Join us for the final event in our Social Permaculture Workshop Series. In the previous workshops we identified some of the destructive influences embedded in our culture that lead to a feeling of disconnect and harm to our Earth. We introduced tools for individuals and communities that help us get back on a path to harmony and healing.
How do we become people of the Earth again? In this workshop we will explore building healthy relationships with the land and our fellow creatures through the many ways to receive and give. These include listening to plants and places as well as our own inner voices. We will also approach making offerings and respectfully harvesting from the wild. In sacred space, in a sacred landscape, our intention is to connect with our planet and our purpose.
Full info here and rsvp by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Come to Madrid and get some seedlings for your garden!
And support Ampersand's sustainability education at the same time.
Organically grown with rainwater and love
April 20th 11am to 3pm outside The Mine Shaft Tavern
$2 to $3 each!
(We will also have organic artisanal compost)
Thanks to James Skeet and Wildcat for teaching our last workshops. They were both amazing!
My Whole Self
by Amanda Bramble
I've known my purpose as long as I can remember. It is to heal the earth and humanity's relationship with the Earth. That may seem like a lofty goal. But what it looks like for me is very life-sized. One day it can be a water harvesting perennial bed that processes greywater. Another time it can look like a vision for a tribe of people working to create equitable solutions for thriving along with the land they live on.
How I express my purpose has looked different as my life has unfolded. While I haven't written a blog post in quite a while, writing has been one way I teach and share my purpose. For the past several months my weekly radio show has been my immediate avenue for expression. And of course I've been teaching groups of people in person through classes, hikes and workshops for decades.
As a teacher, and one with a vision for the world, my avenues for expression have been very important. I have things to say. I imagine they might benefit the world, so they must be expressed.
I've always felt I am an expression of the healing instinct of the Earth. Speaking and imagining for the Earth has always been my instinct. That pretty much explains me. It's not always easy to share this particular experience of myself. I've noticed a big contrast with what other people's central motivations are. That's not a judgment, but an observation. I'm just wired this way. Other people are wired other ways. When we are all obviously of this Earth, completely dependent on the Earth, and owe everything we have to Her, why doesn't everyone prioritize the health of the Earth in their lives? That is a conundrum I will never understand. That mystery is part of what motivates me. (read entire blog post here)