Connecting through shared gratitude for the land and each other: Students went for a walk on Lowenwood to reflect on how being present in a moment is a form of gratitude.
This semester's Earth Week Celebration took place November 6-11 with students hosting seminars during the week and an Earth Fest on Friday. The Earth Fest was a culmination of day workshops facilitated by staff, a community dinner prepared by students and the dining staff, and a contra dance. The goal for Earth Fest is to provide students time to reflect on establishing a sense of place by connecting to Lowenwood, nature, and finding meaning in a sense of home.
My home, my family, my sanctuary
Love being free. Free like the wind.
Happy fingers and toes inside our mittens and socks
Fire within me burns with passion
Adventure is found at the most unexpected times
Creating a community for lasting memories
Fulfillment of our needs by a caring community
Kindness connects people. It can be found in every action and thought.
Love radiates from every tree, entering all of our bodies and souls with each breath of fresh air.
We exhale clear, cold
We wonder what the next adventure will be.
Thank you Lilly, Hannah, Naomi, West, Emilia, Majenta, Mitchel, Ricco, Tucker and Ellie for sharing your poem!