Indigenous Gardening Series
Time & Location
About The Event
In response to COVID Her Many Voices has partnered with Indigenous Permaculturalist, Shannon Francis, to provide organic garden kits and educational tutorial videos for Indigenous and Refugee women in the Denver/Boulder, Colorado area.
We’re honoring all women by celebrating Earth Mother’s Day this Sunday. We’ve invited 40 women to participate in our gardening series. Shannon will be walking us through how to connect with seed and soil for the best return of this relationship. The first of our series we’ll be planting the Three Sisters (beans, squash and corn) and what Shannon calls The Fourth Sister, Hopi Amaranth.
Science has “proven” what our ancestors knew – that we are all connected. That our breath gives life to seeds. That plants give off energy. And working in soil can increase your serotonin levels. Serotonin is a natural anti-depressant that strengthens the immune system. Given the state of our world today we could use all the positive we can get!
What we’re asking in return for their participation is to send us photos, videos and/or stories of their experiences, so we may show the benefit of this program and support its growth, that other women may participate. We’re growing in apartments, on balconies and backyards.
If you’re one of the ladies joining us know that we are practicing social distancing. We ask that you drive up, pop your trunk, let us load your organic gardening kit, then drive off. If you have someone else picking up for you, please send their name.
Pickup will be 11:00 – 1:00 from the alleyway of:
4 Winds Indian Council Center
205 W 5th Ave
Denver, CO 80204
We’re excited to take this journey with these ladies. If you have an interest in participating leave us a note here. If a slot opens up, we will let you know. If one doesn’t we will put you on the list for the next round.
Have a Beautiful and Blessed Mother’s Day,