Harvest is a beautiful time to share with friends and family.  We are featuring one of our community members who is blogging to share inspiring ideas with you!
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October 2017

Harvest Time at EVO

We are harvesting the last of the summer tomatoes and the pumpkins are popping up on the vines.  Community members are starting new projects and are eager to share it with all of you.  We have a fun opportunity for parents to come to the Emerald Village with their children for a fall crafting workshop!

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F O L L O W on F A C E B O O K
F O L L O W on I N S T A G R A M
Blogger and Emerald Village Community Member
"Up, Close and Personal" with Leyla Makris
Tell Us a Bit About You.
I am a mother of three beautiful children.  I have a Master's Degree in Elementary Education.  In the past, I was a classroom teacher and mostly taught first grade.  I have studied both Montessori and Waldorf methods of teaching.  I love to bring my background as a teacher to the Emerald Village.  My greatest joy is to be in the presence of children, teaching them and learning from them.  

What is the work you do in the world?
I have recently started a blog called The Harvest Honeys.  It is a place for me to share the beauty of what we do at the Emerald Village with the greater community.  It features nourishing recipes, crafts to beautify your home and to do with your children, and simple blessings of gratitude.

How does living in community support or inform your presence in the world?
In so many ways!  It is wonderful to live with so many people that come from different backgrounds, yet share common interests.  We are all striving to learn new ways to better care for ourselves, our families and the planet.  I truly learn something new every day living in this community.  As a I learn new things, I become more inspired to share that with others.  
I hold the role of the "Mama Bear" in the community and that gives me the opportunity to share time with the children that live at EVO.  I learn from them to appreciate the simple things in life and to be present.  They also inspire me to be the best version of myself and to make the world a better place for their generation and generations to come.    

What is your greatest lesson in living in community.
The greatest lesson I have learned living in community is that change starts with me.  Living in community provides consistent mirrors.  Therefore, I see what my strengths are and I also see where I can grow.  It is a constant opportunity to come out of judgement and to move into self-reflection.  More and more, I realize the differences that we have, are what make us strong as a unit.  Each of us brings something completely unique to the table... a cornucopia.   

Upcoming Events

The Harvest Honeys Workshop

Making Raw Caramel Apples and Velvet Pumpkins
Making Raw Caramel Apples and Velvet Pumpkins

This is a very special workshop for both adults and children!  Adults will be learning to make a healthier version of the traditional caramel apple using all raw and wholesome ingredients.  We will also be making these lovely velvet pumpkins, which make a beautiful addition to your fall table.  While the parents are learning, the children will be with our lovely childcare providers doing a fall craft of their own. You do not need to be a parent to join for this! 
Cost of the workshop
RSVP for Harvest Honey's Workshop - Making Raw Caramel Apples and Velvet Pumpkins

Join us for Brunch and Landwork

First Sunday Open Brunch and Power Hour

We would like to invite you to join us for brunch and to help with land work on the first Sunday of every month.  Land power hour begins at 10:00 am.  During this time we work to grow food by spending time in the garden, planting seeds, harvesting, and weeding as well as caring for the animals in our husbandry program.  Bring a hat and gloves and come play with us in the gardens.  Potluck brunch to follow at 11:00 am and then a tour of the Emerald Village.  
RSVP for Brunch and Landwork

Monthly Sweat Lodge

CO-ED Lodge

Saturday October 7, 2017

Firelighting at 3:00 pm
Ceremony starts at 4:00 pm
Crawl in at Sunset
with David Goodknife and Cari Warren

Newcomers welcome.
Please bring a dish for the potluck after the ceremony (approx. 5 hours long)

Contribution: $40-$60 sliding scale
RSVP required (additional information provided upon RSVP)

RSVP for CO-ED Lodge
Women's Spiritual Journey

Wednesday, October 18 2017
7:15 pm

Hosted by Racquel Palmese

Cost: $60
Please RSVP 

Come experience inner growth and spiritual transformation as we journey together through energetic passages. Racquel is a regular spiritual mentor at the Emerald Village and we are very excited that she is opening up her teachings and wisdom to EVO family and friends.
Please join us at the EVO healing yurt for a deep and beautiful passage.

 Please bring own water bottle, journal, blankets and warmies.  

**Note: This is a WOMEN'S ONLY Event

RSVP for Spiritual Journey with Racquel
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