A BIOREGIONAL SWAP
What have you harvested this year? Do you plan on doing any canning? Did you come across so many feathers you don’t know what to do with them all? Have a favorite sea stone that whispers to you it’s dreams of seeing far off lands? Would you like to receive a care package from an old friend just met, with little magical gleanings from a land your feet may never have touched?
Leave a comment letting me know you want to participate. I will randomly match names together, and then let you know who your swap partner is. You have until October 1st to complete your package and send it out (to give enough time for late harvest canning or seasonal medicinal making!).
Here are some examples to give you an idea what your package could contain: Jam, salve, seeds, artwork, photos, pressed flowers, feathers, stones, bones, tinctures, flower essences, driftwood, poems, mixed cds, special books, homemade brews, embroidery, vintage thrift finds….anything that represents you and your bio region. (It goes without saying, but seeds/plants that could become invasive should be excluded from your package. Also, be aware that if your partner lives overseas, sending seeds and other organic material may be against international customs…in other words, they might seize your stuff!)
This is an opportunity to not only make a new friend and receive mail goodness, but also for you to deepen into your own definition of how the land you live on speaks to you.
I truly hope you’ll consider joining (and rejoining!) us. Everyone is welcome, whether you have a blog or not, and especially if you are having thoughts like “I’m not creative enough…cool enough…spiritual enough…garden-y enough…”. Believe me, you are, and this is a chance for you to discover just how much so.
So who’s in? Lemme hear you shout, in the unique language from the land you live on.
I’ll announce partners in a week, on August 9th.