The Colorado River has flowed for 6 million years, through 7 states, 2 countries and 9 national parks. Thirty-six million people rely on the river for drinking water. It floats a $26 billion recreation economy and irrigates nearly 4 million acres of land, which grows 15% of the nation's crops. The Colorado River has been tapped out by human over-consumption; its waters no longer reach the sea.
It is the most endangered river in America.
WHAT WE ARE DOING
Whole Foods Market is partnering with The Nature Conservancy to host a special 5% day to benefit the Colorado River Project in CO, UT and NM on July 25th. Pearl Street is creating a community art installation in the cafe! The idea is that each person who wishes to participate can knit or crochet a piece to add to our COLLECTIVE YARN BOMB project.
WHAT YOU CAN DO
Grab your knitting needles or a crochet hook and think ... scarves!? [yep, in summer]. We are looking for monochromatic long pieces to layer our walls. Use your own yarn scraps in our colorscheme or the yarn provided in our knit kits (pick one up for free at Customer Service). Bring your finished pieces to the store by July 12th or come to a Crafternoon or the Knit-In for more fun!
Thursday, June 27th, July 11th & July 18th
Knit @ Pearl from 2pm to 6pm on our East Patio. Bring your yarn tool of choice or your crafty fingers - we'll supply the yarn and snacks! All ages welcome.
Finger Knitting at Kid's Club with the Makerie from 4-7pm on Tuesday, July 9th
Knit-In - July 12th from 7pm-1am
Whole Foods Market Pearl Street will host a noctural Yarn Bomb Party of epic crafty proportions in our cafe. Yummy treats and supplies provided, just bring your knitting buddies and a favorite tool of the trade!
Show off your knit contribution on social media. #WFMKnitPearl
Colorado River: America's Most Endangered River 2013 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mqYcC7jEe44&feature=youtu.be
For more information, email Allison.Bozeman@wholefoods.com or Angie.Nordstrum@wholefoods.com