The Simple Plate: Getting "right-sized" through growing food and relationship with land
How can one little plot of land be healing a body, a mind, and a spirit? How can it lift those spirits, change an outlook, connect people to their history and culture and even bring traditional teachings and values alive?
Hope Flanagan knows.
The American Indian Community Housing Organization will have a quiet, private, blessing ceremony and celebration this week to kick off the Giinawiind Giginitaawigi'gomin, or Together We Grow program for Indigenous and BIPOC urban kids in the area.
Kids and community elders will make garden signs in Ojibwe and English and there will be traditional music.
Hope Flanagan is a member of the Seneca Nation and the Turtle Clan, and she'll be offering the garden blessing; not only a chance to bless the garden itself, but a chance to reflect on the many blessings it provides.