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"Succotash Soiree" Vegan Potluck and discussion about Zen style veganic farming

  • Jul 6, 2013 · 5:30 PM
  • Arcadia Lodge

Arcadia Lodge is planning to start a monthly gathering called "Saturday Succotash Soiree". The evenings will begin with a vegan potluck dinner and then we will congregate, with a glass of wine, or some other beverage in hand, to discuss a book or essay, which would have been announced in advance. Or perhaps we will watch a film together and then discuss that, or have an evening of story telling, or poetry reading. I hope that these evenings will lend themselves to thoughtful discussion, insights, laughter as well as the development of deepening friendships and a sense of community.

The first Succotash Soiree will take place on July 6th and the theme will be The One Straw Revolution by Masanobu Fukuoka, which is a great place to start if you are thinking about veganic farming
(he's the real father of permaculture). Hereis an excerpt from a review from from NYBooks: "Call it “Zen and the Art of Farming” or a “Little Green Book” Masanobu Fukuoka’s manifesto about farming, eating, and the limits of human knowledge presents a radical challenge to the global systems we rely on for our food. At the same time, it is a spiritual memoir of a man whose innovative system of cultivating the earth reflects a deep faith in the wholeness and balance of the natural world. As Wendell Berry writes in his preface, the book “is valuable to us because it is at once practical and philosophical. It is an inspiring, necessary book about agriculture because it is not just about agriculture.”

Since the first soiree is coming up rather soon, that night we will begin the series with introductions, followed by watching some really short but sweet videos about Fukuoka and his work. When you arrive, you are invited to wander around our ten acre farm and meet the animals in residence, which include two donkeys and five alpacas, three dogs and a cat. Those who plan to participate should buy the book ASAP. We will continue the conversation on the first Saturday in August after everyone has read the book (it's not very long), and at that time I will introduce the next month's topic as well (topic suggestions will be welcome as will people volunteering to facilitate a discussion by, perhaps, introducing a subject that they are familiar with and excited about).

The evenings may end with some jamming on musical instruments on the front porch, or in the living room, so please feel free to bring along yours.
Please fell free to extend this invitation to folks you know who may be interested in attending Succotash, but please RSVP if you want to come, so I have an idea of how many folks plan to attend and we may have to limit it.
Hosts: Maria and Will Taylor
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  • Pam

    I have just found out that we can come this evening. Is it too late? I don't have any dish planned because my husband normally works every weekend.

    July 6, 2013

    • Maria Valarie T.

      Sorry; just saw this. Wish you would have just come on out. Please read the book, The One Straw Revolution, if you plan to come next time. Otherwise the following soiree in September will feature an improvisational theater workshop, which should be very fun.

      July 9, 2013

    • Pam

      Thanks, Maria.

      July 10, 2013

  • Myrtle G.

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    July 6, 2013

  • Maria Valarie T.

    I haven't decided what to make yet...I do have some squash from a neighbor's garden so maybe some zucchini muffins as well as something else.. We are looking forward to seeing everyone. The road around our pond is one lane wide. Please look for any vehicles coming towards you on the short "causeway" before you start around it. If you see someone coming, pull over before you both get stuck and have to back up... We will have signs reminding folks about this as you enter the property and also directing parking..

    July 4, 2013

  • Ken

    Had a wonderful time...hosts were warm and inviting...wonderful live music...great food, too!

    July 8, 2013

  • Pam

    I may have jumped in too fast. I doubt we can get our act together enough by 5 to get there--I've just always wanted to attend and haven't been able to because my husband works every weekend and we live in Greensboro. He is off unexpectedly today and I thought about it, but doubt I could pull anything together fast enough for this evening. Hope all enjoy the Succotash Soiree. Maybe next time.

    July 6, 2013

  • Jennifer

    Just got back from Dr. and my daughter has an ear infection. I apologize for not being able to attend, I was so looking forward to it and meeting everyone. Got book and hoping there will be another soiree next month :)

    1 · July 6, 2013

  • Shirley w.

    We have had circumstances that require us to be unable to attend. I downloaded the book so will read it will traveling this week to OHIO>

    July 6, 2013

  • Angela H.

    I want to learn more and meet people in the community. Just moved back into High Point from Kernersville.

    July 5, 2013

  • Jennifer

    I've decided. I'm making "drunkin" baked beans with Tofurkey Kielbasa and a three bean salad :)

    July 2, 2013

  • Shirley w.

    The new potatoes are great. We are having some from the garden tonight.

    1 · July 2, 2013

  • Dennis R.

    I'm bringing potato salad.

    2 · July 2, 2013

  • Shirley w.

    Just downloaded the Kindle edition. Joe & I will be there. How many does the dish to bring need to serve?

    July 2, 2013

    • Maria Valarie T.

      Hi Shirley, I think we may have around twenty folks. Perhaps an eighth of a cup, to a quarter cup or so, per person. That would be around 4 or 5 cups of food; does that sound about right folks?

      July 2, 2013

  • Shirley w.

    We are considering, checking schedules will check the book out.

    July 1, 2013

  • Emerald J.

    I have to work (retail) and hope to attend at some point. It sounds like fun.

    June 30, 2013

  • Jennifer

    This sounds so fun. If there is anything specifically needed for the dinner, let me know. If not, I will pick a dish I think everyone will enjoy. Thanks so much for hosting this event :)

    1 · June 29, 2013

  • Jennifer

    This sounds so fun. If there is anything specifically needed for the dinner, let me know. If not, I will pick a dish I think everyone will enjoy. Thanks so much for hosting this event :)

    June 29, 2013

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