Hi DC Pachamama people,
I hope you've had a good summer so far. Lore Rosenthal, Robin Galbraith, and others have been busy delivering Drawdown sessions around the DC area.
Please help us pick a date for a Zoom call the last week of August. The possibilities are either the evening of Monday, August 26 or Thursday, August 29, for 1 hour starting at 7, 7:30, or 8 pm. You can help us pick the best day and time by indicating your availability on the schedule at https://www.when2meet.com/?7991829-BVxOx
(just use your mouse to drag on the grid to highlight the times you’re available, or reply to this email and let me know what is best for you.)
Rogér Koren, from the Pachamama Alliance staff, will be visiting the DC area the week of October 21, and we’d like to organize a meeting with him one evening that week.
We’ll also get an update on the upcoming Drawdown programs for the fall and a brief overview of Pachamama’s work. If you have any other topics you’d like to raise, please them in a comment, or email me at the address below.
Volunteer coordinator, DC Metro Pachamama group
I'm the founder of Make Our Kids Healthy Again - an organization inspired by Drawdown with a mission to educate children on the benefits of a plant-based diet on the environment and health.
We just launched a free coloring sheet on our website!!! You can access it here (copy/paste):
We’re looking to reach more people and make our program more accessible. Would you be willing to promote and share this with your audience via social media or your email newsletter?
I’d appreciate any support you can provide - thank you!
This is the 14th Drawdown Intro Workshop in the DMV area. There were 74 people (a record breaker?), most of whom were members of the Mt Vernon Unitarian Church in Alexandria. They have a very active Climate Action Team (CAT) with 12 sub-groups working on different focus areas, some of which coincide with the Drawdown Solutions. Thanks to [~4735] who was my co-presenter.[I think she is ready to go out on her own!] Barbara Bacon and Kris Rosenthal were instrumental in logistics. The workshop "ask" was to get more folks involved with CAT.
If you're interested in Drawdown Food Sector solutions, there's a 10 acre forest garden project in Bowie MD that is worth checking into. It seems to fit both #23 Farmland Restoration (part of the site was a field used to grow GMO Corn previously), and #28 Multistrata Agroforestry. I went there in the spring for a tour and volunteer workday. They have another one coming up on Saturday, July 6 if you want to get your hands a little dirty. It's very interesting! https://www.forested.us/
I presented my 1st solo Introduction to Drawdown on June 2 at the Takoma Park Community Center in Takoma Park, MD. 63 people attended because of the fantastic job hosting and advertising that [~3715] and Michael O'Hora did! Special thanks to [~3100] who trained me and has been such a supportive mentor.
OMG, I saw the best movie tonight about Regenerative Agriculture, called "The Biggest Little Farm". A couple turns 200 acres of dead land into an entire ecosystem. If you go on the website, you can find where it is showing near you. https://www.biggestlittlefarmmovie.com/home/
Here is the trailer, which gives you an idea: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=UfDTM4JxHl8,
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