RAISE A GLASS TO THE CATSKILLS
Olive, New York (in the Catskill Mountains)
New York City
Saturday, October 14, 2017
One hundred years ago, people in all five boroughs of New York City were able to turn on their taps and receive some of the cleanest unfiltered water of any city in the world.
Although this engineering feat was a boon to New Yorkers, it was a severe hardship to many families in the Catskill Mountains of upstate New York, who lost their homes, land, and communities when local waters were harnessed to create the reservoir system.
What went unmentioned then were the sacrifices citizens of the Catskills had made to send this water to the city. Eight towns were erased, people’s houses and livelihoods obliterated, and psychic wounds were sustained that have moved down the generations, even to this day.
This October, we would like to share, with the descendants of these impacted families, a message of gratitude in recognition for the pain their ancestors suffered.
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FINDING INSIGHT AND CLARITY IN NATURE
2017 National Bioneers Conference
San Rafael, CA
Led by Trebbe Johnson and Polly Howells
October 21, 2017, 2:45 PM
BEAUTY FOR BROKEN PLACES
With Trebbe Johnson
Rowe Center, Rowe, Massachusetts
When the place we love are hurt, we hurt too. Discover how to revitalize both yourself and the land with Trebbe, founder of Radical Joy for Hard Times, and transform suffering into resilience and power.
If you’ve seen your community and the wilderness areas you love become broken, toxic, and endangered, you may feel tempted to respond to the hurt by turning your back on it — but when you become willing to attend to the hurt places, in the land and in yourself, you can discover meaning, beauty, and empowerment. This weekend you’ll have an opportunity to explore the ways in which the landscapes you care about are teachers and mirrors of your deepest self. Working with inner dialogue, council, storytelling in partners, and much more, and walking through Rowe’s beautiful grounds alone or with Trebbe and others, you’ll have a chance to praise and mourn what’s hurt, find wisdom and guidance, create ceremony for yourself, your neighbors, and for the land, and discover simple, creative tools for finding and making beauty every day for the hurt places within and without.
Fee: $260-$360 (sliding scale), plus diverse lodging choices
For more information and to register, click here.