In celebration of #GivingTuesday, a “global day of giving” celebrating non-profit charitable organizations around the world, The Merwin Conservancy is pleased to offer two special gifts to donors who donate at the $100 level or the $250 level in support of efforts to preserve and steward the living legacy of W.S. Merwin.
With your generous gift, you can help bring Merwin’s values and ideals – those illustrated in his works of poetry and in his restorative planting work in the palm forest – into the broader community for generations to come.
We are happy to offer two “thank you gifts” to donors contributing today:
For a gift of $100 or more: receive a hardcover copy of Garden Time
All donors giving $100 or more by 12 midnight HST, Tuesday, November 29th, will receive* a beautiful hardcover copy of Garden Time with a conservancy bookmark – a special gift of thanks from The Merwin Conservancy to commemorate the release of W.S. Merwin’s latest book of poetry.
For a gift of of $250 or more: receive a hardcover copy of Garden Time and a Limited Edition Art Print by artist Gwen Arkin created in the Merwin Palm Forest!
All donors giving $250 or more by 12 midnight HST, Tuesday November 29th, will receive* Garden Time and a limited edition art print by The Merwin Conservancyʻs “Artist in the Forest”, Gwen Arkin. Arkin is an exceptional art photographer who uses processes perfected in the earliest days of photography, using the simplest of cameras (Holga, pinhole, Haselblad) to record familiar scenes and objects. She exercises her alchemy and artistic will in the darkroom to offer images at once familiar and ephemeral.
Gwen Arkin has done extensive work in the Merwin Palm Forest, and in this particular work, entitled Madagascar Palm, she offers a depiction of one of Merwinʻs majestic Bismarkia nobilis palms, printed and hand-signed on a handmade paper, mounted on museum quality art board (dimensions 8″ x 10ʻ). Only 30 of these are available, and this offer is limited to the first 30 donors who give $250 or more on #GivingTuesday.
Happy #GivingTuesday to you!
*Note: if your billing address is different than where you’d like the book/artwork shipped, please include shipping address in the “Comments” section of our donation form.