Talking To Trees 2
negotiating the wuzzy line between humans and the more-than-human world
June 6, 13, 20, 27
Location: 4711 Raymer Road, Kelowna, BC
Contact: Lori Mairs
Notice how we talk about ‘saving the environment’ as if we’re not a part of it?
Dr Suzanne Simard (How Trees Talk To Each Other) and German Ecologist Peter Wohlleben (The Hidden Life of Trees) tell us how plants communicate, how plants have relationships with each other and how they do all this through biologic systems and electrical fields. But plants don’t just communicate with each other, humans also have electrical fields and biologic systems and it’s through these subtle states that we can enter the field of companionship with the more-than-human world.
These four evenings are an introduction to the kinds of relationships that are available between humans and the more-than-human world. Lori will provide practical tools, exercises, homework assignments and a guided experiential inquiry to help you move into an alliance with nature.
Lori Mairs is an Ecological Artist and Academic Researcher. Her creative work includes sculpture, installation, photography and creative writing. She has lived in the Woodhaven Nature Conservancy for 15 years as its Caretaker. Woodhaven is a 22 acre nature conservancy in Kelowna BC and is comprised of four distinct bio-geo-climatic regions reflective of a cross-section of the eco-systems found throughout the Okanagan valley. Lori currently tutors University students and teaches classes in Personal Growth. She holds a Masters Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from UBC Okanagan.