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Guest blogger Chris Gostling will shortly be hosting her own blog from our Sister City Southend On Sea, England.  Looking forward to keeping up with her and one of our sister cities.  As soon as it goes live we will have the link.  Enjoy her take of last nights event here in Lake Worth.

12:12:12A Mayan Ceremony held at the communal gardens in Lake Worth

I attended the Mayan event Held at the communal Gardens sited in the Grounds  of The Scottish Masonic centre in Lake Worth. I did not expect  the spectacular event that it turned out to be! I was impressed with the size of the gardens first of all, it was obvious that a huge amount of care and planning had gone into transforming this space into a living area of thriving and colourful plants, trees and vegetables. What an array of smells and colours greeted you at every turn… I tasted licorice, Mint, banana, lemon…to name but a few! We ground corn and ate dollar tacos made from the produce in the gardens, delicious! The traditional Mayan corn planting ceremony was held where 4 of the local men started the planting by first choosing a stick with which they would make their hole in the ground and plant at least 3 corn seeds, then another at least one foot apart. This was followed by the reciting of a prayer offered for plentiful food and peace. The event was well attended by people that ranged from 3 – 92 years of age, all having fun in their own way.. Thank you for a fabulous event, I would certainly recommend attending any future events held at the gardens, thank you!

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About Lake Worth Florida by the moment the source of inspiration

A former Unite Press International photographer. Spent 9 years with Cruise Ship Photos of London. Moved to Lake Worth from Coconut Grove, with artist husband Fred Hunt. Never leaves the house without a camera. Writes another blog "One Ear Society" dealing with the ins and outs of the art world. Closed her Art Gallery in Coconut Grove after 17 years to relocate in Lake Worth.
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