Find Yourself at Woodbine
For many different reasons-and seemingly for no reason at all-people find themselves at Woodbine. This place calls us, and we recognize that Woodbine offers a unique opportunity to learn-from one another and from the land. We gather here, sometimes coming from far-flung places, and together we create a community. We're a new and vibrant group, and we invite you to join us.
Underlying all the happenings at Woodbine is one essential, guiding question:
How do we learn to live together in this place?
To ask this question is to assume that its four key elements—learn, live, together, and place—hold intrinsic value. But more than that, it signals a desire to understand the intersection of these four elements:
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learn — We learn by listening to one another and to the land. We share knowledge through educational programs. We ask important questions and explore answers. We tap the wisdom of indigenous peoples, of our elders, and we share what we learn with each other and our children.
live — We seek to live in a better way, in a way that is life-supporting, healthy, and honoring of ourselves, one another, and the land. We hold life and the life-death cycle sacred.
together — We come together—as a community, in our larger community, and with other communities. We honor one another and our diversity. We share resources, we work together in community working groups, and celebrate at community events.
place — We honor the land, with its particular history and ecology. We establish connection with this place. We learn what the land will teach us. We explore what it means to be or to become native to this place. None of these elements by itself makes for a complete picture. Rather, it is their dynamic interplay that informs, confounds, and challenges us. But we're up for the challenge, and we invite others who are up for the challenge, too.
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