August 31, 2014


This past weekend Windward hosted the annual Village Helix, a weekend gathering open to all those who are interested in the art and science of intentional community.

This year proved to be a particularly sweet weekend of reuniting with old friends and meeting new ones. Thank you to everyone who joined us and to all who made this such a memorable weekend. We hope you enjoyed yourselves as much as we did!

Our Welcoming Tree, painted by Assistant Steward Claire

Gathering at the Event Barn before breakfast

A locally harvested and lovingly prepared salad of apples, plums and grapes

Opalyn shares about the why's and how's of raising rabbits

Pat explains Windward's practices of raising chickens

Lena makes a new friend

Enjoying conversation over lunch

Introducing the Gasifier Experimenter's Kit (GEK)

Walt describes the Biomass 2 Methanol process

Windward Steward, Andrew, and B2M True Fan, Rodger Winn

Pat pours samples of ginger beer during a workshop on the art of fermentation

Herland Guardian, Lynn, enjoys some home-made kombucha

Andrew explains some of the permaculture techniques Windward is using

Spinning wool in the late August sun