Monthly Membership Meetings
As a member of the Community Farm, you have a voice and a vote on major decisions on how the farm is run. Through the consensus decision making process, all views are heard on a proposal and an agreement is reached that all can live with. Membership meetings are held on the third Saturday of each month from 1-3pm. These meeting are currently being held via Zoom until it is safe to gather in larger groups. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to get on the email list and receive the Zoom invite link for the membership meetings.
You might call these meditative exercises or botany lessons. We think of them as chances to learn from a plant. Former Farmer and lifetime Community Farm member, Karen Chalmer, will lead these lovely lessons. She was taught this method by the founding mothers of the farm, who learned it during their apprenticeship from Sherry Wildfeuer, the editor of the Kimberton calendar.
To understand a plant you have to slow down and focus your attention. Developing these skills and exercising our senses in the service of awareness bring positive results in many areas of life. In addition, the plants’ teachings are always inspiring.
Dress for being outside in whatever weather prevails. We will be sitting for a long time. You can bring a chair or mat if you want. A field lens or magnifying glass is fun, but not necessary.
Anyone who wants to participate and can sit quietly for 2 hours is welcome. You must be present for the entire time—it is not possible to start late or leave early.
These lessons are free to members. A donation to the farm of $5 per person is suggested for non-members. You must register for these in advance (by the day before) by calling Karen Chalmer at 734-475-7451.
To arrange a Plant Study, call Karen Chalmer 734-475-7451
If you have a group of 3 or more and would like to arrange a plant study for a date other than one of these, contact Karen (see contact info above)
WEED & SINGS
Watch this space for the 2021 Weed and Sing schedule.
A singing and weeding party at the farm! We teach each other rounds and other songs, and sing them (or hum them, or listen to them) while we weed. The singing makes the work more fun; it makes the plants grow better, and you vibrate more harmoniously. It all works out so well. Join us anytime. Feel free to bring friends. Young children will need to be supervised by a non-participating adult outside the field. Absolutely no experience is necessary. If you’d like to do a Weed&Sing on some day other than Wednesday, Karen would be happy to arrange it. It’s best if you can round up a couple of other singers, but not absolutely necessary. E-mail PKLChalmer@earthlink.net
Please call Karen by the evening before to let her know you’re coming (734-475-7451)