Saturday, September 23, 1:00-4:00 p.m. The Tea Garden. Easily grown plants for delicious teas that support our health. We will talk about six plants in depth and cover these topics: sourcing, growing and harvesting; drying to preserve the harvest; sensory exploration; blending teas; herbal actions on the body; basic herbal safety; and how to make herbal finishing salts. Our guide is Laura Torrano Jacobs. Donation $20.
About our guide: Laura is a "loving steward of over 100 medicinal plants" who lives in New Egypt. She is a graduate of Herbal Academy of New England; Rutgers University; St. Mark's Women's School of Herbology; and member of The American Herbalist's Guild.
Saturday, September 23, 12:15-12:45 p.m. Join us in the garden as we celebrate the Autumn Equinox. Just like the Vernal Equinox, the Autumn Equinox marks the point in Earth’s calendar where the duration of night and day is equal.
This marks the beginning of the transition into dark as the sunlight hours begin to wane. It is a transitional time when the harvest is nearing completion and the seeds begin their powerful journey into dying, transformation and rebirth.
Autumn Equinox is a time of balance when we express gratitude for the abundant fruits of the season that were born of the mutual creative endeavors of Earth and humans. But autumn is also a time to go within our souls to regenerate and strengthen our own creative gifts. As the world becomes increasingly chaotic we welcome the opportunity to give thanks, and begin the journey of introspection into our personal lives so that we may regenerate our commitment to be a healing force in the world.
Note: this description is borrowed from the website of Genesis Farm.
Sabbath House is supported by grants from Monmouth Presbytery, the Synod of the Northeast, and the Presbyterian Mission Agency of the PC(USA). One of our goals is to become self-sustaining through donations to Sabbath House and its programs. However, donations are requested, not mandatory and we welcome all who are not able to contribute at this time.
Saturday, November 11, 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Soap Making Workshop. Learn to make your own soap for gift giving or personal use.
Saturday, October 28, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Drumming. Drumming induces deep relaxation, lowers blood pressure, and produces feelings of well-being. Drumming circles provide an opportunity for participants to feel connected with others and gain a sense of interpersonal support, along with an opportunity to connect with your own spirit at a deeper level. Come and find out what it’s all about! Lisa Neuman will be our guide. Donation $10.
Photography for Non-photographers
Photographs have been used for nearly 200 years to document moments, to tell stories, to remind us of what we have done and what we have seen. Almost everyone has a camera now in some form, even if just on their smartphone. In this workshop, we will explore fun ways to capture our own memories. No experience nor fancy equipment are required. Bring any camera you have (the one on your phone is just fine). We will move around a bit in this workshop to take pictures, nothing strenuous.
About Our Guide
Sherri Martin is a former member of Plumsted Presbyterian Church who has been taking pictures for a few decades on all sorts of cameras and smartphones. She quite frequently can be found photographing rainbows in her own home.
About Our Guide
Sherri Martin is a former member of Plumsted Presbyterian Church who has been using collage to clarify ideas and unlock dreams for 8 years. She is a writer, photographer, and rainbow seeker. Sherri was also one of the original members of the Sabbath House Discernment Team.
Saturday, October 14, 1:00-4:00 p.m. Collage for Self-Discovery. Use the playful art of collage to learn where your thoughts and desires are focused. In this workshop, we will each make our own collage using magazines, scissors, and glue sticks. Then we will take a little time to explore what our collages say about us. No artistic experience required. Bring an open heart and an open mind—and some magazines with pictures if you have them. Sherri Martin will be our guide. Donation $20.
4th Tuesdays starting September 26, 2:00-3:30 p.m. Knitting. Our knitting group gathers on the 4th Tuesday of each month for knitting (or other needlework) and conversation. We knit and crochet scarves and other garments for the Christmas at Sea project of the Seamen’s Church Institute located at Port Newark. From there, the garments travel all over the world. Beginners welcome. Patterns provided and a supply of yarn is available. Phyllis Zoon is our guide. Also Tuesdays October 24, and November 28.