Learning about the bounty of wild edible foods, collecting them, learning how to prepare them -- and tasting them!

Explore new territory in your spiritual connection to the Earth.

Foraging as a Spiritual Practice


Thanks for the workshop yesterday. Going into it I had a little resistance, thinking "has it really come to this that we have to grub for our food?" - kind of a hopeless thought of where the world is headed. And, without doubt, it is a survival skill for difficult times or events. But, I felt much better afterwards. It was like a meditation and as someone commented, gave a sense of the bounty of the earth. I tend to have a defined sense of what's appropriate to eat: from the grocery store or at least from a cultivated garden! But now I have a new perspective on all those wonderful weeds (which I may now call nature's bounty).  ---Margie

Maple Syrup Extravaganza!!!

Sunday, March 11, 2:30-4:30 PM

2:00 Fire-starting program begins

Outdoors and Edwards Hall, Open Spirit

39 Edwards Street, Framingham

Suggested donation: Adults $10, Children $5

Family maximum $30


Enjoy a maple tree extravaganza! We will tap maple trees on the grounds of Open Spirit and boil down sap into maple syrup. Depending on the weather and snow, the program will vary in details. 


Join in the "Tree Yoga" led by Rev. Debbie Clark. Try your hand at a Community Tree Art  facilitated by Patrick and Samela St. Pierre. Weather permitting, Michael Corthall will teach fire building at 2:00 pm before the main program begins.  We'll boil down the sap over the open fire (or on the stove), roast some marshmallows, maybe have sugar-on-snow, build snow people, take a walk on the nature trail, play games, or write tree poems. Other leaders include Rabbi Katy Allen and Nancy and Danny Gaulin. All ages are welcome!

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