Program announcements and a NEW VIDEO for Dreaming Stone!

Dreaming Stone Gatherings… and

Check out our new 1 min video!

Dreaming Stone Art and Ecology Center’s new promo video

So much is happening- projects underway and partnerships forming. This season holds the buildout of the Dreaming Stone library and the Axis Mundi, constructed by Zap McConnell. Watch story updates on Instagram, mark your calendars with upcoming programs, and support our summer ramp up!

Spread the word,
Summer Camp for kids ages 8 to 13!
We’ve got scholarships for Rutherford County residents!

Daily instruction from 8:30 to 2:30, with optional extended activities till 5:30.
Register campers at 

Join the good vibes
of community work parties!

Help us build capacity and feed folks at future programs! Come for a few hours, learn about DSAEC, share a meal, swap stories, build community! 

Please RSVP, so we’re ready for you!
  • May 7th – Annual Garden 
  • June 4th – Picnic Tables
  • July 12th – Camp Preparations

Bearing Witness – May 29th
with Dr James Perkinson

Our mentor, Jim Perkinson, will be sharing tales of stones – poetically wrapping myth and symbologies around our seasonal event! Come study, celebrate, feast with us – let’s build visions for what might grow from the compost heap of these times.

4:30 pm till late! Join for any portion of the day.

Garden Therapy – June 10th,
with Hannah Bundy

As a local horticultural expert working in extension services, Hannah is assisting new gardeners and food producers across the county. But her true love is creating beauty, connection, and community through shared time in the garden. Come make pressed flower art, learn some grounding practices, and enjoy a community meal. Time to refuel!

Space is limited. Register Here!

Food and Farming:
mapping assets this summer!

June 25th – 9 am – 4 – come by! Check out our garden, get a tour of the campus and Dreaming Stone Mothership, then check out other wonderful local farms & community projects. Register and get tickets for Farm Tours
July 9th – Noon to 2 pm! Help build stronger systems for Rutherford County, toward a thriving agricultural economy, nourished residents, and food security for all. This event is part of a series of conversations hosted by our Local Food Council. 
Check out all programs online

Help us build capacity! Sustain us for the long haul!

The world needs Dreaming Stone! Indeed, we are becoming a learning and cultural center that is both a vibrant local partner and a center for the integration of holistic landcare, community care and self care. We need 50 new monthly donors to sign on this season, to meet our annual fund goals.

Set up recurring donations and join our community of support! 

Donate Now
Update from “the community at Dreaming Stone”
… still working on a name.
Jason MagLaughlin has landed! He is a long time friend, international organizer for peace and committed volunteer- serving as Chair of the Board of DSAEC. He is trying on life in Rutherford County and already the garden is showing her approval. Also, the lovely and loving Emily Perkins, Raiki master and life coach, is in the process of moving here. Our growing numbers are exciting! Our beloved community members, Leonardo and Romina (and baby Leon) are presently in Italy, jumping bureaucratic hoops & hurdles so as to raise their family amidst our family. Please hold them in prayer, alongside our whole community.

None of this is easy. Amidst our privilege, these times are terrifying. We cannot pray away the trouble, outsmart the trouble, OR  be ready for the trouble. And we cannot deny the reality that every one is struggling. The best we can be is wounded healers, but at least we are seeking healing. 

Be tender towards yourself, and generous toward others. We must build each other up!

Tevyn East
Executive Director
Dreaming Stone Arts and Ecology Center
co-founder the Carnival de Resistance


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