A group of people living in Vilcabamba leave a present of art and colors in the Central Park to make their voice clear that the trees of this common space of our parish are respected.

Crocheted mandalas during days where mothers, daughters and grandmothers met, between stories and laughter, enjoying their creations that are now hugging two of the trees that are a way of celebrating our beloved Vilcabamba in the month of its festivities traditional.

For Vane Ron, who was the facilitator of this process that brought together children and adults during 5 days of preparation in a natural space in the parish of Vilcabamba, the importance of this action, in addition to "filling our common natural spaces with color" is the to "make aware that we are present to enforce the trees in our park", referring to the threatening project that the Municipality of Loja intended to implement an "urban regeneration" plan for the Central Park of Vilcabamba and in which several of its trees They were threatened with removal.

Participants of the crochet workshop "Dress up your Vilcabamba tree"

Vanessa, who has been making creations of this type for more than 10 years with her venture “The Varonessa”She shared her knowledge in what she calls a coming and going of learning, since, according to what she mentioned, several of the participants had previous experience in other types of crochet stitches, which contributed to enriching the Crochet Mandalas Workshop, which was the preparatory activity. to the "dress" of the two trees in the Vilcabamba Park that was given as a present for our community and its visitors.

Tree in Vilcabamba Park embraced with crochet fabric
A Tree in the Vilcabamba Park embraced with crochet fabric

Since Go2Vilcabamba, our immense thanks to the weavers Zaraida, Lucia, Luli, Vane, Maria, Melissa, Kiara, Benjamín, Dana, Piedad and everyone who continues to join so that this first experience is multiplied with art and colors to other spaces. of Vilcabamba.