Weekly Update 11-04-09

Posted November 4th, 2009

The Hostel continues to be a catalyst for transformation and a dynamic celebration of community life. The forest attempted to overtake the Secret Garden with wild growth during the early autumn weeks. Fortunately, various visiting gardeners offered countless days harvesting sweet potatoes, cultivating the beds, and planting most of the winter crops. A garden diner party, complete with fire cooked yumminess, was hosted in celebration of the beautification and harvests-to-be that will feed many travelers during the chilliest months.

Sessions of costume creation, face painting, and role playing commenced Halloween in the Forest. Once the darkness of light crept in, the array of characters feasted, danced, adn hula hoopedin the Domal Area. Joyous laughter and animated conversations radiated even more so that usual.

Two fruit trees, pear and plum, were donated and planted by the Lake. Which, believe it or not, is still warm enough for swimming! Sweat Lodge participants spoke of moonbeam illuminated fog hovering over the water as they splashed in following the detoxing and rejuvinating full moon ceremony.

As always, we are grateful for all the wonderful folks who share moments at the Hostel amonst ample appreciation, respect, and enhancing involvement.

May the Forest Be With You

The Hostel Staff