Planting day at a vineyard can turn into a learning experience as well as being a chance to create community relationships. Such was the

the case the Vineyards at Mill Creek in March 2014. Having been able to harvest their first crop the previous year, expansion with

additional vines from cuttings of their existing vines plus the addition of a new variety for a different type of wine was the order of the day.

To me, it was like the barn raising traditions that have been seen in films of Quakers. A creation of a community spirit beyond just the free

labor that is provided. With a barbeque lunch provided and a sampling of last year's wine promised, residents from around the local area

jumped at the chance to have a hand at a new creation.

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