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The best reason to live here is the life here.

James Beard

New Shops Little Barn Apothecary opens

Leading the movement to connect nature and community

Breathing new life into Artistin-Residence program

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May Day Festival Honors Culture and Community

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ocal and regional makers line the closed Selborne streets. Visual and performing artists stroll throughout the community sharing their work and whimsy. Grab your flower crowns and ready your best Maypole Dance, Serenbe’s May Day Festival is Sunday, May 7th. The annual artist festival began in 2006, just one year after the first residents moved in, and pays homage not only to arts & culture but to Steve and Marie Nygren’s shared familial history. “Steve remembered fun May Day festivals from his childhood in Colorado, where he grew up in a farming community founded by his Swedish ancestors,” said Marie Nygren. Sweden has been celebrating the holiday for

centuries. “And my mother, Margaret Lupo, attended May Day festivals as a child in Columbus, GA. She was the May Day queen at her elementary school.” That first year a few hundred people came to Serenbe for the new May Day Festival. Now, a few thousand spend sunny Sunday afternoons indulging in fantastical fun amongst nature. More than 30 curated artisans bring their handmade and homemade goods to share and sell while street performers such as “the bubble man,” a live statuary and a local chalk artist entertain, and food trucks offer everything from pizza to tacos to frozen sweets. The expansive children’s area, hosted by the Chattahoochee Hills Charter School, is also a treat not to be missed.

“As we have always loved bringing people together, a May Day festival was the perfect way to invite guests to experience the beauty, fun and magic of Serenbe,” said Marie Nygren. There are plenty of nods to ancient May Day traditions, including a Maypole dance performed by Serenbe children. And Marie acts as the Queen of May, welcoming all who retreat to Serenbe for merriment. Proceeds support local causes including the Chatt Hills Fire Department, Charter School, Community Library, and Art Farm at Serenbe.


SERENBE MAY DAY Sunday, May 7th 12-4pm A day in the country with Live Music • Farmstands • Artists • Food Trucks Local Artisan Vendors • Kids Activities • Pony Rides Slides & Rides • Dunk Tank • Face Painting • Ice Cream Tickets are $5/person or $20/family and can be found at serenbe.com/events.

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MAY DAY VENDORS Art Farm B&B Accents Bamboo Juice Beautiful Chaos Corny Creation Creature Comforts Beer Deep South Biscuit Co Doc & Artie’s Dominic’s NY Pizza Dominic’s On The Bayou Snoballs

The Farmhouse Bar Forage & Flower Gault Designs The General Store Gezzo Greener Pastures The Hil Restaurant Hills & Hamlets Bookshop Home Appetit I’ve Created A Monster!

Inn at Serenbe Katie Bush Street Painter King of Pops Literate Lion LMF_illustrations Mad Tree Woodcrafts & Engraving Morgan Boszilkov Nature Vibe Jewelry RachelMade Products Serenbe Foods

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Serenbe Institute Serenbe Playhouse Shay’s Soaps Simply Done Donuts Sweet Auburn BBQ TCBY Tex’s Tacos Yumbii & More!

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The couple chose warm and industrial furnishings along with a stucco fireplace for their modern farmhouse. Pieces were collected from Scott’s Antiques, The BoneYard, Shade’s of Light, Restoration Hardware and BoBo Intriguing Objects. Opposite: On the exterior of the home, Cabot cedar planks are stained with a blend of weathering stain and bleaching oil to give the planks a white-washed look that would weather over time and blend with the Tennessee Field Stone. Photography credit: Chirstopher Michael Oquendo

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In this Modern Farmhouse, the Writing’s on the Wall

search engine started it all. After seven years in Athens, GA, Stephanie Walsh and Brandon Blanchard wanted to move further south and closer to an airport. “I found Serenbe when I Googled ‘eco-friendly neighborhoods near Atlanta,’” Stephanie said. “Once I saw it online, I knew I needed to see it in person.” And once she saw it in person, she fell in love. “The place is just so beautiful and ethereal,” she said. “I absolutely loved the walkability, the organic farm, access to trails and the sustainability aspect. It was everything we were looking for in a community and a home.” In February 2012, Stephanie and Brandon moved into a rental in Serenbe to be onsite while their home was being built. They moved into their three-bedroom, two-and-ahalf bath dream house that November. Featured in the Atlanta-Journal Constitution, Stephanie

calls the home a “modern farmhouse with very neutral tones and a lot of texture.” Using vision boards on Pinterest, she pulled together textures and ideas that suited their style. “I love a home that feels like a cocoon and is almost womb-like,” she said. “Our lives are so busy these days. I want my home to be a peaceful place that rises to give my family and me a hug when we enter. The neutrals are an important part of helping contain the ‘noise’ of our daily lives.” In addition to a five-foot barn door in the living room and screened-in porch with weathered woods, Stephanie and Brandon were intentional about adding personal touches, both seen and unseen. In the laundry room, one wall is covered in chalkboard paint for love notes. And in the master bedroom, they wrote their wedding vows on the wall before it was painted.

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“I saw a movie once about a family that was remodeling a home. When they knocked down walls, they found love letters from the previous owners,” Stephanie said. “That always stuck with me. I thought it was the sweetest thing— a way to immortalize your love for eternity.” In the future, Stephanie and Brandon want to extend their entertaining area into the backyard and create a cozier space with creative fencing and décor. “There are always plans for the house,” Stephanie said. “We love our home very much and could not want for more. However, if we lost everything tomorrow, it wouldn’t matter because we would still have each other and a home is only as good as the love in it.” See more homes at serenberealestate.com

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IN THE NEWS The Pinterest Version of Suburbia Grows Outside Atlanta, Bloomberg Businessweek “The cosmopolitan hamlet in the bucolic wilds of Georgia seeks to change the notion of what a planned real estate development can be. ‘Community is a personal thing,’ said Garnie Nygren. ‘This is like college for adults, true community within a built environment.’”

New High-End Developments Bring The City To The Suburbs, Curbed “Many developers have turned their focus from links to land preservation, building huge parks and outdoor recreation centers as the centerpieces of ‘conservation communities.’ For Serenbe, a farm-andfoodie development billed as a ‘Sonoma for

the New South,’ the outdoors, conservation and shared land use have become a new kind of community rallying point.”

