It was another magical Harvest Festival this year- our annual event to celebrate the changing of the seasons and the bounty of our incredible Orca Garden.
It was a stunning fall day of sunshine, cider, food, and fun. Really it might have been the most beautiful October day of all time.
We had some special musical guests- Ben Hunter & Joe Seamons who added some special flavor. The kids really gravitated towards their rootsy music under a beanpole teepee in the garden.
This event really symbolizes what Orca stands for- community, breaking bread, and coming together for a common good. There were the annual traditions of lavender sachets (harvested by students in the last month and dried in the greenhouse), leaf crowns (with Orca plants), cider (from local apples), face painting, corn husk dolls (with recycled fabric), and of course- FOOD brought by families to share.
Thanks so much to all of our fabulous volunteers. There were over 40 of you!!!! That is a real community event and your work was greatly appreciated.
The cider was amazing! And how cool is it to work together and share in something so delicious as fresh pressed juice?
See you next year! Check out some more great photos below….