Tuesday, 13 November 2018

November bee: a floral affair

A working bee usually starts off nice and slow.

A chat,

a smile or two,

before the labour begins.

The labour of reclaiming,

of celebrating,

of sharing,

of togetherness

of quenching,

of replenishing,

of being,

of building,

of enacting,

of planting,

of becoming,

of thanking the mother for her providing.

And thank you once again to Mara Ripani for taking these lovely photos and for sharing your surplus tomato seedlings with us. Thank you Anna and Ben and Artist as Family for your seedlings too!

See you all at the next bee! December 8th from 9am - 12pm at the garden beside the library.

We are also planning to be in the NYE parade again this year so start your op-shop raiding for colour-filled costumes.

Monday, 15 October 2018

October Bee

A participatory bee.

A maternal bee.

An experienced bee.

A visiting bee.

A hungry bee.

A learning bee.

A wise bee.

A working bee.

A welcoming bee.

A communal bee.

A familial bee.

A generous bee.

A free bee.

A sunny bee.

A creative bee.

A beautiful bee.

A flirty bee.

A busy bee.

Thank you to everyone who came along! What a beautiful, communal and fun day.

See you at next month's bee: Saturday November 10 from 9am - 12pm.

Also, we hope to see you at Land for Life this coming Sunday. More info about the event here.

Saturday, 8 September 2018

Blossom, buds and bees

Today's working bee was a joyous celebration for these inconspicuous seedlings. We worked for three hours preparing and sharing and learning and gifting, to make the earth just right for their arrival.

We brought straw bales.

We brought new soil.

We brought creativity

and danger.

We made connections.

We sang songs.

We showed off.

We made friends.

We laughed.

We loved.

We brought gifts to share.

We shared.

We were generous.

We rested.

We welcomed the seedlings into our family and were welcomed, lovingly, in return.