Slow, Spread, Sink: A Water Conservation Lecture and Movement Exploration
We will gather to hear a talk from Cat Buxton, Founder of Grow More, Waste Less and Co-Founder and Board Member of the Vermont Healthy Soils Coalition, about the importance of soil microbiology in simultaneously preventing both flood and drought. After the talk, the participants will have the opportunity to explore through movement how one can connect more deeply to the land and water around us. The workshop will be facilitated by movement educator, Nicole Conte. The lecture and workshop is open to everyone. No movement experience is necessary. We ask all attendees to wear a mask at all times, and keep a 6 foot distance from those not in your pod.
Cat Buxton is a busy cross-pollinator and change facilitator from the White River watershed in Vermont. She is an effective and enthusiastic educator, community organizer, and advocate for food system change. She works with individuals, schools, community groups, and statewide and national organizations to make a difference one meal, one compost pile, and one landscape at a time. From behavior change to climate change, local food to global food, grassroots organizing to legislative policy making, Cat is all about empowering people to affect the necessary changes to restore health to people and the planet. Cat works on topics such as soil and ecosystem health, community resilience, composting, water catchment, landscape planning, monitoring landscape function, and increasing biodiversity. Cat is a musician, artist, and self-described microbe geek. Learn more about Cat's work at Grow More, Waste Less.
Nicole Conte dances and performs with Moving Spirit Dancers, the Raqs Salaam Dance Theater, through Open Door Wellness Center, and previously with Flock Dance Troupe and the Eleonora Stein Academy. Nicole is also an educator with a focus on interdisciplinary place-based education. She has taught at arts and science centers, schools, nature camps, conferences and resorts, and has led many programs for children, including creative arts & science, creative dance & drama and family movement. She volunteers as a board member of the Vermont Education and Environment Network.
Lyman park sits along the banks of the White River. It is a two level park with a varied landscape.The upper level will be where the workshop takes place. There is a large flat grassy space next to the parking area, facing a small amphitheater.