Please join us for the 2015 Eggstravaganza!
Our Eggstravaganza is this years' version of the annual multigenerational egg decorating party. This year we will have a hybrid of old and new traditions to make up an evening of fun and excitement for all ages.
New this year: You are asked not to bring eggs to this year’s Eggstravanza.
Why are we not dying real eggs this year?
As a community that is dedicated to respecting all beings and who believe in the interconnectedness of all creation we are re-imagining our egg dying tradition this year. The majority of the eggs available to us in the supermarkets come from chickens that have been raised on factory farms where conditions are inhumane. Many of these chickens live their entire life in an area the size of a standard 8 ½ X 11” sheet of paper and never see daylight. This year we will introduce alternative traditions that capture all of the fun without perpetuating this system.
New and Old traditions meet! Here is some of the fun to be had:
- We will be dying wooden eggs to take home
- We will have the chance to learn how to create dye out of natural ingredients which families can take home for their own egg dying.
- We will play pin the decoration on the egg
- We will also have examples of eggs from various heritage breeds of chickens who have been pastured (raised with full access to the outdoors and fed primarily off of vegetation from fields) for us to explore together. For more information on how to read egg carton labels, click here.
- We will visit with real live chickens!
And of course there will be food!!
The fun starts at 6pm on Friday April 3rd in Bard Hall on the Hillcrest Campus. Bring a dish to share and place settings for you and your family.
If you are interested in volunteering to help with the set up, clean up or by leading any of the activities please e-mail Melissa.
Posted on Fri, March 6, 2015
by Melissa James