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
2018 Plant Studies will be held at the farm on the following dates:
April 25 2:30-4:30pm
May 26 1-3pm
June 23 4-6pm
July 28 4-6pm
August 25 4-6pm
September 21 3-5pm
October 24 1-3pm
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
Every Wednesday from 3-4pm through August 31st.
Beginning in September, every Wednesday from 1:45-2:45pm
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)