Some themes from the day's presentations:
Commitment no matter what.
Stand by who you are.
Commitment - a new idea in today's world of instant gratification.
Things that we can't create, such as trees, see them as sacred.
Storied Landscapes on the one hand and on the other hand, the need to recognize that Home resides in People when they don't have a Land they can go back to.
Stories lead to empathy and embodied empathy creates a compassion to help. Compassion comes from unexpected places and times.
Growing food is art, a fabric that can be grown. We are the soil. We need to change the fabric of our community. How can we change the composition of our soil if it isn't growing what we need?
Creativity is the highest form of expression we need in this world.
What are the best five minutes of your life?
The natural world provides a perfect learning ground and fosters curiosity.
Re-envision a different world at the grassroots.
Learn in groups.
Create for the common good, something bigger than the group itself.