The benefits to yearly memberships are many. Yearly members realize continuity in the growing process. Not only in the garden but in personal well being as well. The garden’s growth mimics personal growth as the plants mature and thrive on naturally ammended soils, so does the human spirit. Observation of nature, patience and hard work mend the soul, allow us to become human again, to slow down, to ask for less and give more of ourselves to our community.
Yearly members will be in control of scheduling work priorities, planning crops and implementing action plans to sustain the growing cycles. Experimentation is a big part of our growing model as we enjoy new varieties of vegetables and growing techniques. Yearly members will learn how to manage their time so that they can make the most out of thier “work” time and enjoy more time off to explore nature.
We ask that you come with a list of questions or ideas, and we will try and answer or explore them as a group. No one has silly questions, only unasked ones are silly. Fall brings about extra excitement, not just in the garden, but in the landscape with the vibrant colors, changing weather and changing migration patterns of birds. As seen in the pictures below, we often venture out into the forest to observe nature. We share this property with a number of other animals, deer, turkeys, raccoons, cayotes and snakes. I for one, have learned to have a healthy fear of poisonous snakes and therefore take advantage of walking and exploring nature during the winter months (even if they do come out to play on those occasional warm days).
Yearly members are allowed to find suitable housing on the property for twenty days and nights throughout the year. First come, first served based on availability.