.
Colony1's core permaculture education program that teaches guests and residents how to be one with the land and grow their own food by participating in a series of ongoing workshops and workdays. When our teaching kitchen is complete, the program will also include a cooking component.
Edible Garden Consultations
Volunteers at Colony1 travel to different parts of the community to share knowledge on growing food in South Florida's climate, and work together with residents to build and maintain their own raised bed gardens.
Ms. Blair E. Butterfield
This organization's financial statements were independently submitted and have not been verified by The Miami Foundation.