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FAERIE
CAMP
DESTINY
Monday, January 27, 14
In May of 2013, a Cultural Engine team from West Philadelphia
landed at a Radical Faerie Sanctuary in Vermont.
The followi...
(re-printed from the 2013 Destiny STAR report that preceded our season on the land)

a Cultural Engine lands at Destiny
Cu...
(continued from Destiny STAR report...)

In physical form this work
looks like re-shaping garden
beds for maximum water
ho...
(continued from Destiny STAR report...)

The richness of the Engine's offerings grow with
all of our skills, insights, & e...
In early, spring,
the gardens were wild...

Monday, January 27, 14
We mowed the meadow &
foraged for wild vegetables.

Establishing
daily rhythms...

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Monday, January 27, 14
Our Goals included:
- Local, renewable fuel sourcing
(propane reduction strategy)
- Low-cost / Low-impact living
- Locally...
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And sometimes, we had dessert...

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So... Where to begin on 160+ acres of Faemily land in Vermont?

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Start at the
Heart

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Organizing Principles:
Start In, Work Out.
Establish Areas of Focus.
Respect Community Values.
Develop Outdoor Living.
Cel...
Garden Visioning
First, we walked & documented the land -- identifying intersections of existing
communal land use pattern...
PROPOSED TAROT GARDENS OF DESTINY
BY THE CULTURAL ENGINE
CEREMONY
GARDEN

SHOWER
GARDEN

SUNSET
ROCK

SHOWER

PLATFORM
GAR...
The Creek

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before...
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‘by all means,
weed the creek.’

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a riparian ecosystem
is born...

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A day in the life...

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The Patio

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The Creek Garden
(after two moons)

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again,
the before...
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after.

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The Vegetable Garden

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Terraforming
The Destiny gardens exist on a slope that was clearcut. The
soil is thin, & the speed with which water moves ...
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Remember this?

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The Archipelago

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before...

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place-making.

thank you, rock.

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Perennials

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Sea Kale

Comfrey

Yarrow

King Henry

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Turkish
Rocket
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rhubarb

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herbs.
new kitchen garden.
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hops in the fall.

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Lower Meadow
(brush clearing & bed prep)

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the Rocket Range

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boil your kettle in 7 minutes -or your kindling back.
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Gratitude

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to our grandmother,
the Crone

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to our father, the sky

&
to our brother the sun

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to our Mother Earth
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to the Destiny Engine team:
Pashananda
Hugz
Leigh

Monday, January 27, 14

Manifest
&
wildRose
& to the Destiny Community,
for its vision, commitment & grace -and for welcoming us Home.

