COVID-19 Announcement

Like many small businesses and nonprofits, HOWL has been monitoring the rapid evolution of COVID-19. We care deeply about the community in which our land is located, and the health and safety of our visitors is our top priority. We also understand and fully support the need to “flatten the curve” in an effort to give our health care providers the best chance to serve those in need.
That is why we have decided to cancel HOWL events and overnight visits through April 30, 2020. This closure is effective today, March 19, 2020. All events scheduled during that time frame will be cancelled or rescheduled. Any guests who have made reservations to stay in the guest room between now and April 30 will be issued a full refund.
Foundation Yoga for the HOWL Foundation, originally scheduled for March 22, has been rescheduled. The new date is May 3 from 4 pm to 6 pm at the Williston Federated Church in Williston, VT. Check back for more details in the weeks ahead.
We will not be accepting any new overnight guest or Hipcamp reservations until further notice. Reservations beginning May 1 or after will remain on the books, but this is subject to change based on future recommendations from the CDC.
If you would like to come visit the land for the day, walk the trails, and soak in the beauty of HOWL, you are welcome! We will have guidelines for preventing the spread of COVID-19 posted at the farmhouse.
Please stay tuned for future updates, but most importantly, stay healthy, and take care of your local community members in need.
Sincerely,
Cindy, Glo, Lani, Michele & Stephie
HOWL Collective

Ukelele Workshop with Clare Innes! Saturday, February 22

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Ukelele Clare–teacher, shenanigans instigator, and merriment-maker–is coming to HOWL!  Saturday, February 22, 10:00-11:30.   Learn the basics of playing the ukulele in this light-hearted beginner’s workshop. You don’t need to know anything about music to learn how to strum, make chords and sing a song. All you need is a sense of adventure and a song in your heart. A limited number of ukuleles available to borrow or purchase at the workshop. Reserve a uke in advance by emailing ukuleleclare@gmail.com or bring your own.  $10 (donation to HOWL).

BYO lunch if you’d like to linger after the workshop in the afterglow of ukelele glory!

Fall and Summer Events, 2019

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Camping:  Fall Foliage Fun / Retreat Destination – We are now on Hipcamp!  It’s easy to book a campsite – try it out!  Or email howlvt@gmail.com or call 802-434-3953 to arrange your visit.

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October 20, Sunday, 12:00 – 1:30 PM
Kombucha Workshop at HOWL

Why pay $4 a pint for kombucha? Learn how to do it yourself!  (Click the link above to learn more).  Equipment & ingredients to take home are included in the cost. Cost $20; more if you can, less if you can’t. RSVP to howlvt@gmail.com to reserve a space, or just drop in; we’ll have plenty of supplies available. Led by Michele Grimm.


October 11, Sunday, 5:00 – October 13, Sunday, 4:00 PM

The Women Who Run With the Wolves

Come engage collectively with the wild woman archetype. This weekend workshop will include readings from Clarissa Pinkola Estés’ “The Women Who Run With the Wolves” as we use expressive arts, authentic movement, dream work, and ritual to re-root ourselves with our own inner fire. Held on Women’s Land, this workshop offers a unique opportunity to tap into the wellspring of inner knowing.

This workshop deals with the archetype of wild woman, the format intentionally allows for individuals to identify with, reject, question, and explore what that means for them personally. It is open to women identifying, trans-women, non-binary/non-gender specific. HOWL allows individuals to self-identify. All voices will be honored and held safely. (Stay tuned for a 3rd workshop in Montpelier open to CIS and trans-men who also wish to engage with their anima)

The nitty gritty: HOWL has 3 available bedrooms. One of which can comfortably sleep 2, or cozily 3+. This large room will be prioritized for groups. There is ample camping all over the property, and is highly encouraged, but come prepared for chilly mountain nights! The room reservations are first-come first serve.

This workshop is by donation, and 100% of it will go to Huntington Open Women’s Land, to ensure that there will always be land for women to root and roam freely. Suggested donation is $15 per person per night, sliding scale. HOWL is a non-profit organization run entirely by volunteers.

To keep costs low, I would like to make this a potluck style event – bring a big dish to share, and some personal snacks for yourself -pack in/pack out style
Please email Lisa.Scanlon@goddard.edu if you have any questions or cindyfeltch211@gmail.com  to make a room reservation.

October 3, Thursday, 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Reach Magazine Launch Party

 

Come celebrate the launch of the brand new Reach Magazine at a Live Story & Poetry SLAM at Soapbox Arts Gallery!  This new magazine features stories, art, and wisdom from inspiring women.

TELL YOUR STORY OR POEM!

Modeled after The Moth Podcast live story slams, this will be an open mic performance event. Place your name into a hat for the chance to perform your own five-minute story or poem in a supportive, safe, and fun environment.Featuring
  • Performances from comedic stars Tina Friml and Josie Leavitt
  • Pop-up shop with Elmore Mountain Therapeutics
  • Raffle:  All raffle proceeds will be donated to HOWL!
Price of admission includes a free draft drink from Zafa Wines x Shacksbury Cider’s CoCellars.Admission
  • General Admission $7.00
  • “Ruth Bader Ginsburg” Admission $13.00 ( includes a copy of Reach Magazine’s debut Issue No. 1 )
  • “Oprah” Admission $15.00 ( includes a Reach T-Shirt designed by Beenanza Design and printed by New Duds )
  • “Beyonce” Admission” $25.00 ( includes a a copy of Issue No. 1 and a Reach T Shirt )


September 21 – 22, Sat-Sun
Camping Weekend for All Women, at HOWL

3 PM, Saturday, Sept 21, through 4 PM Sunday, Sept. 22

Bring your gear, good friends and good cheer:  HOWL is holding an open house camping weekend for all women, on our unique women’s land in Huntington, VT.  Camping under the stars, communal campfire with stories, songs, and s’mores.  Hiking on Sunday morning if there’s interest.

