|Yoga Sanctuary folks|
I know I've said it before, but there's really nothing like doing yoga in the great outdoors. Jen led us through a practice that left me feeling one with the world. Her exhortation to root our feet took on a different meaning with the soil beneath them rather than a classroom floor. The breeze came up on cue as we assumed tree pose, prompting her to tell us to experience the wind flowing through the branches of our trees.
|Steph and I enjoying our tomatoes|
|Okra on the vine|
The event was a benefit for the Good Samaritans of Charlotte County, and I'd be remiss not to say a little bit about their mission. The Good Samaritans provide emergency assistance to residents of Charlotte County who find themselves struggling as a result of a lay-off, an illness, or the high cost of prescription drugs. The organization operates a food pantry five days a week (which, during the season, includes fresh vegetables from Worden Farm) and offers financial assistance with utilities. Thanks to a new partnership with Kay's Kloset, the program now also provides clothing to those in need. It's yet another example of the good work that people are doing in this community.
We left the Farm feeling good inside and out. It was a great way to prepare ourselves not only for Thanksgiving but for the holiday season. It's all too easy to get caught up in the parties and the presents and forget that what makes the holidays special is spending time with friends and family (even if there aren't any chestnuts roasting over an open fire). May your holidays be merry and bright.