Developers Push To Join The Generations, Senior Correspondent “As a member of the baby boom generation, Steve Nygren considers aging-in-place to be a personal as well as a business matter. ‘As we looked for a more sane way to live, I keep going back to the way we lived 80 years ago.’”

Mado at Serenbe, Distinctively Southern “Mado is being built so that all generations can interact and live well together – as they did in traditional Southern communities in the past. Studies reveal

that baby boomers want to age in multigenerational communities, and Serenbe hopes to eliminate the term “retirement community.”

Five Ways To Relax Your Room, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution “Creating the Organic Life House allowed J.P. Curran and Dana Lynch to explore new concepts, such as a yoga studio and outdoor labyrinth.” Read for advice on transforming an ordinary room into one meant for unwinding.

Wellness Visions, Professional Spa & Wellness “There seems to be a global movement around wellness at the moment. Poor regulations with a focus on safety

EXPLORE TODAY Groups and individual rides for up to 8 guests. Add on a private picnic lunch at the waterfall.

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instead of health have led to communities that provide shelter rather than places where people can live and thrive. At Serenbe, we’re not only focused on restoring our connection with nature but also with each other.”

Two Very Different Bookstores Grow In Georgia, Shelf Awareness “In much the same way that Niesse had never planned on opening the first store, Niesse and Bell hadn’t planned on opening a second store. ‘It felt like it needed a bookstore,’ said Niesse, of the community. ‘Things just kind of fell into place. It’s a small community, but a very dedicated one.’” Read these articles and all news featuring Serenbe at serenbe.com/press.

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CLEANING UP THE KITCHEN James Beard Chefs Bootcamp At Serenbe Focuses On Food Waste Reduction

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ome people come to Serenbe for the fried chicken. Others come for the fresh produce at the Farmers Market. For three days in March, 15 chefs from all over the country came for the James Beard Foundation’s Chefs Boot Camp for Policy and Change. “We were first introduced to Serenbe by James Beard Award-winning chef Michel Nischan,” said Kris Moon, vice president of James Beard Foundation (JBF). “After our visit more than a year ago, we knew that the Inn at Serenbe would serve as a perfect location for JBF’s Chefs Boot Camp for Policy and Change program,” said Kris. JBF is best known for its annual awards that shine a spotlight on the people behind the food, commending chefs for excellence in food, beverage and related industries. The JBF Chefs Boot Camp provides these excellent chefs with policy advocacy training while educating them on important challenges and opportunities facing the food world. This year, the challenge in the spotlight was food

waste reduction. Consumers, businesses and farms in our country alone spend $218 billion on food that is never eaten. Forty percent of food in the U.S. is wasted each year, and restaurants waste an average of 11.3%. To reduce these numbers, JBF Boot Camp at Serenbe focused on teaching visiting chefs prevention, recovery and recycling solutions. “Serenbe’s commitment to embracing and sustaining the natural environment and fostering a sense of community amongst its residents is completely in line with the goals of our boot camp,” said Kris. “And the gorgeous natural setting provides the perfect escape for a group of chefs who often work long days and nights in their kitchens.” Participating chefs are selected based on regional diversity, areas of interest and the voice they have in their own communities. This eleventh annual Chefs Boot Camp included chefs from Napa to NYC, Philadelphia to Miami and was hosted by Serenbe Foods’ Matt Adolfi, formerly of Bacchanalia.

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“Our goal is to continue building a network of civically-minded chefs, while providing support for their personal food system interests and giving them the tools and support that will help them act as influential advocates,” said Kris. That goal is being realized. Matt was so inspired by the advocacy sessions, led by JBF senior director Katherine Miller, that he is galvanized to affect change. “Serenbe already follows sustainable practices, but being immersed in the sessions has given me the confidence and tools that I can really make a difference and help educate more people about reducing food waste.” said Matt. Look for Matt’s culinary classes at Serenbe throughout the year. You may just get some food waste reduction and policy with your seasonal recipes. Learn more about James Beard Foundation at www.jamesbeard.org and The Inn at Serenbe at www.serenbeinn.com.

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Lamp Posts Bring Serenbe’s Intentions to Light

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ears ago, when Serenbe was still in the planning stages, the Nygrens wanted the lamp post designs to reflect the focus of each Serenbe hamlet, the first being Selborne and the arts. “Everyone said we had to use a certain company and pick from a limited set of styles,” said Steve Nygren. As usual, he didn’t let that stop him from achieving his vision. Nygren commissioned Robert Rausch, founder and creative director at GAS Design Center in Tuscumbia, AL, to create a street light as art with nature in mind. “Our late friend Ryan Gainey brought me to the Nygrens and I will forever be thankful for that,” Robert said. “Each Serenbe lamp has a unique design challenge and distinct characteristics that fit with the idea and design of each hamlet. They are all hand made by artisans.” For Selborne, Steve and Robert collaborated on a lamp

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post design that evokes the white oak. “When Serenbe began, our branding included the white oak acorn, which symbolizes a seed of new thought that grows into a sturdy tree,” Steve said. According to Robert, the Selborne street light is made from cast iron — the same material that makes cornbread (and everything, really) taste better. “The post of the street light undulates up from the ground with a small twist then drops its light from an old corrugated lamp shade, preventing light pollution,” he said. “It’s a playful form that seems to move as you move around it.” For Grange, which has an agricultural focus, Robert and Steve settled on a double lantern with a rural wooden post. “The trick is keeping it simple,” Robert said. “The wood post is split in two to hold all the wiring and lamp housing, then put back together with steel bands.” When the GAS Design Center offered Grange’s

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“Serenbe Light” to the public through the company catalog, the design sold out quickly. Mado, Serenbe’s newest neighborhood, has proven to be the most challenging lamp post project yet. “Sometimes the simplest designs are the hardest to create,” Robert said. Using aluminum-coated materials, a cylinder with diecut acorn leaves focuses on function over form. “The special thing about this lamp is the effect of the light, what the light does and how it falls around the lamp,” Robert said. “The lights are integrated into the Mado community, placed in the sidewalk path — you actually have to walk around them.” “Like other lamps at Serenbe, they’re beacons to encourage movement and direct travelers to follow their own path, wherever that may lead.” Notice, each street light throughout Serenbe marks the entrance to a nature trail path.


