Second Annual SAINT HILDEGARD DAYS September 21-22, 2019

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

You're invited to join us at the farm in September 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.

Saint Hildegard Days is an annual harvest season celebration here, held each year on the third weekend of September.

Our herbal apothecary will be open, 10-3 both days, everything will be freshly prepared. ..we'll also have scheduled garden tours and trail walks down to the stream. It's beautiful down there this time of year.

Radici Cucina will be set up with soups, sandwiches and salads.

Brian Richmond and Friends are playing live music in the gardens on Saturday afternoon, from 1 - 3 PM, bring your dancing shoes! And, a lovely and fun procession through the gardens in honor of Hildegard is planned for Sunday at 1PM!

Our School House is being turned into Saint Hildegard Central for the weekend - her music will be playing throughout the two days. Presentations will also take place in the School House throughout the weekend.

The entire weekend is free!

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

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Saturday 10am Apothecary open
Food and beverages available, School House opens
10:30 am - garden tour and trail opens
11:00 am - Environmental Activism - A Journey to Discovering One’s Voice and Using it to Protect the Voiceless, with Susan Theberge
12:00 - Invasive Plant Medicines with Suzanne Stone
1-3 live music and dancing in the garden
3 pm Apothecary, trail closes

Sunday
10 am Apothecary open
Food and beverages available, School House opens
10 am garden tour, trail opens
11 - Environmental Activism - A Journey to Discovering One’s Voice and Using it to Protect the Voiceless, with Susan Theberge
12 - The Life and Work of Saint Hildegard von Bingen by Suzanne Stone
1 pm - Prayer Flag Making workshop with Pam Post
2 pm - procession through the gardens and around the pollinator field in honor of Saint Hildegard. Kyoti ride available for anyone mobility challenged.
3 pm Apothecary, trail 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 21-22, 2019 10am-3pm - BRING FLAGS, BANNERS AND MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS FOR THE PROCESSION ON SUNDAY,

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!