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Posted 3/22/2018 7:32pm by Sally Voris .
A TIME TO BE: A Woman's Retreat:  Our next women's retreat will be Saturday, March 24, from 10:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the farmhouse,5009 Teeter Road, Taneytown. We gather as the seasons change to honor the rhythms of nature and the rhythms of our lives. Cost? $25 or $15 for first-timers. Click here to register.  

We will not hold a full moon gathering on Saturday, March 31. We will plan a full moon gathering for Sunday, April 29, and our May Day Celebration will open our Season on Sunday, May 6 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. 

 May we nurture the seeds of community with each other and with the land.    

Sally

Posted 3/4/2018 5:36pm by Sally Voris .

  

Thalassa Mud Balls! Three of us made 25 dozen in less than two hours last night. I was inspired to help a friend who is acutely aware of the health of water. I had heard Steve Storch of Natural Science Organics tell how he had thrown biodynamic preparations in the Mississippi years ago. A friend downstream had noticed later that the river seemed clearer. 

Steve sent me a supply of Thalassa Mix, a biodynamically enhanced sea-mineral supplement with 94 minerals. I mixed up a batch, and then diluted some in well water and set it to mixing in the Vortex Brewer I had bought from him years ago. 

We poured the mix over farm soil and made small balls that looked like chocolate meringues. We imagine lots of people tossing them into streams and bodies of water with this blessing (or something similar): "May the healing energy of these hands and this heart bring healing energy to this water and all that it touches." 

I am delighted to share this process and these Thalassa Mud Balls. Let me know of your interest and your experience! 

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY: Thursday, March 8, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the farmhouse, 5009 Teeter Road. This year, we are encouraged to: "Envision every woman and man being deeply connected to the love within their hearts. Envision and feel the fear, pain and mistrust melt away so that we human beings begin to have compassionate and respectful conversations to create innovative solutions for the challenges we face.." The gathering is for women only; it is free, though we do take a donation to support women refugees. We invite men to join us in spirit as we imagine a time of harmony and respect for all living things. RSVP.

May we continue to nourish the seeds of community.

May Spring come soon! 

Sally 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 





    TANEYTOWN, MARYLAND                                                                                                    WWW.WHITEROSEFARM.COM

 

Posted 2/25/2018 8:14pm by Sally Voris .

  

The energy is rising--calling us to community and connection--with the land and with each other.  The farm and its circle will host a women's gathering at new moons and offer full moon gatherings for our extended community with activities designed to appeal to a broad community.   
 


FULL MOON Gathering: Saturday, March 3 at 3:30 p.m. We plan to install the covering for the teepee (you can see the lining for the teepee in the image above.). A potluck and fire circle will follow the work. The event is free; donations are gratefully accepted, as are memberships in White Rose Farm Circle, Inc. All are welcome! RSVP.

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY: Thursday, March 8, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the farmhouse, 5009 Teeter Road. Join women all over the world in a movement to embody the leadership we want to see in the world to usher in a time of harmony and peace and respect for all living things. RSVP.

GLOBAL SISTERHOOD GATHERING: Our next gathering will be on this Saturday, March 17 from 2 to4:00 p.m. at the farm, 5009 Teeter Road, Taneytown. MD.  Marie Monn will lead the program with the theme: Empathy and Intuition: I trust what I feel and I follow my guidance. The event is free. We will collect donations to support women refugees. RSVP. 

 A TIME TO BE: A Woman's Retreat:  Our next retreat will be Saturday, March 24, from 10:30 to 3:30 p.m. We gather as the seasons change to honor the rhythms of nature and the rhythms of our lives. Cost? $25 or $15 for first-timers. Click here to register.  

A CALL TO OUR BROTHERS! We are inviting men to become involved in our planning process for the upcoming season. Please let us know of your interest!   

May we nurture the seeds of community with each other and with the land.    

Sally

 

    TANEYTOWN, MARYLAND                                                                                                    WWW.WHITEROSEFARM.COM

 

Posted 2/11/2018 8:52pm by Sally Voris .

  

Teepee rising! Thanks to Joe Camlin, Richard Swerling and Rod Smith (who lent us a  draw knife), we prepared the long maple poles, (harvested from the farm),  lifted them, tied them and then anchored the frame into the ground with rope. We plan to install the covering at our next full moon celebration on Saturday, March 3 at 3:30 p.m. with a potluck and fire circle following the work. The event is free; donations are gratefully accepted. All are welcome! RSVP. 


GLOBAL SISTERHOOD GATHERING: Our next gathering will be on this Thursday, February 15 from 7 to 9:00 p.m. at the farm, 5009 Teeter Road, Taneytown. MD.  Renee Deiaco will lead the program with the theme: Inspired Vision: I serve the world with love and wisdom.  The event is free. We will collect donations to support women refugees. RSVP. 

FULL MOON: At our last full moon event, folks who came simply stood and watched the moon rise. It was simple; it was spectacular; it was humbling. Later, we stood around the bonfire as we prepared the site for the teepee.

