Work Weekends

an O with the Ditch Witch, Photo by Nellie Werger
an O with the Ditch Witch, Photo by Nellie Werger

The work and play that happens during events is only the tip of the iceberg. Work happens throughout the year at Wisteria. Each year, we choose a few weekends where we invite volunteers to come on down and join us in helping to keep Wisteria going. Sometimes it’s cleaning and preparing for the festival season, and sometimes it’s major projects, but we always have great fun with it. It’s a wonderful opportunity to get to make friends and really get to know your fellow community members away from the frantic pace of festival. Admission is free if you give us five hours of work a day, and the rest of the time is yours. Evenings range from wild nights at Paw Paw, to quiet times listening to the woodland critters.

Last year, we put in new municipal grade underground water service, fixed the foundation for the Market and Security/Medical trailer, painted buildings, and more! Our sincere appreciation to everyone who pitched in. This coming year, we’ll be focusing on improvements to the kitchen and coffee house area, as well as forest management, general maintenance, and other projects.

Love camping with your hard-working friends but hate breaking a sweat? You can skip the work entirely and just pay the open camping fee of $15 a night (pay at the office trailer).

Our 2017 work weekends include:

Mar 24 – 26 – Wood Busting Work Weekend
Apr 14-16 – Easter Work Weekend
Apr 28 – May 1 – Beltane Work Weekend
May 26-29 – Memorial Day Work Weekend
June 16-19 – Pre-Solstice Work Weekend

We’ll be adding more soon!

Many of these weekends are during the colder months.  Make sure you’re comfortable with cold weather camping and bring plenty of food and warm clothing and gear. We hope to see you! For more information, contact info@wisteria.org.

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