WATER STEWARDS Events
Bountiful Harvest Share
Sunday, September 29 at 2-6 PM
followed by a Potluck Picnic at 6PM
and Yoga Nidra at 7PM
Come celebrate the season with us and take home gifts of orchard fruits, perennial edible plants, seeds and new learning and inspiration around permaculture/nature-inspired growing for your own home land!
As the sun is shifting to a lower position in the sky and sunlight hours are shortening, the herbs, vegetables and orchard fruits are being signaled to shift. They are sending their energy to ripen the fruits and to complete the final flush of the new green leaves on the perennial edibles. This shift in our season reminds us of sharing with our community near and far; to share our nature-inspired work and to share our bounty of fruits that we have been grateful to receive.
We invite you to come to the farm - step into the herb garden, edible perennial and annual gardens and the orchard.
Come pick unique fruits, herbs and vegetables to take home.
Divide and take home edible perennial plants and herbs.
See our nature-inspired demonstration sites in the orchard and garden.
Participate in demonstrations of creating a new fruit tree guild, time and back saving methods for putting gardens to rest for the winter, or preparing ground for new gardens come spring!
We invite you to share any OPTIONAL reciprocal gift:
Join in with the demonstrations while you’re here
Harvest your own fruits, veggies and plants (bring your own bags/pots!)
Bring cardboard boxes and/or brown paper grocery bags that we can use in the gardens
A suggested donation of $5-$20 – everyone welcome regardless of ability to make a donation
Fruits, herbs, perennial vegetables to share! You Harvest/You Dig :)
A variety of Apples and Pears, French sorrel, Crosnes (Chinese Artichoke), Bee Balm, Mountain Mint, Apple Mint, Yarrow, Sweet Grass, Lemon Balm, Comfrey, Valerian, Chives, Dill Seeds, Coriander, Calendula Seeds, and more!
You are also invited to bring a Potluck Dish and stay on for a Farm Picnic from 6-7.
From 7-8:30PM Yoga Nidra class (suggested donation $15-$20 and pre-registration requested as space is limited). Through the practice of Yoga Nidra, we will systematically relax the body into a deep state of receptivity and rejuvenation then relax in savasana (restful posture) for an hour! In this state of openness, known as Turiya or Super Consciousness, we can receive guidance and plant seeds of intention. No Yoga or Meditation Experience Needed. Register Here!
We hope you can join us for all of part of this Bountiful Share!
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Shimmering Light Farm & Renewal Center is a non-profit educational community farm in South Bristol, operating for the last 20 years. During the summer drought of 2016, the farm well ran too low for production - a highly stressful time for the plants, the farmers, the CSA and Herb Circle Members. We explored many options to ensure future water for the farm. We were blessed to receive a 3-year grant from the Guido and Ellen Palma Foundation to develop a regenerative water system at the farm using permaculture principles. Since April 2017, we have worked with teens under the program name "Water Stewards" to trial phase one of the project and now have their demonstration areas in place. Art is also a key component of the program. We use a variety of inspirational environmental artistic methods to document and educate as well as to install structure and shapes needed for every farm project. Water Stewards is pleased to expand our programming to offer workshops for youth in grades 5-12, college students and adults. Lead facilitator is Kay Megorden-Staten (certified in permaculture design, owner of Pure Nourish Food & Apothecary Forest). She is joined by Sarah Mongeau (artist and social justice advocate); Marnie Lersch (Environmental Artist and Arts Administrator). Guest instructors include Nadia Harvieux (Finger Lakes Institute at Hobart and William Smith Colleges), Angela Cannon (FLCC), Edith Davey (Ontario County Soil & Water) Sean Dembrowsky (Permaculture Design, Edible Acres). Future nature partners and instructors will be announced.