Join us for this special opening evening, as we arrive together in one place and one purpose, from across a diverse movement.
Mohawk Elder and Faithkeeper Ka’nahsohon Deer will open the evening by welcoming us to this land and offering a traditional thanksgiving address.
Author and founder of the Center for Sustainable Medicine Didi Pershouse will describe how collaborating with soil’s natural communities (and each other!) can improve resiliency on a large scale, counteracting climate warming, flooding, drought, erosion, algae blooms, wildfires and more.
Jackie Milne, founder of the Northern Farm Training Institute, will share the inspiring story of her journey through terminal illness and how the living soil played a pivotal role in her spontaneous remission. Highlighting parallels with the patterns of ecosystem collapse around the world, she will call on us to align with Earth’s own immune systems to trigger global spontaneous remission for the planet.
The evening will also be an opportunity for us to “build the soil” of our own community. Come and share what you care about, what you hope to get out of the Symposium, what you hope to contribute, and who you’d like to meet. The conversations we have this evening will help prepare the ground for deep learning together over the next three days, leading to useful collaborations and collective action.
Then, to carry us into the rest of the Symposium with inspiration, we will enjoy a special musical performance.
Please join us!