Many cultures celebrate a special day at this time of year- when the light returns and we are half way between the dark winter and burgeoning spring solstices.

We begin to hope and see the end of winter. Imbolc is the name in the old Celtic calendar, celebrating the fertility goddess Brigid. This came down as St Brigid’s day in Ireland – a celebration that includes good comfort foods, including to long-storage potatoes, cabbage or kale. Its also a time to check the signs for weather – hence Groundhog day ( badger in Ireland) when we see if cloudy weather winter will soon be over. And we can start the new garden process.

Stone Soup is an old folk story in which hungry strangers convince the people of a town to each share a small amount of their food in order to make a meal that everyone enjoys.

We are looking forward to bringing some of these themes into a seasonal celebration, our first community dinner since the family-focused Winter break.

Join the LTNC Community, staff and Board in marking the official start of the gardening season!

Food, fun and friendly company! Bring a dish for sharing if you would like.

Hope to see you Thursday February 1st and share good food and storytelling.

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