We unwittingly scheduled our April Willing Hearted Work Weekend for Earth Day this year. Had we known about the March for Science early on, perhaps we would have altered our plans a bit, and headed for a massive march. But we didn’t, so spent time outside in the garden, on the hillside in the woods, at a local market and up in camp….. all projects glorifying the beauty of our natural world in some way. These folks joined us from across the country (our staff) the bay area and the coast, generating gigantic green gobs of gardening detritus, as well as planting more onions and tomatoes.
Grandfather’s Tree Trail, including the circuitous off-shoot up to Big Sky Vista, is nearing completion, thanks to these intrepid builders. All have incurred some poison oakage on this venture over the many days that have been put into this, despite all precautions…. but none have yet succumbed, nor been knocked back. Stalwart, they are!
The local natural food store, Mariposa Produce, in Willits, celebrates Earth Day by getting vendors to set up booths, promoting their products. When they first asked, weeks and weeks ago, I told them I would be busy with our work weekend. However, they really wanted to feature our jams and eggs…… so I emailed Sharon and Margaret, who were planning to come up anyway, and asked if they would be willing to be our “Jambassadors” for the event. What a perfect choice! They loved talking up the jams, watching all the people, listening to stories about Emandal, trying all the other food available, getting lots and lots of free samples. A “Win Win” all the way around!
Meanwhile, Jim built another gate for us! Having one that really fits the space, can swing easily, and does its job of keeping animals in and out, is wonderful! He’s planning next year’s projects already…..
Food for all….. bountiful, colorful, fresh…. delicious! How lucky we are to have Kashaya around! Her cinnamon rolls on Sunday morning were out of this world!