Bryn Gweled Homesteads Id qui et pariatur, in, culpa magna ex ea aute ipsum voluptate tempor proident cupidatat nostrud. End of school year party ~ Covered dish suppers  ~July 4th bike decorating for the Southampton day ~parade ~ Group trip to the Phillies game ~ Late night adventure ~ Kids and adults tie dying ~ Bird house making ~ Bird feeder making ~ Field games ~ Trips to the beach, the zoo ~ Trip to Grounds for Sculpture ~ Outdoor movie nights ~ Friday night coffee houses ~ Summer barbeques ~ Meteor shower gazing and camp outs ~ Clam bake ~ Labor Day corn roast~ ~ Themed covered dish suppers  ~ Pumpkin carving ~ Halloween parties ~ Haunted houses/ghost walks  ~ Hay rides ~ Holiday cookie swap ~ Gingerbread decorating ~ Holiday caroling ~ Chinese New Year party/trip to Chinatown ~ Easter egg coloring/hunt ~ Pysansky egg making ~ Memorial day picnic ~ Anniversary gatherings each decade  
The first steps to create Bryn Gweled Homesteads took place in the fall of 1939 when a dozen Philadelphia families began looking for a way to move to the country together.  They agreed that their primary purpose would be to establish a democratic community where people of different backgrounds and heritage could develop and maintain homesteads which would not be possible individually. More importantly, the sharing of both responsibility and pleasure cooperatively would create a unique living experience for mutual enrichment. They could work together to resolve issues for the common good, as well as share in community recreational and social activities. In May of 1940, when this tract of land was purchased, the community was incorporated as Bryn Gweled Homesteads, Inc. Bryn Gweled is Welsh, meaning “Hill of Vision.” The founders’ idea was to establish homesteads with enough land for each family to have some degree of self-sufficiency and to be able to enjoy the beauties of nature and participate in outdoor recreation. The area was surveyed and 81 lots of approximately two acres each were identified. The remaining grounds were reserved for everyone’s use as “common land.” The founders also hoped that in a community run cooperatively, the lives of the residents would be enriched by an awareness of the similarities and differences among them in both ideas and lifestyles. Bryn Gweled exists because the struggles and the efforts of so many are making this dream a reality. Bryn Gweled is more than the land, the homesteads, or the families who live here. It is a way of life based on the importance and fundamental dignity of the individual, and the necessity for individuals to work together responsibly to build a community. Tuesday  02 | 03 | 2010  Eu mollit, dolor elit ad id nisi anim in culpa, velit nisi aliqua minim veniam. Anim enim adipisicing elit et officia sed ipsum nulla reprehenderit cupidatat. Amet nisi lorem id cillum pariatur magna est ullamco eiusmod aute quis irure, elit amet enim commodo consectetur. Sit magna proident lorem do consequat, esse eu in lorem nulla aliqua. Aliqua, sint lorem anim culpa, incididunt dolor quis. Esse ut nostrud magna quis consequat ex officia esse, enim et. Velit magna commodo lorem cupidatat velit aliquip in occaecat veniam eiusmod dolore in.
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October 20th 2nd Annual BRYN GWELED 5K Walk to Save the Music to benefit the  Klinger Middle School Music Department info
Last year, topics covered at participating homesteads included organic gardening, composting, managing fruit trees, raising chickens/guinea fowl/quail, building a chicken tractor, building a chicken coop, sheep-keeping, spinning, felting, knitting and crocheting, beekeeping, making a low-cost bee jacket, passive solar house, heating with wood, solar powered home, low budget remodeling, build your own house, composting toilet, build a woodshed, building deer fences, tool co-op, community recycling, and home schooling.
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September 14th 10:00 am to 4:00 pm  BRYN GWELED Homesteading Open House Click for more information