Blog posts tagged in community programs
In the early morning of April 20th the farm was buzzing with teens practicing their speeches, setting up for the big day and making sure the last touches were in place. The Interfaith Experience was a completely youth-led event from start to finish that brought diverse perspectives together and gave youth opportunities to teach about tolerance. This inaugural "Duveneck Forum" provided the community with a space to come together for a collaborative discussion on non-violent communication, empathy and common ground between faiths.
A lot of participants in Hidden Villa's recent* Farm School event asked about the recipe for the homemade pita bread recipe that the CSA team whipped up for their demonstration, and we're happy to oblige. Pita bread is one of the easiest breads to make, but you won't know the difference between this recipe and a really complicated one when you're munching on soft, pillowy flatbread. Use these little pockets for a nice cucumber/falafel/salad wrap, or roll them up and dip them in hummus for a healthy treat.
I’m sitting here watching the cutest scene out on the Duveneck House lawn: a camp counselor playing her ukulele, 9-year olds just grinning away and singing along gustily - good old fashioned fun. No gimmicks. No batteries required. That’s what this place seems so profoundly able to provide for the world-weary. Exactly what our weekend programs do: give folks a breather, away from the mall, away from the pressures of our hectic urban life and back to a healthier and more balanced human-ness.