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 incommunity.
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
Institute for Mindful Agriculture team: Steffen Schneider, Rachel Schneider, and Jill Jakimetz
Farmscape Ecology Program team: Anna Duhon, Claudia Knab-Vispo, and Conrad Vispo