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Three New Retail Concepts Go From Bud To Bloom LITTLE BARN APOTHECARY Joshua Morgan and Brad Scoggins debuted Little Barn Apothecary in January 2015 after years of researching, experimenting and sharing handmade self-care products with family and friends. Featured everywhere from Vogue to Southern Living, they quickly moved from an online retailer to opening their first storefront at Westside Provisions in Fall 2016. And in March 2017, they debuted their second shop in Serenbe’s Selborne hamlet. “We quickly became enchanted by the community – from the beauty of the landscape to the open and welcoming atmosphere – and cherish the friendships we’ve developed,” said Brad. “We’re thrilled to plant roots here with our new shop and especially love the downtown location, sunny space and garden adjacent to the shop” Serenbe was developed with sustainability in mind from preserving the natural woods and farm land to designing and building using biophilic materials. Serenbe retail has followed suit with curated boutiques and vendors, but Little Barn Apothecary is Serenbe’s first skincare destination shop. Their store features a sample counter and will carry their own products plus other popular brands including goop, Moon Juice, Kosas and more, according to a recent Haute Living blog post. “One of the most fun parts of our job is discovering innovative and natural beauty brands from around the world,” said Joshua.“We look forward to bringing new items to Serenbe, including some that aren’t available anywhere else in Georgia. We invite you to slow down and create a truly simple ritual of self-care.” With products loaded with unique aromas that are centered around herbaceous, earthy tones and luxurious textures, it’s not hard to follow those instructions. Little Barn Apothecary’s Serenbe store is open WednesdaySaturday, 11am-6pm and Sunday, 12-5pm. Look for announcements about future meditation classes and other wellness

events in the shop’s garden. Stop by in person or learn more at littlebarnapothecary.com

PROPER HAIR Growing up, Nicholas Thompson’s mind changed constantly about his future career, as young minds are want to do. Circumstances led to him attending a hair show and, as fate would have it, he found his passion. “Before I went [to the hair show], I thought ‘oh I can definitely do this,’” said Nick. “I was surprised by how hard it was, but I went to beauty school anyway, worked harder and graduated early.” Now Nick owns Proper Hair, Serenbe’s new, chic salon where clients can gaze out into nature while relaxing during their one-on-one hair experience. “While working in Peachtree City, I’d dreamed of having a smaller, more intimate salon,” said Nick, proud to spend quality time with each client that comes in the door. “Everyone gets to experience having their own personal hair stylist.” The luxury experience extends to the eco-friendly products Nick uses, which are created using ingredients from a farm in Italy and packaged in zero-impact bottles. “They’re the Serenbe of hair products,” he said. Proper Hair is open Monday-Friday, 9am-7pm; Saturday, 10am-4pm and Sunday, 11am-4pm. Visit properhair.com to book an appointment.

SERENBE YOGA & PILATES Prepare to live bigger and breathe deeper, Serenbe’s pop-up yoga and pilates studio opened in February 2017. “Spa clients and Serenbe residents have been asking about yoga for years, so it was a natural progression for the Spa at Serenbe to open up a pop-up studio,” said Hannah Kupfer, Spa at Serenbe and Serenbe Yoga manager. “Asking about” may be an understatement, though. More like “clamoring for.”

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“Since moving here in October, this has been the one missing piece in the paradise that is Serenbe,” said resident Jackie Estes. “I SO appreciate having a space to practice with great instructors while getting to know those in the community.” Serenbe Yoga and Pilates offers classes at all experience levels…and temperatures – they turn the heat up to 100 degrees Fahrenheit for Hot Yoga and Hot Power Fusion. Instructors include certified Serenbe residents, who have been privately teaching in their homes or other community spaces for years, and others from the Atlanta area such as Elaine Mayo. Hannah said “Serenbe is already focused on wellbeing, so offering yoga coincides perfectly with the healthy community lifestyle.” Visit serenbeyoga.com to learn more about individual classes and to book a class or two. Shop local and shop small business at Serenbe. More retailers from a bookshop to a pet store and more can be found at serenbe.com/community.

COMING SOON: R. CARTWRIGHT DESIGNS After visiting family at Serenbe, Rebecca Cartwright saw a need for home furnishings and design services that are accessible for Serenbe residents and guests. She decided to fill that need by opening a satellite design studio for her business based in Des Moines, Iowa. “The connection to nature and to community resonates with me and my design aesthetic,” said Rebecca. “Good interior design enhances quality of life.” R. Cartwright Designs at The Textile Lofts will provide window treatments, furniture, art, lighting, rugs, wall covering, bedding and accessories. Find her designs on Instagram, Houzz or rcartwrightdesign.com, and look to for her store coming in Spring 2017.

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A boardwalk with lush vegetation crosses Grange with a light footprint on the natural wetlands. Opposite: Biophilic design can be found throughout the neighborhoods of Serenbe. Miles of nature trails connect shops, restaurants and businesses between hamlets and a stone labyrinth can be found on the Inn at Serenbe grounds.

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Serenbe Leads Movement in Biophilic Design

tep outdoors and take a walk – eat lunch on the grass, enjoy Serenbe’s trails or search out a waterfall in the woods. Within a few short minutes of being in nature, your heart rate slows, you become more relaxed and, according to a study in Japan, your body produces more cancer-fighting white blood cells. These are just a few of the benefits when you connect with nature. Just seeing plants and trees increases one’s feeling of pleasure, tranquility and comfort. How is it that our mind and bodies instinctively perform better near nature? Naturalist, biologist and “father of biodiversity” E.O. Wilson attributes these positive effects to ‘biophilia’ – the innate tendency to seek connections with nature and other forms of life. Steve Nygren felt that connection when he moved his family permanently to Chattahoochee Hill Country. He felt it in 2004 when he changed the rulebook and began building paradise in the woods. And he feels it now as he

works with leaders in sustainable design to improve the future of development. “It’s essential to provide nature on the community level,” said Tim Beatley, founder of the Biophilic Cities Project. “Our goal with the Biophilic Cities Project is to increase the planning of more resilient, social and naturecentered cities. You shouldn’t have to walk to a park to access nature, it should be immersive and all around you.” Of course, Serenbe has been doing this from the beginning. And now, those that want to learn how they can implement sustainable, biophilic practices in their communities can do so at the new Biophilic Leadership Summit, held at Serenbe. Tim Beatley co-hosted the first annual summit where urban planners, environmentalists, policy makers and architects came together to discuss the future direction of biophilic urbanism and design.

