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Please Join Us at Great Lakes Bioneers Detroit!

Every year I learn more about the seasons and the patterns that manifest around the waxing and waning of the moon.  The closer Angela and I move toward our intended sustainable off-grid urban existence (we have a ways to go!), the more visible and pertinent these cycles and patterns become. B.A. (Before Angela), I ritualistically demarcated the turning of the wheel of the year like a fighter with one foot upon a defeated opponent. Together Angela and I brought food to the forefront of our awareness and now, mindful of planting and harvesting, I feel as though I’m more a part of the procession of time, rather than a disconnected aggressor taking jabs.

As the Harvest Festivals come to a close, Angela and I shift our awareness more towards our ancestors, our home and hearth. I enjoy Autumn. I feel more creative as my gaze begins to turn inward for Winter. I also appreciate this time of year because every October, as the creativity is rising, Great Lakes Bioneers Detroit Conference brings forth information, inspiration and affirmation that sustains me until Spring.

At the national level, Bioneers identify as “social and scientific innovators from all walks of life and disciplines who have peered deep into the heart of living systems to understand how nature operates and to mimic ‘nature’s operating instructions’ to serve human ends without harming the web of life.”

I appreciate the national plenary speakers, but what makes Bioneers special for me are the local morning learnshops. Every year offers so many incredible opportunities that you may become a little miffed you can’t be in two places at once. While at the conference please look for opportunities to learn more about the Detroit Food Justice Task Force and the Undoing Racism Gatherings that are gaining momentum in the city. Angela and I are honored to be a part of these two transformative collaborations.

Since we’ve been in the evolution biz, Angela and I have shared at this conference and I now consider Bioneers to be one of the ways that I actively participate in the turning of the wheel of the year. We encourage everyone to join us. Angela is taking this year off from the kitchen so she’s excited to actually participate in learnshops this time around. Andrew, Donde and I are honored to share the second Detroit Domes 26′ diameter geodesic dome during the conference. This dome’s uncovered encompassing vertices will serve as a space for reflection and as an expression of interconnection. You’ll be able to find it on the lawn between the theater and Madame Cadillac buildings.

There is still time to register and participate!  Find more information at Great Lakes Bioneers Detroit.  We hope to see you October 15 -17 at Marygrove College, 8425 McNichols Rd. 48221

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