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Ecological Self

The reciprocal relationship between nature and people has significant, research-supported positive implications on physical, social and emotional health and wellness, and on human communities and culture. But most of us never pause from our busy lives to closely examine our place in the natural world, or our relationship with it. Using the Incanto sculpture, Ancestors, as inspiration, we’ll delve deeper into our relationships with our ancestors and the role they play in cultivating our relationship with nature. We’ll explore the development of our “ecological self,” or a self that transcends individualism to recognize the healing that we can achieve for ourselves, our community, and our natural world when we live in harmony with all living beings. Instructor Sarah Croscutt will guide you in a visit to the Ancestors sculpture in Flagler Garden as part of this class. You’ll walk away feeling a renewed sense of connection to your ancestors, the natural world, and yourself.

We believe that all adults in our community should have access to plant-based, nature-focused learning opportunities. We offer several pricing tiers so you can register at the amount you’re able to pay. Thank you for your contribution.

• Sustainer: $30

• Supporter: $20

• Contributor: $10

• Attendee: $0

All programs are subject to change.

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden strives to be a Garden for all and we are committed to offering diverse adult learning opportunities that are inclusive and accessible to all learners. If you would like to request an accommodation to support your participation in an adult learning opportunity at the Garden, please contact [email protected] or call 804-262-9887 x328 and we will make our best effort to help.

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Wednesday, September 13, 2023
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Event Details

Sarah Crpscutt In this lesson, we embrace the decomposition process as we explore our own unique compost mixture to stimulate our growth and cultivate our best self.About the instructor

Sarah Croscutt has spent much of her career working in the field of science and outdoor education. She is the owner and facilitator of From the Outside, a series of plant and nature-based activities designed to cultivate connection and well-being. With a BS degree in Biology and a MS degree in Environmental Science, as well as a deep love for the outdoors, she has cultivated a rich, sacred relationship with the natural world that nurtures her inspiration and creativity. Through her unique perspective, she has created Lessons from Nature, a series of essays connecting readers more deeply to themselves through the natural world. In addition, her work has been published in Plants and Poetry Journal, and Wild Roof Journal. You can connect with Sarah through her blog, From the Outside (www.fromtheoutsidellc.com) and on Instagram, @sarahc_outside.

Before or after this course, don’t miss Incanto: An Oasis of Lyrical Sculpture, the premiere exhibition of New York City-based sculptor Kate Raudenbush, with poetry by Sha Michele. Through a journey into immersive art, Incanto explores our human nature and invites guests into a transformational space of self-inquiry.