As we gather in the harvest from our vegetable garden, we feel the chill of the darker months getting closer. In Steiner-Waldorf schools we mark this moment with Michaelmas, a festival of strength and courage. We perform feats of courage in our woodland and turn our thoughts to overcoming our own inner dragons, finding the strength to tame them. The children make a meal from vegetables, fruit and grains, harvested and foraged from our gardens and woodland, and everyone shares in the feast. 

Michaelmas Logs

Michaelmas Height Michaelmas Bridge

Michaelmas Friends Michaelmas picnic

Michaelmas 23  Michaelmas 1

      Michaelmas Scales Michaelmas Meal