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!