Days are shortening as night lengthens bringing us to the Autumn Equinox when day and night are equal, officially marking the beginning of Fall. Come join Hayfork Cooperative to celebrate the ripeness of harvest season and to prepare our bodies for the coming winter. What a fine evening of celebration and preparation we will have thanks to three fine women from the Trinity Alliance for the Healing Arts (TAHA) who will lead us in this. We will gather on Tuesday, September 20, from 7 to 9 pm at Northern Delights Coffeehouse, 7091 State hwy. 3 in Hayfork.
Mari will open the evening in prayer and will close it with her healing, singing bowls. These crystal and stone bowls present the power and wonder of sound in a unique and beautiful way. After the opening Margaret Richards, who teaches SongKeepers classes, will take us on a fun and healing journey into group singing in honor of the abundance of nature and our lives in Trinity. Rhyssa Scott-Smith will tell us about TAHA’s vision, history, offerings, and the TAHA Community Wellness Center. It is located at 140 south Main Street, intersecting Oregon Street in Weaverville where you are welcome. The addresses for their cool, colorful informative websies are http://www.trinityallianceforthehealingarts.org/ and www.facebook.com/TAHACommunityWellnessCenter/.
These women will also have some of the products for sale that they make from their explorations into sources of healing. Do join them and Hayfork Cooperative for an informative, enjoyable and healing evening.
Do join us Tuesday, July 19th, 7 to 9 pm for a “Forest Talk”. Once again Northern Delights Coffeehouse at 7091 State Highway 3 in Hayfork has invited the Hayfork Cooperative to use its comfortable premises to present another program about sustainable, responsible living in the Hayfork Valley and surrounds. In Trinity County we of course live in rugged, forested mountains managed mostly by federal agencies--predominantly the United States Forest Service--and private timber companies. These forests are so central to our lives and important to the economy of California that it makes sense to be updated on what is happening in and to them.
This forest talk will begin with a half hour film documentary ‘Seeing the Forest’ produced by the Forest Service Employees For Environmental Ethics (FSEEE). It deals with the the origins of the pivotal change in forest management from considering the forest little more than a big box store of timber and water to seeing it as a whole ecosystem of life that all lives here depend upon including our own, and that needs holistic consideration and care for life to flourish. Former US Forest Supervisor Jim Furnish and Executive Director of FSEEE, Andy Stahl, and others explain the reasons for and the restorative changes that occurred on the Suislaw National Forest because of the the US court’s ‘spotted owl decision’. The Suislaw National Forest is located in central, coastal Oregon and in many respects is similar to the Shasta-Trinity National Forest. Discussion, including questions and answers will follow this film.
Then, former Trinity County Supervisor Jeff Morris now co-director of Northwest California’s Mountains and Rivers will tell about that organization’s purposes and goals, including the restoration of the South Fork of the Trinity River. They are working with local conservation organizations, business owners, land owners, biologists, Native American tribes, hunters, anglers and other community members to develop a legislative proposal that protects and restores many remaining wild public lands and rivers in Mendocino, Humboldt, Trinity and Del Norte Counties. All are welcome at this free and informative event.