Peace and Carrots: Week 1

Peace and Carrots Camp is off to a great start!

Here are just a few of the things our campers have done in the past three days:

  • Fed chickens, gathered their eggs, and cleaned the eggs for distribution
  • Picked strawberries from the fields and delivered them to our neighbors
  • Weeded and prepared a bed for planting squash
  • Developed compost from food scraps for the Neighbors’ Garden
  • Using only natural materials, decorated birdhouses to be given to folks in need of encouragement
  • Ate organic, healthy meals prepared from the produce from our farm, as well as that of other local and regional farms
  • Discussed the role of healthy eating and knowing our food sources
  • Interacted with the sheep (who are admittedly pretty “sheepish”!)
  • Talked about peace leaders such as Gandhi, Dorothy Day, and Susan B. Anthony
  • Practiced our conflict transformation skills with real-life situations
  • Created an art installment using origami Peace Cranes
  • So much more…

And we have so much left to experience together over the next couple of days! Check out some of the pictures below for a brief look at what’s been happening at camp this week:

Liz, one of our interns, explains how fungus grows and thrives on rotting logs.

Liz, one of our interns, explains how fungus grows and thrives on rotting logs.

One of our campers prepares a birdhouse to be given to someone in need.

One of our campers prepares a birdhouse to be given to someone in need.

Freshly picked strawberries are so delicious!

Freshly picked strawberries are so delicious!

Photo Jun 11, 9 54 50 AM

We're excited about the peace crane project that the campers have been developing!

We’re excited about the peace crane project that the campers have been developing!

If you are interested in registering for Peace and Carrots Camp, we still have a few spots left! Look here for more information. Also, if you’d like to contribute a donation toward scholarships, please contact us at peaceandcarrotscamp@gmail.com.

Peace,

Andrew

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