Day 275: A Season to Celebrate

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October 1, 2012 by Alex Hoekstra

Apparently, while I wasn’t looking, it became autumn.  Don’t get me wrong, I’m generally the guy who’ll be wearing summer clothes until there’s two feet of snow on the ground, but today’s sub-50-degree weather caught me off guard.  It was a rare occasion when I felt like pants would have been more appropriate than shorts.  Rare indeed.  Nonetheless, I really enjoy fall.  Actually, there’s something about almost every season that I appreciate.  Maybe more than anything, I like the change.  There’s something about looking forward to cold weather that makes goosebumps in shorts all worthwhile.  A new season brings all sorts of new things: new weather, new holidays, new gatherings, new food.  Today’s project isn’t so much about the change of seasons, but rather about celebrating every new season in a very old way.

The Earth Harmony Festival is a gathering to educate, engage, inspire and involve people in the amazing things happening on the Avalon Organic Gardens & EcoVillage.  There, they strive to find new ways to live life in very old traditions – traditions predating processed food, pesticides and factory farms – traditions that are not inflexible or opposed to change; that are indeed welcoming of new technologies to do great things even better.  They do good, and with you and I on board, they’ll continue to do well.  Hippies?  Maybe.  Earthy?  Have you got a problem with that?  Touchy-feely?  So what?  Smart?  Count on it.

Back this celebration of harmonious humanity before October 6.

The Earth Harmony Festival – a weekend gathering at Avalon Organic Gardens & EcoVillage on October 6th and 7th focused on experiencing a sustainable, agricultural-based community in Southern Arizona.  Festival participants will have the opportunity to learn more about growing organic produce, Permaculture principles, heritage and heirloom crops, seed-saving, and food preservation, while witnessing the magic of one of the country’s largest and longest sustaining EcoVillages!


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