I’m really excited to invite you to a very special activity that I’m organising in Odell Park for International Women’s Day this year.
I’d love you to join me and Sing for the Trees at Odell Park on Friday March 8th from 5:30-6:30. I’m organising a beautiful, nourishing, community event with the support of global grassroots women-led reforestation movement, TreeSisters. We’re honouring our connection to Nature, each other and the trees by gathering the women and singing to, for and with the trees.
*Text in italics are my (Natalie's) words
**All other text has been written by TreeSisters, has been provided as a suggested invitation to this event, and are words that I wholeheartedly agree with <3
You don’t need to be able to sing. All you need is an open heart, your love for Nature and a willingness to do something a bit different and very nourishing with a group of wonderful, local women. Everyone is welcome, and I am really happy to support you to find a way to take part in what we are doing that feels enjoyable and fun for you.
We have gorgeous songs to sing and a location that is special to me because I grew up next door to Odell Park. It has been a place of support, beauty, connection, and strength for me for years.* And I’ve chosen to do this with TreeSisters because I adore trees, want to be a part of protecting the environment, and recognize the deep and significant connection between women and nature.*
We humans depend on trees for so many things ... Our oxygen, cleaning pollution from the air, drawing up water from deep in the Earth to nourish rivers and streams, seeding our rainfall, providing habitat for millions of creatures, protecting soil microbes from overheating, preventing erosion, minimising flood damage, creating beauty, and so much more. Our trees are critical to a healthy, thriving world and are one of the best buffers against climatic changes.
When women raise their voices, magic happens. When women rise, we can create incredible change in the world and inspire others to do the same. We influence our children, our extended families and our communities - the action we take really matters.
When we come together to nourish each other and the Earth, we are weaving deeper connection to Nature and our own natures. If you’d like to see how inspiring this can be, have a look at treesister Liz Terry on IWD 2018 and the powerful magic she wove with women in Stroud, UK here: https://youtu.be/McfhWdqtiGg.
I’d really love you to join me to show our appreciation and love for the trees on this very special day. There is no cost to join in, however if you would like to donate to TreeSisters and seed the planting of trees in the tropics, that would be wonderful. You can find out more about TreeSisters planting projects and/or donate here: https://www.treesisters.org/home/trees
In sisterhood for the trees,**
PS. All ages and genders are welcome!*
Natalie loves life, people, animals, plants, and trees. She believes in the flow of life and approaches each day with gratitude.