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Connecting to the Soil, Self and the Economy

Sunday, October 29, 2017 to 1:00pm

Hawthorne Valley Farm, 327 Route 21C. Ghent, New York 12075

If we treated our friends the way we, as people, treat the Earth, our friends would never talk to us again. Across the globe we exploit our planet in the most destructive way on a daily basis– and still expect her to produce our food, give us nourishing spaces to explore, be our home.

If you think the time has come to make a difference, if you want to enhance your ability to be a change agent, if you want to learn something about yourself and work with others who are deeply committed to honoring the Earth and all that live here, please join us for a weekend at Hawthorne Valley Farm.

The Institute for Mindful Agriculture is committed to helping all of us improve our relationship with our home planet. By looking critically and deeply at ourselves and our relationship to the Earth through the lens of food and farming we can unlock our individual and collective capacities for transformational change.

During our Autumn Module we will dig deeper into the dynamic interdependence of Soil, Self and Economy through immersion in autumn’s gestures of setting seed, anchoring the future life of the seed within the earth, and the dissolving of life above ground. Activities will include:

  • Short presentations on the gesture of the year, mindful inner practice and working towards a food and agriculture economy serving the well-being of all
  • harvesting and autumn farm work
  • silent nature walks
  • individual mindfulness and self-reflection practices
  • discussions on transforming the current agriculture-food value chain

Event Type

Class/ Workshop


Small Farms Program


$250-@500 (sliding scale)

Small Farms Program: Capital District/Catskills
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Contact Name

Rachel Schneider

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