The heART of Community
Stone Soup Gatherings are like a Flash Mob mini-festival. Local artisans, teachers, musicians, cooks, and young families with kids… coming together in the spirit of a small town community fair; a “people potluck.”
Similar to the story of Stone Soup (video below), where an entire village, bringing whatever they had, created a most magical meal – Stone Soup Gatherings are created by their participants. In our version, however, more than good food gets created. Like “Show and Tell” for the whole community, it’s about meeting your neighbors and creating a showcase for a variety of talents, passions, and skills… just for the fun of it.
Because the “ingredients” differ each time, no two gatherings will be alike. You may get to try a drum circle, mud artistry, woodworking, or learn about honeybee care in one, and then enjoy art, music, feeding the goats, and learning about how to make cheese in another (all accompanied by great food of course). See the gallery at the bottom of the page for highlights of past events.
Like the large kettle in the stone soup story, these gatherings are a vehicle for something much greater to emerge. And somewhere in the mists of your memories… you know this place. Come remember it back into being… together.
Invitation for Collaboration:
Do you have an offering that you’re ready to share with the community? Perhaps you’d like to collaborate with us:
Stone Soup Gatherings are community events where all are welcome.
Our first Stone Soup Gathering was a hybrid event, evolving from our largest Life of Pie yet, held October 15th 2016. Thank you to all who came out to be a part of it. Stay tuned for details on the next Stone Soup Gathering, coming Summer 2017.
215 Rhett Drive
Flat Rock, NC 28731
Please email or call 202-528-2955 for details.