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A time of transition.....

Posted 7/29/2018 7:31pm by Sally Voris .


Just recently, a friend's request helped me refine the work I am doing. A  asked if his sister could volunteer in the garden. She had been extremely successful in the corporate world, but had lost her sense of self. She is finding her feet, her grounding, as she works in the garden. We have enjoyed real work, real food, and real conversation.

Her mother, who joined us last Friday, shared that her daughter is smiling for the first time in a year! I realized that this is now the work of the farm: to find our grounding in a fractured world.

Traditional agriculture talks about soil “having good heart.” To develop good heart in the soil, the farmer puts his or her heart into it, year after year, season after season. Modern corporate agricultural practices lack heart; so does our food; so does our culture.

My acupuncturist recently shared that Chinese texts recognize that the processes that build health in the body are similar to the processes that build health in the soil. Small changes are cumulative. Rudolf Steiner, in his lectures on agriculture, described how the farmer cultivates her own inner resources to develop the ability to sense what is needed in the garden. 


If I install greenhouses or hoop houses to respond to the more extreme weather, I will limit the fresh air and sunshine my crops receive. Consequently, they will have less vital energy. Instead, I am inviting others to join me in the garden to restore our common ground—both inside us and between us.

Friends and I have formed, White Rose Farm Circle, a non-profit organization whose mission is to restore health to the land, the natural world and each other. The Circle sponsors seasonal events to honor the rhythms of the year. Our next event, a Taste of Salsa on Saturday, August 4 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. celebrates the feast of the first fruits. We will enjoy the bounty of the harvest as we gather in community to dance behind the barn at the farm.

Please join us! Happy high summer!






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Quiet time is starting....

Hazel is back! She is pregnant and due midwinter. Our thanks to Leah Mack, at whose farm Hazel and Daisy spent the summer with a virile bull.  Now we want to find Daisy, a pure-bred Jersey, a new home. She is pregnant and due mid-spring. Interested? Please contact me. Thanks. Sally    

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