Food, Faith, Farming

Workshop Series Explores Connections
between Food, Faith, Farming

 

Hand holding group of feathers against orange backgroundSinsinawa Mound Center is sponsoring an online, eight-week program, JustFaith Series—Sacred Land: Food and Farming. Participants will explore our connection with and our responsibility for the land. Beginning Tuesday, Oct. 5, sessions will be held via Zoom most Tuesdays from 6 to 8 p.m. through Nov. 30. A commitment of attending at least six of the eight sessions is required to register for this series, and space is limited to 10 people.

Participants will learn how food and farming practices affect the climate, marginalized communities and our own health and spiritual well-being. Through reading, discussion, film, and contemplation, our group will delve into topics of food, regenerative farming, health, racial justice, indigenous knowledge, practical garden strategies, the climate, spiritual wellbeing, and much more. Together we will read all or parts of Robin Wall Kimmerer’s (Potawatomi) “Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants”; Pope Francis’ “Laudato Si’: On Care for Our Common Home,” and Elizabeth Roberts’ and Elias Amidon’s “Earth Prayers.” Note: The cost of this program does not include the purchase of these three books. All are available for purchase from Sinsinawa Book & Gift Gallery (www.sinsinawa.org/giftgallery).

Facilitators include Sinsinawa Mound Center’s Ecological Programming Coordinator Eric Anglada and Gabrielle Brown, who advocates for care of Earth and all its inhabitants in Iowa and Colorado.

The fee is $100 per person, and the registration deadline is Friday, Oct. 1. For more information or to register, contact Arrangements at 608-748-4411 or visit our website at www.sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

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