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 an alternative Plant Study, call Karen Chalmer 734-475-7451
2016 Plant Studies have yet to be scheduled, but stay tuned!
WEED & SINGS
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. Please call Karen by the evening before to let her know you’re coming (734-475-7451)
Weed & Sings for the 2017 Season have yet to be scheduled, but stay tuned!