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Archive for March 20th, 2016

Since 2015’s garden was highly successful, the society will be planting a garden for 2016. This year the space with be expanded to included more room for pumpkins, asparagus, garlic, and other heirloom plants of choice by the society members.

SLPS President Muad’Dib and Vice President Shy Fox worked in the evening on Sunday, March 20, 2016 to clean and clear the old dead plants and evaluate the space. Surprisingly, a number of plants survived the winter! A few of the onions, one parsley, oregano, both cabbage plants, and all of the collard greens!

The old dead leaves were plucked off the cabbage and collards and the space cleaned for what is to come. Because some plants went to seed, the society expects to have a few self starters for dill and tomatillo.

Society Garden 2016, collard green survived the winter (with dead leaves removed), Sunday March 20, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

Society Garden 2016, onions survived the winter, Sunday March 20, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

Society Garden 2016, parsely survived the winter, Sunday March 20, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

Society Garden 2016, cabbage survived the winter, Sunday March 20, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

Society Garden 2016, view of the garden looking south west- Oquirrh mountains in back and Shy Fox (right), Sunday March 20, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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The members of SLPS met under descending sun and half moon on Saturday, March 19, 2016 at 6pm to honor and celebrate the Germanic Goddess Ostara. The altar was decorated with flowers from the society garden-daffodils, the first to come up in spring. The circles were invoked, and a meditation to ground the members took place. Everyone enjoyed the song “Ostara” by Lisa Thiel on her album Circle of the Seasons.

The Goddess spoke to all present, giving them guidance for the new season of spring. Offerings of juice and eggs were given, and thanks for her continual support and blessings. Hern was honored as well, the young god with mighty loins who will soon marry the Goddess at Beltane.

The feat included baked chicken, potato salad, and succotash with lemon bunt cake for dessert. Some after dinner equinox gaming was in order, with a few rounds of Mahjong tiles and backgammon .

Ostara 2016, altar, Saturday, March 19, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

Ostara 2016, altar center, Saturday, March 19, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

Ostara 2016, Shy Fox, Saturday, March 19, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

Ostara 2016, Camille Harris, Saturday, March 19, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

Ostara 2016, altar at sunset, Saturday, March 19, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

Ostara 2016, after feast gaming-Majong, Saturday, March 19, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

Ostara 2016, after feast gaming- backgammon with Shy Fox, Saturday, March 19, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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