WOODLAND BANNERS POETRY WALK (Take a Walk on the Wild Side)

Posted by on Oct 2, 2017

WOODLAND BANNERS POETRY WALK (Take a Walk on the Wild Side)

“My duty is to keep awake The sense of wonder in the world.”    From the words of Marc Chagall When you visit the General Store, be sure to take a turn on the patio, where you will see installations of three banners created by local artist Steven Durland and accompanying poetry by Linda Frye Burnham. In 2015 Steven and Linda, an artist herself (words and performance), launched the Woodland Banners Poetry Walk on their 28-acre Frog Pond Farm in Saxapahaw. The Poetry Walk is a stroll through the woods with stations...

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Good Hunt, Good Health, Fresh Harvest

Posted by on Sep 7, 2017

Good Hunt, Good Health, Fresh Harvest

“Native Americans believe that plants and all living beings are our allies and helpers if we learn to listen to their medicine.  …Thus good intentions and spirit go into the production of food, material and handiwork on which the tribe depends. This good spirit is passed on from the maker to the end-user when the product is used or consumed resulting in good health and a good hunt, or harvest.”  Sun Butler Meet Sun Butler, one of our wonderfully reliable purveyors of fresh, organic “Community Greens.” He is part...

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Village People Help the World Go Round

Posted by on Sep 2, 2017

Village People Help the World Go Round

Last weekend some friends and I went to see Of Wings and Feet, the latest show by Saxapahaw’s Paperhand Puppet Intervention at the Forest Theater in Chapel Hill. Since 1998, Paperhand’s founders and directors, Jan Burger and Donovan Zimmerman, have been making and mixing many art forms including giant puppets into spectacular shows to inspire people and promote social change, and their 2017 summer show has all of their mission’s trademark passion, artistry, and fun. Though I had read about Paperhand’s shows and...

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Our Place in the World

Posted by on Aug 20, 2017

Our Place in the World

“Food is the one central thing about human experience that can open up both our senses and our conscience to our place in the world.”  Alice Waters It’s easy to forget that every choice we make (as family and community members, as students, teachers, parents, citizens, and consumers) affects not only us, but also our species as a whole. We form our environment, and we are a part of it. There is a give-and-take between our physical body and environment that unites the health and vitality of all living things....

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Just Bee Local Honey–Home is where the Honey Is…!

Posted by on Jun 28, 2017

Stories about the plight and life of bees and how they help us have been told often, and we’re glad to have honey from Chapel Hill’s Just Bee Apiary on our store shelves.  Learning more about all that feeds the art of what we sense and what we call home is a gift that keeps on giving. As Marty Hanks puts it, The idea that we do not need pollinators in greater numbers is like removing one of the spokes from a 5 spoke wheel and hoping it will continue to roll. Things are being written, experiments...

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