FUTURE SOUP! Studio Art students staked out some territory, occupied a field, planted nine kinds of garlic, baked for our ancestors, tucked in the plants, got dirty and cold, ate wild apples and Gleaners’ Soup, and cast spells for snow (which worked!).

It was a beautiful finale for our time on the farm. Thanks especially to Martha Gay Scroggins and Karen Houle.

Gleaners’ Soup


FUTURE SOUP: Planting 17 varietals of garlic as an organic occupation of a farm field slated for development.

Students finishing the harvest and preparing the fields to plant garlic for FUTURE SOUP: Wednesday October 30th – work day and potluck feast at the GCUOF!

We are investing in the future, for healthy soup for now, healthy soup for next year, and healthy soup forever!!!

Volunteer hours next week: Monday 12-5, Tuesday 10-5, and Wednesday Oct. 30, 10-4 followed by gleaners’ soup, and potluck feast! Bring warm clothes to work in, and food to share! Donations for the CSA foodbank will also be gratefully accepted.

Raft of the Medusa

The farm team re-enacts the Raft of the Medusa by Gericault, on the platform /Multi-use room made possible by an anonymous donor.

The Raft of the Medusa, a major work in French 19th-century painting—is generally regarded as an icon of Romanticism. It depicts an event whose human and political aspects greatly interested Géricault: the wreck of a French frigate off the coast of Senegal in 1816, with over 150 soldiers on board.
Students spontaneously re-enacting the The Raft, in OUTDOOR SCHOOL 2019, on the Multi-use room made possible by an anonymous donor.

Circle Mound at the Art Gallery of Guelph

Don Russell: Circle Mound

Public Reception & Sculpture Unveiling:
Thursday, September 15 at 7 pm | Free

Don Russell (Qalipu Mi’kmaq/Acadian French)
Circle Mound, 2016
Earth, plant materials, and reclaimed locally-quarried limestone
Commissioned with funds raised by the AGG Volunteer Association with support from
the Canada Council for the Arts Acquisition Assistance Program, 2016
Art Gallery of Guelph Collection

The Art Gallery of Guelph (AGG) has commissioned an outdoor sculpture, Circle Mound, by Aboriginal artist Don RussellCircle Mound is the 39th permanent installation in the Donald Forster Sculpture Park.

Circle Mound is a gathering site or meeting place that encourages visitors to enter and interact with its various elements: earth, stone, plant matter, and open air. The sculpture reflects a First Nations’ worldview focused on the importance of the circle in concepts of time and spirituality. It is also a step toward meaningful reconciliation between Indigenous peoples and the community of Guelph, an acknowledgement of the history and presence of Indigenous peoples on this land: above all else, Circle Mound represents unity, cooperation, and gathering. The mounds that extend from the circle, which reference the two rivers that flow through Guelph, are intended to encourage discovery and play; while the circle itself offers serenity and contemplation. The sculpture also uses reclaimed limestone from Guelph’s historic Petrie Building (1882): an act of repurposing and returning the stones to the lands from which they came.