Black Farmers & Urban Growers Conference: Rooted & Rising | Nov 9-11th
Selima will be conducting a workshop at the 7th Annual Black Farmers & Urban Growers Conference, yay!
Spirit-to-Spirit: Deepening Your Relationship with Plants
This workshop is for people who want to strengthen their relationships with the plant realm. Whether it is the food you grow on your land or the herbs you buy from the grocery store, there is a richer relationship that with plants that awaits. Much of our interaction with plants is one-sided: we plant, we harvest, we manipulate and we consume.
While we know we are not the ones in control of this dynamic, our perspective on how plants interact with us is limited to how they nourish us physically. But they have more gifts to share: medicine for the soul that we can access through spirit-to-spirit connection. Learn how to make plant allies through medicine-making, energetic exchange, gratitude, dream work, writing and meditation.
My work as an herbalist is rooted in a spiritual practice that almost entirely revolves around working with plants. From the most superficial ailment to my most traumatic childhood wounds, I turn to them for everything. And the reciprocal nature of our relationship always evolves. I always have something to offer and they always have a new gift to share, be it a more abundant harvest or a new perspective or insight to a personal problem.
Just as we are guided by God and our ancestors, we can be guided by Gaia and her children. This type of guidance gives us greater confidence, groundedness, intuitive connection, capacity and wisdom to know how to show up for ourselves, our community, our collective healing and stewardship of this planet.
Friday, November 10, 2017 at 10:00 AM through Sunday, November 12, 2017 at 1:00 PM
Georgia State University
55 Gilmer Street
Student Center East
Atlanta, GA 30303
The Black Farmers and Urban Gardeners Conference is presented by Black Urban Growers (BUGS), an organization committed to building networks and community support for growers in both urban and rural settings. Through education and advocacy around food and farm issues, we nurture collective black leadership to ensure we have a seat at the table.