We celebrated this arbor day right.
We started off the day by hosting the YCCDC for some fun with recycled art making! We learned all about seeing what we may normally throw away as things that can also be used to create useful and decorative art! My favorite was a wind chime made from bottle caps, wood scraps, and burlap string! Some other favorites were made using cardboard. Who knew you could do so much with such a common item? Needless to say, we had a blast!
Gabriel from Keeler Estate Vineyard also joined us for the day. KEV is a biodynamic, organic, salmon safe, and LIVE certified vineyard located in Amity. She had so much to tell us about earth friendly farming, and we had so much to learn! And her wines are absolutely stunning to boot!
To finish the day Gabriel and our manager Kelsey taught a Paint and Play class where we explored the more mystical side of Biodynamic Farming. We learned all about the moon’s cycle and how it not only influences their farming schedule, but also how the wine tastes! Kelsey guided the class through the process of creating their very own moon phase calendars, teaching techniques like creating different values. In the end everyone had very unique and fabulous compositions!
Needless to say, we had a blast and cannot even wait for next year!