May Day Picnic in the Orchard + Spring Biodynamic Orchard Blessing + Opportunity to Earn Nutty Buddy Bux


Join us for a May Day Picnic Potluck in the Orchard on Sunday, April 30th

in Leicester, NC 
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Half way between equinox and summer solstice is the cross quarter day of May 1st which symbolizes the height of green grass and high tides of fertility and promise for a fruitful year. There is no better place to celebrate this than in pristine fruit and nut orchards. Since time immemorial, humans have gathered in the orchards to give thanks and bless the trees that have nurtured our species for millions of years. The Nutty Buddies will be gathering in the beautiful headwaters of Turkey Creek in Leicester to bless our orchards by applying biodynamics to call in all the goodness of the universe and our community.

We will also have an art station set up for kids young and old to make nut prayer flags. Prayer flags come from the Eastern countries of Tibet, China and Persia. They are traditional simple devices that work with the natural energy of the wind to harmonize the environment, and increasing happiness and good fortune among all living beings. For those wanting to beautify the environment, increase awareness of this community nut project, and continue education about edible perennial nuts, we shall make nut prayer flags!

Sunday, April 30th
9:00-12:00 Biodynamic Blessing, Mulching in the orchard

12 noon – 2:00 pm picnic potluck lunch, Nut Prayer flag making, and discussion

2-4:00 optional tour of orchard/ grafting demo/ or wild woods walk to waterfalls

  • Please bring a potluck dish, something to eat out of, and silverware. On the menu from the NBC: grilled venison,  pesto, creamed sochan, sumac tea, hickory milk, and other wildly delicious and perennial foods and drinks. Lunch will start around 1pm.
  • We’re accepting any goodwill donations you might want to offer – all proceeds will support the development of our nut processing facility.
  • We’ll do grafting demonstrations and tour of the orchards
  • We’ll have a fire and fireside chat about what the Nutty Buddy Collective has been up to

Also, you’re invited to arrive early at 9:00 to participate in applying biodynamic compounds. Please bring a sprig of a tree or bush that is special to you. Afterwards we will mulch trees and take care of some other maintenance tasks in the orchard.

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