Workday and Tour of the land - July 12, 2014

We’re planning a workday (with land tour and orientation session) on Saturday, July 12 (foul-weather back-up is set for the following day, July 13).

Plan is to meet at 10:00 a.m. to get some tasks accomplished. At 2:00 we’ll plan for an orientation walkabout for those who are interested in visiting the land and learning more about plans for our evolving ecovillage.

First Trail Cleared!!

On Friday 11 April and Saturday 12 April we had a lovely evening campout and information and work sessions with Elon University's Student Sierra Club. Anthony and Johanna hosted and stayed over and Amy and Alana joined for part of the time. Hart's Mill s first tent city sprang up in the shadow of the big oak; we had a nice big fire for a long time while we ate and talked and played Cranium, then some of us sat and just watched the coals, with the Moon and Jupiter and Mars to keep us company.

Hart's Mill Site Concept Plan!!

Site Concept Plan? Check! Today was another great day in the life of Hart's Millers as we received our Site Concept Plan! We are so excited about it as it truly represents our combined individual and collective vision of our Eco-Village. Please join us for our last walk on the land (for now, as we start our workdays - to which you are also invited!) and see for yourself where it all is coming into being!

A great time on the land... !

We had a beautiful day at the land this afternoon: perfect weather, beautiful people, deep & meaningful conversation. We had a total of 15 people.

All in all: really quite wonderful.

I’ll retire tonight quite happy.
Paul Voss.

Pictures: Courtesy of Joe Cole

Walking Tours on Hart's Mill

Dear Hart’s Mill friends,

With all the snow that has fallen here in NC, it seems incongruous to be thinking about a walking tour of the Hart’s Mill land. But many of you have been asking when these will next be held, so I thought it would be good to get something in our calendars. So here it is… three opportunities (weather permitting):

Sunday, March 2, 1:00 p.m. Hart’s Mill walking tour and conversation.
Saturday, March 8, 12:00 noon. Walking tour and conversation.
Sunday, March 16, 1:00 p.m. Walking tour and conversation.

Here are some maps for finding the land: Maps to Hart's Mill
It’s about 25 minutes northwest of Chapel Hill in Efland, just north of Highway 70, between North Frazier and Richmond roads. If the weather seems iffy on the morning of the tour, please check your e-mail for potential cancellation of the event. If you are visiting the land for the first time, you’ll be asked to sign our standard accident liability waiver form.

I will have the gate to the land (at the south end of Faye Street) open at least 15 minutes before the posted start time. Please drive in, past the red gate, and find a place to park. We’ll gather at the little structure we call our Cedar Pavilion for a brief orientation, and then we’ll strike out. Best to wear hiking boots.

While these events are intended primarily for those of you somewhat unfamiliar with (but curious about) Hart’s Mill, hopefully we’ll also be joined by some Hart’s Mill veterans. You’re certainly welcome to invite friends. Children are also (especially!) welcome.

Any questions, please get in touch: paul_voss@unc.edu
It would be helpful if you would also RSVP (same e-mail address)

Looking forward to better weather and fun times and the butterflies of Spring! Stay warm!

Paul

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