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(stillness) kitchen

preparing again
making ready to transform
recognizing ourselves as a part of this place
re-pairing relationship with nature 
developing tools toward ways of being in right relationship with place


let us guide you 

five long weekend immersions at the reversing falls

on the Sheepscot River in Newcastle Maine

following the plants through the seasons

May - September 

sharing our knowledge within a small cohort:

plant identification, foraging, processing, preserving, cooking, feasting, wild tending, nature therapy, drawing, crafting, writing, story-telling, river immersion, yoga,

sharing circle, modes of communication + reflection

ten percent of our income is offered in support of 

a Native Re-Matriation effort based here in Maine

2021 schedule 

May 28 - 30

June 25 - 27

July 23 - 25

August 20 - 22

September 17 - 19

your guides

your guides


Eat your way through ecosystems with professional forager and artist Rachel Alexandrou. She will guide you through edible plant identification, ethical harvesting, proper plant processing, and how to incorporate wild cuisine into your zests and gatherings. Rachel is on a mission to expand your knowledge the variety of seasonal foods that are just under foot. "Foraging is an embodies experience of a human relationship with an environment, When I am out scanning for wild edibles, I consider my movements, pace of my breathing, soften my gaze and approach understanding the language of the landscape."

A Certified Forest Therapy Guide, Susan Bickford is also an artist in many forms, a Shamanic Practitioner, a videographer, a performer, a spoken word poet, and a student of Astrology and Qigong.

"I initiated the (stillness) project in 2015, an artist retreat in nature to listen and let the the river, this place, direct our inquiry, which led me to imagine this course: (stillness) kitchen with Rachel and Jodi. This place is so incredibly generous, she keeps giving me such a sense of well being that I simply spend my days dreaming up ways to share and spread the love."

Come listen with us!


reach out to

save your place

Susan Bickford

56 Falls Road Newcastle Maine, 04553

(207) 329-8311 cell


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