October 9 @ 11:00 am - October 10 @ 4:00 pm
Workday October 9 -10 – transplanting and harvest
We gather in community to take care of the land and space, and to let them teach and nourish us.
The schedule – 11-4 each day – follows what local people have liked in the past. That’s actual work time, with a lunch break around one.
You can come Saturday, or Sunday, or both, staying overnight if you wish. The overnight plans look like this: Saturday evening dinner, bonfire, conversation, sleep indoors or in your tent. Sunday morning zazen (sitting meditation), breakfast, dharma conversation, outdoor time – walk to the outdoor altars, hike to the river, or just lose yourself in fall colors.
Use the registration form to say what you’d like to do. This includes overnight or not, sleeping accommodations needed, any special food matters, and (yes) covid situation including vaccinations and special concerns. We generally accommodate the most fragile people, sometimes by distancing or masks, but the information is crucial.
It’s okay to informally send an email, especially if you’re coming as a group, but I still need all that information. There will be at least one follow-up email.
These days focus on
- transplanting and moving plants – rhubarb, raspberries, strawberries, two white pines, a few sugar maples, maybe hazelnuts, others.
- Harvesting if the time is right – potatoes, tomatoes, butternut squash. Maybe some foraging. Maybe processing hazelnuts or walnuts.
- but if you have a special skill or particular love (chain saws? carpentry? sharpening tools? cooking?) please say so.
There’s no fee – you are helping me take care of the land, and I’m happy to offer food and shelter.
Sometimes people take home fruits, flowers, vegetables, plants – but mostly this is just about spending time together, supporting the land and letting it take care of us.
For those who are thinking about living here, this is a really good time to come and get acquainted.
And read this, for directions and to get a feel for how things work here.