Work Parties, Skills Shares and Land Tending gatherings

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You're invited to join in the work, learning and ceremony we share with this land, in a variety of community offerings.
 
Work Parties, Sundays 11-2 pm
Get your hands dirty and build community through shared work. All sorts of land projects will be engaged during these work parties! Contact ian@tryonfarm.org for more information.
  • Sunday February 17th
  • Sunday March 10th 
  • Sunday April 7th
  • Sunday May 12th
Skillshares, Sundays 11-2 pm
Bring your own knowledge and your desires to learn more to these participatory gatherings; $5-15 sliding scale donations. Contact ian@tryonfarm.org for more information.
  • Sun February 24th: Mushroom Logs
  • Sun March 17th; Nettles! Harvesting, storing and various preparations
  • Sun April 14th: Mushroom cultivation in the Garden
  • Sun May 19th: Companion Planting
 
Landwork: handprayers, a seasonal cycle of landscape-as-ceremony,
fourth Saturday of each month, 1:30 pm to 5pm, February 23, March 23, and on . . .path work


We invite you to join us as we practice working with other earthdwellers to cultivate richness, beauty, and vitality at TLC Farm. We will do this by listening and acting on what we hear. Listening to birds and winds, listening as we move and change plants and soil, listening to our inner world as a participant in a particular web of life.

Each month, we will gather in gratitude for the beings around us and to recognize our unique gifts of relationship with them, followed by setting the day's focus and our regular practices. Small groups will find places around the land that will be consistent over the seasons to spend time paying attention to what has changed, physically and in other ways, and what is called for.

These groups will initiate or continue seasonally appropriate projects, in the context of the land’s overall plan, to make these places richer and more diverse for plants, animals, fungi, microbes – and humans. At the end of each session’s work, we will come back together to reflect on our experiences and share thoughts for how to bring these ways into our daily lives, where we live.

These gatherings are appropriate for participants of all ages, capacities, and experience levels. We invite people to come and build a connection with a particular place on the land by tending it over time, but one-time or short-term commitments will be accommodated by pairing you with someone else.

Specific activities may include the following, but are limited only by your inspiration: layering compost and compost tea; digging some roots and propagating others; making comfortable sit spots; singing new songs and old ones; tending pathways; acknowledging sacred space with altars; pruning trees and bushes; pressing prayers into seedballs and scattering them; making evanescent art with berries and feathers; growing “living rooms” made of plants and open areas; mulching; meditating; blessing.

Participants invited regardless of ability to pay. Donations welcomed. For more information, contact landwork@tryonfarm.org

Facilitators Vinnie and brush have been listening to the land both here at TLC Farm and in California for many years, and will offer their knowledge of the site and experience with specific practices to the group.

Feedback and participation welcome! Please send bug reports to web@tryonfarm.org