4/01/2014 Staff

Letter from the Executive Director April 2014

  • Winter at Millport

It was an extraordinary winter at Millport Conservancy.

I probably don't need to tell you that we have experienced a major winter season; there remain snow piles on the ground as I write. But despite the blanket of white covering most of the property, we had an extraordinary season of giving, and we are very grateful. Our calendar remains full.

The activity never stops at Millport. We continued to hold a monthly permaculture (the development of agricultural ecosystems intended to be sustainable and self-sufficient) class, with participants coming from several states each month. F&M students filmed inside the mill and on the property. Some brave Boy Scouts camped at the site. Despite the snow our self-professed "plant nerd," Nathan Carlos Rupley, held his monthly plant walks. And we participated in the Fire & Ice Festival, an annual event in Lititz. It was great fun being part of the community on a blustery evening. Our ice sculpture was a duck, and what a favorite it was among the children who could all say "duck, duck" or "quack"! As you can see in the photo, the sculpture was beautiful.

  • ice sculpture

Now spring is trying to arrive, and our high level of activity will continue. We are blessed with wonderful members, both those who have supported us for many years and those who are new. Thank you all!

Please enjoy these articles in the April 2014 issue of Streamlines:

Remember, no matter the weather, it's always a beautiful day at Millport!!

Lynn Wohlsen Myers

Executive Director, Millport Conservancy
Lynn.myers@fandm.edu

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