Past Farm and Sing Intensives

Spring Equinox 2018   

Participants will take part in all aspects of farm life, including milking sheep, tending to newborn lambs, feeding chickens and collecting eggs, pruning apple trees, stacking wood, making sheep cheese and yogurt, harvesting healing buds and resins from our forest and making traditional healing salves.

Between farm chores and activities, we’ll learn and sing powerful harmonies from folk traditions of Ukraine, Corsica, Caucasus Georgia, Great Britain, and the U.S.

Many folk songs are deeply rooted in agriculture – songs to ask for sun or rain, songs of planting and harvest, songs to honor apple trees and livestock.   We’ll sing songs from a wide range of traditions, with an emphasis on songs about the spring and the sun.

 

The week will end with a spring equinox ritual to celebrate the return of warmth and sun, and will honor the animals, trees, and land that sustain us.