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“Serenbe is the ideal host for a summit of this caliber as a leader in biophilic community design,” said Tim. “Naturecentered leaders were able to forest bathe between workshops and panels, enjoy farm-to-table food and experience wellbeing on thousands of preserved acres of green space. So how are you benefiting from nature? Visit us for a weekend and take a walk in the woods, enjoy the trails by horseback or take a tour of Serenbe Farms. You may even decide to make it a permanent part of your life by choosing to live at Serenbe, where it’s faster to take the trails than sidewalks between shops and homes. Where all our homes back up to woods, farm or forest, and miles of trails weave throughout the community. As REI says “Opt Outside” and breathe in the fresh air. Want to join us for the next Biophilic Summit? Email denise@serenbe.com to be placed on the invitation list for the April 2018 event.

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Things To Do When You Stay at The Inn at Serenbe serenbeinn.com

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AFTERNOON TEA Included in your stay as an Inn guest is an afternoon Southern-style tea, set in the Main House daily, 4 – 5pm.

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ROPES COURSE Great for team building activities and wedding parties. Speak with Guest Services for more details about our Serenbe Challenge Course.

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S E R E N B E FA R M S Take a 1 hour tour of Serenbe Farms on Saturdays at 1:30pm for $8 per person. For reservations or to schedule private group tours, please contact tour@serenbefarms.com

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LABYRINTH Walk the stone labyrinth by the lake – complimentary during your stay.

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TRAIL RIDES Experience Serenbe on Horseback. Our skilled staff and gentle horses ensures you to have a comfortable and relaxed ride, allowing you to enjoy the beautiful scenery at Serenbe. 678.333.2989 | serenbetrailriding.com

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Hayrides and Animal Feeds are offered daily at 10am for Inn guests. Appointments may be scheduled on the weekends for hayrides at 1pm or 2pm.

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The Spa at Serenbe offers a range of services including massages, facials, peels, reflexology, manicures, pedicures, and make up consultations. The spa specializes in offering a comprehensive whole person approach to care. 770.463.0880 | spaatserenbe.com

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B I K E & G O L F C A R T R E N TA L S The Inn offers bicycles and golf carts to rent per day for Inn guests. Reserve at Guest Services. Rentals are based on a first come, first serve basis.

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BONFIRE Our fully stocked bonfire is located near the Lake Pavilion, complimentary for Inn guests. S’more packets are available for purchase at Guest Services.

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D I N N E R AT T H E FA R M H O U S E Join us for dinner at the critically acclaimed Farmhouse Restaurant and enjoy seasonal cuisine of locally grown ingredients. Happy Hour from 4 – 6 Daily. 770.463.2622 | serenbefarmhouse.com

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FEEDING THE ANIMALS Animal Feed is available in Guest Services for Purchase.

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W E E K E N D WA L K I N G TO U R O F THE COMMUNIT Y Check Serenbe Events Calendar for day + time.

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OUTSIDE CHANCE

Richard Louv’s Children & Nature Network Reconnects Kids with the Environment

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n the early 1990s, Serenbe co-founders Steve and Marie Nygren bought farm property in Chattahoochee Hill Country. At the time, they planned for it to be a weekend escape from their city lives in Atlanta. But there were trees to climb and creeks for their three daughters, Garnie, Kara and Quinn, to explore. And after just a few weekends in the woods, Steve and Marie noticed the positive effect nature had on the girls. They were happier. More relaxed. They suddenly were choosing nature over toys or games because the trails were all the playground they needed. Years later, Marie read an article about Richard Louv’s New York Times bestselling book, Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder and was struck by how it directly spoke to her experience. “When Last Child in the Woods came out in 2005, it gave voice to what Marie and I were feeling,” said Steve Nygren, who moved his family to Chatt Hills full time in 1994. “We were handicapping our kids because they were living in such a structured social and built environment.” Richard’s book created a movement, rewinding the clock 80 years to a time when communities were built with nature in mind. Over the past decade, that movement

evolved into the non-profit Children & Nature Network, of which Louv is co-founder. “Nature has the power to make children healthier, happier and smarter,” said Sarah Milligan-Toffler, executive director of C&NN. “Over the last few generations, childhood has moved indoors, leaving kids with a profound nature deficit. This global trend has serious implications for children’s brain development, physical health and emotional well-being — and the future of the natural world upon which all life depends.” Through three main strategies to increase access to nature — investing in leaders; driving systems change; and broadcasting knowledge — the Children & Nature Network is transforming our culture, one child at a time. When Marie first read Richard’s book, she and Steve were already creating Serenbe with a purposeful link between children and nature in mind. In his second book, The Nature Principle: Reconnecting with Life in a Virtual Age, Richard calls Serenbe a model community for its edible landscaping at crosswalks and neighborhood plans in which almost every back door opens to nature. “Nature is where we live,” said Steve, whose served on the board at C&NN for three years and recently took on a

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two-year chairmanship. “It’s not a place we visit like a zoo.” Sarah agrees. “C&NN and Serenbe’s values are completely aligned around the belief in the power of nature to build strong people and communities,” she said. “We believe that nature is a window into wonder and provides the foundation for a healthy, fulfilled life.” Serenbe continues to champion C&NN with initiatives including the next Enlightenment Lunch set for Fall. Hosted by Stephanie Blank, Laura Turner Seydel and Cara Isdell Lee, The Enlightenment Lunch will focus on children and nature deficit disorder. Email denise@serenbe.com to be added to the invite list. childrenandnature.org

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BREATH OF FRESH AIR For Serenbe’s Unique Artist Residency Program

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aina Telgemeier creates graphic novels for teens, three of which are currently on the New York Times Best Seller List. Brendan Wenzel earned a Caldecott Medal recognizing his book They All Saw a Cat as 2016’s “most distinguished American picture book for children.” Bright Son; a hip hop emcee, poet, singer & guitarist based in Atlanta, collaborates with Soul Food Cypher to inspire young hip hop artists in the community. What do these extraordinary artists have in common? They all received fellowships for artist residencies from AIR Serenbe. “Initially most of our artists were visual,” said Janice Barton, chair of AIR Serenbe, the artist residency program at Serenbe, a unit of The Serenbe Institute. “Now we’re broadening our exposure which better helps educate the public and connect with new audiences.” Under The Serenbe Institute, the non-profit steward of a sustainable and thriving arts, culture and environmentallyconscious community at Serenbe, AIR Serenbe had humble beginnings almost 10 years ago. “We were a group of people that loved art and wanted to share that art with the community,” said Janice.“Tom Swanston [a Serenbe resident and artist himself] founded the Serenbe Visual Arts Committee, which then became the AIR Serenbe Committee. Finally in late 2011 we became a fully-realized unit of The Serenbe Institute with a board and budget.”

