“Green was the silence, wet was the light, the month of June trembled like a butterfly.” – Pablo Neruda
Join us at Fox Haven for this family friendly event on June 22 nd from 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Honor the sun through Yoga ( Adults and Childrens), Plant Based Craft for the kids in the lower barn, Potluck, and exploring the land and singing around the bonfire. We will observe the sky as well if clear.
Cost is $10 per person and $25 for the family.
Register and pay donation with Eventbrite which is located at the bottom of this page.
You can pay cash the day of or send in a check to Fox Haven – 3630 Poffenberger Road, Jefferson, MD 21755
Thank you Seed of Life in Frederick, MD for donating plants for the kids activity at this event. Visit them at http://solnurseries.info/
Yoga Teacher: Tracy Blair and Children Event: Joelle Dent
Contact Jan with questions: email@example.com
6 pm – 7 pm Celebration with Movement DP/ Children’s Program CH
7:00 pm – 7:45 pm – Potluck in DP
7:45pm – 9 pm – Live Music, Crafts, and Optional Night Walk
Adult Program in Dairy Parlor: 6:05 – 7:00 pm: Dairy Parlor – DP
On December 21st, Join us to celebrate the dance of the inner light through the darkest night of the year as we gather together for an evening of yoga and chanting. Immerse yourself in the warmth and coziness of good company as we breathe, stretch, move, relax, and join our voices as one within the Naad; the sacred sound current, the essence of All That Is. In the healing, uplifting space we create we will reflect on all that has come before and set our intentions for all that is yet to come as the sun is reborn to begin another cycle, another year.
Children’s Program: 6:05 pm – 6:45 pm in Chestnut House – CH
Children are invited to come to Chestnut House for a solstice celebration just for them. We will be making lanterns and engage in a short storytime yoga session and play.
*** 6:45 pm children will join their friends and family in the Dairy Parlor
Things to bring: Yoga Mat, blanket, meditation cushion ( if you have one), and a potluck dish to share.
About our teacher for the evening: Tracy Blair is a certified and registered Kundalini Yoga Teacher passionate about her role in facilitating personal, societal, and environmental healing. She is committed to awakening this healing in others by sharing the knowledge she has attained through her training and life experiences. She is the unschooling mother of two young children, a student of permaculture, and a community organizer. She loves the Earth and believes in the power of yoga to help us solve the world’s problems and create a happy, healthy future for all!
Register with Jan Hummer at firstname.lastname@example.org or online
December Book Club
December 19th 6:00 – 8:00
Potluck, Celebration and Reading List for 2017
It’s been an amazing year of learning everything from how clouds are formed to the oddities of the bird brain to the amazing transformation of our local natural landscape – all through the great books we’ve read and the speakers we’ve hosted. 2017 is right around the corner so bring books to suggest for the next year of fun.
Will we read about re wilding? Exploring landscapes on foot? Plant intelligence? Be there and help us decide!
Register with Lacey – email@example.com
The Thing With Feathers
This will be a three-part session that starts with nature awareness activities, small group discussion, and additional activity and exploration which will culminate in helping participants to develop the building blocks for understanding bird language (as taught by John’s mentor Jon Young author of What the Robin Knows) and then concluding with group discussion and potluck.
John Canan Speaker
About John :
John Canan is a naturalist, photographer, and writer who helps families, businesses and communities tell inspiring stories through photographs and digital media. John is a lifelong student of mindfulness and a practitioner with 40 years of experience.
John’s work and consulting is frequently utilized to support the efforts of professional services, non-profit organizations, and stewards of our natural resources to promote, educate, and foster a sense of connection between people and the natural world.
Register with Lacey and let us know you are coming ! Lacey@foxhavenfarm.org
REMEMBER THIS IS A POTLUCK
Honeybee Democracy Workshop Monday June 27th from 6-8pm
Join our monthly bookclub meeting for a workshop of the book Honeybee Democracy by Thomas D. Seeley. Kirsten Traynor will be delving into the world of hive organization, honeybee decision making and how it relates to human civilization. Bring all your bee questions and a potluck dish to share. Reading the book is encouraged but not required – our workshops always take the subject beyond the text and into the experiential. This is a FREE community event but we do always appreciate donations. Send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know if you plan to attend.
