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Gardening, Ecology, and Social Justice: Personal and Community Stories

garden writing workshop details

Date & Time: 6:00-7:30 p.m. MT on Thursdays April 1, April 15, April 29, May 13, May 27, and June 10

Registration: bit.ly/gardenwriting

Co-hosted by: U of U Environmental Humanities Program, Mobile Moon Coop, and Torrey House Press, in consultation with Wasatch Community Gardens

Description: Join a six-part online writing workshop and author talk series that will explore our personal and collective stories at the intersection of gardening, ecology, and social justice. As the days lengthen and we plant seeds, it’s a great time to reflect on why we grow food, care for the land, and show up for our community. In each workshop, participants will experience writing and storytelling exercises that both heal and build skills. Facilitators will share techniques such as nature journaling and river writing, as well as personal stories that explore relationships between food, the environment, healing, and social justice. At the end of the series, you will have a chance to share your writing and story with Torrey House Press to be published in a chapbook. We encourage attendance across all workshops, but it is not required. Registration is free and open to the public.

Program

Stay tuned for more details

April 1: Radical Sustainability with Mark Sundeen, author of The Unsettlers and The Man Who Quit Money

April 15: Nature Journaling with UU Environmental Humanities Graduate Program students Ashleigh Albrechtsen, Hannah Taub, and Maya Kobe-Rundio

April 29: Poetry Workshop with Ashley Finley, poet, doula, and co-founder of Black Lives Matter-SLC

May 13: Storytelling and Indigenous Foodways with Alastair Bitsoi, Diné writer, public health advocate, and gardener

May 27: TBD

June 10: Soil Source: Writing for Healing with Rikki Nadkarni-Longino, founder of Mobile Moon Coop, and Nan Seymour, founder of River Writing

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Last Updated: 6/3/21