30 October 2013
The Hearth Fire
A peek behind the scenes of the Southeast Wise Women Herbal Conference . . .
Many hearts and hands weave throughout the year to support the annual fall gathering of herbal education, sisterhood, and community.
A highlight of last fall’s conference was the addition of a very special Hearth, nicknamed "Baby Brigit," which enabled us to have our fire circle in the heart of our gathering. The Hearth flames at Unity Village were tended throughout the weekend.
Once a 270 gallon oil tank, now reincarnated into our beautiful Hearth with the vision of Marston Blow, Production Designer of Unity Village, and iron work of Tina Cassel, Iron Maiden Studios in Asheville.
Great care was taken by to protect the grassy field below, including three inches of sand placed in the bottom of the Hearth for insulation, cement board laid suspended on stones, and 300 feet of hose was standing by if needed.
We look forward to gathering around the Hearth once again this fall! May she burn brightly for us all!