Dear Friends of Cherry Orchards,
It has now been a year since many of us gathered for the transition event on the lawn at Cherry Orchards to mark the hand-over of the land which was cared for by us for so many years and which brought to end a particular chapter in the life and work of the charity of Cherry Orchards Camphill Community. Much has happened in that intervening year and time was needed to reflect, grieve, heal and re-group.
Since the sale of the site and the Transition Event, amongst all the other challenges the year brought, a small group of individuals have continued to work towards the next step in the development of Cherry Orchards.
True to our methodology, we have continued to reflect on what has been achieved and attentively listened to societal needs that we may be able to respond to going forward. We are committed to this process of transformation and reimagining, the emergence of something new imbued with our essence.
The devoted therapeutic work of the past wants to be carried forward into the future; out of this, two workshops are being planned to research some ways in which this can be done and how the charity can continue to serve the need of others. We will release further details on this very soon and you will begin to see changes on our website and in our social media over the coming months.
We have also released a small documentary video about Cherry Orchards and this transition and you can view it on our social media or email us if you’re interested.
There is a strong thread leading into the future. We want to build a new kind of community to address the social, cultural, economic, and environmental needs of our time. We welcome your interest and support as we embark on a new chapter.
September 1st, 2021