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JustFaith Series – Sacred Land: Food and Farming (via Zoom)
February 1 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mondays, February 1, 8, 15, 22, March 1, 8, 15 22 – 6-8 p.m. The zoom link will be sent via email on the morning of each session. To sign up for this program you must be able to make at least 7 of the 8 gatherings.
$100/person fee (limit to 10 people). Registration is full.
Sinsinawa Mound is offering the new online JustFaith series “Sacred Land: Food and Farming.” This first program in JustFaith Ministries’ Eco-justice Series explores our connection with the land and our responsibility for it. Together our small group will learn how food and farming practices affect the climate crisis, marginalized communities, and our own health and spiritual wellbeing. We will explore practical ways to support, advocate for, and implement sustainable food and farming practices in the communities and the institutions of which we’re a part — whether it’s in our workplace, congregation, apartment complex, or neighborhood. Each member of our group will work toward a plan of action: for example, this could be starting a composting program with our next-door neighbors, building a community garden with our congregation, or advocating for local and national policies that support sustainable food and farming practices.
Sessions include: “From Individualism to Interconnectedness”; “Whose Land?”; “Soil and Seeds”; “Eating Animals”; “Buy Local!”; “‘Big Ag’ and Public Policy”; “Urban Gardening”; “Take Action.” In addition to these 8 sessions we’ll have an immersion experience; place and date will be set once we start the group.
Together we will work through the JustFaith curriculum, including reading Robin Wall Kimmerer’s Braiding Sweetgrass, Pope Francis’ Laudato Si, and Elizabeth Roberts’ and Elias Amidon’s Earth Prayers. The cost of this program does not include the purchase of these three books. All three books are available at the Sinsinawa Book & Gift Gallery.
Presenters: Eric Anglada is Ecological Programming Coordinator at Sinsinawa Mound. He is co-founder of St. Isidore Catholic Worker Farm in Cuba City, WI. His work centers on the intersections of raising food, community living, eco-spirituality, education, activism, and decolonization. His essays and reviews have been published in America, National Catholic Reporter, Sojourners, Merton Seasonal, The Catholic Worker, Wapsipinicon Almanac, Geez, and Dorothy Day and the Church: Past, Present, and Future.
Linda Sheridan is the Milwaukee area representative and a member of the board of directors for Food, Faith & Farming Network, a Madison-based nonprofit that fosters rural and urban relationships and promotes earth stewardship, spirituality and economic justice through healthy food and sustainable farming practices. As coordinator of the Milwaukee Winter Markets and Meals program, Linda works with Milwaukee area congregations to present locally sourced brunches and farmers market events during the winter months. Linda is on the steering committee of Interfaith Earth Network, a part of the Interfaith Conference of Greater Milwaukee. She is also involved in the Milwaukee Food Council and volunteers with other area organizations. Linda believes that education is the key to helping people make choices about their impact on the environment and its betterment through sustainable practices of living.