Event Description: The root cause of environmental problems is human estrangement from nature— humans feeling that we are not part of nature. How do we experience belonging and not belonging on the land, in the market, at the table? How do we cultivate a sense of belonging within ourselves and as a society? How can we invite others into belonging? Join us to explore agriculture as a restorative practice for tending our inner sense of belonging and creating spaces for letting this connection live in community.
Join Hawthorne Valley’s Institute for Mindful Agriculture (IMA) for this 1.5- day workshop beginning Thursday, evening February 21, and concluding at noon on Saturday, February 23, as we explore these important questions with our special guests:
Lorrie Clevenger, farmer with Rise & Root Farm and co-founder of Black Urban Growers (BUGS)
Dan McKanan, Emerson Unitarian Universalist Senior Lecturer at Harvard Divinity School, author of “Eco-Alchemy: Anthroposophy and the History and Future of Environmentalism”
Karen Washington, farmer, activist, co-founder BUGS, named one of 100 most influential African Americans in the country by Ebony magazine, 2014 James Beard Leadership Award
The IMA team, Steffen Schneider, Rachel Schneider, and Jill Jakimetz; and the Farmscape Ecology Program team, Conrad Vispo, Claudia Knab-Vispo, and Anna Duhon will also be participating.
The program will begin with a free public talk on Thursday evening at 7 p.m.: “Eco-Alchemy” with Dan McKanan.
WORKSHOP COST: Sliding Scale $100-$150 | Fri. dinner included