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Newsletter- August 2017

Harvest Season is upon us!
Abundance at the Farm:
August is all about the sun/moon.
Many eclipses and Tibetan monks visit.  Welcoming you all to celebrate the end of Summer!

We’re hosting a Fire Puja on August 20
here at the farm!
What’s New?
On the Farm:
The farm stand is always open every day.  It’s an honor stand so you just put your money in the slot. Currently we also have lots of tomatoes; cherry varieties & New Girls, zucchini and other summer squash, juicy, freshly-harvested garlic, red and yellow just harvested potatoes, green beans, delicious organic eggs and lemons. In addition we have herbs-lovely Genovese basil, mint, sage, oregano, thyme, rosemary and much more. We don’t put the herbs out because of the heat.  If you’d like herbs, just call us and let us know and we will prepare them for you.  (805-481-9205). Our late summer fruits & vegetables are nearly ripe.  Peppers, melons and much more.  Take Huasna Rd. and follow the signs: Organic Farm Stand.

A more extensive farm stand will be open on
Saturday, July 29 from 1-4 pm inside the farm

We will be selling lots of herbs, all of our vegetables, and homemade apricot jam, Dad’s marmalade, mint jelly, tomatillo salsa, and many other preserved items.  Also available are products from Ruth’s Herbal Remedies. Look for tent near the trees.

At Ruth’s Herbal Remedies:
We have seasonal products highlighted on ourwebsite;
Ruth’s Herbal Remedies will have a booth at:

Art in the Park-Dinosaur Caves Park in Shell Beach:

On the 1st Sunday of every month from May – November.

Next event is August 6.  Hope to see you there!
See photos & Like us on Facebook

Events & Classes at the Retreat Center

Hatha Yoga with Nicole Chanley
Tuesday afternoons – 5:30 – 6:45. Only $12 a class!

About Gentle Hatha: This yoga class takes the push out of your day, using slow movement and breathing to gently energize muscles and joints. We will then dive into a relaxed series of grounding postures leaving the body stretched and refreshed. Classes will also offer opportunities for deeper breathing exercises and meditation.

Upcoming Events:

Full Moon Ceremony
Sunday, August 6th – 7pm
When All Things Ripen: Lakota Sioux.
The August Full Moon is a powerful one with the onset of so many crops being harvested.  This Aquarius Full Moon peaking in the early morning hours of August 7 comes with a partial eclipse. We are celebrating the Full Moon on August 6th with a potluck at 6:30 and celebration at 7:00 pm.
If you’d like to share a song, poem, or reflection, let us know so we can put you on the agenda.  It’s a good time to come together to bond with community. Meet us at Branch Mill Organic Farm and Retreat Center.
Here is the list of items to bring…
*potluck dish (prefer organic, vegetarian/vegan or gluten-free)
*warm clothes or blanket
*instruments, (drums, percussion)
*camping chair
*open mind and heart
*reciprocity donations are gratefully received ($5 – $10 suggested).
Limbic Imprint ReCoding Meditation

Envision, Create and Manifest Your Soul Longings
Saturday – July, 29th 10 AM – 3 PM

Are you ready for a journey into deeper embodiment? Each one of us came into this world wide open to give and receive Love.

1. Renew your sense of vitality, connection, and creativity.

2. Reconnect with your Soul Tribe and retune your basic settings.

3. Align with your soul’s purpose and update your spirit’s contracts to clear out everything that is not serving your highest Self.

This dynamic blend of meditation techniques will allow you to feel fully supported as you receive a wholistic tune up!
– Come wearing comfortable layers for movement
– Bring a yoga mat and eye pillow for guided visualizations
– Bring your water bottel and journal and pen
and get ready to heal from the inside out.
You can be what Love is ♥

Online tickets available until July 25!
For tickets go to:

Collage Creating Class w/ Mary Beth Corbin
Envision, Create and Manifest Your Soul Longings
Saturday – August, 19th 9:30 – 4:30 PM
Includes a short Light-Breating meditation Chi Kung Practice
and Guided Healing
Let loose of preconceived notions about your creative abilities or lack of!
Enjoy an opportunity to define a vision or desire for personal growth through collage.  Using symbolic and meaningful photos Mary Beth will guide you through this class of creative self-expression in this “un-workshop!”
A light snack and tea will be provided. Bring your own lunch.
To Register call: Mary Beth @ 805-441-0791 |
or Ruth @ 805-481-9205 |
SPACE LIMITED: Early registers (prior to July 29th) $85.00
After July 29th $105.00
Material provided, feel free to bring your own clippings, photos, etc also!

More info:

Fire Puja Ceremony at Branch Mill Organic Farm
Ceremony with Drepung Gomang Tibetan Buddhist Monks
August 20th at 6:30 pm – open to the public
Special Farm-to-Table Dinner with the Monks
Same date at 5 pm
$25 donation- benefit for the monks
If you’d like to join the monks for this dinner
you must RSVP @: or
You can also call the farm: 805-481-9205 to pay with a credit card or send a check to:
Branch Mill Organic Farm
2815 Branch Mill Rd
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
Menu includes:
BBQ’ed Tri-Tip, and all organic:
Roasted Seasonal Vegetables
Potatoes with garlic and rosemary,
Home-baked bread
Dessert- a secret
Herbal Tea
The fire puja ceremony comes just before the total eclipse of the sun on August 21. So it’s a very auspicious time in the Tibetan calendar to purify negative energy.
More about the tour here!
PREMA- 200 Hour Yoga Alliance Certification
Starting October 6th, 2017
At Branch Mill Organic Farm
Questions contact Lisa Marie 707.721.6988
Details are also on the website:
Branch Mill Organic Farm is offering us all the chance at the Full Moon and the Tibetan Fire Puja the chance to grab the reigns of these immense events and forces, and channel all this into awesome and wonderful directions, not only for us, our friends and families, but also for the community, the state, our nation and planet !!!
Ruth’s Herbal Remedies can be found at:
The Secret Garden
740 Higuera St, San Luis Obispo
The Halcyon Store
Halcyon Rd in Arroyo Grande
Essence Massage Therapy & Wellness 
1264 Higuera St.Suite 102

San Luis Obispo

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Directly at

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About Ruth’s Herbal Remedies
Ruth’s Handcrafted Herbal Remedies is a line of products made from certified organic ingredients, all-natural plant extracts, carrier oils, and essential oils. All the ingredients have been hand-selected from known reputable sources. Each product is made by hand to create natural healing formulas.