Second Annual SAINT HILDEGARD DAYS September 21-22, 2019

SAINT HILDEGARD DAYS SEPTEMBER 22-23
2019 dates - September 21-22

2018 - You're invited to join us at the farm September 22-23 to honor the rebel Saint Hildegard von Bingen - 12th century herbalist, healer, poet, musician and prophetess who coined the term veriditas to describe the animating life force she perceived within all creation.

We plan to make 'Saint Hildegard Days' an annual harvest season celebration here.

Our herbal apothecary will be open, 10-4 both days, everything will be freshly prepared. ..we'll also have scheduled garden tours and trail walks down to the stream.

Radici Cucina will be set up with soups, sandwiches and salads, Maria and the Yellow House Bake Place will have magnificent baked goods, Suzanne Stone will have a wonderful selection of herbal beverages, Maine Leather Co. will be here with their exquisite hand stitched leather goods and Ashley Tart will be displaying her gorgeous hand make amber jewelry. Erica Waugh will be set up with her gorgeous garlic, Sprig Wood Works will be displaying their handmade wooden spoons and Doug's Found Wood will have their unique chairs and tables..

Brian Richmond and Friends are playing live music in the gardens on Saturday afternoon and we're planning a procession through the gardens with Hildegard on Sunday!

Our School House is being turned into Hildegard Central - we will have copies of her magnificent art on display and her music will be playing throughout the two days. A presentation by Suzanne Stone on the life and work of Hildegard von Bingen will also take place here.

We've got a full weekend in the works and a complete schedule of events and a list of participants will be posted here by the end of August. The entire weekend is free! And just as we've done for the past 29 years at Common Ground Fair, free samples of our teas will be available all through the weekend!

Harvest Blessings, Gail Faith Edwards and the Blessed Maine Herb Farm Family

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Saturday 10am Apothecary and vendors open
Food and beverages available, School House opens
11am garden tour and trail opens
12 noon - presentation on the life and work of Saint Hildegard von Bingen with Suzanne Stone
1-3 live music and dancing in the garden
4 pm Apothecary and vendors close

Sunday
10am Apothecary and all vendors open
Food and beverages available, School House opens
11am garden tour, trail opens
12 noon - presentation on the life and work of Saint Hildegard von Bingen by Suzanne Stone
1pm - Birthday cake and celebration for Nancy Lovelace
3pm - procession through the gardens in honor of Saint Hildegard
4pm Apothecary closes

As herbalists we all carry a spark of Saint Hildegard in our wild hearts. Her veriditas, perfectly describes the life force we all work with on a daily basis, most of us with great reverence. Saint Hildegard was a woman centuries before her time...yet she persisted. She was a rebel of the highest order, a teacher and leader of women, a prayer warrior, poet, musician, and much more.

We herbalists are privileged to engage the greening force as an integral part of the work we do. Each of us transforming earth, water, fire and air into medicine that becomes, in the process, a unique expression of who we are. We carry a great treasure, the wisdom of the earth, in our veins. We offer our gifts without hesitation and are grateful for the work we do in this world.

Let's celebrate and give great thanks to the plants, for calling us, and for all the multitude of ways that they support us. Rejuvenate us. Make us Holy. Let's honor a great ancestor herbalist together, She Who Led the Way, Saint Hildegard von Bingen.

Join us at Blessed Maine Herb Farm, September 22-23, 10am-4pm - BRING FLAGS AND MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS FOR THE PROCESSION,

Places to stay in our area for those coming from afar:
Evergreen cabins on the Kennebec River, Solon
Lakewood Inn on the Wesserunsette lake, Madison
Towne Motel, Skowhegan

Thank you for visiting ~ blessings on your day!