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Janice believes there are three critical components of AIR Serenbe’s growth and sustainability. The first was the development of their National Advisory Council, a cultivated group of arts influencers tasked with nominating artists each year for AIR Serenbe residencies. Second was finding someone to drive the program forward. Third was finding a place for artists to live and work while they were in Serenbe. You may wonder how an artist residency program could function without those components. Janice would say, “It takes a group of neighbors with passion and we just figured it out and got it done.” There was plenty of passion to go around in a community already committed to the arts, so residents rose to the occasion and generously offered up their homes to visiting artists. But when they ran out of homes to put artists in, the AIR Serenbe Board knew they needed a more permanent solution.Tom suggested a partnership with the Rural Studio and after more than a year of talking, planning and building, the first AIR Serenbe artist stayed in the Art Farm Rural Studio cottages in January of 2016. “The Art Farm gives artists space to focus on their process.The environment is conducive to creative energies,” said AIR director Brandon Hinman, who is proud of the unique residency AIR Serenbe is able to offer artists. The strategic hire of Brandon as a full-time director and

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the build of two artist cottages have brought AIR Serenbe the success it’s seen to date and for the future. With more than 15 artists each year from Metro Atlanta and across the country and events programming, AIR creates experiences unique to the Serenbe community. “Art is subjective, but when you listen to an artist talk about their work you appreciate both the process AND the product, even if the latter isn’t something you want to collect, said Janice.” “You realize what it takes to create.You engage.” UPCOMING ARTISTS AND EVENTS AIR Serenbe hosts talks, performances and other events throughout the year for visiting artists to present their work. Upcoming artists and events include Shira Erlichman, here from March 31-May 1 to explore the integration of health, wellness and the creative process; and Brutal Studio, here from March 31-April 30, who are well-known artists in Canada. Both will be at the ArtsATL CURIO event on Saturday, April 15 and the latter will host a performance and dinner on Sunday, April 23. More information and a calendar of events can be found at airserenbe.com.


Past artists have included spoken word poets Anis Mojgani and Sarah Kay, cartoonist and illustrator Aatmaja Pandya, celebrated book illustrator and author Oliver Jeffers, sculptor and visual artist Hannah Israel. Opposite: AIR artists enjoy year-round usage of the container studio that opens out onto a deck or the woods at the Art Farm. Photos provided by AIR Serenbe.

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Daniel Horowitz

StoryCorps

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Heidi S. Howard + Tara Ochs

7 Stages

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Danielle Bernstein

Film Fatales

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Alex West + Anne Irwin

Artcloud with Anne Irwin Fine Arts

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Jeff Romig + Susan Landrum

VOX Teen Communications

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Gennadi Nedvigin + Alessa Rogers

Atlanta Ballet

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Kyle Brooks + Joe Dreher

Black Cat Tips + JOEKINGATL

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Sally King Benedict + Kiki Slaughter

Sally King Benedict + COCO Hill

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Chris Appleton

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MARKET VALUE

Serenbe Farmers Market Feeds Neighbors and Vendors On Many Levels

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n the dark, early hours of a Saturday morning, you are probably sleeping in after a hard week’s work. While you sleep soundly, farmers are loading boxes full of freshly-harvested produce. Artists are carefully readying their goods for travel. Tents are popping up in dewy grass. As the sun rises, vendors are readying their booths. Spring has sprung and Serenbe Farmers Market is back on the Selborne Green. Chattahoochee Hills is mostly undeveloped, unlike the rest of metro Atlanta, and home to many small farms that have been using sustainable practices to grow for generations, causing some to give it the moniker as the “bread basket” of Atlanta. They choose to bring their goods to Serenbe Farmers Market because, as one of the few farmers markets in South Fulton, it is the destination for local and sustainable food not only for Serenbe residents, but for neighbors

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throughout Chattahoochee Hills and surrounding cities and counties. “Weekly trips to the market are a chance to reconnect to neighbors after a busy week,” said BJ Bernstein, a Serenbe resident who you can find at the market every Saturday with her French Bulldog, JoJo. And vendors feel the same way. Some are neighbors within Chattahoochee Hills and many have been with the market for years, forming friendships and partnerships with guests and with each other. “I use Pearson peaches in my peach salsa and Whippoorwill pork in my tamales,” said Carla Biggs, “The Tamale Lady” and owner of Tlacualli. She’s been a Serenbe Farmers Market staple since 2008. “I love the setting. I love the atmosphere. But mostly, I love the people!” Serenbe Farmers Market is different from other area

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markets. It takes place on a small swath of green space set back into the woods rather than in a parking lot next to big-box stores. Live music fills the air as residents greet each other and children run and play. Depending on the Saturday, you may find a blueberry baking competition, cooking demonstration or even a unicorn (which may be a horse, but we believe!). Walk through the Selborne Green on a Saturday morning and its not hard to see why South Fulton chooses to eat local at Serenbe Farmers Market. Join us Saturdays on the Selborne Green from 9am-1pm. Serenbe Farmers Market offers organic fruits, vegetables and herbs; free-range eggs; grass-fed beef and other meats plus handmade and homemade jewelry, goats milk soaps, clothing, leather goods and more. Learn more at serenbefarms.com/market.


SPECIAL MARKET EVENTS Children’s Story Time with Hills & Hamlets, last Saturday each month Earth Day Children’s Activity, April 22nd May Day Artists Market, May 7th Fairy Day, June 24th 4th of July Blueberry Celebration, July 1st Summer Sendoff, August 12th Fall Festival, September 23rd Pumpkin Carving, October 21st & 28th Halloween Costume Contest, October 28th Harvest Market, November 18th Holiday Bazaar Artists Market, December 2nd

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At Camp Serenbe, Nature Takes Its Course

hen Kara Nygren Adler started Camp Serenbe in 2010, it was a one-day activity for the handful of kids who lived in the community. In 2016, more than 350 kids came through Camp Serenbe over the course of six weeks. And this summer, due to increased demand, she’s bumped it up to eight weeks. “Whether kids come for one week or eight, they have the opportunity to be outdoors in nature, the way I grew up,” Kara said. Campers ranging from 3 to 12 years old spend the day feeding animals at the Inn, crafting, swimming, taking hayrides and searching for treasures in the woods during scavenger hunts. The older kids can fish, canoe, hike and traipse through the trees on Serenbe’s ropes course.

