Preparing a course called "Life in Alliance With Plants"
Hey Hive, i was thinking what i could share with you today, as and remembered there's a project I'm working on that i haven't shared with you. The original idea was just to build a community garden in a neighborhood of a nearby town, mainly to interact with people in a healthy and productive environment. However, as i sat on the computer to write the project down, more ideas started popping up and it came to be titled as it says on the title of this post.
So instead of only doing a garden, there will be discussion and practice on the different things we can do with plants, like crafting, building, healing, and expanding the knowledge we have on the ones that grow in the area.
The intro of the course goes like this:
"Welcome to this course of Life in Alliance with Plants. It is called this way because what we seek here is to share knowledge of the different ways in which we can enrich our earthly existence by getting to know better the plant world that surrounds us, which provides us with food, medicine, clothing, and even shelter.
But... a partnership is not only about receiving, it is a balance of giving and receiving. So, as we get to know the plant world better, we can also learn how we can contribute to its prosperity and abundance. The more they grow, the more we grow".
Some of the key points to be explored in the course are:
The world of fungi
The importance of native forests
By the way, in case you didn't know, the word syntropy in this context is used as opposed to entropy, which is the natural tendency of things to fall apart and disperse. So syntropy would be the intended act to put together, in this case nutrients. I share this because despite knowing the basic notions of syntropic agriculture, i had no clue what syntropy actually meant 😅
Yeah, I'm not qualified to go there and act like the knower of truth, I'll just share some personal research and also try to learn from them, from their experience and interpretations. Nonetheless i plan to deliver some basic knowledge on these modern takes on agriculture which might be useful for the people asissting, as for me to organize all these notions which I've never taken the time to really organize in my head.
Have you ever imparted a course on something you were self-taught and had no formal training in? How was your first experience? What things did you take into account? I'd be grateful for any tips 😁
Have a good one 🌱