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Gourmet Cookout & Stargazing @ Arabia Mountain [DINNER SOLD OUT; STARGAZING STILL AVAILABLE]

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Gourmet Cookout & Stargazing @ Arabia Mountain [DINNER SOLD OUT; STARGAZING STILL AVAILABLE]

  • Arabia Mountain - Wilburn Farm 3899 N Goddard Rd Lithonia, GA, 30038 United States (map)

We’ve taken two of last year’s most popular workshops and combined them for a truly epic event this October. We’ll be heading to Atlanta’s hidden gem, Arabia Mountain, for an amazing evening of top-notch campfire cuisine followed by getting acquainted with the night sky and how it impacts your life and your garden.

Cathy Conway from Avalon Catering will guide you through her preparations as she whips up an amazing firepit meal you could replicate when camping – or just for fun in the backyard. Learn what travels well and how to pack efficiently as well as techniques for open flame cooking.

Then get ready to enjoy the night sky like you never have before. We’ll discuss basic orientation, how to read a planisphere (rotating star chart), and learn to identify easy-to-find constellations. Discover the progression of the stars, sun, moon and planets through the night and seasons, and begin to understand the relationship between signs and planting as they pertain to the Biodynamic planting calendar. (We’ll be taking a small hike in the dark, so wear sturdy shoes and bring a flashlight with a red filter - or make your own out of plastic wrap, tissue paper, balloons, nail polish etc.)

And the best part? You get to choose your own adventure to suit your interest and budget:

  • Blue Dwarf: Enjoy Stargazing & S’mores. (8:30pm-10:30pm)
  • Red Giant: Enjoy Stargazing & S’mores and take home your own planisphere to help you read the sky for years to come. (8:30pm-10:30pm)
  • Supernova: Join Cathy for a delicious campfire meal along with beer and wine prior to enjoying stargazing and s’mores. You’ll also receive a planisphere to take home. (6:30pm-10:30pm)

About the Instructor:
Cathy Conway has been an outdoor enthusiast for over 15 years.  An avid hiker, paddler, rower, camper and adventure seeker, Cathy finds herself frequently hungry in the wilderness.  As the founder and owner of Avalon Catering, she brings decades of cooking experience out into the wild.  Her company leads the catering pack in sourcing local foods and establishing relationships with local farmers.  Some of Cathy’s best meals have been cooked outside over an open flame.

Suzanne Welander became captivated by the map of the night sky when she started working with Biodynamics and the Biodynamic planting calendar in 1994. It wasn't long before she found a familiar connection with the constellations, one that led her to certification as a shamanic astrologer.

 ** Want to become a member of Georgia Organics and save on classes while supporting the local food movement? Join today!**


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