Slow Living Autumn Gather

October 3-6, 2024

Join us on the farm for the last workshop of the year where we will gather the Autumn harvest, spark creativity, and embrace the change of pace on the farm. 

This workshop will focus on mindfulness, slowing down, and preserving all we do on the farm before the seasons change. Mornings will start in the garden with coffee and tea while we take in the last harvest. The days will be spent with creative projects such as foraging, long walks on the farm, natural fabric dyeing, drawing, painting, and photography. There will be optional writing prompts each day as some may want to focus on reading and reflective writing. We will spend time in the soil planting garlic, gathering seeds, and making pies, apple butter, and plum preserves in the kitchen. If you wish to knit, there will be a knitting circle and a place to sew. Evenings will start with a shelling hour, and then we will gather around the table to share stories over supper. Afterward, you can take in the witching hour following the sunset under the stars. 

All meals will be provided as we use the bounty of the harvest and cook in the wood-fired oven. Braises, stews, soups, mulled cider, cake, and fresh bread to break at the table. Anyone who seeks time in the kitchen can join in as much as one would like. There are also farm projects with Rick if that is a focus you want to take. You can design how you wish to spend your time at Quillisascut this weekend, as this is a unique and memorable workshop.

This workshop will take place the first weekend of October. 
Thursday, October 3rd (2 pm) – Sunday, October 6th (noon). Lodging is included in the farm’s clubhouse (or the bell tent for those who want to chat to the moon). You can also bring your tent or camper van to set up in the fields. There are four shared bathrooms with showers. 

Sliding scale pricing: $1275, $1350, $1475 based on financial need. Tuition includes lodging, course instruction, meals, and take-home items that you have created. (travel not included).

Application opens in Google Docs

You have the option to pay your tuition online, but if you prefer to send a check instead, there are instructions on the registration application. If you have any questions, please email Lora Lea at We look forward to having you on the farm!