Winter Harvest in a Quaker Community Forest

Tomorrow is Early Winter Harvest at Sandhill. Six to a dozen of us will spend a sweet day on the land. Here’s what’s promised:
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We’ll be gathering on Sandhill, 40 acres owned by Cynthia Bartoo and Ralph Jacobson for almost 30 years, north of Menominee, Wisconsin.
Join us anytime between 11AM & 3PM

  • Harvest quirky Jack Pines for Xmas trees or cut yourself some firewood. Donations accepted.
  • Or get away on a tromp through woods and prairie.
  • Check out the three acres of “logging for tax-breaks” that happened in 2004.
  • Hot cider.
  • Kid friendly: warming tipi & porta-potti available on site.

We will likely also:

  • Talk about the Quaker Community Forest vision and our hopes for this land.
  • Drag wood scraps (slash) out of the woods to the road and cut some of it up.
  • Discuss and implement some of Ralph & Cynthia’s DNR-approved forest maintenance activities.

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We know how to dress. We’ll have fun. But it’s about a lot more than that. Sandhill is part of our vision of a Quaker Community Forest. This is a “boots on the ground connection with Mother Earth.” We aim to bring our spiritual context to the care of a bit of ecosystem.

“Care” is good, of course, but core is the CONNECTION to Gaia that is built, in the course of that caring.
Sandhill & Quaker Community Forest are concrete steps I and others are taking to enact our understanding of humans’ proper place within Gaia.

About Richard O Fuller

Quaker, living in the Twin Cities, Minnesota.
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