SVI and Gallery Calendars

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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS SPRING 2015

 Come out and enjoy springtime in the beautiful Sequatchie Valley. We are only 45 minutes from Chattanooga by car, but an infinite distance in peace and quiet with the opportunity to enjoy the natural world, hike on trails in a pristine forest, and experience a sustainable lifestyle. Plan to visit Liquidambar Art Gallery at SVI to shop for exquisite handmade art and crafts produced by staff and regional artists. All sales help benefit SVI non-profit educational programs.  All times are Central Time, 1 hour behind Chattanooga time.  Watch our Facebook pages and website for added events!

 Each Weekend – Liquidambar Art Gallery

The gallery and the studios will be open from 10 am-5pm Sat. and Sun. with special events each weekend, including hikes, tours, unique snacks or teas, sales of garden products, a chance to help with pruning and greenhouse activities, workshops, trail maintenance, and special exhibits.  Open other days by appt. See Liquidambarsvi.wordpress.com for weekly details.

Saturday, Mar. 28 and Apr. 18– Spring Wildflower Hikes.

Hiking begins at 11 am Central time.  Please arrive by 10:30.  For a tour of the solar hand-crafted homes and gardens arrive at 9:30 am.  All ages welcome, no pets please. The hikes will be accompanied by naturalists, foresters, and bio-enthusiasts familiar with the geography, ecology and biology of the area. There will be 2 hikes each day, one a moderate 2 hr hike, the other a 4-hour rugged mountain trail hike.

Donation of $5-$20 requested.

 Saturday, April 4 – Wine in the Woods (SVI annual fundraiser).  Join us as we explore the magic and novelty of our lives while tasting wines, meads, elixirs, and other oddities from our cellar, cave and apothecary, made with fruits and herbs growing in our edible landscape, gardens, vineyard, and forest.  This event is for SVI members only. A tax-deductible minimum donation of $25 per person/$40 per family is requested.   If you are not a member of SVI, you may join at the door (membership rates are $35/yr).

Saturday, April 10-12 – Food for Life

This is our 17th annual gathering for skills-building around permaculture, organic gardening, food preservation, methods of cooking and diet choices, discovering native medicinal and edible plants, and health and nutrition. We will also focus on the social and ecological implications of agriculture, including factory farming and local small-scale agriculture.  There will be special kids’ sessions emphasizing health, food, and adventure. Sliding scale of $100-$200 includes all meals and rustic camping.

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Saturday, Apr. 18 – Spring Wildflower Hike.

Hiking begins at 11 am Central time.  Please arrive by 10:30.  For a tour of the solar hand-crafted homes and gardens arrive at 9:30 am.  All ages welcome, no pets please. The hikes will be accompanied by naturalists, foresters, and bio-enthusiasts familiar with the geography, ecology and biology of the area. There will be 2 hikes each day, one a moderate 2 hr hike, the other a 4-hour rugged mountain trail hike.

Donation of $5-$20 requested.

 Sunday, Apr. 12-Saturday Apr. 25—National Environmental Education Week 

We’ll be open all week for hiking and other outdoor activities for all, with special emphasis on kids.  Homeschoolers welcome!

 Wednesday, Apr. 22—Earth Day                                       We’ll be open all week for hiking and other outdoor activities for all, with special emphasis on kids.  Homeschoolers welcome!

 Saturday, June 6 – National Trails Day

SVI will host guided hikes and trail maintenance as a part of over 2,000 nationwide events on American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day® which brings together outdoor enthusiasts across the country to promote healthy living, protect green spaces, and reinforce the importance of trails in our community.   This event is for all ages, and will bring kids into contact with the wonders of our forest and mountain.  Learn more at www.nationaltrailsday.org.

  • All workshops and programs at the Sequatchie Valley Institute are intentionally affordable using a sliding scale based on income.
  • Work exchanges may be available.

 

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