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Beginning in September, RambleRill will host a series of discussion groups based on materials developed by the Northwest Earth Institute. The discussion groups typically meet once weekly for 90 minutes for 6 weeks. Stay tuned to this section of the newsletter for specifics about dates, times, and registration for these upcoming discussion groups at the farm (descriptions quoted from the NWEI website):
A World of Health: Connecting People, Place, and Planet
Learn how personal health intersects with the environment and explore strong connections between the health of our communities and the health of our planet. Discover actions that promote good health and in turn, promote a healthier environment.
A Different Way: Living Simply in a Complex World
The concept of “living simply so that others may simply live” has been around for hundreds of years. People choose to live simply for many reasons and as our world changes, the motivations for and benefits of living a simple life also evolve. Today, we choose simple living as a way to make our own paths in life, paths that allow for investing our time in the things that matter most to us, making choices that create less waste and more good, using (or not using) technology intentionally, and critically examining the messages that tell us what to believe, what to value, and who to be. A Different Way: Living Simply in a Complex World connects our individual values and actions to the larger picture and helps us to find power to make real change in our lives, communities, and in the world at large.
Reconnecting with Earth
Our world is changing at such an astoundingly fast pace. We get caught up in our daily lives and the problems we face—we end up losing touch with that deep connection we have to our planet. Reconnecting with Earth helps participants explore how our cultural beliefs and personal values affect the way we view and treat Earth. Together, you discuss how our well-being is inextricably linked to the well-being of our planet. Participants discover a deeper respect for the planet and a renewed commitment to act—a shift that could be the key to real and lasting change.