With respect, I offer my skills as speaker, group facilitator, and workshop leader. Over thirty years I have been privileged to work with groups, both large and small, from coast to coast, and abroad. Now it’s time to do more.
I’ve spoken at conferences, workshops, and seminars, as well as in banks, insurance companies, hospitals, forests, farm fields, investment houses, bookstores, churches, libraries, and colleges. My gift & my intent is to inform, empower, encourage and uplift audiences.
Awakening Community Intelligence – Keynote talk at the Midwest CSA Conference, Dec. 3-4, 2015 in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. The conference will feature two general sessions and four concurrent workshop tracks, each with four workshop sessions, and the keynote.
In the general sessions CSA participants from across the Midwest and the nation will come together to discuss and learn about issues and opportunities for the CSA movement. These issues include, among others:
- Moving from competition to cooperation among farms and communities
- CSA as community building versus just marketing
- Supporting new CSA farmers as well as more experienced farmers who are ready to move on from day-to-day farming.
- Exploring a unified vision for the Midwestern CSA movement
CSA farmers and shareholders from across the Midwest are invited to come together in Eau Claire for this important gathering of the movement. Registration details tor The Midwest CSA Conference are here.
Odyssey of the 8th Fire – Thursday, June 25, 2015 from 7-9 PM at the Lincoln Unitarian Church – Lincoln, Nebraska. Steven McFadden will relate the true, epic tale of the prophetic pilgrimage from the Atlantic to the Pacific that began 20 years ago. More details to come in the weeks ahead…
Nebraska Sustainable Agriculture Society – Annual conference, February 6 & 7, 2015 at Metropolitan College in Omaha, Nebraska.
Keynotes: This year the conference feature several keynotes: Dr. Paul Thompson, holds the W.K. Kellogg Chair in Agricultural Food, and Community Ethics at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan. He has formerly held positions in philosophy at Texas A&M University and Purdue University. His research has centered on ethical and philosophical questions associated with agriculture and food, and especially concerning the guidance and development of agricultural techno-science.
There are many groups in Nebraska already working to support the development of local food, and greater food security across the state. Should we form a network of associations to support local and regional food systems development across Nebraska?
Should the people of Nebraska create a networked forum for the many far-flung community food pioneers and projects to share information, resources, and strategies?
Reiki Training – I’ve been practicing and teaching the art and discipline of Reiki hands-on complementary healing for almost 40 years. I’ll be offer comprehensive training classes in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Everyone can learn Reiki healing, and everyone is welcome. Certificates awarded. Students must complete Reiki I before taking Reiki II. For more information or to register, follow this link. 2015 Reiki Classes
Reiki I: Saturday October 17
Reiki II: Saturday August 22 & Saturday November 21
Farmer Safety 101: Yoga for Yeomen and Yeowomen
A yeoman is someone who works upon the land to bring forth its bounty – someone who works daily with the forces of nature, with tools, and with machines. Farmers and gardeners must properly care for their bodies – for the body is our most valuable piece of equipment, and over the years it eventually absorbs tremendous wear and tear. In this experiential, physical workshop, we will talk about basic body safety for farmers, gardeners, and householders. Then we will learn and practice some stretches to keep our bodies strong, limber, and uninjured while we attend to garden, farm, and kitchen chores. Participants will want to wear loose, comfortable clothing for this session.