It has been awhile since the last Friday Field Notes blog post – I guess that is what happens when your summer staff returns to school! Things have been extremely busy here at the HLC, but all good things, of course, and we are thrilled to be continuing with so many activities and groups into the fall.
Picking up where I last left off, over the Labour Day weekend, we hosted employees and families from Nurtured Halifax for a corporate retreat. There was a fantastic crew of 8 adults and 7 kids who joined us for a little getaway. One of their staff members was inspired to even do a little study of the HLC fire pit/gathering area. Beautiful!
Later that week, I did a talk about the HLC at the Lillian Benham Library in Lockeport. I was invited awhile back by their lovely librarian, Danielle Williams, who also kindly hosted a display of ours throughout the summer to promote our programs. We had 25 folks pack the library that evening, with lots of interest about our organization, activities and plans. We will look forward to continuing our partnership with the Lillian Benham Library and aim to do a presentation in the spring on our 2019 workshops and events!
In a first for the HLC, we hosted a yoga retreat thanks to the lovely and amazing teacher Rachel Barrett of Luminous and Wild Yoga. More specifically, it was a Yoga & Ocean Retreat, which included surf rentals and lessons at the nearby White Point Beach Resort. This retreat was a bit of a trial run and worked out amazingly, so we hope to host more yogis here, as this is a perfect spot for people to connect with their practice and natural surroundings.
This brings us to our last Never-2-Old (N2O) of the season, bringing things full circle with part 2 of our natural dye workshop series with Cindy Hagen of Studio 138. The vision that Cindy and I had back in the spring to host this two-part series came to life in a big way, as we used plants that were grown in our natural dye garden that was installed at the HLC to create some of the dyes. This was a fantastic way to end of our N2O program. We thank everyone who joined us.
Now, on to write the second part of my September catch-up blogs!