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When: Sunday, August 11, 2019
Where: Harrington Access, American River Parkway
Time: 9 AM - 11AM

Our 24th 2nd Sunday Community Gathering is in the books! This month we discussed "Southwest energy" and the amazing Elderberry tree aka "Music Tree", and featured an elderberry whistle, clapper sticks, a flute, elderberry muffins, and elderberry juice. Since elderberries are a protected species, all materials were harvested from a private residence. We also discussed the Zen of harvesting wild blackberries and enjoyed fresh blackberry muffins. 
September is our 2-year anniversary- all are welcome! 

2nd SUNDAY - CARMICHAEL 8-11-19 Details

When:Sunday, August 11, 2019

Where:Harrington Access, American River Parkway

Time:9 AM - 11AM

This month we'll focus on the power of Elderberry and the joy of blackberries!

Elderberry trees are also called "The Music Tree" because they can be used to make several musical instruments. Their berries have many health benefits, and the plant is considered to be medicinal AND magical. It is a Federally Protected species because of the endangered Valley Elderberry Longhorn Beetle (VELB), but Roots of Connection grows their own and can share some of the goodness with you. Otherwise, a permit is required from USFW to harvest the plant. The blackberry, on the other hand is harvestable. This month, enjoy the music and tastes of the season with us!

The Carmichael 2nd Sunday Gatherings will be held at the Harrington Access in the American River Parkway. This access is reached via Arden Way off of Fair Oaks Blvd. From Arden, turn right on Kingsford Dr. Kingsford Dr. becomes Harrington Way and terminates at the access parking lot. Unless you have an annual County Parks pass (check regionalparks.saccounty.net to find out where to purchase a pass) there is a $5 parking fee. Please note on holiday weekends the fee may be $8. We meet in the parking lot before heading up to the riverbank past the restrooms, on the other side of the small hill upstream from the parking area.

Gatherings in 2019 will focus on the Core Routines of Nature Connection and the Natural Cycle as outlined in the book Coyote's Guide to Connecting With Nature (Young, Haas, McGown, 2007). Guest speakers from local agencies, birds, maps, stories, critters and games! Join the fun for the entire family!


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