Bring your own camping gear and food: tent, sleeping bag, pad, warm clothing, flashlight, etc.  Bring  bug dope and don’t forget your daily tick check. Also, be prepared for a bit of rain — this is Vermont!  If camping is not your thing, we may have a limited availability for guests in the house — please call to reserve a room. HOWL will supply filtered water, lovely outhouse, communal fire ring, firewood, and supplies for s’mores!

Cost: $15-$45 per person, sliding scale. We are a small not-for-profit, and appreciate your generosity!   Make your donation Here or bring it to the camp-out.

Please RSVP to confirm campsite or room, at HOWLVT@GMAIL.COM


September 15, Sunday, 4 – 6 pm
Collective Meeting at HOWL
Potluck 3-4 pm. Meeting starts promptly at 4.  All women are welcome to attend to learn more about our organization and the volunteer opportunities available. Write us at howlvt@gmail.com to RSVP.


August 18, Sunday, 4-6 pm
Collective Meeting at HOWL
Potluck 3-4 pm. Meeting starts promptly at 4.


July 27-28, Sat-Sun
Camping Weekend for All Women, at HOWL!

Bring your tent, sleeping bag, warm clothing, food, good friends and good cheer — HOWL is holding an open house cam

ping weekend for all women, on our unique women’s land in Huntington, VT.  Camping under the stars, and communal campfire. Stories, songs, and s’mores at night, and optional hiking on Sunday morning.

When? Starting at 3 PM, Saturday, July 27, through 4 PM Sunday July 28

HOWL will supply wood, campfire site, lovely outhouse and limited water… and s’mores…

You should bring your own equipment and food. Beware the ticks, bring appropriate bug dope and don’t forget your daily tick check. Also, be prepared for a bit of rain — this is Vermont! If there will be a complete rainstorm, our raindate will be August 3-4, a week later.

If camping is not your thing, we may have a limited availability for guests in the house — please call to reserve a room.

Please RSVP to confirm campsite or room, at HOWLVT@GMAIL.COM

Cost: $15-$45 per person, sliding scale. We are a small not-for-profit, and appreciate your generosity!

Hope to see you at HOWL this summer!


July 21, Sunday, 4-6 pm
Collective Meeting at HOWL
Potluck 3-4 pm. Meeting starts promptly at 4.


June 16, Sunday, 4-6 pm
Collective Meeting at HOWL
Potluck 3-4 pm. Meeting starts promptly at 4.


June 15, Saturday, 10 am – Noon
Kombucha Workshop at HOWL
Why pay $4 a pint for kombucha? Learn how to do it yourself!  (Click the link above to learn more).  Equipment & ingredients to take home are included in the cost. Cost $20; more if you can, less if you can’t. RSVP to howlvt@gmail.com to reserve a space, or just drop in; we’ll have plenty of supplies available. Led by Michele Grimm.

Alix Dobkin plays to a packed house

 

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Ordinarily, April at HOWL conjures images of dreary skies, bare fields, and road ruts and wash-outs that have even veteran mud-season drivers dreaming of the day they’ll live on a paved road.  Not so this April, when the legendary Alix Dobkin entertained a sell-out crowd in HOWL’s community room.  April at HOWL?  Now I’ll think of a packed house of laughing women, two festive cakes baked by Stephie, and of course, the whole room singing along with Amazon ABCs.

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Spring Snow

A spring snow storm followed by bright sunshine made for a lovely weekend of outdoor delights (and a ton of shoveling) up on the hill here at HOWL.  All over Huntington, sugarhouses hosted visitors for Huntington’s Open Sugarhouse Weekend events.  Stop in at Beaudry’s store to pick up a pint of syrup if you didn’t make it out this weekend.

Winter medley

 

Ah, March: We can finally look at the wood pile and say, yeah, we’ll make it through.  Skiing requires fewer layers and is accompanied by new bird songs.  As the days get longer, cozying up under a quilt is the perfect complement to skating, skiing, snowshoeing, and generally glorying in the beauty of the HOWL hills.  And down the hill, the neighbors’ sugar shacks are sweet with new syrup.  At any moment a thaw can turn the road into a rutted slalom course or a cold spell can bring single digits and evenings with the hot water bottle at our toes.  And yes, there are still moments of cabin fever, and winter is far from over.  Still, March–with its moments of spring brightness and teaser stretches of mittenless temperatures–is a perfect partner for an optimist’s delusions.  Spring is on its way, I say!

Too much fun to take pictures

Ha!  Well, the HOWL Birthday party on Saturday, January 12 featuring Alison Bechdel, Holly Rae Taylor & Friends in a live HOWL-style program based loosely on Desert Island Discs was so much fun, I neglected to take a single photo.  Perhaps you, dear reader, have a photo to post?  My highlight?  Everyone breaking into song with the first notes of Kris Williamson’s “Waterfall.”  Lovely!  Thanks everyone who sang, laughed, and contributed.  Special thanks to Holly Rae and Alison–Desert Island Divas, and Stephie cake-queen!

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Musical Instruments Petting Zoo

We strummed, we bowed, we chorded and dobro-ed.  Musicians Rebeccca PadulaClare Innes, and Anya Schwartz offered instruction on about a dozen different instruments, and we all took a turn at trying something new at Saturday’s Musical Instruments Petting Zoo.  We were having too much fun to take pictures during the event, but at least we caught Clare setting up and Anya getting a tip from Rebecca before the zoo gates opened.

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