The Earth Salon, “Climate Victory Gardens” on Sunday, Nov. 8 with Bob Cervelli

A monthly meeting offering, with occasional guest ‘experts’,
hosted by the Touching the Earth Collective and Shambhala Online,
curated and co-facilitated by David Wimberly and Deborah Luscomb.

2nd Sunday of every month
At 11:00 (Eastern) / 12:00 pm (Atlantic)

Sunday, November 8: Climate Victory Gardens

With Robert Cervelli
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Victory Gardens harken back to World War I and World War II, as a way to support the war effort through home gardening. This presentation and workshop will discuss a modern day version – COVID-Climate Victory Gardens.

We will discuss the exposure we may have in the future from food shortages and higher prices, as we enter an era of increased global food insecurity. Solutions will be discussed, including the incredible capacity to grow significant amounts of our food supply on little land and with only a modest labour input. Discussion will include how to easily convert parts of your lawn to gardens, how to begin or expand your suburban ‘micro-farm’, what to grow that’s easiest and most nutritious, and ways to increase your larder and food stores.

Our presenter is Robert Cervelli, who runs a 2 acre ‘micro-farm’ in St Margarets Bay, Nova Scotia.

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The money collected will be used to offer an honorarium to our guest teachers.

Previous Earth Salons
Gratitude with Deborah Luscomb and David Wimberley
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Backyard Chickens with Charlotte Mendel
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“The consideration of where we are and what we are, on the spot, turns out to be very important. We are talking about a farming situation in some sense: how we are going to experience the land properly, the real land, the land that grows crops and the land on which animals are raised.

When we first wake up in our bedrooms, first thing in the morning, it would be so great if the first incense we smelled were either cow or horse manure or the smell of plants. We have to go back and experience how the earth works, rather than purely smelling our neighbor’s bacon cooking as soon as we wake up, and hearing taxicabs roaring and garbage trucks rumbling. We should all experience working on the land, literally and properly. That is the best way to wake ourselves up: smelling earth, actually experiencing good earth.

Ladies and gentlemen, there are a lot of problems that have come up because, since medieval times, the process of conquering the world has been based on conquering the earth
instead of touching ground, touching soil properly.”

From “Nowness,” a talk at the 1979 Kalapa Assembly.

The Earth Salon is intended to bring us together to explore the greater implications of our bodhisattva vow.  We hope to include guided practices, as well as guest speakers to focus on how our daily activities bind us or alienate us from the earth we share with all creatures.

How do we rouse our intention?  How do we move from intention to action?  How do we build resilience and appreciation?  How do we create a pathway for caring activity on this earth?

Together we will investigate these questions and more while looking at food & gardening, housing & construction, travel, clothing, energy, consumption, and many other areas that will undoubtedly arise during our conversations.

The Zoom meetings are free and open to all, but we do appreciate donations.
(Zoom info below.)

“Whatever we have done with our lives makes us what we are when we die.
And everything, absolutely everything, counts.”

-Pema Chodron


Topic: Earth Salon
Time: Every month, on the Second Sunday, 7 occurrence(s)

Nov 8, 2020 12:00 PM (Atlantic)
Topic: Climate Victory Gardens with Bob Cervelli

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