Eco-Stewards Roundtable this Thursday, and all the week’s news
METANOIA SEMESTER: As this school year draws to a close and we consider our options for the future, we are realizing we need more committed live-in community members in order to move forward. In the past, GCW has offered internships called a “Metanoia semester” to folks interested in an immersion experience of living and working at the GCW, in order to learn more about what we are and why we do it. If this is something that interests you for the fall or spring of next year, contact Daniel Loya to learn more, at 863-207-3670 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
GREEN HOUSE SUMMER HIATUS: In keeping with past GCW tradition, we will be taking a break for the summer to regroup and to prepare the House for a new school year. Our last event for this school year will be Dorothy’s Café on Wednesday, June 4; the Green House will close after that. We plan to re-open when the school year begins again in mid-August. We do have some ideas for special projects over the summer, so watch for news about those soon!
- Coffee Shops: Monday, Tuesday, and Friday mornings from 7:30-9:30 AM
- Dorothy’s Café: On Wednesday with prep from 9:30 AM -12 PM, serving from 12:30-2:30 PM, and cleanup from 2:30-3:30 PM. Click here to sign up.
- Microfarm Morning: Thursday from 8:30-11:30 AM. Contact Jade Allen via email (email@example.com) or phone (352-337-0817) for questions &/or directions.
QUOTATION OF THE WEEK:
In honor of our friends from Eco-Stewards, some words of wisdom about care for creation:
We do not need to plan or devise a “world of the future”; if we take care of the world of the present, the future will have received full justice from us. A good future is implicit in the soils, forests, grasslands, marshes, deserts, mountains, rivers, lakes, and oceans that we have now, and in the good things of human culture that we have now; the only valid “futurology” available to us is to take care of those things. We have no need to contrive and dabble at “the future of the human race”; we have the same pressing need that we have always had – to love, care for, and teach our children.
–Wendell Berry, The Art of the Commonplace: The Agrarian Essays