Shmita is a year-long Sabbatical practice that was introduced in the Torah and occurs on the last year of a seven-year cycle. This year is a Shmita year, the 7th year, which means that we will be holding 7 different workshops to learn about how the values of Shmita can help you grow as an individual physically, mentally, and spiritually.
The Shmita Series will be held on Sundays, 10:30 - 12:30pm.
1. October 17th: Perennials - The plants that keep feeding us, year after year.
2. January 30th: Meditation for a secular year - Guided mediation about the agricultural cycles, and what they can teach us about living everyday more mindfully, intentionally, and consciously.
3. February 27th: Medicinal and Herbal Plants - What healing powers do plants posses, not only for the soil but for us? How can we create homegrown health?
4. March 20th: Cover Crop - Don't judge a crop by its cover! Cover crops may not look like much, yet they have so much to offer.
5. June 5th: Native Plants - Learn about the benefits of growing native plants
6. August 21st: Ethnobotany - Learn about how plants have woven their way into our local communities and cultures over the years
7. September 8th - Meditation (the year in review) - "A day in the life" - how meditation can be incorporated into daily life, in the 7th year, 7th month, 7th week, 7th day, and every day for 7 minutes.