“Every leaf that grows will tell you: what you sow will bear fruit, so if you have any sense my friend, don’t plant anything but Love.” — Rumi

Hello Wildmoon Friends!

Spring is upon us here in the Northeast, and this means seed sowing here at Wildmoon and across the region. For me seed starting time begins after the Winter Solstice, what feels like the true start of the new year. That is when the deep dreaming begins; during walks in the winter woods, while reading, during yoga, washing dishes, driving to work and of course sleeping. These are the seeds of the new stories we will create for ourselves and the world in the new year; where we plant the seeds of the beautiful potential we see in ourselves, our community, our country, the world. Australian Aboriginal author Alexis Wright says about this “inward migration” in her essay The Inward Migration in Apocalyptic Times,

“It’s where we go to slowly pick things apart, to reimagine our world in new ways, and sometimes we come out the other side with a map of how to make some sense of our world…It is where we examine truth, and it is through our soul-searching that art and beauty can grow, regenerate, deepen the connections—just as country renews and fulfills its own stories.”

Every winter I delve into ideas and plant the seeds for the new things I want to learn, practice and share in my world and the Women’s Gardening Apprenticeship. This includes new seed sources like Fruition Seeds, supporting an organic seed company; bringing in new varieties of vegetables and envisioning more layers of mushroom spawn and companion plants; new meditations and always new dishes prepared with wild, foraged and stored foods; making new connections and deepening older ones; envisioning new levels of courage to support change for the better for ALL of us.

“Your mind is a garden. Your thoughts are the seeds. The harvest can either be flowers or weeds.” — William Wordsworth

We are only 6 weeks away from starting the Wildmoon Women’s Gardening Apprenticeship and manifesting the seeds I planted months ago as well as the ones I’m planting in flats to go in the garden!

This is such a unique opportunity to get immersed in the outdoors, camping on the land, while getting hands-on experience growing a sustainable garden and making herbal remedies. I love offering this course; it is my passion and joy; and I love sharing that joy.

Caring for the soil with a no-till method, creating more nutritious food to nourish our bodies in all the ways, has a powerful impact on our ability to create the change we want to see in ourselves and beyond.

As you come out of winter dreamtime and think about starting seeds of change for yourself and your family, Wildmoon is a great place to start sowing those seeds!

Visit my website at Wildmoon Homesteading LLC for class details and registration. It’s not too late to change your world.

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Registration is open until May 5th!

Be Well, Suzanne

I live with my husband, Jeff (jeffjosephwoodworker.com) on 34 beautiful acres in upstate New York. We share the dream of living "the good life" as described by Helen and Scott Nearing in their book by the same title. We have been refining that process at this location since 2003. I've been practicing the art of living well and close to Mother Earth with the help of teachers such as Tom Brown Jr., Carlos Castaneda, Lynn Andrews, John Jeavons, Scott & Helen Nearing, Jon Young and many herbalists including my first teacher Donna d'Terra. Join me as the adventure continues on many levels...