Like most weekends at Chewonki there was a whole lot going on this Saturday. Only to add to the usual excitement this past Saturday was 350 day or The Day of International Climate Action. Chewonki students have been working for the past few weeks on a project to accurately pay homage to this exciting day. There were a bunch of different activities that students were able to be involved in. In the morning a group of students made posters for a photo that we would take later in the day and then send in to 350.org and another group of students were watching Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth.” After these morning activities, the real fun began. Most of the community walked down to Hoyt’s Point by the mud flats on Chewonki Neck and took a photo with the posters marking the tide line. They then proceeded to run through the mud and get filthy. They spent the afternoon slipping and sliding in the mud while playing with friends and celebrating 350 day. Meanwhile back in kitchen, a group of students, including myself, worked all morning till lunch time put together a 35 mile meal. All the ingredients in our lunch came from farms within a 35 mile radius of Chewonki Neck. Some food even came from our very own Salt Marsh Farm. My friend Katherine and I cooked nine apple pies decorated with 350 cut into the tops. A few other students worked on cooking a Sheppard’s pie and salad. Despite the delay of students to lunch due to cleaning off, lunch was a huge success and the hours spent in the kitchen that morning were worth it. The rest of Saturday was filled with early Halloween and birthday celebrations. Now on Sunday everyone is very tired and enjoying this beautiful day on the Neck.