BIPOC Blackberry Full Moon Walk at Biblioterre

BIPOC Blackberry Full Moon Walk at Biblioterre

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Coopérative de solidarité Biblioterre

169 Chemin Parent

Les Collines-de-l'Outaouais, QC J0X 1A0

Canada

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Join us on a nature walk for/ by BIPOC in the beautiful landscape at Biblioterre, situated on the unceded lands of the Algonquin Anishnabek.

About this event

We are very excited that Algonquin Elder Albert Dumont will provide an opening teaching on this month’s Blackberry Full Moon and more.

More about this event:

  • Join a special teaching by Algonquin Elder Albert Dumont
  • Celebrate the Blackberry Full Moon
  • Learn about plants growing on the land and explore our relationships with land and nature
  • Share in a hands-on activity with natural materials

Date/Time: Friday, August 12, 2022 from 4-8pm

  • 4pm: gathering at Biblioterre near farmhouse
  • 4:30pm: Teaching by Algonquin Elder Albert Dumont
  • 5-5:30pm: Walk will start

Where: Coopérative de solidarité Biblioterre, 169 Chemin Parent, Rupert, Qué*Situated on the unceded Lands of the Algonquin Anishinabek*

Cost: FREE of charge (donations accepted but not expected)

All ages, all genders welcome; for anyone that identifies as Black, Indigenous, and/ or a Person of Colour.

Registration required.

Facilitators:

Sun Shan was born in Beijing, China. She lives in Ottawa, where she is an urban farmer and educator. She has a background in biology and ecology and has over 20 years of experience working as a research scientist, conservation biologist, and sustainability educator.

She and her partner founded and run The Chi Garden, a small ecological farm in Ottawa. It is cultivated as a place for diverse vegetables and herbs, as well as community conversations around food and our connected traditions.

Mary Roufail is a community educator with skills in and a love of plant growing (and eating!); and a Biblioterre member. Born in “Halifax”, she is of Egyptian background and especially interested in bringing people together to connect with nature and diverse cultural roots.

While we’ll be mainly talking in English, we can speak multiple languages between us, including Mandarin, French, Arabic and Spanish; increasing opportunities for conversations with participants from diverse cultural backgrounds.

Details:

The evening will start at the entrance to Biblioterre and after gathering we listen to a teaching by Algonquin Elder Albert Dumont. Then we will begin a casually paced walk.

Afterwards, we will come together to engage in a creative, nature-based activity and bonfire (participation optional)

Hearty snacks (featuring berries) and herbal tea will be offered.

Any type of participation is welcome, whether you’d like to join for the teaching, walk or creative activity, or simply find your own spot to enjoy the outdoors.

Rain or shine (barring chance of a storm). Check social media or your email for updates the day of the walk.

Accessibility: The walk will take place on uneven terrain with frequent stops. Some chairs will be accessible when gathering at the start and the end of the walk. (Feel free to bring your own folding chair.)

Please reach out to us with any questions concerning access as well as any food or animal allergies via "Contact the Organizer" button at the end of the eventbrite page. We will do our best to support you being able to be part of this event.

What to bring: Water bottle, comfy shoes or waterproof boots (some possible puddles), snacks as needed, mosquito repellant and a hat (to help with the deer flies!). Come prepared for the weather!

COVID-19 Precautions: We ask that attendees respect 2 metre physical distancing and wear masks when that is not possible.

Carpooling: Please let us know if you need or can provide a drive to and/ or back from Biblioterre via the “Contact the Organizer " button below. Let us know by August 10.

Parking: There is parking across the street from the main farmhouse. It's to the right of the road when arriving. There is a "parking" sign at the entrance to the parking space.

Please do reach out via the Eventbrite page - "Contact the Organizer " button at the bottom, to let us know if you need anything in general to be able to attend.

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