Tunitas Creek Ranch near Half Moon Bay will open its farm for 20 participants June 19 – 21, 2009. The goal of the training program is for participants to:
Through a concentrated weekend of first hand experience with local guides, we will learn how to read the landscape of place through its deep time geologic story, weather patterns, water cycles, plant and animal communities. We will experience strategies for teaching nature awareness. We will also learn how the indigenous communities sustainably nourished themselves with native plants and animals, and the importance today of choosing local, organic and seasonal food by spending time in the garden where greens and vegetables for our dinner were grown. In the evening, with guidance from a NASA scientist, we will experience our place in the cosmos, orienting us to the stars, planets and constellations of the night sky. Throughout the weekend participants will be relating these experiences to how they apply in their own watershed or bioregion. By the final morning, working with the Exploring a Sense of Place guidebook and notebook materials, participants will develop initial plans for their own local explorations and learn how to connect with one another online to share ideas.
For more information please contact our Director of Outreach, Laurel Smith:
Phone 650-938-9300, x17 or email email@example.com
Treat the Earth well. We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors, we borrow it from our Children. Ancient Native American Proverb
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