Insights to the Outdoors: Sacred Trees
What began as a curiosity about the traditions and folklore related to trees planted in the center of many farms in Norway, ‘Tuntre,’ and Sweden, ‘Vårdträd,’ led Douglas Hulmes, emeritus professor of environmental studies and education at Prescott College, to a recognition of a tradition that can still be observed in the cultural landscape today. Learn how mythology and folklore of a culture influence their perception of place and how ecological knowledge of a landscape compare with ‘kjennskap,’ or what is sacred in a landscape. It will include a discussion of what is considered to be sacred in nature in the U.S., and specifically around Prescott. The workshop will also be offered on October 22. $27 for members, $30 for nonmembers.