We plan to install the covering for the teepee at our next full moon celebration on Saturday, March 3 starting at 3:30 p.m. A potluck and fire circle will follow the work. The event is free; donations are gratefully accepted. All are welcome! RSVP. 

We imagine  inviting our extended community to events at the full moon as a way of building community. We hope to plan activities that will promote safe space for our children and grandchildren. For instance, we could organize a day when men take the lead in building smaller teepees that they could erect in their own back yards--a safe place for their children to sit and dream. 

A CALL TO OUR BROTHERS! We are inviting men to become involved in our planning process for the upcoming season. Please let us know of your interest!  

May we nurture the seeds of community with each other and with the land.    

Sally

 

    TANEYTOWN, MARYLAND                                                                                                    WWW.WHITEROSEFARM.COM

 

Posted 2/2/2018 9:51pm by Sally Voris .

  

On Wednesday, we watched the super moon rise, built a bonfire(not quite as big as the one shown below) and prepared the site for the teepee. The logs are cut; the canvas covering sewn. Tomorrow we build!  

MID-WINTER GATHERING: On February 3, starting at 3:00 p.m. We plan  to frame a teepee, sharpen and oil tools and generally get ready for spring. The event will include a bonfire and a potluck. Bring your own gloves. Wear warm clothes. Plan to work!  The event is free and open to all. Donations will be gratefully accepted. RSVP.   

GLOBAL SISTERHOOD GATHERING: Our next gathering will be on Thursday, February 15 from 7 to 9:00 p.m. at the farm, 5009 Teeter Road, Taneytown. MD.  Renee Deiaco will lead the program with the theme: Inspired Vision: I serve the world with love and wisdom.  The event is free. We will collect donations to support women refugees. RSVP. 

A CALL TO OUR BROTHERS! One of our Board members suggested that we consider hosting programs for men in the upcoming season. We invite you to become involved in our planning process. Please let us know if you are interested! 

We continue to nurture the seeds of community with each other and with the land.    

Sally

 

    TANEYTOWN, MARYLAND                                                                                                    WWW.WHITEROSEFARM.COM

 

Posted 1/29/2018 9:10pm by Sally Voris .

  

Did you know that Groundhog's Day really marks the halfway point between Winter solstice and Spring Equinox? This time has been celebrated as  Groundhog's Day, Candlemas, St. Brigid's Day or Imbolc.

FULL MOON: super moon, blue moon, lunar eclipse: Wednesday, January 31.Join us for a potluck and bonfire as we prepare a site for a teepee. Moonrise is at 5:30 p.m. From a place in the garden, one can see sunset as the moon rises. We invite you to come as early as 5:00 p.m.  Dress warmly and be prepared to work outside (boots!). All are welcome. RSVP.

MID-WINTER GATHERING: On February 3, starting at 3:00 p.m. We plan  to frame a teepee, sharpen and oil tools and generally get ready for spring. The event will include a bonfire and a potluck. Bring your own gloves. Wear warm clothes. Plan to work!  The event is free and open to all. Donations will be gratefully accepted. RSVP.   

GLOBAL SISTERHOOD GATHERING: Our next gathering will be on Thursday, February 15 from 7 to 9:00 p.m. at the farm, 5009 Teeter Road, Taneytown. MD.  Renee Deiaco will lead the program with the theme: Inspired Vision: I serve the world with love and wisdom.  The event is free. We will collect donations to support women refugees. RSVP. 

A CALL TO OUR BROTHERS! One of our Board members suggested that we consider hosting programs for men in the upcoming season. We invite you to become involved in our planning process. Please let us know if you are interested! 

COME FOR RETREAT! A group of men arrived today for an extended stay at the Retreat House.   

We continue to nurture the seeds of community with each other and with the land.    

Sally

 

    TANEYTOWN, MARYLAND                                                                                                    WWW.WHITEROSEFARM.COM

 

Posted 1/21/2018 11:39am by Sally Voris .

  

Friends have affirmed White Rose Farm as a place for people to develop a right relationship with the land, the natural world and each other. Produce grown out of such a relationship carries healing energy, as do all gatherings.  And so we continue...and we invite you to join us! 
 
 A TIME TO BE: A Woman's Retreat:  Our next retreat will be Saturday, January 27 from 10:30 to 3:30 p.m. We gather as the seasons change to honor the rhythms of nature and the rhythms of our lives. Cost? $25 or $15 for first-timers. Click here to register. 

FULL MOON: super moon, blue moon, lunar eclipse: Wednesday, January 31.We invite you to join us for a potluck and bonfire starting at 6:00 p.m. at the farmhouse. We will build a bonfire and prepare a site for a teepee.    

MID-WINTER GATHERING: On February 3, starting at 3:00 p.m. we will gather to honor the halfway point between Winter Solstice and Spring Equinox, time celebrated as  Groundhog's Day, Candlemas, St. Brigid's Day or Imbolc. We plan  to frame a teepee, sharpen and oil tools and prepare for new plants, animals and people. The event will include a bonfire and a potluck. Bring your own gloves. Wear warm clothes. Plan to work!  The event is free and open to all. Donations will be gratefully accepted. RSVP.   

