Looking for a Good Detox?

Join us at Potter’s Farm for a weekend of Green Wisdom!

Master Herbalist, Gigi Stafne will lead a class on the detoxifying properties of various spring herbs along with discussing the various ways in which your body can heal and detoxify. Learn which plants can best aid in the process. Time will also be spent on the land, becoming better acquainted with the plants as well as in the kitchen, creating teas, tinctures, flower essences and other herbal products to take home.

What a perfect way to relax and enjoy the peaceful green energy of the Farm!!blue-butterfly-1024x677

There are still openings for this class. To register, please contact Jenn at 715-373-2988 or jennstolly@yahoo.com   Cost for the class is $125 for 2 days of instruction Saturday 9a-4p includes lunch and Sunday 9a-1p.  For more information, please see the Courses – CAM Course section of the Green Wisdom website at www.greenwisdom.weebly.com

Transformation

Many new things are blossoming at the Farm. The Lily of the Valleys are filling the air with their sweet fragrance. The apple trees are bursting with color and wonderful scents as well. The grass is green, the Grandmother Oak tree is budding, and the herbs are breaking through the Earth in the garden reaching for the sun.

Not only is the land transforming but so is our beloved Barn. The Potter’s Farm Board is grateful for all the support of the People who know and love this Land and Sacred Space. Many of you call it “home.” Without the generous financial and energetic support of the One Heart Circle community and friends of the Farm,  the transformation of this 100 year old elder statesman we call The Barn would not be possible.

Over the winter and into the spring, the Barn has been transformed to its new and improved beauty while still honoring its rich historic charm.  The “face lift” includes larger windows to allow in more natural light while the wall beneath the windows will be resurfaced with the original stone. The indoor space will have added lighting and more functionality for our many events and ceremonies. As these projects go, several unexpected issues revealed themselves as we took apart and began to put back together this amazing building that has withstood the test of time and several generations. One of the major issues that arose was the need to do extensive roof repairs.

Currently, the project is slated for completion by the end of the summer. There are several portions of the project however that still need your financial support in order to make this happen.  Some of these needs are for landscaping, a new barn door, indoor lighting and roof repair. If you are called to support these continued “home” improvements, we would love to hear from you!

Please click here to Donate now. If you have further questions about the project, please contact Fundraising Taskforce member Lauranne Bailey  at  608-332-3692.

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Coloring: It’s not just for kids anymore!

Consider gifting yourself a relaxing and meditative weekend at Potter’s Farm by attending the upcoming

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Finally, here’s your opportunity to color outside the lines if you want!  Adult coloring has been trending over the last few years. It’s a great way to de-stress while you de-light in a favorite childhood pass time. The practice generates wellness, quietness and also stimulates brain areas related to motor skills, the senses and creativity.  And, the best part– IT’S FUN!!
 
Join your hosts Evergreen and Ravenwind for the event on May 13-15, 2016 while there is still space available. Click here for more details! 

Spring is Here!

Come, Awaken with the Land at Potter’s Farm! 

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Spring Ceremony is fast approaching! What better way to celebrate the changing seasons and re-connect with the Land than being in community with the People of the One Heart Circle!

The Spring Ceremony, April 22-24, will be a time for you to open in new ways as you  play and explore.

Space is still available and it is not too late to register. Contact Registration Point LovingDragon for more information.  For full details on the event, click on the Calendar.

 

 

Welcome home

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“I felt like I was coming home.”

Many people who drive down our tree lined, winding road say this very thing. Coming to Potter’s Farm is like coming home to yourself.  From our historic stone barn, rustic farmhouse and wooded trails, our retreat center will bring you back to nature in a gentle and lasting way.

Our calendar for 2016 is filling up.  Click on the calendar tab at the top of the page to see what events or ceremonies your heart is calling you to attend.

We’ll see you when you get home.

Alignment

Screen Shot 2015-07-01 at 3.41 PMAs Venus and Jupiter make their grand alignment on July 1, in the cusp of the full moon, so are many gathering in their own alignment to pay homage to our Sun, the complement to our Mother Earth, so that we may live. Soon  Potters Farm will be buzzing with community as the 12th annual Prayer Dance commences.

Spring is coming!

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It’s coming, we’re sure of it! Spring is in the air. As the Great Lakes froze in their highest capacity in 35 years, winter stayed a long time this year. The land is still feels the icy fingers of winter drawing in and out with sleet, some snow, but the rains and warmer sun arrivals are welcomed with singing birds and squishy red mud.

Soon the our medicine wheel will be surrounded by the white daisy’s of summer.

And sooner than that, some of our People will be gathering for Art of Peace the first weekend in May, and again our people will gather for Spring Ceremony over Labor Day Weekend to awaken the dreams of our kiva slumbers.

Music Moves

To say Music Flows Through You is an understatement. Those of us who attended the Labor Day weekend event at Potter’s Farm are still smiling ear to ear about the great teachers we had on hand to introduce, renew and/or deepen our relationships with the djembe drum and flute. The music is still resonating on many levels within each of us.

Chris Berry brought in his western African medicine to share how the elementals, with the weave of the masculine and feminine, resonate through the chorus of drums.

John Sarantos worked with his music roots of teaching flute in all its levels of proficiency to delve into the complexities of how we feel ourselves moving into music which defies the need to read notes or charts.

Feeling the music, moving the music through us, circular rhythms bind us in oneness, keeping separate the subtle tones that assists our bodies to hear a completely new language.
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In the Heat of Summer

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We’ve converged upon the land for our beautiful PrayerDance in early July, one of the most stunningly beautiful ceremonies of community this land has seen, and we have some more offerings coming in August to soothe your soul.

The first weekend in August is a Women’s Retreat to pamper yourself while connecting in with the sacredness of our waters, and the beauty of being a woman.

Contact LaughingStar (mcscan at hotmail.com)

Art of Peace, a two year journey with the Origin Teachings of the Delicate Lodge continues August 9-11.

Contact DancingEagle (DancingEagle at comcast.net), or 612-703-4785

Nielle Arnold of CeremonI is presenting a yoga reatreat August 23-25.

ChrisJohnPFAnd hang onto your music heart as world renowned teachers Chris Berry and John Sarantos share Labor Day weekend with performance and experiential learning circles as we gather in community through music with drumming and woodland Native American flutes. It is intended for all: beginners, experienced performers and appreciators.

Contact Merle and Lauranne Bailey (merleandlauranne at charter.net) or call 608-251-7127 for more information.