Offerings

School Classes & Residencies:

Carolina DayWe offer school residencies from one to 5 days in public or private schools. Residencies can include teaching faerie songs, co-creating songs & dances with students, supporting students to create skits, and a diversity of fun games that involve magical characters and educate students about important ecological issues. Residencies can include Faerie Kin performances and can culminate in a performance by students or a collaborative performance of students with Faerie Kin performers.

 

 

 

 

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We also offer afterschool classes and workshops/playshops to make faerie wands, faerie crowns, puppets, masks, and other faerie props. We can teach faerie songs and faerie circle dances. We can incorporate faerie stories and involve participants in skits as different characters. Longer retreats can be offered too — 2 to 5 days — that can culminate in a faerie parade for participants (with created faerie wands, crowns, masks, and faerie songs), as well as performances.


Permaculture Action Collaboration:

©2015 Armin Weise_IMG_7520We are super excited about an upcoming project that combines our performance with planting edible forest gardens. Whole Tree Permaculture and The Faerie Kin will join together to present an ecological restoration tour filled with magic and fun. Using participatory performance to convey ecosystem dynamics in an engaging, memorable way, the project will culminate in an edible “Faerie Forest Garden” consisting of more than 21 species of fruits, nuts and herbaceous perennials; with a focus on native, pollinator-friendly plant allies. Carrboro High School has shown eager interest in establishing a Permaculture-based Forest Garden for use in education. Establishing this relationship feeds into the broader vision of a mobile demonstration tour, bringing permaculture to the hearts and minds of grade school students across the Southeast. Whole Tree Permaculture – Mission Statement – We are inspiring a cultural shift that values a living earth, and strives for balance, by reweaving human habitat into the fabric of natural ecosystems. We do this through permaculture design and implementation, teaching and learning experiences, and deep connection to the living world. We are transforming landscapes into abundant, diverse ecosystems of food, medicine and beauty.


Festivals & Parades:

LEAF 2014 (16)The Faerie Kin are delighted to offer roaming sets at festivals from 20 minutes to one hour in length per day. We bring trained stiltwalkers (and we can traverse on grass, pavement, gravel, or sand and on hills too), giant handmade puppets, costumes, & props. Our themes are: magical faeries & elves, enchanted trees, honeybees & pollinator flowers, winter snowflake faeries, and elemental forest creatures. We are also excited to create new themes. Contact us about your interest and budget.


Weddings & Private Parties:

Bring the Magic to your Wedding!

If I can put a few words to your beautiful work… Having you all show up at our wedding and shower us with fae blessings and song was one of my sweetest memories of our weekend. The love which y’all sparked in the room was palatable, and delicious! Nom Nom Nom! Success will continue to flow your way, as you all are obviously living from your passion and purpose. Thanks for blessing and infusing our celebration and marriage with magic of the faeries.” — Karen S.

West Avl Garden Stroll (2)Basic Wedding Package:

  • Parading in and singing several faerie songs
  • Faerie blessing of bride and groom
  • Faerie blessings of wedding party

Basic Reception Package:

  • Singing & sharing faerie songs
  • Dancing & general merriment
  • Faerie blessing of bride and groom
  • Faerie blessings of wedding party
  • Use of one flow art (eg. silk fans, poi, etc.)

Full Faerie Package:

  • Customized faerie tale for bride and groom through song, word, & interactive play
  • Singing & sharing faerie songs
  • Dancing & general merriment
  • Faerie blessing of bride and groom
  • Faerie blessings of wedding party
  • Use of flow arts

Additional Wedding Offerings:

  • An original faerie tale through song, word, & interactive play, can be a customized for bride & groom
  • Custom-made costumes
  • Sharing songs and simple circle dances
  • Tall faeries offering sage or scent-infused mist, or other ceremonial elements
  • Flow arts, including silk fans, poi, hula hoops, fire wands, etc.
  • Officiate at wedding (we include a licensed minister) for a full-fledged faerie experience
  • We are excellent community weavers, bringing people together from all walks

 

“Thank you for sharing your beautiful magic with us this weekend. Your blessings have warmed our hearts and your presence has tickled our fancies. Much love to you all. Till next we meet.♥” — Ruth R.


Classes & Retreats:

LEAF Summer Camp 2015 (6)We offer classes (including afterschool classes), and work/playshops to make faerie wands, faerie crowns, puppets, masks, and other faerie props. We teach faerie songs and faerie circle dances. We incorporate faerie stories and involve participants in skits as different characters. Classes can take place in different settings, including an art making space in town that is available for our use. Retreats of 2 to 5 days create a full faerie experience. We can do this on land of your choice or on beautiful land where some of us live. We will take folks on faerie walks in the woods where they will learn about wild edible plants, and how to process and prepare delicious faerie meals & tea. And we’ll gather natural materials and make crowns, wands, etc. We will play faerie games, sing lots of songs and learn circle dances. We’ll tell faerie stories around the fire. We can culminate in a faerie parade for participants (with created faerie wands, costumes, crowns, masks, and faerie songs), as well as performances that include participants. Faerie retreats, classes  & work/playshops can be tailored for young children, older children, teens and adults, as well as for families.

“Opening my eyes after the morning yoga class, to being surrounded by the fairies was one of the most magical experiences of my life. What I felt in that moment is very hard to describe. It was beautiful. I cried like a baby:) thank you. It was kind of like feeling all the wonderful pure magical moments of being a child again. All the good parts, none of the stressful parts. THANK YOU … I’m still not over that moment. I hope I’m never over that moment.” — Carla B.


Faerie Tea:

Faerie & Earth Fest 2014 (6)We serve faerie tea in a ceremonial teapot and beautiful teacups. Our teas are herbal and organically homegrown and/or ethically harvested in the wild. We have songs and ritual aspects, as well as mindfulness practices that we can bring to the Faerie Tea. For younger children (as well as adults), we have faerie stories, songs, skits, & other faerie delights that accompany the tea.