Camp Serenbe also offers themed camps on everything from yoga and horseback riding to art, cooking and farming and adventure activities guided by REI Outdoor School instructors. “Kids are always happy to be out of school for the summer, but they still want to be engaged and excited,” Kara said. “They deserve a real summer with steamy days, cool ponds, camp songs, dirty hands and big smiles.” “After all these summers, the joy I see in kids eyes after they spend the day in nature never fails to amaze me. A little bit of the outdoors makes a big impression.”

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Summer camps run for 8 weeks: June 5-9; June 12-16; June 19-23; June 26-30; July 10-14; July 17-21; July 24-28; and July 31-August 4. For more details about Camp Serenbe, including pricing and registration, visit campserenbe.com.

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Share A Meal With Family At The Farmhouse

efore The Farmhouse was a restaurant, it was where Marie Nygren entertained family ºB&B where guests dined at one long, original farm table before numbers demanded more. In 2005, as the farm-to-table movement in Atlanta was beginning its ascent, Marie hired a chef to officially open The Farmhouse Restaurant, which had been the spot to eat local seasonal food all along. “When we were little, our chores included picking vegetables from the back-yard garden,” said Quinn Nygren, Marie and Steve’s youngest daughter, referring to their kitchen garden designed by the late Ryan Gainey. Flash forward to more than a decade later and The Farmhouse Restaurant is the go-to for a fine- yet casual-dining, farm-to-table experience in an intimate, familial atmosphere. And with menus created for holiday throughout the year, there’s no better place to bring your family to celebrate special occasions.

The Farmhouse continues to feature regional cuisine using locally-grown, organic herbs and produce from The Farmhouse’s kitchen garden, known as Gainey Garden, as well as Serenbe Farms and other Chattahoochee Hills producers. The weekend only fried chicken, named “Best Fried Chicken” by Martha Stewart Living in 2012, is a permanent fixture on the lunch menu. The rest of the dishes change monthly to highlight the freshest seasonal ingredients available while following Marie Nygren’s two rules of cooking: It must taste good and it must look beautiful. Holiday reservations fill up quickly, so make sure to reserve your table for Easter, April 16; Mother’s Day, May 14; Father’s Day, June 18 and Graduations. The Farmhouse Restaurant is open for dinner Wednesday-Sunday, 5pm-9pm and lunch Saturday & Sunday, 11:30am-3pm and The Farmhouse Bar is open every day starting at 4 pm featuring Happy Hour 2-for-1 cocktails 4pm-6pm, closing times vary.

FARMHOUSE FRIED CHICKEN Serves 6 6 chicken breast, bone-in, skin on vegetable oil

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Marinade Mixture 1 tablespoon garlic salt 1 tablespoon garlic powder 1 tablespoon Lawry’s Seasoning 1 tablespoon fresh ground black pepper teaspoon cayenne pepper 1 ½ cups buttermilk

Flour Mixture 1 tablespoon garlic salt 1 tablespoon garlic powder 1 tablespoon Lawry’s Seasoning1 tablespoon fresh ground black pepper 1 /8 teaspoon cayenne pepper 2 cups all purpose flour

In a bowl, combine all of the marinade ingredients together. Add chicken and marinate overnight. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. In a bowl, combine all the flour mixture ingredients together. Take the marinated chicken and coat completely in flour mixture and place to the side. In a 12” cast iron skillet, pour vegetable oil about 1 inch deep and heat over moderate heat. Sprinkle a little bit of the flour mixture into hot oil to see if it is ready to fry. Flour should sizzle when it touches the oil. Using a pair of tongs, place coated chicken in hot oil to fry. Be careful not to over crowd the pan. Three pieces at a time should be perfect. Cook the chicken for 4 minutes on each side. Once the chicken is fried, place on a cookie sheet with a cooling rack. Bake chicken in preheated oven for 12 - 15 minutes

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EVENTS

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Wine Tasting 3:30pm, The General Store, $

Wine Tasting 3:30pm, The General Store, $

Serenbe Film presents The Maltese Falcon 6pm, The Blue Eyed Daisy

Art Over Dinner with Anne Irwin, ArtCloud 6pm, Art Farm, $

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Atlanta Jazz Festival: Terreon Gully & Friends 7pm, Inn at Serenbe, $

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The Other Night School: Rethinking Work 6pm, Hills & Hamlets Bookshop

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Serenbe Farmers Market: Kid’s Earth Day Activity 9am-1pm, The Selborne Green

Wine Dinner with Chef Asha Gomez 7pm, General Store at Serenbe, $

Serenbe Trails Tour 10:30am, Meet at The Farmers Market Bloomfest 1-4pm, The Children’s House

Art Over Dinner with VOX Teen Communications 6pm, Art Farm, $

CORE Performance 7:30pm, Serenbe Labyrinth, $

27 Serenbe Farmers Market: Story Time with Hills & Hamlets 9am-1pm, The Selborne Green Architecture + Thoughtful Design Tour 10:30am, Meet at The Farmers Market

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Farm Tour 1:30pm, Serenbe Farms, $

Serenbe Farmers Market 9am-1pm, The Selborne Green

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Plant Sale + Farm Tours 1-4pm, Serenbe Farms, $

Right Off The Farm Seasonal Cooking Class 2pm, Bosch Experience Center, $

Serenbe Film presents Easter Parade 6pm, The Blue Eyed Daisy

Wine Tasting 3:30pm, The General Store, $

23 Beer Tasting 3:30pm, The General Store, $ Performance & Dinner with Brutal Studio Art Farm, $ Serenbe Foods Pop-Up Dinner 6:30pm, Surprise Location, $

24-26 Nygren Placemaking Conference 9am-3pm Daily, Inn at Serenbe, $

26 The Other Night School: Art & Propaganda 6pm, Hills & Hamlets Bookshop

27 Fireside with Derrick Brown 8pm, Inn Pavilion, $

29 Serenbe Farmers Market: Story Time with Hills & Hamlets 9am-1pm, The Selborne Green Architecture + Thoughtful Design Tour 10:30am, Meet at The Farmers Market