GLOBAL SISTERHOOD GATHERING: Our next gathering will be on Thursday, February 15 from 7 to 9:00 p.m. at the Retreat House, 4234 Ruggles Road. Renee Deiaco will lead the program with the theme: Inspired Vision: I serve the world with love and wisdom.  The event is free. We will collect donations to support women refugees. RSVP. 

A CALL TO OUR BROTHERS! One of our Board members suggested that we consider hosting programs for men in the upcoming season. We invite you to become involved in our planning process. Please let us know if you are interested! 

COME FOR RETREAT! We invite you to gather your heart in the quiet space of the farm. As our exterior landscapes become ever more challenging, finding and making space to explore our interior landscapes is more essential. The Retreat House at the farm offers a nurturing space for an overnight retreat.  We are offering lower rates on weekdays to accommodate artists and writers and those on a more limited budget.    

Nurturing the seeds of community with each other and with the land.    

Sally

 

    TANEYTOWN, MARYLAND                                                                                                    WWW.WHITEROSEFARM.COM

 

Posted 1/16/2018 11:12am by Sally Voris .
Tonight, we will gather for our monthly gathering of the Global Sisterhood starting at 7:00 p.m. at the Retreat House, 4234 Ruggles Road, Taneytown. 
 
The theme this month is: 
 
Aligned Purpose: I am centered, connected, and creating my reality.
 
Come if you can or join us from home as we heal ourselves and heal the world, the work of the Global Sisterhood! 
 
Warmly,
 
Sally  
 
Posted 12/31/2017 7:10pm by Sally Voris .

  

"Nature looks dead in winter because her life is gathered into her heart."
 
  ~ Hugh MacMillan, The Ministry of Nature, 1871

We invite you to gather your heart in the quiet space of the farm. Come for retreat! As our exterior landscapes become ever more challenging, finding and making space to explore our interior landscapes is more essential. The Retreat House at the farm offers a nurturing space for an overnight retreat.     

Celebrating Transitions: Friends suggested that we hold events to honor the ending of the chapter with me as primary farmer. We have changed the focus slightly--celebrating the transition to including more people in the planning process here on the farm. The event will be held on Saturday, January 6 at the farmhouse, 5009 Teeter Road, Taneytown starting at 2:00 p.m. Come if you would like! RSVP. 

Other Events Continue: 

A TIME TO BE: A Woman's Retreat:  Our next retreat will be Saturday, January 27 from 10:30 to 3:30 p.m. We gather as the seasons change to honor the rhythms of nature and the rhythms of our lives. Cost? $25 or $15 for first-timers. Click here to register. 

GLOBAL SISTERHOOD GATHERING: Our next gathering will be on Tuesday, January 16 from 7 to 9:00 p.m. at the Retreat House, 4234 Ruggles Road. The theme is Aligned Purpose: I am centered, connected and creating my reality. The event is free and we collect donations to support women refugees. RSVP. 

Nurturing the seeds of new beginnings as we begin the New Year,  

Sally

 

    TANEYTOWN, MARYLAND                                                                                                    WWW.WHITEROSEFARM.COM

 

Posted 12/11/2017 9:29am by Sally Voris .

  

The leaves have been delivered and spread; the produce stored--all preparing for the quiet interior time of winter. What a wonderful time to come to the farm for retreat! Last year, a husband gave his wife a gift certificate for an overnight stay at the Retreat House--a gift she enjoyed midsummer. As the news gets more distressing, finding and making space to explore an interior landscape is ever more essential--and the Retreat House at White Rose Farm provides a welcoming setting.    

A Celebration: Friends suggested that we hold events to honor the ending of the chapter with me as primary farmer at White Rose Farm. We have planned such an event for Saturday, December 16 at 2:30 p.m., immediately following a membership meeting of the White Rose Farm Circle at 4234 Ruggles Road, Taneytown. We will hold a second celebration on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. Share stories and images of your favorite memories of me at the farm as I prepare to welcome a new farmer or farmers to the farm by spring, 2018. 

LONG-RANGE PLANNING: The Board of White Rose Farm Circle has just renewed its commitment to a  vision of developing a model of community that empowers people to work together to restore health to the land, the natural world and each other. The Circle will begin to plan for the 2018 season in January. Interested in being involved? Let me know! 

In the meantime, our events continue: 

A TIME TO BE: A Woman's Retreat:  Our next retreat will be Saturday, December 16 from 10:30 to 1:30 p.m. We gather as the seasons change to honor the rhythms of nature and the rhythms of our lives. Cost? $25 or $15 for first-timers. Click here to register. 

GLOBAL SISTERHOOD GATHERING: Our next gathering will be on Monday, December 18 from 7 to 9:00 p.m. at the Retreat House, 4234 Ruggles Road. Renee Deiaco will lead the program and include Radiant Lotus Qigong.  

Nurturing the seeds of new beginnings,  

Sally

 

    TANEYTOWN, MARYLAND                                                                                                    WWW.WHITEROSEFARM.COM

 

Our Season continues....

Our next big event? A puppet show on September 22 featuring Beech Tree Puppets.   Check our calendar for details.  

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