Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Pizza Jazz!

Big Night!

Saturday, Nov 3rd
6:30~11:00 PM

Pompanuck Farm will hold its Fall Pizza/Jazz Big Night! On Saturday, November 3rd, from 6:30pm to 11:00pm, our Music-and-Meal event promises to serve up enough great music and pizza to take us through Thanksgiving and into the New Year. Come hear fine Jazz and enjoy wood-fired pizza in the Roundhouse at Pompanuck in a benefit night for Pompanuck’s programs and children’s scholarship fund.

Featured this evening will be Pompanuck’s own Bruce Williamson (sax, flute, piano) and other outstanding jazz musicians from surrounding areas of Bennington, VT and New York City. Including Khabu Doug Young, Ron Vincent, Barry Sanders with special guest, Jean Bardy by way of Paris, France!

Plus,  there are always surprise muscial guests during this popular Pompanuck event!

Tickets are on sale now! Reservations are required by October 31st!

PRERESERVE Tickets are $25.00  ($28 after and at the door) and $15 (and $18 at the door) for students.

Purchase Your Online Tickets Here!

The Graveyard Poets

Pompanuck Farm proudly presents …

Saturday, October 27TH
Tickets: $10 ($12 at door)

Come join in an evening filled with enchanting & ghoulishly fun entertainment by this dynamic trio! Performing original material written by Peter Maine, the Poets music invokes the spirits of doom, death, heartbreak, sin and inevitable redemption with lots of fun thrown in!

The Graveyard Poets are Peter Maine, Bryan Mull and Deena Chappell...

Peter Maine (Songwriter, Lead Vocals, Banjo, Guitar, Harmonica) has been writing songs and performing for...well, a long time. He has released several CD's; the latest one being 'Destiny'. Besides for The Graveyard Poets, Peter also performs with The Woodshed Boys, The Roadside Blues Band and the popular Johnny Cash tribute band; The Cash Band.
Always with a faraway look in his eyes and a new song in the works, Peter Maine's music is not to be missed.

Bryan Mull (Lead Guitar, Vocals) hails from the Glens Falls area. Bryan, an exceptionally talented musician, can be found performing with 5 to 7 bands at any given time (including The Woodshed Boys), but The Graveyard Poets is his favorite! His mastery of guitar styles ranging from spooky slide to raging rock is the lifeblood of this tantalizing trio.

Deena Chappell (Bass, Mandolin, Vocals) has been performing professionally in the region for...a while. A versatile performer, Deena is well versed in the genres of rock and roll, bluegrass, swing, blues and, as of late, ancient sanskrit chanting! She has released two albums of original material since 2009; The Voices of the Archetypes and The Continuing Story of Roses in Crazyland. Always up to something musical, Deena can be found performing around the area; solo or with bands like The Graveyard Poets and the kirtan band, Devi.

Come check out this band; if you dare! Deep, dark thought provoking lyrics combined with the compelling harmonies of Maine, Mull and Chappell, The Poets are sure to send a chill down your spine and put a ghastly grin on your face.

Check out The Graveyard Poets music at www.graveyardpoets.bandcamp.com

Thursday, August 9, 2012


Sunday, September 9th
1pm to 5pm
$60 workshop fee

 Would you like to be more comfortable in public situations? Do you find it difficult to let your true self appear in public?  Would you like to be a better public performer or speaker? Then come to Pompanuck Farm for “Public Presence,” a workshop that will help you connect deeply and naturally with others in public situations.

Join gifted coach and author Gary Stine’s mesmerizing presence and powerful message will help you overcome the fears that commonly manifest in our professional and personal lives as:
  •       Fear of public speaking
  •        Performance anxiety in almost any activity
  •        Stage fright for actors or teachers
  •        Just being ill at ease with groups of people
Though these fears may seem unrelated, all have a common source. Public Presence is a half-day workshop that:
  • Addresses the source of these common fears
  • Familiarizes with the exact nature of both your fear and misconception responsible for it
  • Frees you to show who you really are in any public situation
  • Offers numerous exercises to lessen the effects of fear, and
  • Provides opportunities to practice specific techniques that will allow your true self to shine in any public situation
Gary Stine is an experienced workshop leader and one-on-one coach who has melded his eclectic interests and experience in psychology, acting, landscape architecture, and corporate leadership into an innovative perspective on personal growth and transformation. 

