Indigo rose tomatoes in the garden. 4 spots left in our year long gardening intensive course. It meets in person 5 weekends over the course of the year here at Worlds End showing students everything from planning a garden map, soil testing, seed starting, transplanting, maintenance, harvesting and cooking. In between sessions the small group communicates and has questions answered by @farmermeg read all the details on our website and hit me with questions. This new program is going to be life giving!
Bake sale at the @therootcommunity today with these two queens. One more week of residencies upstate and then we spend some time alone planning for the future. 2020 calendar coming in October.
How lucky are we to have @xinyilimmm here cooking as a test run to our cooking residency program?! Her food is stretching my ideas around how to use our garden vegetables; will show you more as the week goes on. Thank you Xin!
Eating out of the garden is one of the best parts of living at (and visiting ) Worlds End. @zoewonfor sourdough crackers too. Are you considering our year long intensive gardening class with @farmermeg but have questions or want a payment plan? Ask here Or email me. This direction of teaching for us is really important.
Our yearlong gardening intensive course is up on our website today: spend a year visiting us across the seasons to learn from @farmermeg the Worlds End approach to growing food and flowers. Students work on their own gardens in between sessions and can relay their experiences and questions to the group and Meg weekly. I wanna make gardeners of you all; but it takes time. Let’s do this
In a whirlwind here. Small simple pleasures of homegrown carnations and fresh eggs (and my vet tech bucket ) reminding me that scarcity is a frame of mind I have to consciously fight off every minute. New residents arrived tonight and with them more ideas, more support and more opportunities to connect. Connection with each other and nature; our best tools for making change.
Anyone else looked at this? It’s makes clear what probably so many of us are thinking and feeling. It is reminding me that it’s ok to use business and commerce to make good lives for myself, and the people, plants and animals closest to me. This year on the farm I’ve been so angry at all the injustices inherent in capitalism but it’s just consuming me and feels like drowning.
I wanted to find a way to reuse the hundreds of yards of discarded twine from the hay bales we feed sheep all winter. I wanted something practical that everyone needs. I called @zoewonfor at @fuzzindustries and the pictured string bikini was born. No need to be envious, custom order yours today. Write this down; 1-800-FUZZ
Annemarie O’Sullivan teaching A SECOND class here in upstate NY October 12-13...students will make a berry basket. Link in profile. Photo by @aluncallenderphoto
It would take a lifetime to write about what’s transpired here in the last 6 weeks. If you’ve come, you have a sense of knowing it. Thank you to our coyote cafeteria guests and our residents who make the journey here and most of all to our family, staff and apprentices —thank you for believing in this emerging project and sticking with us through the highs and lows. Making magic is our best defense in these strange times.
About to launch a new monthly soap subscription; working on direct to consumer soap sales is one way we are hoping to support our new school here; and also if you haven’t tried it; Susan’s olive oil soaps are sublime! I love you mom and I love this thing we’ve been working on together! (Susan also is an amazing bartender and is moonlighting at our SUPERNATURE fundraiser 🍸 )
SUPERNATURE IS OUR FARM DINNER DISCO FUNDRAISER JULY 26TH...Susan’s martini bar! lamb meatball dinner! 40” disco ball! .... take a leap, make the trip, eat and dance with us! link to tickets in profile. 🙏 @njorg for the gif
@floretflower ‘s ‘amazing grey’ poppies. Erin i wish you were closer and we could geek out in the field together. Thank you for knowing what’s good and sorting seed for all of us.
SUPERNATURE; it’s a lamb-meatball-dinner-disco here at Worlds End July 26; inspired the Cerrone song and the film Climax but without the LSD. LINK IN PROFILE FOR TICKETS! come spend the weekend in paradise and celebrate the potential of our collective future with nature! I want to feed you and dance with you ❤️
Blankets made with 100% worlds end Icelandic wool spun and woven here in NY state! Took us 2 years to make these. In the process I have learned so much about the deep economics of farming and craft and the notion of value - its complicated to price these 12 blankets but eventually we will and then you can buy one here at the gift shop at Worlds End together with a visit to the sheep and an earful from me about shepherding and the weaving industry : )
Imagine! Annemarie O’Sullivan, stateside this autumn teaching basket making here at Worlds End! I’m so excited to host this amazing crafts woman; 6 spots left in her class here in upstate NY October 8-10...link in profile. Photo by @aluncallenderphoto