Welcome to Our 2014 Season!
Holding and sharing wholeness--that is now the focus at White Rose Farm. The farm now radiates wholeness in the form of beauty, bounty and balance. That experience is available to those who visit--and to those who are touched by the farm's produce and products.
Theologian Thomas Berry said that we are touched by what we touch; we are shaped by what we shape; we are enhanced by what we enhance. Our relationship with nature is our primary experience of the divine. The outer world of nature and the inner world of humans go together.
In our modern world, there are few places that encourage a deep connection with the natural world. At White Rose Farm, we invite people into the gardens to connect and to create with nature. By connecting and creating, we promote wholeness in ourselves and in our world.
We restore our commons--common air, common water, common-unity.
How exciting! Won't you join us?
Posted by Sally Voris :: Tuesday, October 28 :: 9:40pm
My black and white border collie
Greets every vehicle that comes
Down the long farm lane.
He barks, he moves close to the tires,
He growls and bites at the bumpers.
A herd dog, he herds cars and trucks primarily,
Though occasionally he chases
chickens, geese, the cat.
Two students climb down from the van
To greet the dog.
We walk to meet the others.
“Holy S—t! That's a cow in that field!” says the one.
“Exactly, that s—t is holy!” I respond.
I greet the students from a local college.
I quote Rudolf Steiner, Alan Chadwick and Thomas Berry.
I explain concepts and create exercises
To illustrate the course they study: Earth and Religion.
What will they take away?
Picking carrots, turnips and flowers.
Swatting flies, running from bees.
Holding a chicken,
Watching rapt as
A chicken prepares to lay an egg,
Laughing as a dog runs freely and happily,
Warming as a cat curls and purrs.
Stepping back, stepping forward
To feed a cow carrots and turnips
As she swishes her tail,
And eats out of their hands.
Feeling and smelling dirt.
Running down rows of corn,
Laughing, whooping and calling to each other.
Pulling stakes and plants out of the ground,
Hoeing and raking up withering crops
And carting them to the compost pile.
Watching an older woman
Drive a tractor across a field to till ground.
Blessing and planting seeds for the coming year.
How far beyond words grow the seeds that were planted today!