Where: Killaloe and District Public Library 1 John St, Killaloe, ON K0J 2A0
Please come and join Steven Martyn in his telling of a 35-year journey to the heart of agriculture. Through his stories he lifts the veil that blinds us to the origins of our western culture. Steven brings participants to the understanding that the foundation our cultural existence; food, medicine, buildings, textiles…. are gifts handed down to us from a time when people lived in a different way with each other and the Earth.
Steven’s story of one person working in the wilds, informed by indigenous agricultural practices, throws a net of understanding out over the last thirty thousand years of history. Steven enables the participants to catch a glimpse of our peaceful ancestral home and of what life can be like here on Earth now.
“Everything has intelligence and with that comes special magical gifts. We humans are unique in our way, not because of our big brain’s ability to reason as we might think, but through our ability to enter into an intersubjective ‘shamanistic’ state. these gifts, on which our civilization still entirely dependent, came to us from beyond the human world. We received this information through a fluidity of consciousness; by moving into the other realms of plants, animals, insects, birds, fish and rocks, to receive gifts from these older relations of ours.”
Steven Martyn, M.A. (traditional plant use), B.F.A. honours, artist, farmer, wildcrafter, builder, teacher, writer, visionary.
Steven has more than thirty years’ experience living co-creatively with the Earth, practicing traditional living skills of growing food, building and healing. Steven created Livingstone & Greenbloom in 1986, Toronto’s first green landscaping company. In 1996, he created the Algonquin Tea Company, North America’s premiere bioregional tea company. He has given talks and run workshops internationally for more than twenty years and has taught at Algonquin college since 2000. In 2014 Megan and he started the Sacred Gardener Earth Wisdom School. Steven released his first book, “The Story of the Madawaska Forest Garden” in 2016, and his second “Sacred Gardening” was released in June 2017.
This Event is Free. Copies of “The Story of the Madawaska Forest Garden” and “Sacred Gardening” will be available for purchase at $20/each.