Helping clear the fields and gardens
EARTH WALKS TO JEMEZ PUEBLO, NEW MEXICO June 20-22, 2019
Join hearts and hands at Jemez Pueblo with the Flower Hill Institute farm, tending the land, planting heritage seeds and experiencing traditional cultural values, sponsored by Earth Walks of Santa Fe, New Mexico. We will be joined by the summer Pueblo youth camp, elders and other community members.
Roger Fragua, director of the Institute farm said, “Farming with nature (the root of organic farming) lies at the heart of practices used by native farmers in the Southwest for millennia. Traditional cultural farming can teach us a great deal about how to build a resilient and regenerative agriculture.” A children’s butterfly pollination dance will celebrate the fields.
A special part of the gathering will be with Abbess Hosen guiding the group in the practice of mindfulness in action as we assist in the beautiful organic gardens at the Zen Center. Meditations in the zendo are an option as well. Lodging is dormitory style at Bodhi Manda Zen Center where there are relaxing hot springs alongside the Jemez River.
Cost: $375 (two nights lodging and meals) A limited number of private rooms are available at additional cost. Volunteer for one both days only at no cost except for meals.