History of Serenbe Tour 10:30am, Meet at Inn Guest Services Farm Tour 1:30pm, Serenbe Farms, $ Speaking of Making: Michael Kurth, Composer 4pm

May Day Festival 12-4pm, Selborne, $

Opening Weekend: Serenbe Playhouse’s Robin Hood 2pm, $

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Serenbe Playhouse Gala 6pm, Deer Hollow at Serenbe, $

Wine Tasting 3:30pm, The General Store, $

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Right Off The Farm Seasonal Cooking Class 2pm, Bosch Experience Center, $

Serenbe Farmers Market: Story Time with Ben the Rooster 9am-1pm, The Selborne Green Serenbe Trails Tour 10:30am, Meet at The Farmers Market Farm Tour 1:30pm, Serenbe Farms, $ Serenbe Film presents High Noon 6pm, The Blue Eyed Daisy

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Serenbe Farmers Market 9am-1pm, The Selborne Green

Mother’s Day Lunch 11am-3pm, The Farmhouse, $

Serenbe Trails Tour 9:30am, Meet at The Farmers Market Farm Tour 1:30pm, Serenbe Farms, $

Serenbe Playhouse’s Robin Hood 2pm, $

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Farm Tour 1:30pm, Serenbe Farms, $

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Tony Furtado presented by Chatt Hills Music 8pm, Art Farm, $

16-17 Serenbe Playhouse’s Robin Hood 11am, $

Opening Weekend: Serenbe Playhouse’s Robin Hood 11am, $

Farm Tour 1:30pm, Serenbe Farms, $

Farm Tour 1:30pm, Serenbe Farms, $

12-16 Camp Serenbe Week 2 9am-3pm Daily, Inn at Serenbe, $

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CORE Performance 7:30pm, Serenbe Labyrinth, $

Wellbeing Tour: Future of Serenbe 10:30am, Meet at The Farmers Market

Art Over Dinner with Atlanta Ballet 6pm, Art Farm, $

Father’s Day Lunch 11am-3pm, The Farmhouse, $

History of Serenbe Tour 9:30am, Meet at Inn Guest Services

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Wine Tasting 3:30pm, The General Store, $

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Serenbe Farmers Market 9am-1pm, The Selborne Green

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11 Serenbe Playhouse’s Robin Hood 2pm, $

Wine Tasting 3:30pm, The General Store, $ Serenbe Foods Pop-Up Dinner 6:30pm, Surprise Location, $

Wine Tasting 3:30pm, The General Store, $

19-23 Camp Serenbe Week 3 9am-3pm Daily, Inn at Serenbe, $

22-25 Opening Weekend: Serenbe Playhouse’s Macbeth 8pm, The Waterfall at Serenbe, $

23-24 Serenbe Playhouse’s Robin Hood 11am, $

24 Serenbe Farmers Market: Fairy Day 9am-1pm, The Selborne Green

5-9 Camp Serenbe Week 1 9am-3pm Daily, Inn at Serenbe, $

6 Movies That Matter series: Chasing Coral 6:30pm, Inn at Serenbe

9-10 Serenbe Playhouse’s Robin Hood 11am, $

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Serenbe Farmers Market 9am-1pm, The Selborne Green

Architecture + Thoughtful Design Tour 9:30am, Meet at The Farmers Market

Wellbeing Tour: Future of Serenbe 9:30am, Meet at The Farmers Market

Farm Tour 1:30pm, Serenbe Farms, $

Farm Tour 1:30pm, Serenbe Farms, $

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Afternoon Brunch Cooking Class with Chef Joe Schaffer 2pm, Bosch Experience Center $

Serenbe Playhouse’s Robin Hood 11am, $

Wine Tasting 3:30pm, The General Store, $

Serenbe Playhouse’s Robin Hood 2pm, $

Serenbe Farmers Market: Story Time with Hills & Hamlets 9am-1pm, The Selborne Green

Right Off The Farm Seasonal Cooking Class 2pm, Bosch Experience Center, $

Wine Tasting 3:30pm, The General Store, $

Wine Tasting 3:30pm, The General Store, $

Camp Serenbe Week 5 9am-3pm Daily, Inn at Serenbe, $

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History of Serenbe Tour 9:30am, Meet at Inn Guest Services Farm Tour 1:30pm, Serenbe Farms, $

Serenbe Foods Pop-Up Dinner 6:30pm, Surprise Location, $

16-20 Serenbe Playhouse’s Cabaret 8pm, Inn Open Air Room, $

19 Serenbe Farmers Market 9am-1pm, The Selborne Green

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Camp Serenbe Week 4 9am-3pm Daily, Inn at Serenbe, $

Serenbe Playhouse’s Robin Hood 11am, $

Serenbe Playhouse’s Robin Hood 2pm, $

Architecture + Thoughtful Design Tour 9:30am, Meet at The Farmers Market

ALFI Brews & Bites On The Farm 5pm, Serenbe Farms, $

Farm Tour 1:30pm, Serenbe Farms, $

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Serenbe Film presents Cinderella 6pm, The Blue Eyed Daisy

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Serenbe Playhouse’s Macbeth 8pm, The Waterfall at Serenbe, $

Serenbe Farmers Market 9am-1pm, The Selborne Green

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Serenbe Trails Tour 9:30am, Meet at The Farmers Market Farm Tour 1:30pm, Serenbe Farms, $

July 31-Aug 4 Camp Serenbe Week 8 9am-3pm Daily, Inn at Serenbe, $

An Evening of Music with Bright Son & Soul Food Cypher 8pm, $

Serenbe Farmers Market: 4th of July Blueberry Celebration 9am-1pm, The Selborne Green

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Serenbe Playhouse’s Robin Hood 2pm, $

Opening Weekend: Serenbe Playhouse’s Cabaret 8pm, Inn Open Air Room, $

Right Off The Farm Seasonal Cooking Class 2pm, Bosch Experience Center, $

History of Serenbe Tour 9:30am, Meet at Inn Guest Services

Wine Tasting 3:30pm, The General Store, $

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Serenbe Playhouse’s Robin Hood 11am, $

Camp Serenbe Week 6 9am-3pm Daily, Inn at Serenbe, $

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Hip Hop Performance by Bright Son & Soul Food Cypher 8pm, $

