Over 70 friends, alumni and members gathered to celebrate Heathcote Community’s 50th Anniversary on Oct.
The Anacker and Lefever families probably met in 1956 when the Lefevers sent slides of their solar home and homestead to the School of Living (SOL) meeting which the Anackers attended. The Anackers realized the Lefever homestead was only about 25 miles north of their homestead at Maryland Line, so they came to visit. Through that visit, and more future activities, they became very close friends.
The Great Bee Box Build of 2015 took place at the Heathcote Community on February 7, 2015. Seventeen men and women, some experienced beekeepers and some complete novices (“newbees”), gathered to start the process that will lead to a group of new beehives to be part of the Nucleus Hive Project of the Central Maryland Beekeepers Association. (CMBA). This project has the aim of both training new beekeepers and generating small complete bee colonies, known as nucleus colonies or “nucs”, for sales to beekeepers in our area.
Bill Bonny, John Fox and I have replaced a 21' section of the barn sill. We removed the old cement board covering and cut, fit and installed the new 6" x 10" white oak sill. We held it up in place and poured a concrete wall under the sill in sections. Then we cut off the rotten bottoms of the posts and installed new blocks with heavy metal brackets to fasten the posts to the sill.
In 2013 we ran a pilot Ecovillage Immersion Internship Program with three participants. This blog post shares several short articles that the Program Director and several of the participants wrote about their experience. We will have a similar program in 2014 entitled the Permaculture, Ecovillage & Arts Community Education (PEACE) Program.
By Roger Williams, President of the Central Maryland Beekeepers Association
I post these blogs are a way to reach out. They are an acknowledgement that we who live here need you who do not; acknowledgement that those who come to us bring us a mirror that helps us understand our place in the world as individuals and as a community.
Without you we would be less vital as a group, we would become more inward, perhaps lose touch.
“Where there is no vision, the people perish..”