September 23-27, 2008: Come enjoy developing a spiritual and sustainable relationship with food. This experience will present food as sacred and celebrate eating as a sacramental part of everyday life. The daily themes of the conference will be water, land and our bioregion.
Each day’s activities will include workshops, fieldtrips, earth art activities or individual quiet time. Topics will range from: working on and learning from the land; visiting local food producers, and learning sustainable practices related to local foods. Evenings will include activities such as learning of the Universe Story, Council of All Beings and a theatrical performance, “A Sense of Wonder,” starring Kaiulani Lee, which is a play based on the life and works of Rachel Carson.
Saturday’s events feature Patricia Mische, co-founder and president of Global Education Associates, a network of men and women in 90 countries who collaborate in research and educational programs for the advancement of ecological integrity and security, peace, justice, human rights and democratic participation.
Laura Dowd, Executive Director of Local Foods Connection, will present a workshop on Thursday September 25 from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. “Your Health, Your Body, and Iowa’s Agricultural Landscape.”