Friday, January 31, 2020
6:00 – 8:30 pm
Saturday, February 1, 2020
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
In the Dreamtime that is Winter, our spirits are free to imagine the abundance of a new spring. Seeds are an essential partner in creating this abundance as they provide the gift of their lives so that we, as human beings, may live.
Our ancestral memories and stories tell us that Seeds have collaborated with humans for thousands of years. Generations of families have saved and shared seeds to ensure the well-being of all. And yet, in the last century, we have allowed 94% of our Seed varieties to disappear.
This workshop will explore and deepen our relationship with Seeds, building on the learning begun in the Fall 2019 Soul Conference (Seeds and Roots: Growing Sacred Activism). The award-winning documentary “Seed: The Untold Story” will provide context for the work. Discussion and journaling exercises, story and a hands-on seed activity will help us rediscover our ancestral connections to Seed. We’ll also encounter practical information and resources for honoring our responsibility to protect our Seeds, including suggestions for planting seed gardens, sourcing non-GMO seeds, and more.
COST: $55.00, includes meal on Friday.
“A gift is also a responsibility.”
-Robin Wall Kimmerer
Writer Carolyn Holbrook is an advocate for the healing power of the arts. Co-author of Dr. Josie R. Johnson’s memoir, Hope In the Struggle, author of Earth Angels, Tell Me Your Names and I Will Testify (forthcoming 2020), her awards include a Minnesota State Arts Board CCP grant, Minnesota State Arts board Artist Initiative grants, and the Minnesota Book Awards Kay Sexton Award. She was named one of the 50 most inspiring and accomplished Minnesota leaders over 50 by AARP and Pollen Midwest.
Diane Wilson is a Dakota prose writer, educator, and author of the award-winning books Spirit Car: Journey to a Dakota Past and Beloved Child: A Dakota Way of Life. Her work has been featured in many publications, including the anthology A Good Time for the Truth. Awards include the Minnesota State Arts Board, Bush Foundation 2013 Fellow, AARP/Pollen Midwest 50 Over 50, and the Jerome Foundation.