Join HooRWA board member and co-owner of local business Wild Soul River Justin Adkins and HooRWA ED Arianna Alexsandra Collins for our “Learning Wild Edible and Medicinal Plants & Fungi” series.
Our Wild Walks in the Hoosic River Watershed will take place on third Thursdays, April – October, 5:30-6:30pm.
Each month we will explore another location in the Hoosic River Watershed and learn basic identification of edible and medicinal plants and fungi.
Registrants will get an email with our exact meeting location a few days before we meet.
We will each enter this space as teacher and learner together as we learn from the plants of the ancestral homelands of the Stockbridge-Munsee Mohicans. We will also discuss what Honorable Harvest means as we live together with the plants, the river, and the land.
To make it more accessible, this circle is offered at three different price levels. Please consider what you are able to give at this time and choose the one that is right for you. Sliding scale fee $10-$25, paying to Wild Soul River. Half the proceeds go to support HooRWA’s mission.
“If we understand the Earth as just a collection of objects, then apples and the land that offers them fall outside our circle of moral consideration. We tell ourselves that we can use them however we please, because their lives don’t matter. But in a worldview that understands them as persons, their lives matter very much. Recognition of personhood does not mean that we don’t consume, but that we are accountable for the lives that we take. When we speak of the living world as kin, we also are called to act in new ways, so that when we take those lives, we must do it in such a way that brings honor to the life that is taken and honor to the ones receiving it.
The canon of indigenous principles that govern the exchange of life for life is known as the Honorable Harvest. They are “rules” of sorts that govern our taking, so that the world is as rich for the seventh generation as it is for us.”
~ Robin Wall Kimmerer