2013 Ocala Rainbow Gathering
- Hopkin's Prairie, Ocala National Forest, 29.297814 - 81.70939940Council~ 1/18-1/20 Location: Alexander Springs (2012 gathering site at the intersection of FR 18 & 73) Coordinates 29.079163 - 81.549153 ~ Special focus on gathering preparations, violence reduction, front gate adjustments, and scouting for next year's gathering site.
2013 Ocala Rainbow Gathering~ Seed camp 2/2 ~ Official Gathering 2/8-2/24 ~ Clean-up (starts when you arrive!!) 2/28-3/3.
***Location of this year's 2013 gathering is Hopkins Prairie!***
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Main Gate Coordinates: 29.297814 - 81.70939940
Directions: 19 N to FR 86 W to Welcome Home.
The term "Rainbow" is used to include ALL ages, colors, sizes, sexes, beliefs, cultures, religions, interests, professions, etc...ALL ARE WELCOME! The gathering is a month long event which will create and then dismantle a small city made up of kitchens, camps, workshops, demonstrations, parties, entertainment, music, art, activities, spirituality... in the Ocala National forest. Think Neverland meets Fantasy Island and had a deep woods-hippie-gypsy-pirate-faery love child. This is a FREE (NO cash exchange at all) outdoor camping event and Florida is the warmest place to be this time of year! Each year, people travel from far and wide to attend. There are so many wonderful faces and so many fun happenings that it's hard to leave! Luckily, the A-cola Northern Florida gathering takes place in March! So, pack a tent, a tarp, a sleeping bag, an instrument if you like, some warm clothes, trade-ables, and ANYTHING else that's good and the gathering provides the rest! Participation is encouraged and sharing is fun! Join a camp or build your own! Make memories, lifelong friends, and get some fresh air! Great things happening this year and more than twice as many people are expected! The only thing missing is you! â¥ Come get dirty with us!! ;) Learn more at http://flrainbow.org/Ocala/
Florida Family welcomes you!!
Please protect this Beautiful Land!
Walk softly. Harm no living thing. Harmonize. Use only down, dead wood. Do not cut living trees. Preserve the Meadows . Camp in the Woods. Remember, we are caretakers of this land.
Everyone sharing makes a strong Human Tribe!
Please Protect the Water Sources by staying out of DELICATE spring areas. Avoid camping, peeing or washing above spring areas. Keep ALL soap out of streams, springs or the creek! Use a bucket to take your bath 300 feet away from the water source. To be certain drinking water is safe, boil it for ten minutes at a rolling boil!
Use public shitters, slit trenches or covered latrines - cover your paper & waste with ashes or lime, and BURY YOUR SHIT! Bury your neighbor's shit, your dog's shit, your neighbor's dog's shit! Carry a tiny shovel! Break the fly/illness connection: shit->fly->food->YOU! Wash hands afterwards. Dig NO shitters/do not shit near water areas or kitchens. Protect our Health!
Use your own cup, bowl & spoon! Wash them after eating and rinse in bleach-water. Go to C.A.L.M. if you feel ill - especially if you have a contagious disease or are injured.
Camp Together Establish neighborhoods. Community Fires are encouraged. Keep a 5 gallon bucket of water and a shovel nearby for Fire Protection. If you are the last to leave a fire PUT IT OUT! Especially before going to bed! NO fireworks! NO fireworks! NO fireworks! They burn your brothers and sisters! Keep you camp secure. "Tempt Not Lest Ye Be Lifted From."
Pets are family too. If you must bring them, bring a small shovel to carry with you. Clean up and bury their poop. Keep them fed, on a leash and out of the kitchens, springs & fights. Love them. *If your pet is not spayed or neutered, consider leaving them with a loved one if possible. Many female dogs go into heat and male dogs become agitated and aggressive.
PACK IT IN - PACK IT OUT !!!
Cleanup begins when you arrive. Please bring only what is necessary. There is no janitor here . . . YOU are the cleanup crew. Separate Garbage for recycling. Please DON'T LITTER - Find a collection point. Compost in pits only.
You are the Gathering!
Participate,Volunteer, and Plug In!! Participate in Shanti Sena (the peace keepers council), work crews, water/wood runs, workshops, councils, and all activities. Volunteer wherever and whenever needed: kitchens, welcome home, fire-watch, parking lot, shitter digging, supply, front gate, etc. R-E-S-P-E-C-T your Sisters' & Brothers' energies. Keep the Balance: Earth, Sky, Trees, Water & People!
Alcohol is Discouraged inside the gathering area and at main circle. Guns are Inappropriate, Violence is contrary to the Spirit. Please do NOT take pictures or videos of people without asking their permission first.
The Magic Hat is our Bank and goes around at Dinner Circle and with the Magic Hat Band. Meatless meals are served at main circle at sunset.
Our power together is many times our power separated.
Enjoy the Rainbow with an open heart and you Will see the Vision.
Please check back in Mid-January for to the directions to the gathering itself.
"Happy Rainbow Trails"