Talking To Trees 3
negotiating the space between humans and the more-than-human world
June 14, 21, 28, July 5
Location: 4711 Raymer Road, Kelowna, BC
Contact: Lori Mairs
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, 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. She has lived in the Woodhaven Nature Conservancy for 15 years as its caretaker. Lori holds a masters degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from UBC Okanagan and currently tutors students in the BFA and MFA program.