Thursday, January 8, 2015

Soil: Source of Life | Le sol: source de vie | Conference, January 23, 2015.

Honoured to be speaking at this Montreal event - an evening of exploration and dialogue about the power and importance of soil in our world. I am looking forward to seeing faces both old and new...

Ideas of home have been lingering for the past hour as I chew some thoughts for the dialogue I'll be facilitating next Friday:

What does it mean to call a place home? How do we create community? When can we say that we truly belong? Arriving home, describing it, naming, uncovering and honouring its complexity is messy, hard work. Homeplace, land, land stewardship, local and global environmentalism, food justice and the small and daily ways in which we maintain a relationship with our bioregions may act as a compass to our culture of place.

“Cultural histories speak the language of the land. They mark the outlines of the human/land consciousness.” Enrique Salmon

On Friday, January 23, join us at Concordia University's DB Clarke theatre for an evening of exploration and discussion about soil, the source of life. Six powerful individuals who work intimately, physically or metaphorically with soil will present their thoughts, hopes, concerns and council on this precious resource, leading to a dialogue with the audience about what actions we might take individually and collectively to protect and restore this precious resource. Presented as a launch event for 2015, the International Year of Soils. For tickets and more information, visit Presented in English and French with simultaneous translation.

Vendredi 23 janvier, rejoignez-nous au théâtre DB Clarke de l'Université Concordia pour une soirée d'exploration et de discussion sur le sol, la source de la vie. Six personnes influentes qui travaillent étroitement avec le sol partageront leurs histoires, leurs rêves et leurs désirs pour une Terre plus saine et plus abondante, menant à une discussion de groupe, avec les membres de l’auditoire. Présenté comme un événement de lancement de l’Année internationale de sol (2015). Pour obtenir des billets et de plus amples renseignements, visitez Présenté en anglais et en français avec traduction simultanée.