Wednesday, November 23, 2011

New Hope Catholic Worker Farm and Agronomic University Offers Craft Event

Join New Hope Catholic Worker Farm and Agronomic University for a weekend of craft sharing, prayer, music, food, fun, and fellowship (sledding, star gazing, dancing) January 11-17, 2012 (MLK weekend).

Possible crafts include: Soap Making, Candle Dipping, Fiber Arts, Cheese-making/Dairy Processing, Bicycle Maintenance, Sewing Machine Primer, Wool Spinning, Block Printing, and Wooden Glasses Demo.

Space is limited--no charge to participate (free-will offering accepted, of course)

Contact Mary Kay by phone, 563-556-0987 to RSVP.

New Hope CW Farm & Agronomic University
6697 Mitchell Mill Rd.
La Motte, IA 52054

The New Hope Catholic Worker Farm was started in 2001 and is on 33 acres in a beautiful valley just south of Dubuque, Iowa. They have a half acre in vegetables and fruits, a milking cow, a flock of chickens and turkeys, as well as bees. New Hope’s mission is to pursue the ideal of the "worker-scholar" that Peter Maurin discussed. They host periodic school sessions for those seeking alternative education in a farm context. Please contact them if you would like to be notified of such events.

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