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Parenting Seed Planting Workshop
September 14, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Participants are provided with a hands-on workshop about the role of Mothers (Mother Earth) and Fathers (Father Sky) in healthy child development, sun safety practices and caring for Mother Earth while incorporating cultural teachings. The workshop provides an opportunity for children to practice caring for a growing plant in much the same way as parents care for children. It includes a seed planting activity, Seven Grandfather teachings activity and a medicine wheel activity. Other components of the workshop can include storytelling, colouring and taste testing of vegetable being planted (e.g. snow peas, beans).
The Caring for Mother Earth Project is a collaboration between the Anishinabek Nation and the Thunder Bay District Health Unit. The project aims to engage service providers, parents and the general public on the topics of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) prevention, children’s environmental, maternal and child health while integrating cultural teachings. The project provides an opportunity to create cultural awareness and sensitivity.
Please call (807) 633-9481 for more information.