Gardening has always been an integral part of how people engage with land. Through this workshop, students will be invited to learn about how respect, humility and active listening help us to engage in the natural world in ways that sustain us and promote environmental health. The Gitigaan workshop gives students the opportunity to learn about both the science behind why certain plants work while together as well as traditional stories of how these plants came to be. This workshop covers topics such as the three sisters, nutrient cycles, sacred medicines, photosynthesis, pollinators and soil fertility and will expand our definition of what a garden can be!
The Gitigaan workshop can be delivered here at Trent University, where we can visit any of three on-campus community gardens, or at Curve Lake First Nation.