Solstice Celebration at Cate Hill Orchard in Greensboro for Make Music Day!
Join Cate Hill Orchard in a participatory summer solstice sunrise ritual to thank and bless the animals, plants, land, water, and sun that sustain us. Cate Hill Orchard is an environmentally conscious farm located at 695 Shadow Lake Road in Greensboro, VT and http://catehillorchard.com/ that uses bees for pollinating their apples and apples to feed their sheep. The beautiful farm is surrounded by herbs and apples. During this festival that follows the ancient Baltic and Slavic traditions, there will be a ceremonial washing of our faces in the magical early morning dew and adorn the farm’s sheep and selves with greenery and flowers, while sing songs to the sun, the grass, the trees, hills, and the sky. The ritual will end with a potluck breakfast in the organic apple orchard. The farm store will be open with sheep cheese, wool, healing salves, honey, and lamb for sale, all produced on the Cate Hill Orchard farm.
4:15 AM meet and learn songs, make wreaths (feel welcomed to bring your own)
4:30 walk through the meadows, sing to the Earth, wash our faces with dew
5:30 potluck breakfast in the apple orchard
Wear flower garlands and greenery. Bring an ocarina or wooden whistle or flute if you have one. The event will happen rain or shine. We will be walking through unmown fields, woods, and wetlands, so dress accordingly.
Make Music Day in Vermont is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts and sponsored by:
Calamity & Crowe’s Trading Post
Front Porch Forum
University of Vermont Office of the Vice President of Research
Vermont Public Radio