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Posted 9/7/2018 6:51pm by Sally Voris .

  

 

We will have a Global Sisterhood gathering on Sunday, September 9 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the farmhouse. Renee Deiaco will lead the program on the theme: Abundant Self-Care. She plans to lead an activity that  was included in the Facilitator Resources for the Global Sisterhood. She asks that each woman bring a small bowl large enough to hold one cup of water. She will bring extra bowls as well. The event is free and open to women in our wider circle. We collect donations to support women refugees. Register here.

Also, just a note, our next Women's Circle will be on Saturday, September 29(not the 28th as I previously wrote)  from 10:30 to 3:30 p.m. We meet eight times a year to honor the seasons of the year and the seasons of our lives. Cost for participant: $25; first-timer, $15.00. Register here.

Mark your calendars now and plan to attend!  A soft rain is falling and the air is cooling. How delicious after such a run of hot, humid weather!  

Sally 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





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Posted 9/2/2018 7:07pm by Sally Voris .

  

Do I hope that the hot, humid weather is coming to an end? You betcha! 

Fall is coming and White Rose Farm Circle will sponsor three events:  

Beechtree Puppets will be returning to the farm to present The Giant Turnip in the barn at the farm for our fall equinox celebration on Saturday, September 22 at 5:00 p.m.  Then we will have a potluck for our circle members and a fire circle.  Cost? $10/12 adult; $7/8 child; $30/35 family. (Online/at the door.) Register here. Click here for a flyer. 

A Barn Dance featuring caller Kim Forry and Back Step Cindy--that's Howard Zane on banjo, Sandy Hofferth on fiddle, and Joe Langley on guitar. The event will be held in the barn at the farm on Saturday, October 13, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. More details soon! 

A Drum Circle to Honor the Ancestors on Saturday, November 3, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. 

In addition, we will have a Global Sisterhood gathering on Sunday, September 9 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the farmhouse. Renee Deiaco will lead the program with the theme: Abundant Self-Care. The event is free and open to women in our wider circle. We collect donations to support women refugees. Register here.

And our next Women's Circle will be on Saturday, September 28 from 10:30 to 3:30 p.m. We meet eight times a year to honor the seasons of the year and the seasons of our lives. Cost for participant: $25; first-timer, $15.00. Register here.

Mark your calendars now and plan to attend!  And may we enjoy the fall season soon! 

Sally 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





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Posted 8/26/2018 8:59pm by Sally Voris .

  

Am I glad that the hot, humid weather is coming to an end? Yes! This season has been such a challenge! We finally saw our first honey bees two weeks ago; butterflies arrived this week and now we are seeing dragonflies.

Fall is coming and White Rose Farm Circle will sponsor three events:  

Beechtree Puppets will be returning to the farm to present The Giant Turnip for our fall equinox celebration on Saturday, September 22 at 5:00 p.m.  The show will be in the barn at the farm. Then we will have a potluck for our circle members and a fire circle.  Register here.

A Barn Dance featuring caller Kim Forry and Back Step Cindy--that's Howard Zane on banjo, Sandy Hofferth on fiddle, and Joe Langley on guitar. The event will be held in the barn at the farm on Saturday, October 13, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. 

A Drum Circle to Honor the Ancestors on Saturday, November 3, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. 

In addition, we will have a Global Sisterhood gathering on Sunday, September 9 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the farmhouse. The event is free and we collect donations to support women refugees. 

And our next Women's Circle will be on Saturday, September 28 from 10:30 to 3:30 p.m. 

Mark your calendars now and plan to attend!  And may the heat and humidity end soon and may we enjoy the fall season! 

 

 

 

 

Sally 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





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Posted 8/5/2018 8:52pm by Sally Voris .

  

Taste of Salsa: We enjoyed a summer evening of dancing and feasting at last night's Taste of Salsa. With our harvest of potatoes, we enjoyed three kinds of potato salad, three bean salad, a blackberry cream pie, baked beans, and a variety of other dishes--as well as elderberry punch with ginger ale. Michael Campbell again taught, demonstrated and danced salsa as barn swallows swooped behind the barn. We were blessed with clear blue skies and a vivid orange sunset. Thanks to all who made the event such a great summer event!  

Global Sisterhood: The next gathering of the Global Sisterhood will be at the farmhouse, 5009 Teeter Road, on Saturday, August 11 from 4 to 6 p.m. The theme will be Leo: Radical Visibility: I am fearlessly, authentically me!  After the gathering, we plan to have a potluck. The event is free, though we do ask for donations to support refugee women. Please RSVP. 

Lots of Potatoes! We now have about 800 feet of potatoes left to dig--the ground is too wet to use the tractor and the potato plow, and if the ground stays this wet, the potatoes will rot. So if you, or someone you know, would like to dig potatoes, please come by Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday morning or Tuesday, Thursday or Sunday evening. We ask that you join the White Rose Farm Circle as a trial member ($5.00) and we would welcome a donation to the farm. 

Coming events:

White Rose Farm Circle honors the seasons to connect people to the land, the natural world and each other by sponsoring events at White Rose Farm.  These events all include a potluck and performing artists. The events also are based on  a sense of gratitude, a commitment to service, a respect for all living things, and an acknowledgement that the  seasons of the year mirror the seasons in our lives. Our next major events are: 

A Puppet Show by Beechtree Puppets at the Fall Equinox, September 22 

A Barn Dance featuring caller Kim Forry on Saturday, October 13, and 

A Drum Circle to Honor the Ancestors on Saturday, November 3

Mark your calendars now and plan to attend!  

Happy August!

Sally 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





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Posted 7/30/2018 8:59pm by Sally Voris .

  

 Hi friends! 

