Prairie Oaks Institute

cultivating the earth, rejuvenating the spirit

Among the Trees: Lessons for Life from a Bur Oak

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Around me the trees stir in their leaves and call out, “Stay awhile.” The light flows from their branches. And they call again, “It’s simple,” they say, “and you, too, have come into the world to do this, to go easy, to be filled with light, and to shine.”

— Mary Oliver, When I am Among Trees

Come and dwell for a day in the quiet beauty of bur oak trees, and discover some of the lessons they can teach us about living more fully, more intentionally. Learn about the biology, ecology, even mythology of the bur oaks in their native savanna ecosystem. Listen to their wisdom for reconnecting with the natural world, and with yourself. Come away refreshed and renewed, more deeply rooted in the rich soil of your life.

WHEN: 9 A.M. – 4:30 P.M., SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2015

FACILITATORS: Cindy Johnson, Professor of Biology & Environmental Studies, Gustavus Adolphus College &  Chris Johnson, Courage & Renewal® Facilitator; founder & principal of The Milkweed Group, LLC

COST: $65 (INCLUDES LUNCH); OPTIONAL OVERNIGHT LODGING IS AVAILABLE ($40)

Click here:  Among the Trees Registration

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