Leigh Farm Labyrinth in “Reclaiming Quarterly”

Our work with SEEDS was featured in Reclaiming QuarterlyClick here to download the article.

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service

On January 18, 2010, several members of Dragon’s Cauldron teamed up with other volunteers to support SEEDS for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service.  The service project was included as part of many organized by the Triangle United Way.

Many hands made light work of laying the beds for what will become a vegetable garden, with its paths tracing the ancient earth pattern of a labyrinth.  At a break time, our member, Wren, had an opportunity to give everyone a quick lesson in labyrinths.  After, many participants chose to walk the labyrinth before resuming work.

Thanks go to Beth Owl and Jen Turtle for their photos of the event.

Leigh Farm Labyrinth

7-Circuit Labyrinth at Leigh Farm Park, Durham, NC — Photos by John Otter

Dragon’s Cauldron is excited to have the opportunity to work with South Eastern Efforts Developing Sustainable Spaces (SEEDS) to shape their vegetable garden at Leigh Farm Park in Durham, NC into a 7-circuit, public labyrinth.  SEEDS is a local non-profit community garden whose goal is to teach people to care for the earth, themselves and each other through a variety of garden-based programs.

Our work began with walking the land and engaging the space.  Then came few days of intense grounding work, getting dirty in the dirt.  After weeding, tilling and grinding any remaining stumps, we had a good foundation.  We then cleared the energy of the space and blessed the land for the laying of labyrinth.  Finally, using the Witch unit-of-measure, and a several bales of straw, we created the labyrinth.

The next phase of the project will be to lay the beds, which we anticipate will happen as part of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service on January 18, 2010.