Opening of the Fields at Common Ground Farm
A contemplative walk through the early spring fields at Common Ground, guided by the farm director with reflection and commentary shared from the faith traditions of our food access partners and community leaders, including: Rabbi Brent Chaim Spodek of Beacon Hebrew Alliance, Lt. Leilani Rodríguez-Alarcón of Salvation Army, Pastor Ben Larson-Wolbrink of First Presbyterian Church, Pastor Bill Dandreano of Salem Tabernacle, and Sarah Capua.
Both hope and uncertainty shape the beginning of the growing season on the farm. The traces of last year's labor have faded, winter has claimed what was once green and lush, and the farm is just beginning to wake up again as the soil starts to warm and the sun begins to shine. This is an opportunity to appreciate the potential abundance of the fields as well to reflect upon the changes and uncertainty inherent in nature.
Meet by the picnic tables; hot tea and snacks will be provided, and walkers are welcome to stay and picnic afterwards if the weather is fine. Free and open to all!
Stony Kill Farm Environmental Education Center
79 Farmstead Lane, off Route 9D