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Sat, Apr 22


Hickory Hill Bloomington St Entrance

Re-Rooting Towards Our Mother: Earth Day Practices

This earth day, you are invited to commune with our creature kin and turn towards the caring embrace of the natural world.

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Re-Rooting Towards Our Mother: Earth Day Practices
Re-Rooting Towards Our Mother: Earth Day Practices

Time & Location

Apr 22, 2023, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Hickory Hill Bloomington St Entrance, 1439 E Bloomington St, Iowa City

About the Event

Our modern, technology-enhanced pace often has us feeling dis-connected from our natural world. Join us in re-connecting with the earth's presence and attuning to our inherent belonging. Walk through practices meant to ground you firmly within this ecosystem and leave knowing you can continue to turn towards these traditions in your daily life. 

We will create handmade journals to assist us in deepening our work, walk through guided meditation, and other earth based practices as we gently explore the forest and its inhabitants.


  • Water bottle
  • Easy-to-carry item to sit on if ground/logs aren't preferable; i.e., folded blanket, small pillow


Dress for the weather; we will be outside. Comfortable shoes and loose clothing recommended


Sliding scale fee: $45 - $10, based upon your access to resources.

Materials cost has been added to registration fee.

Backyard Abundance members receive a 10% discount. Learn about Backyard Abundance membership


We need a minimum of 10 attendees to host the class. Please invite friends and family to ensure the event happens as scheduled. We would love to meet your loved ones.


Anne Ventullo is an eco-therapist who specializes in honoring connections through ritual and creativity.  She can often be found wandering the forest with her dogs or tending to her backyard garden.


Hickory Hill Park South Entrance

1439 E Bloomington St, Iowa City, IA 52240, USA


The event is held outside. Masks are optional. We will try to maintain 6' distancing.


This class was developed in collaboration with many community partners and was funded by the Resource Enhancement and Protection Conservation Education Program (REAP CEP). It would not be possible without these sponsors and supporters. Please frequent these generous organizations to thank them for donations of  time, materials and funds.


  • Abundance of Resources

    This fee is for people with expendable income. This option allows you to assist others in attending our classes by “paying it forward” for those who have less access to opportunities.

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  • Traditional Resources

    This fee is for people who have the resources they need to make ends meet and can attend our classes at full cost.

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  • Reduced Access to Resources

    This fee is for people who are working hard to make ends meet on low wages and have less access to resources and opportunities.

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  • Under Resourced

    This option is for people who have low access to resources. Examples include those with income below the poverty line, people living with mental and physical health concerns, and people experiencing insecurity in basic needs attainment.

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