Come See the Farm!

The leaves are changing into beautiful oranges and yellows and the air has a crispness to it that is refreshing…

This Sunday, October 19th is our Fall Open Farm Day and we’d love to have you, and a friend or two, come out to the farm beginning at 2 pm! We’ll give tours of the Fall crops and invite you to join in with sweet potato digging or a few other light farm tasks. Potato digging is particularly fun for kids! If you’d prefer to sit on our porch and visit, that’s fine too. We have lots of garlic that needs to be broken into cloves in preparation for planting, and this sort of handwork is easy and fun to do with a group while chatting. At 5 pm, we’ll share a potluck supper. Come for whatever part of the day you can, but please leave pets at home. This event will officially end at 6 pm  (though folks are welcome to linger and visit) because some of us will be heading just up the road to Saxapahaw (beginning at 6pm and going till 10 pm) for RAFI’s 2nd Annual Crop Hop. Here are details to that fun fundraiser benefitting a wonderful non-profit that helps farmers: http://rafiusa.org/crophop/

Then the next evening, Monday October 20th, is our 3rd Monday of the Month Open Meeting (with yet ANOTHER Potluck!) We’ll be updating everyone with the latest news about our forming Agrarian Intentional Community including details about or membership process. Details here: The Community

And the last event in October is a Restorative Retreat from October 24th-26th. There are a few spots left for that and details can be found here: Special Events

Address for google maps is 266 Granite Springs, Pittsboro, NC 27312. We’re six miles north of Pittsboro on Hwy 87.

Hope to see you at the farm!

 

 

Restorative Weekend Retreat Oct. 24-26th

Facilitators: Daniel Chambo and Katie Serino

 

Come join us for a deeply restorative weekend at Granite Springs Farm during the autumnal splendor.  The intention for this retreat is to open a space for rejuvenation and reflection, with activities including:

 

  • Guided gentle yoga and relaxation with live music

 

  • Meditation exercises to promote stillness and ease

 

  • Fresh, healthy, local meals prepared lovingly onsite

 

  • Sound Healing

 

  • Massage

 

  • Reflective time for writing and techniques to guide us into the into the deeper parts of ourselves and discover what is most important to us

 

  • Campfires, singing, walks in the woods, lounging about, and lots of laughter

 

This will be a weekend for deep reflection, enjoying each moment, being present with nature, connecting with one another, and allowing space to listen to our intuition and inner voice.

All the activities offered will be optional, giving you the flexibility to choose how this retreat can best support you.

We will have healthy vegan and meat options and can accommodate special dietary needs upon request.

Arrival is between 4-5pm on Friday and departure is 3-4pm on Sunday.

 

Full weekend pricing

Includes lodging and all food

Dinner served on Friday; breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks on Sat and breakfast and lunch on Sunday

Early Bird:  Register and pay in full by Oct 5, 2014

Early Bird Rates Retreat Food (6 meals +snacks) Lodging Total
Camp $120 $80 $10/night=$20 $220
Shared Room $120 $80 $25/night = $50 $250
Single Room $120 $80 $40/night = $80 $280

 

Regular Rates: Register and pay in full by between Oct 6- Oct 17, 2014

Regular Rates Retreat Food ( 6 meals + snacks) Lodging Total
Camp $150 $80 $10/night = $20 $250
Shared Room $150 $80 $25/night = $50 $280
Single Room $150 $80 $40/night = $80 $310

 

 

To Register or if you have any questions: Email Katieserino@gmail.comor call 757-478-8050.

If you can’t make it for the whole weekend, but would like to come to part of it, please let us know and we would love to accommodate your needs and adjust the pricing.   If money is an issue and you really feel called to attend, please contact us and we will do our best to work with you.

Love and Blessings~ Katie and Daniel

 

Front Porch Music Sunday, August 31st

This Sunday, August 31st our Front Porch Music Series continues with Daniel Chambo. The evening begins with a potluck at 6:30 pm on the porch, with the concert beginning at 8 pm. For this show, we’ve decided to have the concert portion  indoors for better acoustics. Bring a dish to share, your favorite beverage and a friend or two. Suggested donation is $20, but all are welcome regardless of monetary offering! Here is more from Daniel:

“Come Experience of an evening of far ranging and deeply inspired musical wonders with me, Daniel Chambo, local musician, opener of doors, and weaver of love. I play wooden and bamboo flute (Bansuri), saxophone, my own voice, and harmonium, and have spent the last 20 years playfully studying and performing music ranging from western classical, to Jazz, to Indian classical (hindustani), to traditional Celtic and ancient European. During this intimate solo concert, I will weave the threads of these rich traditions together to create a vibrant tonal tapestry specifically tailored to you, the audience, through a combination of traditional melodies, original compositions, and improvisation. As my music is always an invitation to experience the wonders within your own heart, I will encourage you to experience the music in whatever way is best for you, whether sitting, dancing, lying down, or singing along. And at the deliciously beautiful Granite Spring Farm House, there will be room for all that, and more!”

Events and Info: facebook.com/danielchambomusic
Listening: https://soundcloud.com/daniel-chambo