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We gather at our Environmental Cottage on Grand Island, New York. The Cottage sits on several undeveloped acres.

-- Photo by Jon Rieley-Goddard

Wednesdays at the Water's Edge

Summer 2009

RS Wednesdays at the Water’s Edge
Summer, 2009

Gather at The Cottage (3449 West River Road, Grand Island) for [optional] potluck at
6:00 p.m., programs from 6:30 p.m.-dusk. [See straw-bale schedule at bottom, too.]*

July 8 Journaling with Alice Gerard

July 15 Making Flagstones, Cutting Glass Bottles with Cathy Rieley-Goddard

July 22 Nature Journaling with Robin Shipman: Bring colored pencils and your enthusiasm. Paper, clipboards, and some journals will be provided. Robin, with a Master’s Degree in Outdoor Recreation & Leisure Programming, loves encouraging people to spend time out-of-doors.

July 29 Haiku with Jon Rieley-Goddard

August 5 Writing our Memoirs/Autobiographies with Sam Loliger

August 12 Storytelling with Diane Evans: Stories at the Water’s Edge about the natural world and our relationship to it.

August 19 *SOLE* (*Sustainable, Organic, Local, Ethical*) Foods with All of Us: Bring a dish to share (& celebrate Eveline Hartz’s graduation from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition).

August 26 Pottery with Mimi Lanfear: Bring small buckets for water & ratty towels.

September 2 Lucy’s Lovely Lawn with Carol Alt and Roger Cook (their 3rd children’s book)

September 6 June & Roger’s 29th LABOR SUNDAY picnic/potluck (1515 West River)


*Schedule to work on straw-bale structure: last 3 weekends in July, last 3 weekends in August: July 11 – 12, July 18 – 19, July 25 – 26, all will be cob on the corners and building the windows, final preparations for the floor and beginning plastering. August 15 – 16, August 22 – 23, August 29 – 30; these weekends will be finishing the plastering of walls, inside and out and completing floor. Saturdays begin at 10:00 p.m. through 6:00 p.m. or so. Sundays begin at 10:00 a.m. through 6:00 p.m. or so.

For info: http://www.riversidesalem.org or Cathy (984-2442) or June (773-1426)

Here are some old calendar entries, to give a sense of what we do:


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