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Toward a Good Relationship with Earth

Led by Rowe Morrow.

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Are you feeling distressed by global warming? Not sure what makes the biggest difference? Looking for spiritual direction through action and testimonies? This course discusses what works, using permaculture principles and a global and cosmological framework. You will learn:

  • Ways to live effectively
  • What has worked in other countries and situations where people are struggling more than we are in Australia.
  • A larger view of life and the spirit

For keen gardeners, consider staying on a few days to participate in the Spring Gardening Week (24-30 September).


In the 1980s, Rowe Morrow discovered permaculture which provided a powerful basis for Earth restoration. A Concern was born. She considers permaculture ‘sacred’ knowledge to be carried and shared with others. Since then Rowe has travelled to meet many people anxious and concerned to restore their environments. As a teacher of permaculture Rowe has been inspired for many years by Parker Palmer, the Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) and non-violent resistance. She works in difficult places, choosing people who have been disempowered and who would not otherwise have access to permaculture. Most recently she has been working in Afghanistan, and then with Syrian refugees in Mosul. Rowe delivered the 2011 Backhouse lecture and is a member of Blue Mountains Meeting.

Cost:  $372 (Single)/ $342 (Shared) includes accommodation and catering

Note that Quakers may also seek support from their Local Meeting or Regional Meeting. Funds are set aside for this, so don’t be shy – it is an investment in the spiritual health of the Meeting.

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If you need to be picked up from the Bungendore train station ($10 fee) or Canberra airport ($35 fee) please contact

If you are not ready to commit to the course but want to let us know you are interested, please contact us here.

Later Event: September 24
Spring Gardening Week