"Beautiful piece from Starhawk Amanda! Which of her books is that from?
So glad the Vancouver AOH community created space and time to meet up. I think you nailed it on the head with that piece Amanda, why this is so important! Wish I…"
"Yes, welcome Sara!
We had the best intentions to meet up monthly. The first meeting was awesome. I missed the second, which turned out to be a small handful of people. There hasn't been a date committed to since that I know of.
"I would like to make it out to the March 25th meeting.... I haven't received any info about it yet. Where and when? Please email me (and add me to you emails) at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Has there been a location decided on for the next meeting? I am looking forward to meeting again, and just want to make sure I have all the details before the day sneaks up on me. Cheers,
"I came home feeling very glad I made it out to the January meeting.
I've been 'thirsty' for connecting with people who share a passion for this great work for some time, to learn from and to build... "Community"
"I am interested in attending and meeting other practitioners in the area. Do you expect people from all over the Fraser Valley or just in Vancouver? (I am in Chilliwack). Have you met before as a group? I will add my name to the…"
How did you learn about Art of Hosting (please add the date and place) and what attracted you to it?
When I first studied and started practicing Circle, I came across the Art of Hosting website. Not entirely sure on the date. Although I began this work in 2004.
Tell us about your experience with Art of Hosting as part of your life and work. What would you say your competence in it is? (new, starting practitioner, experienced practitioner, steward)
I advocate for Circle as a means of environmental education. I believe that all Circle practice is environmental education in a manner of speaking; for it is the aim of environmental education to bring about a change of conditions to live sustainably on the Earth, this includes the way we relate to self, others and the natural world. When we begin to interact with each other in a more respectful, cooperative and authentic way, it is then possible to interact with the natural world likewise.
I have been facilitating Circle in some capacity since 2004. Then between 2009-2011, I deeply studied Circle and its significance for Environmental Education for the completion of a M.A. in Environmental Education and Communication at Royal Roads University in British Columbia.
I recently started a home-based business, The Bumblebee Circle: Circle Facilitation and group process consulting services for relationship & community-building, communication edification and environmental education purposes. These services can accommodate individuals, groups, organizations, businesses, corporations, etc. in various settings & for a variety of purposes.
What is the primary field/topic/focus in your hosting work?
Relationship & community-building, communication edification and environmental education.
Are there interests/passions that you'd like to share?
Away from work, I enjoy gardening, growing my own food, volunteering in local food growing initiatives, and learning more about living sustainably. And lately, I've been studying bee keeping & gardening for bees, and spend a great deal of time delightfully learning from the bees in my garden. Also, my husband and I recently launched a local food growing initiative combined with education that fills our time with much joy: www.gardengabbers.com
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