On September 5th, Thistle Farms gathered Hosts for our upcoming fundraiser "Chesnut and Sage: Stories of Love and Revival" on October 4. The Magdalene Fall Fundraiser is the financial foundation for the organization and Hosts help introduce the organization to new friends each year. In addition to getting tours of Thistle Farms, Hosts learned about the event and enjoyed Chestnut and Sage soup. Hosts also learned about the American Chestnut tree and growing sage -- two symbols that will be explored at the event on October 4th through readings, music and a reflection from founder Becca Stevens.
|Laini Brown, Chestnut & Sage Host and publicist |
from Jericho Books
(publishers of Becca's 2013 book, Snake Oils)
|Rita, Monique, Becca, Fiona Prine (Chestnut & Sage Chair), Cary & Katrina|
Guests do not have to be invited by a Host to attend. The event is free but requires an RSVP here. Seating is limited and is subject to availability. Musical guests this year will be John Prine and Gretchen Peters and the event chair is Fiona Prine. Join us for an evening to learn about the healing power of love and continue to provide a sanctuary for women from the streets and jail for another year.
Read more here of Jennifer's thoughts about the Chestnut tree
and her own path to healing.
Read here about the planting of our sage field.