About Green Spirit / Lammas / Lughnassadh
Featured Presenter: Erin LaFaive
Erin LaFaive is an herbalist and Plant Priestess providing herbal education to improve wellness and reinstate the sacredness of plants. She does this through herbal coaching, eCourses, in-person workshops, and her "Learning Herbalism Workbook". Erin studies and experiences other ways of knowing through ceremony, ritual, sacred fire circles, and sweat lodges If your interested in nature spirituality, herbalism, or gardening check out Erin's offerings at fullcircleherbals.com or contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SCHEDULE of EVENTS
Friday, July 26th
|Noon||Open for General Arrivals
Please register at the gate as you come in, and sign up for community service shifts and various weekend activities.
Workshop: Creating Magickal Talismans with Aviel and Raven in the Temple Room
Family Programming: Wildcraft Game with Mandie and Rev. Florence in the Summer Kitchen
Green Spirit Opening Ritual with Judith Willowind and Rev. Selena Fox n the Green
Tattoo Scavenger Hunt Kick-off with Nate and Rev. Jake
|4:45 pm||Newcomer Meet & Greet with Jim Blechschmidt, Rev. Messina, and Rev. Jake in the Temple Room|
|5:30 pm||Dinner behind the farmhouse|
|7 pm||Drumming Circle with Laurie Blue Heron in the Temple Room
We will start with a bit of instruction, and move into a short facilitated community rhythm making, then have unstructured, Spirit-led drumming for the rest of the time. All are welcome: players, dancers, chanters, and watchers. Let’s have fun!
|8 pm||Tavern on the Green with DJ Rev. Jake and MC Rev. Messina on the Green
Bring your dancing shoes, your karaoke voice, and your best air guitar for a dance party and talent show extravaganza. Sign up with Jake or Minerva if you want to perform.
Saturday, July 27th
|7:30 - 9 am||Breakfast in the Summer Kitchen|
|9 am||Hike to Spirit Rock with Heather, conditions allowing
This is a brisk and strenuous walk over uneven ground, potentially encountering briars, and climbing a very steep final assent to an absolutely transcendent view. Wear sturdy shoes and long pants, and take drinking water.
Workshop: Medicinal Trees and Shrubs with Erin LaFaive in the Temple Room
Family Programming: Lemonade and Tea Making with Mandie and Rev. Florence in the Summer Kitchen
Lunch behind the Farmhouse
Green Spirit Lemonade Stand with Rev. Florence, Mandie, and the kids
Workshop: Working with Green Spirits with Rev. Selena Fox in the Temple Room
Family Programming: DIY Fieldguide to Trees with Mandie and Rev. Florence in the Summer Kitchen
|3 pm||Green Spirit Games for all ages on the Green
Some athletic, some silly, some requiring epic teamwork, most just requiring your willingness to jump in – come and have fun on the Green!
|5 pm||Raffle / Silent Auction Drawing with Niki behind the barn|
|5:30 pm||Dinner behind the Farmhouse|
|7:30 pm||Green Spirit Main Ritual with Rev. Shel Skau
Let us gather together as tribe and celebrate the abundance in our lives. In this first of the 3 harvest holidays we will begin to embrace all that the Earth has to give while focusing on fostering further growth. A magical working with the Spirit of the Green will be just the bridge building we need not only for the harvest festivals but also between our spiritual and mundane lives.
|8:30 pm||Green Spirit Summer Singalong with Rev. Jake, Rev. Messina and Amanda on the Green
Bring your hearty singing voice, and anything you can shake, pluck or strum to sing songs of summer, fun and togetherness. Lyrics booklets will be provided.
Sunday, July 28th
|7:30 - 9 am||Breakfast in the Summer Kitchen|
Workshop: Herbalism through a Plant Priestess Perspective with Erin LaFaive in the Temple Room
Family Programming: Dangerous Plant Walk with Mandie and Rev. Florence in the Summer Kitchen
|11:30 am||Closing Ritual with Judith Willowind and Rev. Selena Fox in the Temple Room|
|Noon||Lunch and Final Departures|
|2 pm||Gate Closes|
Items to Bring
- Please help us conserve paper: bring your own cup to use for drinks at meals and other times.
- Camping Gear: tent, sleeping bag, pillow, air mattress, flashlight, water jug, towel, biodegradable soap and shampoo, personal toiletries, sungear, raingear, cold weather gear, insect and tick repellent.
- Items to donate to the raffle and silent auction
- Offerings of fairy images, crystals, fresh flowers, dried or fresh herbs for Fairy Shrine at Opening Ritual & other times (optional)
- A lawn chair, mat, or blanket for outdoor seating. Many activities will be outside.
- Herbs or grains as an offering for main ritual
- Green Crown, Foliate Mask, and/or other ritual garb (optional)
- Drum, rattle, or other rhythm instrument. (optional)
- Chants, songs, or rhythms for late night drumming/dancing (optional)
- A stone to give away to the Stone Circle. (optional)
|Adults (each):||Before 7/24|
|Fri - Sat||$90|
|Sat - Sun||$90|
|Children 5+ (each)||Before 7/24|
|Fri - Sat||$40|
|Sat - Sun||$40|
Children under 5 are free.
Registration at the gate is also available.
Cancellations received before July 25th will be refunded minus 50% processing fee. Cancellations received on July 25th or later will not be refunded. Please refer to Circle's cancellation policy if you should need to cancel your event registration.
If you have questions, please contact the Circle Office.