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Through Awe

Exposing ourselves to big or small awe-inspiring experiences, especially those in nature, taps into our feelings and emotions and reminds us we are a part of something bigger. In a world where many people feel lonely and disconnected, our relationship with nature–our life source–is the foundation to our sense of belonging and purpose. Finding awe deepens our connection with the natural world, ourselves, and others. In this workshop, we will examine our own story with nature, stretching back to our earliest memories of the natural world. We will share our moments of awe, unearth our feelings around nature through photos, explore our ecological self through a series of reflective questions, and find awe in the Garden by observing through different perspectives. Sharing and discussion will be encouraged!

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.

Register Member $25

Register Non-Member $30

Wednesday, August 30, 2023
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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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.