We have more than enough potatoes in the garden. What with the ten more days of thunderstorms that has been predicted, they may well rot in the field. So if you or someone you know wants to come dig, please do. I am here most mornings except Wednesdays and Sundays, and Tuesday, Thursday and sunday evenings. Please call ahead: 410-756-9303. 

We have a very reasonable 30-day trial membership in our non-profit, White Rose Farm Circle--$5 for an adult; $7.50 for a family. I ask that those who come join as members, if they have not already. The farm would be glad for a donation to support the garden as well, but as a farmer/gardener, I want to share food with others.   

The farm is becoming a place to be in touch with nature in a very literal way. Volunteers have found working in the garden with others grounding in an increasingly chaotic world. We are creating beauty, bounty and balance in ourselves and in this small patch of ground. 

Season's best,

Sally

P.S. Hope you will come to a Taste of Salsa this Saturday night, August 4 from 6 to 9 p.m. FILE: (Taste_of_Salsa_2018_final_edit_2.pdf) 





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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!

Sally

 

 

 

 





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Posted 7/22/2018 4:58pm by Sally Voris .

  

 

Join us for A Taste Of Salsa, Saturday, August 4 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. DJ and salsa instructor Michael Campbell will entice both beginning and experienced dancers, teaching and leading salsa dancing behind the barn at White Rose Farm. The farm will host a potluck for all farm members starting at 5:30 p.m., featuring food fresh from the farm.  Cost for the dance: $15/adult; $7 child; $35/family.  (New members are welcome,  membership is reasonable.) Register here. Click here for a flyer. 

Our next Women's Circle will be held on Saturday, July 28, from 10:30 to 3:30 p.m. A core group of women gather eight times a year, at the changes of the seasons. We savor time and space to listen to each other and reflect on our lives as we share our journeys. We invite women from our larger network to join us. Some come once; others return. We ask for a donation of $25 for regular attendees; $15 for first-timers. For more information click here.  Register here.

Our next Global Sisterhood gathering will be held on Saturday, August 11 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. with a potluck following. More details soon.

May you savor the joys of summer! 

Sally 

 

    TANEYTOWN, MARYLAND                                                                                                    WWW.WHITEROSEFARM.COM

 

Posted 7/15/2018 7:41pm by Sally Voris .

  

 

Join us for A Taste Of Salsa, Saturday, August 4 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. DJ and salsa instructor Michael Campbell will entice both beginning and experienced dancers, teaching and leading salsa dancing behind the barn at White Rose Farm. The farm will host a potluck for all farm members starting at 5:30 p.m., featuring food fresh from the farm.  Cost for the dance: $15/adult; $7 child; $35/family.  (New members are welcome,  membership is reasonable.)

Our next Women's Circle will be held on Saturday, July 28, from 10:30 to 3:30 p.m. A core group of women gather eight times a year, at the changes of the seasons. We savor time and space to listen to each other and reflect on our lives as we share our journeys. We invite women from our larger network to join us. Some come once; others return. We ask for a donation of $25 for regular attendees; $15 for first-timers. For more information click here.  Register here.

May you savor the joys of summer! 

Sally 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





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Posted 6/24/2018 4:26pm by Sally Voris .

  

 

Circle Dancing: Last week, Pam Kraemer led simple circle dances on the lawn at the farm. We walked barefoot on the lawn, enjoyed evening breezes and good company, watched fireflies rise in the fields, listened to a frog chorus from the wetlands on a nearly perfect summer evening. Thank you, Pam! Thank you too to Paul Thomas who lent us sound equipment.  

Thank you to outgoing Board members Shelden Luz and Gwen Marable. Shelden served as our first President and offered her skill in holding a vision and attending to details. Gwen offered networking support and an abiding presence. Both were honored at our event. 

Welcome to our new Board members, Renee Deiaco, Christine Pilson and Darlene Bromwell. All three women will provide local leadership to White Rose Farm Circle, as will on new President, Laurel Brennan. Continuing Board members are Karen Holway, Scott Freeland, Margaret Crowther and Richard Swerling. 

Mark your calendars for A Taste Of Salsa, Saturday, August 4 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Michael Campbell will return. Last year, he taught salsa dancing and built community, which also featured salsa made at the farm. More details soon. 

Our next Women's Circle will be held on Saturday, June 30, from 10:30 to 3:30 p.m. A core group of women gather eight times a year, at the changes of the seasons. We savor time and space to listen to each other and reflect on our lives as we share our journeys. We invite women from our larger network to join us. Some come once; others return. We ask for a donation of $25 for regular attendees; $15 for first-timers. For more information click here.  Register here.

Our next Global Sisterhood gathering will be on Thursday, July 12, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the farmhouse, 5009 Teeter Road. This month's theme is: Liberation through forgiveness: I forgive; I let go; I set myself free. For more information about the Global Sisterhood, click here. To register here

Still time to join the circle as members who are working together to restore health to the land, the natural world and each other. Join here.

May you savor the joys of summer! 

Sally 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





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Posted 6/15/2018 6:49pm by Sally Voris .

  

Circle Dancing at Summer Solstice on a farm in the country: Saturday, June 16 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Pam Kraemer will lead our dances in the garden. Evening breezes, fireflies rising in the fields. frog chorus from the wetlands. such simple, profound pleasure! Looks like the weather will be perfect! . 

We will host a potluck for farm circle members starting at 5:30 p.m.  Click here for a flyer. Click here to register. Adult: $12; Child $6.00; family $30, register ahead for a 20% discount. 

Wear comfortable clothes--especially shoes and know that it cools in the evening in the country. Hope you will join us! 

Sally 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





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Quiet time is starting....

We are now putting the garden to bed after a very wet season. The two local towns will  deliver leaves to the farm to build organic matter in the soil. We will hold women's circles and Global sisterhood Gatherings through the winter. Check our calendar for details about events.   

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