Forest Update Aug/Sept 2015

Posted August 25th, 2015

As you can imagine, South East georgia in the month of August is quite a hot and humid ordeal. However, thanks to the tree canopy, ample fans, and the refreshing watering holes on the property, we have thrived this month. The daily ritual has become the art of productivity in the mornings and finding slower tasks in the hotter afternoons. Rains have been consistent in cooling us down in the evenings and spontaneous dancing in the rain has happened on more than one occasion.

Members have been making consistent trips this month and we have been busier this year thanks to a particularly mild mosquito season and cool nights hovering in the low 70s. Our staff has been busy keeping the place in beautiful condition and there have been quite a few additions in terms of member and staff art. We continue to seek ways to improve member experience, decrease electricity use, and maintain the serenity of this legacy in the forest.

Our main event this month was the first of its kind which we have dubbed “Forest Fusion”. This event was an amalgamation education and entertainment. We hosted about 30 members for the weekend for classes on friction fire and local plants. There were other offerings such as meditation, body work, and a Cacao ceremony. Members reflected that this was one of their favorite events ever and that they received a lot of healing by being in nature in an open accepting environment. We are hoping to continue to offer this event monthly and will be posting details on our website as well as our facebook page.

We look longingly into the future months as temperatures will begin declining in September and looking forward to the fall. We hope to see you soon as September and October are some of the best months to enjoy the serenity of the forest.

May the Forest Be With You

The Hostel Staff