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The Villages Orb Project started out as an idea local glass-blowing artist, Tim Blair, had been wanting to try along the trails of the Villages of Van Buren County.  It began June 1, 2022 as a collaboration between Bloom and Bark (Orb design, creation, and distribution along the trails) and the Villages of Van Buren (Orb promotion and marketing - aka getting the word out!). 52 Orbs were made that year with no outside assistance.

For year two, we reached out and applied for local grant opportunities in the area. With help from the Van Buren Foundation and the Villages of Van Buren, we were able to get the funding necessary to continue this fun project. 103 Orbs were made for 2023. 25 orbs were already placed on the river trail for the First Day Hike at Lacey-Keosauqua State Park and 105 more will grace our trails for 2024.

Our hope is for this project to continue and grow with each year. We need your help to keep the magic alive. Will you contribute to the Villages Orb Project and help us continue this experience?

Every donation makes a difference and is deeply appreciated.

Click HERE to donate now and be a part of this journey!