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Women's Building Workshop
Kristen O’Brien led a League of Women Builders to build solar ovens over 2018 Earth Day weekend: April 20-22.
Day of the DeadThe Learning Council gathered on November 1 at Edesia kitchen to paint sugar skulls with Chef Aimee Olsen. An altar was created to honor beloved dead. This class was a lot of fun and had participants ranging from age 3 to elders. Folks enjoyed both the artistic
and the community building aspects of this event.
Thanks to Edesia’s John and Mary for hosting and to Aimee for sharing her skills and skulls.
Festival of CourageOn September 27, 2017 Peace and Plenty Farm hosted the Festival of Courage for North Fork School of Integrated Studies families and community members to celebrate this bountiful time of year, the power of the sun, and to gather strength to move forward to the dark time of year.
Read more about this festival!
Bee WorkshopThe April 28, 2017 Bee Workshop, sponsored by The Learning Council and the Valley Organic Growers Association, was held at Thistle Whistle Farm in Hotchkiss.
Regenerative Agriculture ClassIn April 2017 Lloyd Nelson and Pat Frazier conducted a class regarding biodynamic practices for the farm and garden. Topics included soil fertility, biodynamic sprays and farming with the moon. The Learning Council teamed with VOGA to offer this hands-on educational experience.
Biodynamic Spray WorkshopThe Learning Council presented a Biodynamic Spray Workshop in March 2017. Pat Frazier demonstrated how to create a biodynamic spray and allowed students to spray the Paonia CommUnity Garden with the preps.
The Art for All Visual Arts ClassThe Art for All visual arts class taught by Paul Kimpling and Stuart Kramer at Paonia Elementary School is filled with joy and creativity. Students shared their favorite images!
Tree Pruning WorkshopThis Tree Pruning Workshop, sponsored by The Learning Council and the Valley Organic Growers Association, drew nearly 50 attendees. Bryan Braddy did an excellent presentation/demonstration at the Research Station in Hotchkiss.
Photos by Daniel Fonken