Opening of the Fields at Common Ground

Carol Cornish will represent us to deliver a blessing.  The congregation is invited to attend with her. 

If you haven’t been to Common Ground before, we are located on Stony Kill Farm, the address is 79 Farmstead Lane, Wappingers Falls, NY. There are two entrances on the property, please enter at the southern entrance (the one that goes by the pond) and park across from the big barn. We will gather by the fire circle near the gate to our field at the top of the picnic area.

Holding the event on the equinox and holding the world’s current events in our minds and hearts, Katie and I have been thinking about the themes of transition and adapting to change, as well as our relationship and connection to the land and the concept of land as community. If you have a different type of theme idea that you would like to share, that is fine. Feel free to share with us any thoughts that you have if you are unsure. Please keep in mind that we will be welcoming people of a variety of faiths and spiritual backgrounds.

Below is the path that we will take as we tour the fields: 

  • Fire circle
  • Children’s garden/chickens
  • Perennial herb garden
  • Greenhouse (there should be seedlings started at this time)
  • U-Pick garden
  • High tunnel (nothing will be planted in this space yet)
  • We will then walk to the back of the fields and back around to the front. At this time, some of last year’s crops will be waiting to be turned into the soil, and some fields are cover-cropped.

**Please send me an email reply that expresses if you would like to speak at any of the locations listed above, or if you prefer to go first, somewhere in the middle, or last. If you know ahead of time what you will say or read–or if you have any questions, please feel free to share that with me as well.**

Before the event, I will send everyone a schedule, so you can know the order of speakers ahead of time. 

If you are on Facebook, please follow this link and indicate that you are going. Attached are digital files of our event. We are printing postcards and posters as well. Please let me know by email if you would like us to get printed promotional materials to you. 

We are so excited to welcome you to Common Ground this spring! Thanks so much for joining us in Opening our Fields. 

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