The News from Four Quarters

Building, planting and planning. Sharing ceremony and good, home raised food.
Oddities in the weather and how the orchard did.
Observations on the Global Crisis.
Earth Spirit and Earth Living.
These are all parts of the News from Four Quarters.    Enjoy.  

July 15, 2017

PSA #3 regarding our Norovirus Outbreak

Four Quarters wants to thank those who have constructively stated their concerns, and we are now able to provide the following updated information:

* The infectious agent that caused the outbreak of GI illnesses in June has been positively identified as Norovirus, a highly contagious social disease of the GI tract.

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July 14,2017
A New Well House

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 Progress continues on the well we had drilled on the Hilltop back in February. Tanks are on site, and the foundation is being built. Eventually the plan will be to install a windmill-driven water pump. In the meantime, electricity will do the job.

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July 13, 2017
Bedford Gazette / Four Quarters

Bedford  Gazette
7/13/2017Artemas campground working to solve norovirus outbreak
By Aaron Detwiler, Gazette Staff Writer

     ARTEMAS — A southern Bedford County campground, concert venue and church property is working to correct problems that created a recent norovirus outbreak that occurred sometime between June 15 and 18.
      During an event called the Mad Tea Party Jam 6 2017 concert, numerous campers and a few band members at Four Quarters Interfaith Sanctuary near Artemas and the Maryland border fell ill following the event.
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July 5, 2017

As posted on the BigDub FaceBook Group Page

Kikiwawa Sometimes in the work of operating a very progressive church we have very bad days. We have certainly had such days recently. And sometimes we have very good days, with the last three days of positive affirmation, love and understanding on this FaceBook page being very good days indeed.

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 July 2, 2017

As posted on the BigDub FaceBook Group Page

KikiwawaThe Board of Directors of Four Quarters InterFaith is considering whether or not to proceed with hosting Big Dub. The risk factors that are always present in hosting any event only increase in the face of incendiary Facebook posts. This post is an experiment to determine if Facebook can be used to build community, rather than destroy it. This is our own attempt to save Big Dub.

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June 22, 2017
PSA #2 Regarding Norovirus

Thursday, June 22, 2017
for free release

To our Visitors and Friends

Yesterday, Wednesday June 21st, we completed a day long round of inspections and testing of our facilities by over a dozen Pennsylvania State representatives from the Departments of Environmental Protection, Sewage Enforcement, Food Service Licensing, our Township Authorities and The Pennsylvania Bureau of Epidemiology. We would like to commend these professionals for their thorough work in the face of ever increasing budget cuts.

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June 21, 2017 ·


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Stones Rising 2017 organizers are looking for workshop teachers to enrich this year's program! Share your talents with the Tribe!

Contact Sophia Kelly Shultz if you're interested!