October 19-20, 2019
Living Tree Alliance Land, Moretown, VT
park at: Shady Lady Grove, 307 Route 100B, Moretown, Vermont
Living Tree Alliance hosts the 6th annual Sukkot on the Farm Festival, a celebration of the annual Jewish Harvest festival. Centered around the sukkah, the traditional hand-crafted harvest hut of the Jews, this year’s theme recognizes the universal need for shelters of peace. We use storytelling and song to weave our connections, reflect on shelters of peace in our past and strengthen our ability to create shelters of peace in the days to come. Gather up your friends for a weekend of outdoor music, conversation, ritual, and learning. There will be activities for all ages and inviting spaces to enjoy the outdoors in the Mad River Valley, and the bounty of the farm. A beautiful weekend of fall’s beauty. Everyone is invited to cultivate community and people from all backgrounds are encouraged to attend.
Whether you come for the tradition, teachings or the scenery you’ll find a weekend of inspired conversations and thoughtful family activity.
AN AUTUMN EXPERIENCE TO REMEMBER
STAY FOR THE WEEKEND – Our land will be open for camping starting at 3pm on Saturday October 19th. Campers are invited to hike or mountain bike on the beautiful trails, visit out private beach on the Mad River Valley, spend time in the field and relax into Vermont foliage. Mid October can be some real cold nights, please make sure to bring lots of blankets and layers and very warm sleeping bag. Song, teachings and celebration abound. In additional there are many local lodging options available in the beautiful Mad River Valley. Check out our friends at Wilder Farm Inn and Swanson Inn for warmer sleeping accomodations!
JOIN US FOR A PART OF THE CELEBRATION : teachings, song, ritual, whole family programming, community art and more!
Please leave your dogs at home!
Saturday October 19th
3 – 4:30 pm – Campers arrive to get set up on the land. Click here for more information
5 pm – Stone Soup Supper Pre-registration for dinner REQUIRED. Register Here
6 :30 pm – Song and Story in the Sukkah :
8 pm – Havdalah : A ritual of distinctions that engages all the senses with song, chants and music and intention setting, facilitated by Rabbi David Fainsilber.
Sunday October 20
9:30 am Arrival on the Land – Pilgrimage through art, text, forest and farm to ARRIVE at our festival sukkah. The walk is about 1/4 of a mile on a forest road. We recommend back road strollers only. Please contact Craig for accessibility needs and requests at email@example.com or 603-387-6033. We hope to make our event accessible for all, and are happy to drive those that need a ride to the festival grounds!
9:45 am Opening Circle of Blessings, Intentions and Song
10:00 am- 11:30 am All Ages Workshops and community time to dwell in the joy of a Sukkah. This year our village will be focused on what it means to strengthen our shelters of peace. Built by youth, artisans and volunteers, we invite you to enter into dwelling spaces of connection and inspiration. We will have multiple sukkot, fires, games and workshops.
10am – morning ritual and song circle for all ages followed by harvest actives and learning around the fire. To find out more about our presenters click here.
YOU ARE INVITED TO EXPERIENCE THESE SPACES OF CONNECTION THROUGHOUT THE DAY :
In our mindfulness tent – space for meditation and healing arts
In our community tent – tables and space for conversation, harvest celebration and ancestral connection
In our Simcha ( JOY) Tent– games, arts and crafts, dance parties. trampolines, PJ Library Family activities
By the Fire – where souls converge to share warmth and share acoustic music together.
Among Forest and Field – Planting Garlic, harvesting potatoes, Plant Spirit Medicine workshop led by Rebecca Golden
Thank you to our co-sponsors and Business donations: Ruach Ha’Maqom, JCOGS, PJ Library of Vermont, Temple Sinai, and Jewish Communities of Vermont, Red Hen Bakery, Trader Joe’s, Hunger Mountain Coop, and Elmore Roots Nursery.
Camping from Saturday – Sunday; Family Rate – $150, Individual Rate – $60, Dinner meal included, other meals – food will be available for purchase
Work Trade Opportunities Available! Volunteer for 4 hours and receive a discounted rate. We have a few shifts left! Contact Sephirah at firstname.lastname@example.org
“Everything is beautiful in its moment, but the ripening is hidden from your mind, and you cannot comprehend beginnings or endings. From this I concluded it is best for you to rejoice in what is and devote your life to goodness. This is the gift of reality: eat and drink and find work that pleasures your heart. Reality’s flow is endless, moment to moment nothing is added and nothing is taken away, and its sole purpose is to open you to wonder.” – Ecclesiastes 3:11-3:14
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