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down to earth happenings is a volunteer-led collection of potters and farmers

who create a series of "happenings" to deepen the connections between

local food systems, functional art, and community. 

A happening is a unique experience of art happening in real-time

that cannot be repeated (unlike a gallery exhibit).

deepening local connections

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The most profound engagement with our natural world
happens on our plates.

Michael Pollan, Chatting with Oprah, 2018

I don’t want to sit at the table, I want to set the table.
I want to decide what we’re eating at the table.

Seeds are resilient.
Plant the seeds.
Believe in the seeds.

We are the seeds of change.
We are the seeds for how to make things beautiful.

Art makes change.

Winona Laduke, NCECA Keynote, 2019


If you would like to get involved as a sponsor to help with our marketing costs,

or if you're curious about starting a partnership in your own region,
please contact us at dtehappenings @
Our goal is to grow and deepen connections
between food, functional art, and community.

Follow and share us to stay tuned with upcoming happenings!