Contributed photo/San Juan Island Grange
                                Milla Prince’s work as an herbalist in the Pacific Northwest is deeply rooted in the practice of bio-regionalism.

Contributed photo/San Juan Island Grange Milla Prince’s work as an herbalist in the Pacific Northwest is deeply rooted in the practice of bio-regionalism.

San Juan Island Grange holds lecture on ‘age of loneliness’

  • Sat Feb 17th, 2018 7:00am
  • Life

Submitted by the San Juan Island Grange

How can people stay hopeful, grounded, and engaged, while standing up for what they believe in?

Today is an age of unprecedented climate chaos, polarizing politics, and a mass extinction previously unseen in human history.

In recent years, spirituality has become a vital component of activism; particularly in the environmental movement. Land-based spiritual activism and bioregional resilience is the fertile edge of intersectional environmentalism.

Activism is not only marching and gathering signatures, resiliency means more than a full pantry and an emergency plan, and the environment is inseparable from ourselves.

Everyone must learn to recognize our place in the life of the world and acknowledge the existential loneliness humans are creating for ourselves as a species. We must learn to see our work as a part of a greater whole.

Join seasoned activist, herbalist, and educator Milla Prince at the San Juan Island Grange on Tuesday, Feb. 27, for a discussion of how reconnecting with land, plants and the human community can help people build emotional and spiritual resilience.

The lecture will begin at 6:30 p.m. at 152 First St., Friday Harbor, preceded by a pop-in potluck dinner at 5:30 p.m. Join for a meal or just the lecture.

Prince is a writer, wildcrafter, folk herbalist, local plant enthusiast, community organizer, teacher, filmmaker, activist, gardener.

Her work as an herbalist in the Pacific Northwest is deeply rooted in the practice of bio-regionalism, earth activism, and local resilience. It is her goal to empower folks to discover and revive their own ancestral, holistic traditions.

She was born and raised in boreal forests of Finland and now lives on Coast Salish Territory in the Cascadia Bioregion.

“The Age of Loneliness: Cultivating Spirit Through Environmental Activism” is part of the grange lecture series, which strives to foster social and political engagement, discussion, and to maintain our historical hall as a home for celebrations and programs.

The San Juan Island Grange has been a community of growers, makers, and keepers since 1931.

The grange is nonpartisan, and so is this event. All are welcome, including kids.