SPIRAL 2016

we are filled up with gratitude for the incredible cohort who gathered to dive deeply into social and environmental justice, farming, feminism, radical community building, feasting, play, joyful living, and truth- talking this summer. it's hard to sum up the project neatly-- easier to let some pictures do the talking.

we would like to thank all our collaborators, supporters, and friends who helped make spiral come alive. it truly takes a village to hold a project like this, and we thank you for showing up in all the ways you do-- as teachers, donors, mentors, conspirators, farmers, allies, herbalists, and supporters of all kinds. we are humbled and beyond grateful.

people power confronts shutesbury's best crop: rocks

people power confronts shutesbury's best crop: rocks

field guides, all day every day as part of our sit-spot daily practice

field guides, all day every day as part of our sit-spot daily practice

making paper as part of a mending patriotism project exploring the politics of daily materials

making paper as part of a mending patriotism project exploring the politics of daily materials

dye test fabric as part of a fibers + global trade class

dye test fabric as part of a fibers + global trade class

presenting designs for a 170 acre property

presenting designs for a 170 acre property

medicine wheel/ natural cycle

medicine wheel/ natural cycle

visiting rice paddies, learning about traditional miso-making

visiting rice paddies, learning about traditional miso-making

guest teacher prof. sommers (who builds bridges between the academic and practitioner spheres) teaching us about archival documents, particularly old cookbooks, diaries, and other amazing primary sources from the pioneer valley that connected us to the land's history as seen through the lens "women's work."

guest teacher prof. sommers (who builds bridges between the academic and practitioner spheres) teaching us about archival documents, particularly old cookbooks, diaries, and other amazing primary sources from the pioneer valley that connected us to the land's history as seen through the lens "women's work."

all. the. waterfalls.

all. the. waterfalls.