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Oak Tending


Dear Friends and Community,

We have decided to cancel the Oak Tending Celebration for this year to focus on fire recovery efforts. Please check back in with us for future opportunities to honor the oaks and our interconnections with this land. 

Givers of life, pillars of biodiversity, and a majestic presence in our landscape, oaks have been in deep relationship with humans around the world for thousands of years as a source of food, medicine, and more. 

Join us for a magical weekend as we celebrate the oaks. We will learn to care for the oaks and they ecosystem they are a part of. Tending and stewardship techniques will draw from the worlds of oak woodland restoration ecology, traditional knowledge, the use of prescribed fire and fire mimicry, spanning a wide spectrum of approaches intended to strengthen the health of this keystone ecosystem, and students will engage in a number of hands-on tending techniques.

Families are welcome in this intergenerational learning experience; join us for a super special day! 

9:30am Opening Circle at the Farmhouse
10am Head to the Backcountry! 
10am - 2pm Oak Tending
2pm - 3:30pm Walk + Talk with Kate Marianchild
3:30-4:30 Acorn Processing
5:30pm Feast at the Farmhouse

What to Bring: 
A picnic lunch
Water bottle
Hand tools if you have them (loppers, hand saws, shovels) 
A dish for the potluck
Instruments, songs, stories

Sliding Scale Donation Requested: $5 - $25 / person
(No one turned away for lack of funds!) 

RSVP Required! Please contact us to let us know you're coming. 

Earlier Event: October 14
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