Wellbeing Tour: Future of Serenbe 9:30am, Meet at The Farmers Market

Serenbe Playhouse’s Robin Hood 11am, $

Serenbe Playhouse’s Macbeth 8pm, The Waterfall at Serenbe, $

2 Serenbe Playhouse’s Robin Hood 2pm, $ Wine Tasting 3:30pm, The General Store, $

21-22 Serenbe Playhouse’s Robin Hood 11am, $

22 Serenbe Farmers Market 9am-1pm, The Selborne Green

Farm Tour 1:30pm, Serenbe Farms, $

6 Serenbe Playhouse’s Robin Hood 2pm, $

Wine Tasting 3:30pm, The General Store, $

23-27 Closing Weekend: Serenbe Playhouse’s Cabaret 8pm, Inn Open Air Room, $

26 Serenbe Farmers Market: Story Time with Hills & Hamlets 9am-1pm, The Selborne Green History of Serenbe Tour 9:30am, Meet at Inn Guest Services Farm Tour 1:30pm, Serenbe Farms, $

Wine Tasting 3:30pm, The General Store, $

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July 4th Parade 10am, Selborne

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Wine Tasting 3:30pm, The General Store, $

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Serenbe Playhouse’s Cabaret 8pm, Inn Open Air Room, $

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Closing Weekend: Serenbe Playhouse’s Macbeth 8pm, The Waterfall at Serenbe, $

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Architecture + Thoughtful Design Tour 9:30am, Meet at The Farmers Market

Speaking of Making: Amy Park & Paul Villinski 4pm, TBA

Farm Tour 1:30pm, Serenbe Farms, $

7-8 Serenbe Playhouse’s Robin Hood 11am, $

8 Serenbe Farmers Market 9am-1pm, The Selborne Green

Drive-In Movie: The Force Awakens 8pm, The Wildflower Meadow, $

23 Serenbe Playhouse’s Robin Hood 2pm, $

Closing Weekend: Serenbe Playhouse’s Robin Hood 11am, $

12 Serenbe Farmers Market: Summer Sendoff 9am-1pm, The Selborne Green $ = Ticketed Event Serenbe Trails Tour 9:30am, Meet at The Farmers Market

Event listings accurate as of printing. For up-to-date listings, tickets or to RSVP, visit serenbe.com/events

Farm Tour 1:30pm, Serenbe Farms, $

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Wellbeing Tour: Future of Serenbe 9:30am, Meet at The Farmers Market

Right Off The Farm Seasonal Cooking Class 2pm, Bosch Experience Center, $

Farm Tour 1:30pm, Serenbe Farms, $

Wine Tasting 3:30pm, The General Store, $

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Closing Weekend: Serenbe Playhouse’s Robin Hood 2pm, $

Serenbe Film presents Mr. Smith Goes To Washington 6pm, The Blue Eyed Daisy

Camp Serenbe Week 7 9am-3pm Daily, Inn at Serenbe, $

Art Over Dinner with Black Cat Tips & JOEKINGATL 6pm, Art Farm, $

Violet Bell, presented by Chatt Hills Music 8pm, Deer Hollow at Serenbe, $

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Get social with @Serenbe on Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest & Facebook to stay up to date on all happenings at Serenbe. The Hamlet, Serenbe Publishing Editor in Chief: Monica Olsen Editorial Contributors: Janet Marie Gunnels, Danny Bonvissuto, and Denise Pleasant. Art Director: Judy Walker Contributing Photographers: J. Ashley Photography unless noted. Advertising Inquires: Quinn Nygren. Contact The Hamlet at thehamlet@serenbe.com

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SERENBE REAL ESTATE Make Your Dream of Living at Serenbe a Reality

L313, 11249 Serenbe Lane $420,000

L337, 268 Mado Lane $649,000

L349, 125 Ray Way $489,900

Entry level pricing at Serenbe for this charming two bedroom, two bath home. Single-level living provides a level of efficiency, allowing residents to make the most of Serenbe’s vibrant, active lifestyle. Flowing, open floor plan features a wood-burning, gas-starter fireplace, kitchen and dining space, and laundry room leading you to the rear porch and private courtyard. Private, large, master on main features double vanities, walk-in showers, and walk-in closets. On street parking.

This handsome home takes inspiration from eclectic Scandinavian architecture and sits steps off of the beautiful cobblestone pedestrian walkway of Ander’s Court and everything Serenbe has to offer. The attention to beautiful finish detail is coupled with progressive building efficiencies to make this a choice for the most discerning home buyer. Enjoy an open floor plan and main level master suite. 2 bedrooms upstairs are generously appointed with private baths and walk-in closets.

Scandinavian inspired townhouse provides sophisticated urban living in the center of Mado, located steps from the resort-style pool. The home features 2 bedrooms, 2.5 bath, an unfinished basement and a private back deck.

L359, 154 Mado Lane $339,000

L408, 408 Anders South $449,000

L386, 11250 Serenbe Lane $679,000

The Modern Shotgun House at Serenbe is modeled after the classic Southern vernacular for efficient, smart living. The homes offer an open floor plan with 1 bedroom on the second story and a 400 sq. ft. side yard. This modern twist on a traditional architectural style will lower the cost of utilities by leveraging passive climate strategies. Only 6 Modern Shotgun Homes available, offered with three different floor plan options.

The Anders Garden 55+ Cottages are designed to integrate progressive and thoughtful design features into every home. This 2 bd./2 bath home is centered on a garden walking path and a plaza courtyard connecting to an expansive community trail system. Each home has rear parking and a private courtyard.

This 3BR/3.5Ba cottage boasts simple Scandinavian architectural detail. A handsome stucco exterior with standing seam metal roof diminishes maintenance allowing the homeowner more time to explore the extensive trail system right outside the door. Customizable expansion is possible in the terrace level adjacent a 2 car drive under garage. The master on main is a true retreat with access to a large covered porch. Each bedroom has it’s own full bath and walk-in closet. An additional upstairs loft area is the perfect spot for homework or working from home. This charmer has all the efficiencies expected by a modern day environmentalist.

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Whether you are in the market for a weekend retreat or year-round home, Serenbe offers single-family homes, townhouses, live-works, condos and apartments. Or choose a wooded lot and build your dream home. Explore architectural floor plans and pick your finishes or choose a move-in-ready home today. For a complete listing of all Serenbe properties visit SerenbeRealEstate.com, call 770.463.9997 or stop in the office located at 9055 Selborne Lane, just up the street from the Blue Eyed Daisy Bakeshop. *All prices and plans are subject to change.

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