Monday, January 27, 14
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  1. 1. (the 17th season) Text FAERIE CAMP DESTINY Monday, January 27, 14
  2. 2. In May of 2013, a Cultural Engine team from West Philadelphia landed at a Radical Faerie Sanctuary in Vermont. The following is a story of their warm season with Destiny. Monday, January 27, 14
  3. 3. (re-printed from the 2013 Destiny STAR report that preceded our season on the land) a Cultural Engine lands at Destiny Cultural Engines weave community.  They weave a powerful story of interconnection & love — one of a service to Life, & to one another, fueled by Love.   And, like the living patterns on Earth, after which every Cultural Engine is modeled, they make more (& more kinds) of themselves possible, by growing regenerative culture.  All the while, Engines feed & nourish bodies & souls, by bringing people together over healing foods, healing arts, & healing practices — they weave as well, people to place, by more deeply connecting communities to local foodsheds, art projects, & to one another.  Hopefully, we are effectively painting a picture of a living system that enhances holistic community — & as well one that strengthens larger ecosystems of many communities, that feel linked & stronger together.   Essentially, we consciously co-create.  We tend our minds, bodies, & spirits through focused action & service to Destiny Community.  We continue beautiful work already begun.  We make stronger our community's capacity to take care of itself in authentic and loving ways.  We grow a community-of-practice, that nurtures our beings, & the land.  We heal & deepen our connection with Mother Earth.  We help one another fulfill individual & collective goals, & continue growing a culture of greater resilience.  We source more & more of our community's needs locally, and cultivate living systems that grow potentially limitless nourishment on our land. Monday, January 27, 14
  4. 4. (continued from Destiny STAR report...) In physical form this work looks like re-shaping garden beds for maximum water holding; converting a few more to perennial beds; cultivation & care of the existing garden; beginning the  terraforming  of the lower meadow in preparation for an edible & medicinal forest garden; & upstream erosion control. For the land, we vision abundant gardens; rain water harvest; wildcrafting; plant nurseries; perennial vegetables; edible, medicinal terraced gardens with herbs, fruits, nuts & berries;  and a deeper & deeper local-food culture that includes foraging & preservation.   Monday, January 27, 14 Contents Establishing Daily Rhythms Start at the Heart Tarot Gardens of Destiny The Creek The Patio The Vegetable Garden Terraforming The Archipelago Perennials Lower Meadow The Rocket Range Gratitude
  5. 5. (continued from Destiny STAR report...) The richness of the Engine's offerings grow with all of our skills, insights, & experiences added.  We hold space for co-created explorations in nature connection, herbal awareness, wild foraging, yoga, cooking, permaculture, regenerative design, peermentoring, & rites quests on the land.    Feel something you want to add to the Engine's offerings?  Welcome, please, & thank you.   evenings from the patio In practice, we affirm Life in all it's expressions & forms; and we link & weave our efforts at Destiny to all of our connected Home communities.  We process the yields of the land into food for our bodies.  We build soil.  We enrich the forest.  We enlist plant & animal spirits.  We practice our core gifts & discover or develop new ones.  We map resources & learn from the life-growing practices of our regional neighbors.    The Engine season will run from June through September.  We welcome you to co-create the Destiny Engine with us.   See you on the land. <3 .   Monday, January 27, 14
  6. 6. In early, spring, the gardens were wild... Monday, January 27, 14
  7. 7. We mowed the meadow & foraged for wild vegetables. Establishing daily rhythms... Monday, January 27, 14
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  9. 9. Our Goals included: - Local, renewable fuel sourcing (propane reduction strategy) - Low-cost / Low-impact living - Locally sourced materials of all kinds Our Tools included: - Rocket stoves - Hand (garden) tools - High nutrient, foraged, wild veggies (plentiful dandelion, sheep sorrel, chickweed, chives, lobster mushrooms) Our Meals included: - rocket stove-grilled cheese the ‘Rocket Cheese’ - (a lot of) dandelion & garlic - chickweed salad - fresh herbal infusions - soaked, sprouted beans - local eggs Monday, January 27, 14
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  13. 13. And sometimes, we had dessert... Monday, January 27, 14
  14. 14. So... Where to begin on 160+ acres of Faemily land in Vermont? Monday, January 27, 14
  15. 15. Start at the Heart Monday, January 27, 14
  16. 16. Organizing Principles: Start In, Work Out. Establish Areas of Focus. Respect Community Values. Develop Outdoor Living. Celebrate & Feature Water Flows. Monday, January 27, 14
  17. 17. Garden Visioning First, we walked & documented the land -- identifying intersections of existing communal land use patterns & natural beauty. Then, we mapped them, & selected those areas nearest to the kitchen to focus on first -- the ones in the center of our daily use patterns. From there emerged a vision of a many-gardened landscape... ‘The Tarot Gardens of Destiny’ *point of clarification -- the following is a vision brought forward by the Engine & did not arise from Destiny Community consensus process* Monday, January 27, 14
  18. 18. PROPOSED TAROT GARDENS OF DESTINY BY THE CULTURAL ENGINE CEREMONY GARDEN SHOWER GARDEN SUNSET ROCK SHOWER PLATFORM GARDEN WORK SHED HOPS ALLEY UPP (SE ER CR ASO EEK NA L) LOW VEGETABLE GARDEN LAGO CHIPE PORCH GARDEN THE AR WAT E R F ALL C (S E A S O N R E E K AL) FOREST FOREST HIGH KITCHEN DRIVEWAY GARDEN TEA HOUSE CIRCLE KITCHEN GARDEN SWALE GARDEN DINING WATERFALL GARDEN MAYPOLE GARDEN CRONE GARDEN YOGA GARDEN CREEK GARDEN GARDEN KITCHEN S IC EPT S WA LE LOWER MEADOW ENTRY GARDEN ZONE 1 ZONE 2 ZONE 3 ZONE 4 map credit: Manifest Love Monday, January 27, 14 COUNCIL CIRCLE LOWER MEADOW 2ND POND 21 + 0 gardens with which to play MOTHER GARDEN/ DIVA STATION
  19. 19. The Creek Monday, January 27, 14
  20. 20. before... Monday, January 27, 14
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  24. 24. ‘by all means, weed the creek.’ Monday, January 27, 14
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  29. 29. a riparian ecosystem is born... Monday, January 27, 14
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  34. 34. A day in the life... Monday, January 27, 14
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  36. 36. The Patio Monday, January 27, 14
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  45. 45. The Creek Garden (after two moons) Monday, January 27, 14
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  50. 50. again, the before... Monday, January 27, 14
  51. 51. after. Monday, January 27, 14
  52. 52. The Vegetable Garden Monday, January 27, 14
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  58. 58. Terraforming The Destiny gardens exist on a slope that was clearcut. The soil is thin, & the speed with which water moves across the land is fast. Rather than move across, we want to gently hold water deep in the landscape, throughout the growing season. Stemming from these landscape observations over the course of the season, we recognized the need to re-contour the garden to better retain water, soil & nutrients. After re-contouring, in preparation for next growing season, we sheet-mulched the newly terraformed beds with cardboard & composted cow manure -- for slow, easeful building of soil fertility over time. Monday, January 27, 14
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  65. 65. Remember this? Monday, January 27, 14
  66. 66. The Archipelago Monday, January 27, 14
  67. 67. before... Monday, January 27, 14
  68. 68. place-making. thank you, rock. Monday, January 27, 14
  69. 69. Perennials Monday, January 27, 14
  70. 70. Sea Kale Comfrey Yarrow King Henry Monday, January 27, 14 Turkish Rocket
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  73. 73. rhubarb Monday, January 27, 14
  74. 74. herbs. new kitchen garden. Monday, January 27, 14
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  76. 76. hops in the fall. Monday, January 27, 14
  77. 77. Lower Meadow (brush clearing & bed prep) Monday, January 27, 14
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  81. 81. the Rocket Range Monday, January 27, 14
  82. 82. boil your kettle in 7 minutes -or your kindling back. Monday, January 27, 14
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  84. 84. Gratitude Monday, January 27, 14
  85. 85. to our grandmother, the Crone Monday, January 27, 14
  86. 86. to our father, the sky & to our brother the sun Monday, January 27, 14
  87. 87. to our Mother Earth Monday, January 27, 14
  88. 88. to the Destiny Engine team: Pashananda Hugz Leigh Monday, January 27, 14 Manifest & wildRose
  89. 89. & to the Destiny Community, for its vision, commitment & grace -and for welcoming us Home. Monday, January 27, 14

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