Facilitator Kristen Traynor
The Fox Haven Naturalist Book Club is a monthly meeting of nature enthusiasts that meets the last Monday of the month from 6 to 8pm. Each meeting features a guest lecturer, hands on workshop, or roundtable discussion with a local authority on the subject. We also love to eat so these meeting are often potlucks!
About our Facilitator: Kirsten received the prestigious German Chancellor Scholarship from the Humboldt Foundation in 2006-2007, annually awarded to ten American leaders in their field. She and her husband drove over 50,000 miles throughout Western Europe to study the differences between European and American beekeeping, reporting their findings through 50+ published articles in national and international magazines. At the same time she interviewed scientists and medical doctors, gathering information for her book: Two Million Blossoms: Discovering the Medicinal Benefits of Honey.
Fascinated with the social complexity of a honey bee hive, Kirsten earned her PhD in biology from Arizona State University. While a grad student, she spent almost a year in Avignon, France in the lab of Dr. Yves Le Conte as a Fulbright Fellow. She currently investigates how pesticides impact honey bee health for the University of Maryland in the lab of Dr. vanEngelsdorp and is the editor of Bee World, published by the International Bee Research Association. Follow her on Twitter@FlowersLoveBees.
Join us April 30th in the Dairy Parlor for a night of film, potluck, and discussion.
Our featured film is The Wound and The Gift – directed by Linda Hougland
“The Wound and The Gift explores the major transformation in our relationship with animals through the growing “Rescue” movement. All over the world, people are saving the lives of animals that were bred for profit, abused, or sold on the black market. Millions of us are adopting dogs and cats from shelters, rather than buying pets from breeders and pet stores. Many people devote their lives to providing sanctuaries and shelters for rescued animals. By caring for wounded animals in need, we are learning just how much animals give back to those who care for them.
The narrative spine of the film is an ancient fable about a wounded crane, saved by peasants, that attempts to express her gratitude with a gift. Scenes from the folktale will weave together stunning real life footage of rescued animals and their sanctuaries. As the fable and the film unfold, we cannot help but wonder, Who is saving who?”
Donations for more programs like these are accepted the night of. Please look for donation jar when signing in. Suggested $5.
Register with Lacey at email@example.com
Michelle Mancini of Wolf Sanctuary PA 4:30-5:15 in Dairy Parlor. She will present her experiences working with wolves in the east and west of the United States and talk about what we can do to ensure the wolf’s survival in both areas. Very cute wolf friends will be present in photos only. 🙂
Afterwards, you can join us for a film – Wolf Mountains – and potluck if you wish.
Join us February 7th (Rescheduled from Jan.23 due to snow) for this stunning wildlife documentary. Released in 2013 by Director Erik Baláz, filmed in the Wolf Mountains of Slovakia, Poland and Ukraine, Baláz spent three years searching for and filming the wolves, bison, lynx and wild boar of this pristine land. One of the last remaining wilderness areas in Europe, a land that was previously abused, this film is a testament to the merits and importance of rewilding our world.
“If our land was able to create such amazing miracles in the past, it will manage to do it again. If we create really large protected areas and leave them on their own, we will experience things we can’t even dare dreaming of today”, Erik Baláž
Wolf Sanctuary of PA is a non-profit animal sanctuary in Lititz, PA. Since its founding over 30 years ago, they have provided a haven for wolves and wolf hybrids from institutionalized lives and deaths. Wolf Sanctuary remains dedicated in their mission to provide a permanent, safe home for those that they rescue and to provide the highest level of care and enrichment. Originally created as a private rescue, Wolf Sanctuary of PA has grown into an educational facility as well and is dedicated to educating the public on wolf conservation and the preservation of the species.
Michelle Mancini is one of the volunteers at Wolf Sanctuary of PA and recently received her Master of Environmental Studies from the University of Pennsylvania where she studied some of the social, political, and ecological consequences of gray wolf reintroduction to Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming. She will be giving a brief talk about Wolf Sanctuary of PA and will also introduce some of the relationships between people and wolves, especially with regard to current issues in the ranching and hunting communities out west. ( Picture Frodo from the sanctuary)
4:30 – 5:15 speaker
7:15 Speaker and Discussion
Register with Lacey Walker: firstname.lastname@example.org
Original photo, adapted for the purposes of Fox Haven Learning Center, credited to Mark Kent (Wolf on Point Duty_0873)