Stonehouse Farm Seva—Closing Weekend
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Stonehouse Farm Seva—Closing Weekend

Stonehouse Farm Seva—Closing Weekend

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Stonehouse Farm

3719 Suydam Road

Earlville, Illinois

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Seva means "selfless service" or work offered to your higher power.  We will greatly appreciate your participation as you join us for a beautiful fall weekend as the leaves begin to change and the air is crisp while you help with the "fall take-down" at Stonehouse Farm! This is a great opportunity to be outside, experience the seasonal transition, and be part of the Stonehouse Farm family.

As Stonehouse Farm continues to build its programs, we rely on the help of many, and your contributions this weekend are critical in helping us take care of the property for the winter. Registration for the event is required.

Each attendee must purchase an event ticket of $60. This only partially covers our costs for the meals and utilities, but in recognition of your assistance we promise to provide beautiful and delicious vegetarian meals, buffet style, to complement the hearty appetites that accompany outdoor work. Feel free to bring supplemental food and beverage to accommodate preferences and food sensitivies. Firewood and ice are sold in the general store if you prefer to bring a cooler and prepare meals with your own equipment.

Regular camping is free for the weekend,  but if you prefer a bit of luxury, accommodation rentals, including glamping tents, RV sites, a tiny house, or even a furnished camper are available for an additional fee. To show our appreciation for your help, we have discounted the price of all housing upgrades. We do ask that you help us with the enormous task of closing the facility by bringing your own towels, sleeping bag and pillow, or rent them for $5 a piece.

Label and bring your  tools if you have them! We’ll ask for your help with projects during the day, but make sure that there is time for you to take a yoga class, hike through the property, spin fire by the beach, and gather around the campfire at night.

We'll be cleaning, organizing, repairing, and packing equipment, tools, kitchenware, and furnishings. We have port-a-potties and furnishings to store, and buildings to seal up for the winter to come. Work projects will take place during the day, with time to do some yoga, hike through the property, or relax by the fire at night and, weather permitting, gaze at the stars. Delicious vegetarian meals are provided for a nominal fee, but feel free to bring supplemental food and beverage. Campfire areas are available; firewood and ice are available for sale.

If you would like to contribute to the weekend through skill-sharing—lead a yoga class, kirtan, ceremony, wisdom talk, nature class, or provide bodywork for the Seva weekend, please email us at info@stonehousefarm.com. 

Opening Weekend Seva Schedule
Friday, Oct 7
3-6pm      Check in and set-up
6pm          Dinner, orientation and opening circle
7pm          Initial work assignments
8:30pm     Evening satsang (gathering with good company) around campfire 

Saturday, Oct 8
7-8am        Light Breakfast
8-10am      Meditation, intention setting, and led yoga class
10-11am    Coordinate work assignments and preparation
11-12pm     Brunch
12-3pm       Work detail: open, clean, organize facilities
3-3:30pm    Break for Tea and Snacks
3:30-6pm    Work detail
6-7pm         Dinner followed by clean-up
7pm             Organize work assignments for next day
8:30pm        Evening campfire and ceremony 

Sunday, Oct 9
7-8am          Light Breakfast
8-10am        Meditation, intention setting, and led Yoga class
10-11am      Morning work assignments
11-12pm       Brunch
12-5pm         Final Work assignments
5-6pm           Appreciation Dinner and departure

All ticket purchases are for individuals unless otherwise noted. Please email info@stonehousefarm.com with any questions. 

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