Bare Branches Festival

The second annual Bare Branches Festival was so much fun! We are so grateful to the public who came to enjoy a nature experience in the cold weather, to the presenters and performers who enriched our lives, to all the businesses who supported us by donating to the silent auction, and to all the parents and teachers who volunteered their time and resources to making this magical event alive! See you next year Nashville!

The Bare Branches festival is an opportunity to enjoy nature's gifts and it is a fundraiser for our school to build outdoor classrooms and promote nature minded education and lifestyles.

 

Fun for all ages with outdoors and indoors activities

This is what we did in 2019

Presentations - Concerts - Events

10 AM – Composting 101 (Reading Castle)

10:30 AM - Goat Landscaping with Max (Reading Castle)

11 AM - Blair Cello Choir (Sunflower Classroom)

1:30 AM - Repurposing: Shuitar demonstration with creator Matt Glassmeyer (Sunflower Classroom)

12 PM - Guitar and songs by Charlie Chamberlain (Sunflower Classroom)

12:30 PM - Drumming and dance with Shaylee Walsh and Amaia Aguirre (Sunflower Classroom)

1 PM – Rocket launch (big field) and Closing of the Silent Auction

1:15 PM - Dulcimer with Eric Burks (Sunflower Classroom)

1:30 PM – Story telling with Misha Davydov (Reading Castle)

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Activities

Movie making - Drone and rocket flying - Tree identification - Bird watching - Pooh stick races on the creek - Games - Fort building - Multi levels obstacle course - French in the Park - Drum circles - Cook foods on sticks over the fire - Block building challenge - Silent auction

Crafting

Sometimes all it takes to turn winter into a bountiful season is to put in a little nurturing hand work.  Come along, enter the Crafters Corner and use our tools and materials to craft and mingle while making:

  • Wands

  • Walking sticks and “baluchon”

  • Beading and jewelry

  • Boot gardening

  • Sculptures

  • Collages and painting

  • Puppets

  • Stuffed snow people

  • Paintings on wood

On the Pasture

Transform you faces and poses into various animals as we journey with goats to new adventures. You may also just snuggle up with the goats.

  • Face painting

  • Goat yoga

  • Muffin pops and fruits Walk

Into the woods

While the branches are bare, inspiration in nature is everywhere, and the view atop our mountain is spectaculaire!

  • Guided Hike

  • Zipline (maybe)

  • Treasure hunt

Dress Warmly and Waterproof

We have both indoor and outdoor activities. Dress for the weather outside with abundant layers and a waterproof shell to fully enjoy our 33 acres!

Parking is provided by the First United Pentecostal Church. We are behind the church towards the mountain. Park in their parking lot and walk down the wooden steps.

See you soon!