August and September Events

Come see a Show! 

Thursday through Sunday, August 2-5

We are SO excited to announce the first production in our new barn studio! Thanks to Forrest Hejkal and friends we have a completed studio space and Forrest will be performing in this inaugural performance.  Don’t Miss It!!!

by Peter Shaffer
presented by Ellipsis Theatre

Alan Strang is a disturbed youth whose obsession with horses leads him to commit an unspeakable act of violence. Psychiatrist Dr. Dysart struggles to unravel the motivation for Alan’s brutality, a challenge which forces her to question her own life and purpose, and doubt the very ethics of her work. Equus is a timeless classic that delves into the darkest sides of human sexuality, worship, and sanity.

Please note: there is nudity and adult content in this production.

Performed by Ellipsis Theatre 
at the Community Farm of Ann Arbor 
1525 S Fletcher Rd, Chelsea MI
 August 2-5
8pm Thursday, Friday, Saturday
2pm Sunday

Suggested donation $20 – to support the performers, the space and Chrysalis
Cash Only

Limited seating, to reserve email

Featuring Angie Feak, Joanna Hastings, Forrest Hejkal, Michael Lee, Scott Screws, and Emily Wilson-Tobin


Chrysalis presents:
A Biodynamic Overview with Aquillon Hetrick

Saturday August 11

(in preparation for Harald Hoven’s Biodynamic Preparations workshop in September – stay tuned for more on this!)
Saturday August 11th

At The Community Farm of Ann Arbor
Aquillon will talk about the foundational principles of Biodynamic Agriculture and help prepare us for the hands-on prep making workshop with Harald in the fall.  She will discuss Biodynamic’s relationship with the cosmos, the reasons for the preparations and how we employ these practices on the farm.  There is a suggested $10-$20 donation and all donations will be split 50/50 between Aquillon and Chrysalis.  We hope to see you there!

Chrysalis presents:
A T-Shirt Design Competition!!!

August 15-September 15

We are super excited to make some farm swag and we want to ask the young folks in our community to share their wealth of creativity with us and help us design a T-Shirt!  Here is how it will work:
– Between now and Fall Festival, September 15th, we will be accepting entries.
– When complete, send a PDF of the design to
– Multiple entries per person is fine but we ask for a $5-$10 donation per entry (scholarships available, we do not want this suggested donation to be prohibitive).
– At Fall Festival, our membership and community members will vote on the designs (depending on the number of entries there will be 1-3 winners)
– Each winner will receive a cash prize of $50-$100 dollars as well as 5 free tees with their design printed on it!
– The winning designs will be printed on T-shirts along with the artists’ names, sold at the Ann Arbor Farmer’s Market and throughout our community to support the growth of educational opportunities through Chrysalis and the Community Farm, and will be worn and seen far and wide!!!
Please share this opportunity!

September Membership meeting

Saturday September 8th

At The Community Farm of Ann Arbor

Remember that the easiest way to fulfill your volunteer hours is to attend meetings!  Plus, we love hearing from you!  Join us!

Fall Festival!

Saturday, September 15

This joyous, annual event has a rich tradition on the farm. There will be children’s games, a pot luck feast featuring pizzas baked in our brick oven, music, hay rides, a bon fire and much more.

Schedule of events:
Set-up: 2pm
Yoga/pre-party stretch out for all: 4-4:30pm
Children’s Games: 4:30-5:30pm
Potluck: 5:30-7pm
Dessert Contest 6:30pm
Maypole “un-dance” and sing-along: 7pm
Bonfire and (No-talent-needed) Talent Show: 8pm

Things to know if you plan to attend:
– We need volunteers!  Sign up at distribution to help us make this a party to remember and fulfill some volunteer hours!
– Bring a dish to pass and your own place settings for the potluck. We will have some seating set up but it is also nice to bring a blanket if you would like to eat picnic style.  It is also a good idea to bring a flashlight to make moving around after dark and getting back to your car a bit easier!
– We will have parking clearly marked but it is somewhat limited so carpooling is always a good idea!
– If you have instruments or a song to sing, bring them along for the sing-along!
– Think of a talent (joke, skit, skill, song, etc.) you would like to share at the talent show!
We love having you bring friends and family who have not been to the farm before, we just ask that you share all pertinent info with them and help them to navigate the farm safely and respectfully.
We can’t wait to celebrate this fabulous season with you!

Biodynamic Prep-Making Workshop with Harald Hoven

Saturday, September 22    9am-4pm   

1525 S. Fletcher Rd. Chelsea, MI 48118

Join us as we experience the biodynamic preparations both in a classroom setting and hands-on. We will work on developing a personal relationship with the preparations of: Horn manure • Nettle • Yarrow • Chamomile • Oak Bark • Dandelion • Valerian • Horn Silica (Valerian and Horn Silica will not be made but discussed and integrated throughout the workshop)

Please dress for the outdoors and pack a lunch and/or snack. A community potluck with an evening bonfire and star gazing will be held as nightfall closes the day. Camping is available for non-local guests at the farm. Please pack everything you need for your sleepover and take everything out as you leave the farm the following day. Thank you.

We are asking a $25.00-$150.00 sliding scale to be paid at the door as our workshop begins. All proceeds will go toward Harald’s airfare, the workshop fee, and the Chrysalis program (the non-profit educational arm of the Community Farm). No one will be turned away due to finances. Please contact us by phone or email to register: (734) 433.0261 or

Biodynamic Prep Information Letter