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S.W.I.D. FACTS


Welcome to the Sacred World Interdependence Fact page. Below you will find needed information concerning the gathering and our beautiful site.

Thanks for reading!

Blessings and thanks...


DIRECTIONS------------------------------------------------------

Earthlands is located at:
39 Glasheen Rd
Petersham, MA
01366

From Points East or West
Take exit 17 off Route 2. This brings you to Route 32, which you will take South towards the center of Petersham.

From the Center of Petersham
At the intersection of Rt 32 and East St is the center of Petersham, with a Country Store, Town Hall and Church, centered around the commons. Turn onto East st (which starts at the 32 so there's only one way to turn) and drive for about 3-4 miles. Make a left onto Glasheen Rd, which is a dirt road marked by a white 'Earthlands' sign. At the first fork (marked by another Earthlands sign) make a left, and drive up the hill.

There are two parking lots, Lot A and Lot B. Depending on your program, you may park at either lots. You will not see the main Lodge from the parking lots, but follow the dirt road straight until you come around a corner to the left and you will open up to the fields and main Lodge area (path to lodge also marked by signs).


THINGS TO BRING--------------------------------------

Camping gear, blankets for the ground, camping chairs, water bottles, natural bug spray,
sunscreen, towel, a hat, coffee and tea donations (for outside kitchen area), outside kitchen donations like stove, propane, coffee pot. Musical instruments, solar showers, rattles, fun items for the all night fire circle, snacks to share.

Bring anything that you would need to be comfortable camping. There is a nearby water hole, a short drive away, so bring a bathing suit.

BRING YOUR OWN CUTLERY, PLATE, BOWL AND A CUP.

ADDITIONAL COOLERS FOR THE KITCHEN- VERY MUCH WELCOMED
(please write your name on it).

We can always make use of additional ez-ups. If you have one you are willing to share, or are interested in creating an installation, please let us know in advance.


CARPOOLING--------------------

We strongly encourage carpooling. Less money spent on gas, better for the environment and less cars parked at Earthlands.

Looking for a ride? Or have a ride to offer? Please check out our Facebook Event Page.


WATER and SHOWERS------------------------------------------------

There is well water available on site. Bring your water bottles and solar showers!! There is one solar shower available at the top of the field, and the shower under the lodge is available as well. The lodge itself is off limits during SWID. If you have a solar shower to use or share, please do.


BATHROOMS-----------------------------------------

There are three composting toilets on the property. Please pee on a tree off the paths :)

(Note: There will be additional port-a-johns added if needed)


ARRIVAL/REGISTRATION------------------------------------

REGISTRATION TIMES

Thursday: NOON-8
FRIDAY: NOON- 9
SATURDAY: NOON-9
SUNDAY: NOON-3

PLEASE ARRIVE WHEN DURING THE ABOVE LISTED TIMES, WHEN REGISTRATION IS OPEN.


FOOD------------------------------------------

Follow this link to the SWID Food Coordination Page. Coming Soon on June 28th...

If you're not on Facebook, just read below... or email Cassie at cassiesongstress2@gmail.com.

Bring delicious healthy vegetarian options - veggies and greens SUCH AS: kale, broccoli, spinach, lettuce, peppers, onions, cucumbers, celery, carrots, and avocados etc. Fruits, nuts, grains, rice,
bread, quinoa, chocolate, healthy snack foods, juice, etc. We appreciate Native Foods to the area as well.
In exchange for a bag or two of organic produce we will provide you with meal tickets for you for the time you are with us.

We are hoping to collect a beautiful bounty so the more the merrier! You should
drop your food donation off at registration. Dinner will be Served on Thursday, Friday and Saturday and Brunch will be served on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Snacks will be made available at all times.


WORK-SHIFTS---------------------------------------

We ask everyone attending the full gathering to contribute at least one hour of community work to help us
keep this festival running during the weekend. There will be kitchen prep
and cook shifts, kitchen clean up shifts, water changing shifts, fire circle prep/ wood cutting shifts, Luminary shifts, etc.

Plenty of fun to share! Please do your best to remember your shift and show up.


BRING A KID TO S.W.I.D ---------------------------------------

Sure!

11 or younger free admission.
12 and up full admission.
This year we have a plethora of children's activities!!!

There is no on site day care.

See our SWID KID's page (coming soon) for more information and a schedule of children's activities.


SITE---------------------------------------------------------------

Opens at Noon on Thursday and will close at 8pm on SUNDAY evening.


ALCOHOL--------------------------------------------

Earthlands is a dry site.
No judgment. We party sometimes but not this weekend, and not on this land.
Folks could be asked to leave and there wouldn't be any refunds. Sorry.


ANIMALS-----------------------------------------------------------------

There are lots of people, children, edible plants and gardens at this event.
Pets can be a problem. Earthlands asks you not to bring your dogs.


LEAVE NO TRACE-------------------------------------------------

Everything you bring in with you should leave with you. This
means your trash and all the little bits that are attached to things you are
bringing.


WOOD--------------------------

If you have access to any sort of firewood, branches, sticks please bring
some. Your donations will become very useful for our all night fire circle.

INSTALLATIONS-------------------

This is our gathering. If you'd like to bring a tent or ez up to co-create something marvelous, just let us know.
We need to work it into the schematic on the Land during set up. Please help us make and share this magic.

Thanks again, we look forward to celebrating our interconnectedness!!!!

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