Civilization of the Wild Sharing Circles

 

For the duration of CAFKA.16, Meg Harder calls on the collective wisdom in her community to help awaken the wild seed that is perennially dormant within each person. Harder will be hosting a number of teachings in "The Civilization of the Wild" given by local people of the land. This will include knowledge sharing on shelter building, tool making, and species identification. While knowledge sharing sessions have a scheduled leader, Harder encourages everyone to share their stories and knowledge of the local bioregion as well. 

Wed 1-Jun, 7 PM - 8:30 PM, Civilization of the Wild: Scratch & Sniff & Sip with Michelle Purchase, Victoria Park, 57 Jubilee Dr, Kitchener, N2G 7T6. Produced by CAFKA.

Plants can be identified by sight, smell, taste, or touch. Come smell some fun plants, learn which ones can be tasty, and which can be very dangerous. Some basic plant identification terminology will be covered. Where to Meet - participants will meet Michelle Purchase on Roos Island (the large island in Victoria Park Lake) at Meaghan Harder's debris hut installation "Civilizations of the Wild"

Sat 4-Jun, 9 AM - 11 AM, Civilization of the Wild: Bread Oven Building with Meghan Harder, Victoria Park, 57 Jubilee Dr, Kitchener, N2G 7T7, Admission Free. Produced by CAFKA.

Alfred and the KW Cobbers from Transition KW will be demonstrating how to build a simple earthen oven.

Sun 5-Jun, 8 AM - 9:30 AM, Civilization of the Wild: Birdwatching with Meghan Harder, Victoria Park, 57 Jubilee Dr, Kitchener, N2G 7T8, Admission Free. Produced by CAFKA.

Come for an early morning stroll through Victoria park and learn to identify local birds with David Gascoigne.

Sun 12-Jun, 3 PM - 5 PM, Civilization of the Wild: Tree ID with Meghan Harder, Victoria Park, 57 Jubilee Dr, Kitchener, N2G 7T9. Produced by CAFKA.

Come for a guided walk around Victoria Park and area and learn how to identify trees in downtown Kitchener with Dan Root.

Tue 14-Jun, 10:00 - 12:00 PM, Civilization of the Wild: Shelter Building with Meghan Harder, Roos Island, Victoria Park. 57 Jubilee Dr, Kitchener, N2G 7T6

Join Meg in a hands-on demonstration of debris-hut building.

Sun 19-Jun, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM, Civilization of the Wild: Natural Cordage with Meghan Harder, Roos Island, Victoria Park, 57 Jubilee Dr, Kitchener, N2G 7T6. Free.

Come learn the ancient practice of making string from native plants.  

Wed 22-Jun, 7 PM - 8 PM, Civilization of the Wild: Bioregional Poetry and Story Reading I with Meghan Harder, Victoria Park, 57 Jubilee Dr, Kitchener, N2G 7T10. Produced by CAFKA.

Come join in a round of reading of ecology-based poetry and short stories. Feel free to bring along poems and stories to share with the group, either written by yourself or collected favourites. A selection will be explored through shared reading and reflection.

Sun 26-Jun, 7 PM - 8 PM, Civilization of the Wild: Bioregional Poetry and Story Reading 2 with Meghan Harder, Victoria Park, 57 Jubilee Dr, Kitchener, N2G 7T11. Produced by CAFKA.

Come join in a round of reading of ecology-based poetry and short stories. Feel free to bring along poems and stories to share with the group, either written by yourself or collected favourites. A selection will be explored through shared reading and reflection.