Summer workshops at Better Farm

burns michael at
Wed Jun 2 22:38:31 EDT 2010

From: Miss Corinne <corinne.rochelle at>

Hello! Better Farm, an artist retreat and education center located on  
65 acres in Redwood, NY (North Country), wants to let you know that  
our summer workshop schedule has a limited number of spots left. Below  
is a selection we felt would be interesting to the Permaculture and  
Homesteading Guild. To see full workshop schedule, along with pricing,  
please visit us at

All workshops unless otherwise noted include in their price shared-  
lodging accommodations, parking, laundry access, wireless Internet,  
all linens, meals (including vegan options), and group activities such  
as field trips and movie nights. All sign-ups are non-refundable  
except for instances of a workshop being canceled. After you sign up,  
you will be sent a confirmation e-mail requesting further information  
regarding meals, lodging preferences, and special needs.

Please contact us at info at with any questions.

JUNE 25-27: “Intro to Permaculture for the Rural and Urban  
Homesteader” with Steven Gabriel of the Fingerlakes Permaculture  
Permaculture is a style of sustainable design which mimics natural  
ecologocal relationships. Successful permaculture results in mimimal  
waste, energy, and labor. In this course students will become versed  
in the basics of permaculture principles, ecology, design, gardening,  
compost, water catchment, and agriculture systems on a wide variety of  

JULY 9-11:  Within the Mystery - A Weekend of Yoga and Meditation
This weekend workshop combines a spectrum of events to bring you  
deeper within your Self. Those in attendance will practice a blend of  
yoga (Kripalu meets Kundalini), breathwork, guided relaxation, and a  
taste of shamanic journeying to bring all participants in tune with  
their mysteries. There will be space for art making, nature walks, and  
to journal.  Come prepared to dive in, relax, and mystify as you  
travel through other realms while grounding deep into your physical  
body.  No previous experience is required; only an open mind and heart.

JULY 21-23:  Storytelling 101
Learn the art of storytelling in this three-day workshop that will  
culminate in a final performance by all participants. Deena will  
entertain and demonstrate storytelling; share tips and techniques of  
storytelling; encourage the use of stories in healing of self, others  
and Mother-Earth; and facilitate a sharing of the stories you create  
through different mediums while on retreat.

AUG. 14: “Rustic Furniture Building” with Mark Sears of Creations in  
First -time woodworkers will learn the basics of rustic creation with  
the making of a four-legged stool which can double as a low table if  
desired. Materials will be gathered from the woods and utilized from  
the lumbermill on the property. The project will be completed by the  
end of the day. Traditional hand tools are available, but power tools  
will be utilized in
the process. Lunch will be provided by Better Farm. This course will  
be held at the instructor’s business on English Settlement Road in  
Redwood (further information will be sent to registered students).  
Option to stay overnight on-site at Better Farm: All students staying  
at Better Farm will be provided with linens, meals, and transportation  
to and
from Creations in Wood; as well as involvement in any planned evening  
activities. Students should dress accordingly for outdoor activity  
with good walking shoes, work gloves, and hand-pruning clippers.

Hope to see you this summer!
- The Better Crew

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