Click to purchase your advance ticket: Public Presence with Gary Stine

For more information on what Gary will cover in the workshop, preview his “Fear or Public Speaking” video (Parts 1 and 2) on YouTube:

You can also view information on Gary and his books, The Voice is Just the Vehicle for the Vibe, and Essence and Embellishment, at www.garystine.com.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Pompanuck Farm's
Annual Memorial Day Weekend

CANCELLED for 2012

Dear Friends of Pompanuck Farm,

It is truly with mixed emotions that we write to inform you that we have decided to cancel our 2012 Annual Memorial Day Community Pot-Luck and Celebration of the Arts. We’re taking a break…and here is why:

As you may recall, in 2011 we embarked upon a sabbatical process…a wonderfully restorative time designed to give the Pompanuck staff and board, along with the buildings and grounds, a period to rest and reflect. With the help and support of our board we have strategized our mission and have begun to reshape our programming to better serve the needs of our Pompanuck community. One of the most exciting accomplishments of the past year has been the successful launch of the Round House Bakery, a much sought-after source of delicious healthy baked goods and a business which provides on-the-job training in the bakery arts. And we have finally taken on a number of long-overdue maintenance projects to safeguard and enhance the Pompanuck facilities. We are very excited about what has been happening over the past year.

While much has been accomplished, there remains much still to do. It is this long list of works-in-progress that precludes us from gathering in May, 2012.

For twenty years the Pompanuck Farm Memorial Day gathering has been known as the event of the season…a celebration of the many talents of our local artists and artisans as well as a time to come together to reflect upon the costs of human conflict. We are committed to hosting this important event for many years to come.

We thank you for your understanding and we look forward to seeing you all again soon.

  From Scott and Lisa and the Pompanuck Farm Board of Directors

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Messages for Our Times: Visions of Our Future with David Cavagnaro

Pompanuck Farm presents Messages for Our Times: Visions of Our Future, a lecture about the shift in consciousness and other changes underway on the planet on Saturday, March 24 (6-8pm) to be followed by a workshop on Sunday, March 25 (10am-4pm) featuring naturalist, photographer, and sustainable grower, David Cavagnaro. The cost for Saturday evening’s lecture is $20 and for Sunday’s workshop, the cost is $70. Pre-registration by March 20th is $80 for both.

Beyond dispute is the fact that severe and rapid changes are impacting all of life on Earth. Climatic and geodetic events are increasing both in frequency and magnitude. The current solar maximum in the eleven-year sun spot cycle is predicted to be the most intense ever recorded. Global warming is an established fact. Less reported are massive changes in the rest of our solar system, as documented by space probes deployed throughout by Soviet, European, and American space agencies. NASA has quietly reported over 120 examples of “interplanetary climate change” on its web site!

Increasing credence has been given to the significance of the 2012 end date of the long-count Mayan calendar, the very same termination of the tightening spiral of fractal time documented by the Chinese in the King Wen sequence of the I Ching.

At the same time, technological and intellectual advances in every field of science are progressing at geometric rates, yet even as we careen toward peak oil and approach the collapse of major ecosystems, increasingly high level disclosures reveal strategic technological developments being hidden (and in many cases abused) by “black-op” segments of governments and militaries.

In the midst of this dizzying pace of change, a magnificent library of symbolic information is being conveyed to us in fields of grain worldwide. Known as crop circles, over 10,000 of these beautiful symbols in the language of number and sacred geometry have occurred worldwide since the 1990s, the most important concentration around the centers of Megalithic culture in southern England. What do these symbols mean, and what effect are they having on us humans and the land itself? Are these truly “messages for our time?”

Based upon a bibliography of over 80 books, information David compiles for this workshop includes these questions:

  • What is really causing the whole solar system to heat up, and are these changes among the great cycles the Mayans recorded in their long-count calendar??
  • What messages do the numbers and sacred geometry inherent both in ancient monuments and in crop circles encode? Where did/does this information come from?
  • What do numerous recent archaeological discoveries of an ancient global temple culture, many of them under depths of ocean water, tell us about the accepted model of human history?
  • Do we inhabit a multidimensional and fully conscious universe?
  • Can we transition to new forms of energy?
  • Can we integrate advanced technology with sustainability?
  • How can we navigate rapid and perhaps extreme change and at the same time create a new world?

For further information and registration for the Pompanuck Farm workshops contact: David Armbruster at daswan9@gmail.com 518.677.3329

David Cavagnaro is naturalist, photographer, and a sustainable grower. He has a 40 year history of publishing nature and horticultural photography, including authoring 5 books on nature topics. With his background in natural sciences, David has done extensive scientific field work in India, Southeast Asia, Australia, Central America and the Galapagos Islands. In the last 15 years David has done an extensive study of the crop circle phenomenon and its implications related to a dramatic awakening of consciousness.

David is a sustainable grower near Decorah, IA and he has created a non-profit organization with the mission of teaching hands-on cooking, gardening and agrarian life skills, Pepperfield Project (pepperfieldproject.org). David is currently on the board of directors at Seed Saver Exchange (seedsavers.org), a non-profit organization of gardeners dedicated to saving and sharing heirloom seed.