• Sedalia Journal

    ‘Tis the Season of Giving- 2020

    We haven’t seen much of each other this difficult year, but time passes, and the seasons go round. With the holidays, the Center’s first and only event of 2020, Christmas in Sedalia, will be held outdoors and under the pavilion on Saturday, December 12th, from 12-4. No Santa this year, but an opportunity to shop for unique, one-of-a-kind gifts and support local artists and artisans. It’s been an especially hard year for them as they’ve not had many opportunities to sell their wares. Come join us, outdoors and with plenty of room for social distancing, rain or shine! Christmas in Sedalia cancelled due to executive order, dated November 16, 2020,…

  • Blogging,  Sedalia Journal

    Camping Memories

    Camping has always been a part of my life for as long as I can remember.  Previously, I wrote about “camping with horses” which can be delightful or distressing, depending on how you go about it!   My advice is for you to trail ride all day with a camping pack and rider on your horse so he’s good and tired when it’s time to settle down for the evening.  This next bit of advice, which you are about to read, is more personal than practical, though there are some elements to it which you may find helpful! Camping in the North Georgia Mountains was a favorite of mine when my…

  • Blogging,  permaculture,  Sedalia Journal

    Spring 2020

    “I say that even after April, by God there’s no excuse for May.” -e e cummings Gridlock in the transportation of food from farms to distribution centers and retail customers during this time of pestilence has forced the conversation. When things fall apart and the center cannot hold, space appears from within the center of the dissolution. Within that space is the core of real life, the inexorable reality on which our human constructs about reality — our cultures, our belief systems, our actions — are built. I pause as I use that phrase, on which our human constructs about reality…are built, because as I write it, the alternative out…

  • No Man Is An Island
    Blogging,  Sedalia Journal

    No Man is an Island

    1624 – John Donne Meditation XVII – from Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions Nunc lento sonitu dicunt, morieris. Now this bell tolling softly for another, says to me, Thou must die. Perchance he for whom this bell tolls may be so ill as that he knows not it tolls for him; and perchance I may think myself so much better than I am, as that they who are about me and see my state may have caused it to toll for me, and I know not that. The church is catholic, universal, so are all her actions; all that she does belongs to all. When she baptizes a child, that action…

  • Sedalia Journal

    ‘Tis the Season of Giving -2019

    As we enter a season of gratitude and thanksgiving, The Sedalia Center is fortunate to count its many blessings.  We are deeply grateful for your continued support which has enabled us to provide cultural heritage festivals, art classes, a pollinator habitat, elementary school field trips, and much-needed infrastructure improvements.    Projects literally sprouted from the ground this year at Sedalia!  The Pollinator Garden is open to the public to work and learn in.  A small teaching garden primarily focused on introducing children to working with the natural processes is planned for next year.  Education remains a vital foundation of the center’s mission, and these projects will need volunteer labor plus…