Jennifer Harvard of Gaia Sisterhood and Victoria Fillmore of Cedar Hill Homestead
are thrilled to announce a joyful Celebration of Mother Earth and her Abundance.
Registration Now Open
August 6, 2023
Celebrate the First Harvest with a Circle of Sisters!
This sacred turn in the wheel of the year also known as Lammas is the 1st of 3 Harvest Festivals. The name comes from the Celtic Deity Lugh also known as the Sun God or God of the Harvest. He has transferred his power into the crops and the Grain Mother buries the seeds and protects them until Spring.
We will gather in Circle at the beautiful Humble flower Farm to rejoice in the abundance that is all around us. Jennifer and Tori are excited to welcome guest facilitator Lauren Murphy of Hillfolk Farmacy and offer an incredible Harvest Meal lovingly created by Leah Benjamin of Flourish with Leah.
Date: Sunday, August 6, 2023
Time: 3:00pm to 9:00pm
The Retreat will be held at Humble Flower Farm in Ashland City, Tennessee. The Retreat includes food and beverages, flower bouquets and all workshop materials
Hosted by Jennifer Harvard along with Victoria Fillmore, Lauren Murphy with nourishment by Leah Benjamin!
Havest Sale (July 12 and 13) $131
Early Bird (July 14 through July 20) $161
Pricing after July 20: $181
Commune with Like-Minded Sisters
3:00pm: Opening Circle with Jennifer Harvard
A time to reflect and tune into to what we wish to continue to cultivate within ourselves
4:30: Connecting with the land beneath your feet with Tori Filmore
5:30: Create flower bouquets from the garden
6:00: Make a Cornhusk Doll with Lauren Murphy
7:00: Harvest Supper with Leah Benjamin
8:00: Bonfire celebrating how far we have come this year
Meet Your Harvest Guides
Victoria Fillmore is a tried and true community herbalist whose entire business has been built on making remedies for any and everyone who came to her in need. Her passion lies in seasonal and bioregional medicine, with the belief that what you need is already out there waiting when you need it.
Join Tori on a wild medicinal plant walk and learn how to work with the land to support reciprocity in your relationship to land based practices. We will learn the difference between fragile natives and invasives and how we can learn from both. You will take home a medicinal bouquet to dry for medicine making and an inspired new perspective.
Cedar Hill Homestead
"I’m thrilled to be a part of this event. Lughnasadh is such a special day on the wheel of the year for me - as a farmer, someone named after a Scottish clan, and 95% Scots-Irish/UK descent.
To me, I feel that Samhain portal opened by Lughnasadh where it builds steam, becoming something else entirely on Autumn Equinox, until we enter through Samhain into Winter. The veil first thins on Lughnasadh as we participate in activities even our eldest ancestors would recognize."
Lauren Murphy is a small farmer, southern seed saver, special needs mother, gut-healing herbalist, soil-steward and traditional foods enthusiast trained in Southern Folk Medicine by Phyllis Light at the Appalachian Center for Natural Health, and in Sociology from Florida State University. Lauren brings the ancient tradition of corn husk dolly making to the retreat this year!
Leah Benjamin is passionate about nourishing you to flourish. Through food, the plant spirits and cosmos are whispering what they want you to know from deep in the earth. Through feeling and listening, delights are prepared, with dashes of true magic as ideas and sacred honor are imparted, perpetuating creation.
This food is rich in story, becoming part of your story as you move through the wold with it in your cells and spirit
Local foods are used as much as possible, from hands that loving tend the soil with reverence and reciprocity.
Gaia Sisterhood is pleased to once again bring Leah's gift of supporting the energy of our retreats along with the healing of its participants through the magick she creates with food. She is preparing a specially planned Harvest Supper for this year's Lughnasadh Reatreat!
Queen of Nourishment
Flourish with Leah
Jennifer Harvard, founder of The Wise Women Full Moon Retreat and The Goddess Craft Market founded Gaia Sisterhood in 2017 as a way for women to gather in a safe and nurturing environment where they could create, explore and heal. Gaia Sisterhood honors and celebrates the divine in every woman through:
-Annual Wise Women Retreats for those wishing for an immersive experience
-Deep Magic Studies for those wishing to dive deeper into their own work
-Seasonal Wheel of the Year Gatherings for seasoned retreat goers as well as those new to women's spirituality
Jennifer is Divine Feminine Circle & Retreat Facilitator, Licensed Massage Therapist, Reiki Healer, Aromatherapist, Breathwork Coach, Priestess of the Sacred Grove, and an artist. Her work of inclusion has opened doors to the work of the Divine Feminine to women from all walks of life. She invites you to explore the website or follow her on social media for more information.
Retreat Host and Workshop Facilitator: Jennifer Harvard
Gaia Sisterhood Cancellation Policy:
Life happens and occasionally attendees find themselves needing to cancel. While I will make every attempt to fill your space, my retreats have moving parts that require advance investment from me such as the purchase of food or deposits on space. Due to these things I have adopted the following policy for clarity on cancellations.
All events are fully refundable up to 30 days in advance. Any cancellations under 30 days prior to the event are eligible for a credit toward another Gaia Sisterhood event. Cancellations within 7 days prior to any event forfeit all payments.