Thursday, May 27, 2010

An invitation...

Join us for an inspiring evening of good food, fun and friends as we collaborate on the concepts of The Commons and Free Range Childhood program. The Commons is a solutions oriented community that supports healthy, abundant and joyful living through membership based resource sharing. Our flagship initiative is Free Range Childhood, an expansive learning environment and outdoor classroom which facilitates children and families being directly involved in shaping their own education. We are committed to the belief that all students must be free to develop naturally as human beings in a non-coercive educational environment and empowered to make decisions affecting their everyday lives and that of their community.

Saturday May 29th,Tuesday June 1st, Friday June 4th

5pm-7pm Tours of the Hemphill House, informal presentation followed by a question and answer session

7- 8 Lasagna Dinner featuring local organic salad and Farm and Sparrow bread
Sliding scale adult meal 9-900$ and child plate 5-12years 6-600$

8-9 Bonfire and conversation

We are currently based out of The Hemphill House, a large historic home just 5 minutes from downtown Asheville. Hemphill House is located on two flat acres with a pond and stream backed by 14 wooded acres. The property serves as a commonly held space for classes, dinners, discussion groups, parties, and day-to-day activities.

Our main focus at Hemphill House is a multi-generational, all ages open classroom which allows children and adults to shape and be responsible for their own learning and self-growth while participating in the daily life of a small farm and extended community.

Planned Offerings include:
Experiential Learning
Life Skills
Personalized Academic Options
Animal Husbandry
Wild plant identification and wild-crafting
Fire-building and outdoor cooking
Food preparation and preservation
Art and creative exploration
Dance and Movement
and lots of play...

Address and Directions:
5 Hemphill Road, Asheville, NC 28803

From Asheville, follow 240 to 74 east towards Fairview. GO about half a mile. After you pass the Blue Ridge Parkway entrance, Hemphill Road will be the next road on your Left. Number 5 is the first driveway on the right.

RSVP required email or call Rosetta @ 828-606-7386
How many and dietary choices (vegan, vegetarian, meat, gluten-free)

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