Spring Equinox Gathering

 Location: Keewaydin Farms, 15270 Haucke Ln, Viola, WI 54664

Date: Saturday, March 19th, 2022

Time: 1 PM – 7 PM

Details:

Join us for our Spring Equinox Gathering as we mark the beginning of astronomical spring and the end of astronomical winter. First, we’ll gather beneath the boughs of the wise Mother Maples and visitors will have an opportunity to help collect the sap of their early spring bounty. We’ll enjoy the peace of the woods, stoke the fire, and enjoy the sweet smell (and taste) of freshly boiled maple syrup. After we wrap up the sugar camp for the day, we’ll share a meal with volunteers, build a bonfire, and give gratitude for the sweet gifts of Mother Nature. We’ll set intentions for the coming season, observe the balance of darkness and light during the equinox, notice the beauty reflected in the seasonal cycles of death and rebirth on the land, and call forth the renewal of spring within ourselves. Whether marking the Spring Equinox is a beloved family tradition or this is your first time recognizing the seasonal turning point, we hope you’ll join us in celebrating our time-tied relationship to the sun, the seasons, and the trees.

 

Maple Syrup Activity: 1 PM – 4 PM (Please arrive by 1 PM to join the group hike to the maple sugarbush)

Meal for Volunteers: 4 PM – 5 PM

Equinox Activities, Setting Seasonal 

Intentions & Bonfire: 5 PM – 7 PM 

Free Event – Donations Appreciated

Dress in warm layers and wear boots good for hiking in snow/mud.

Email:joy@driftlesscuriosity.com with any questions.

Action Day

Location: Keewaydin Farms, 15270 Haucke Ln, Viola, WI 54664

Date: Saturday, April 16th, 2022

Time: 10 AM – 5 PM

Details:

Spring into Action Day and lend a helping hand as friends of the farm, CSA members, Driftless Curiosity participants, and volunteers work together to jump start spring projects. If you are curious about what life on the farm looks like once winter ends, or if you’re just looking for a fun way to get outside, move your body, and meet new people, join us for Action Day! We’ll split into teams and take on tasks like planting, painting, greenhouse repairs, and small construction projects.

Free Event

Lunch and snacks will be provided for volunteers.

Email joy@driftlesscuriosity.org with any questions.  

Earth Day

Location: Keewaydin Farms, 15270 Haucke Ln, Viola, WI 54664

Date: Saturday, April 23rd, 2022

Time: 12 PM – 5 PM 

Details:

This interactive celebration is all about honoring Mother Earth and finding new ways to respect and connect with her. We’ll have presentations about diverse ways to practice sustainability like making your own eco-friendly cleaning products, reducing the garbage you produce, no-till gardening, incorporating more plant-based meals, foraging, composting, and more.
There will also be fun activities for kids like making a bird feeder, planting flowers, nature journaling, crafts, and games.

Free Event 

Donations Appreciated  

Email: joy@driftlesscuriosity.org with any questions. 

 

Summer Solstice Celebration

 Location: Keewaydin Farms, 15270 Haucke Ln, Viola, WI 54664

Date: Saturday, June 25th, 2022

Time: 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM 

Details:

The Solstice Celebration honors the full return of the light of the sun, the potential for a good harvest, and the abundance of Mother Nature. Participants are invited to share a poem, song, or other work of art inspired by the summer solstice. Herbalist Julie Hanson will lead a midsummer herbal hike to look for plants associated with the summer solstice: St. John’s Wort, vervain, yarrow, elderflower, raspberry leaf, and mugwort. Other activities will include creating sun wheels, a midsummer scavenger hunt, making flower crowns, and other sun inspired arts, crafts, games, and a bonfire at dusk.

Free Event

Donations Appreciated

Email:joy@driftlesscuriosity.com with any questions.

2nd Annual Driftless Region’s Dia de los Muertos Celebration

Location: Keewaydin Farms, 15270 Haucke Ln, Viola, WI 54664

Saturday, October 8th, 2022

Time: 1:00 PM – 8:00 PM 

Details:

Join us for the 2nd Annual Driftless Region’s Dia de los Muertos Celebration: A Mexican Cultural and Educational Event as we honor our loved ones who have passed away. 

Activities will include: building a community ofrenda (altar), harvesting and arranging marigolds, corn husk art, embroidery, live mural painting, food demonstrations, bilingual story time and book giveaways by the McIntosh Memorial Library, traditional music and dancing, and more. 

Taco trucks will be on site to provide meals for purchase. 

Free Event (food and art for purchase) 

Donations Appreciated 

Are you interested in volunteering? Volunteer FB page

Stay updated on event progress here

Email joy@driftlesscuriosity.org with any questions.  

Winter Solstice Celebration

 Location: Keewaydin Farms, 15270 Haucke Ln, Viola, WI 54664

Date: Saturday, December 17th, 2022

Time: 2:00 PM – 7:00 PM

 

Details:

Come celebrate the winter solstice around our warming fires. We’ll have all kinds of seasonal activities like a solstice spiral walk, crafts (winter wreaths and yule logs), nature based gift exchange, community yule altar, hot drinks and snacks, storytelling, crystal singing bowls, fire spinning, fire art, and fireworks. Dress in furs and winter finery or your coziest Carhartts.

Free Event 

Donations Appreciated  

Email: joy@driftlesscuriosity.org with any questions.