“Picnic. Originally, A fashionable social entertainment in which each person present contributed a share of the provisions; Now, a pleasure party including an excursion to some spot in the country where all partake of a repast out of doors: the participants may bring with them individually the viands and means of entertainment, or the whole may be provided by some one who ‘gives the picnic’. “— Oxford English Dictionary [Clarendon Press: Oxford], 2nd edition, Volume XI (p. 779)
We believe in communal meals in the open air.
We believe in public outdoor space, where everyone is welcome.
We believe in society and the give-and-take that makes it work.
We believe in celebrating for no good reason.
We believe in overdoing it.
We believe in summer, fireflies, and the Golden Hour.
We believe in packing out whatever we pack in and never leaving a mess.
We believe in linens, durable dishware, and non-disposable forks, knives, and spoons.
We believe in leftovers, composting scraps, and putting them each in the proper container.
We believe in doing it better and better with every picnic.
We accept that we are powerless to control the Weather and worship Her accordingly.