Hugh J. Curran Hugh_J._Curran at umit.maine.edu
Thu Oct 8 15:01:32 EDT 2009

The International EcoPeace Community ESTIA, affiliated with Peace & Reconciliation Studies at the University of Maine, will hold its 6th annual Conference at the Hutchinson Center in Belfast on Friday afternoon, October 23 from 12 noon until 6 pm on
the subject of "Sacred Gardens". Featured speakers include Kyriacos Markides, noted author and University of Maine professor of Sociology who will speak about the sacred landscapes of Mt Athos, Mt Sinai & Other Sacred Sites. 

In addition, Hugh Curran,VP of ESTIA & a faculty member in Peace Studies will speak on "Celtic Sacred Landscapes". The afternoon will include facilitated round table discussions on the subject of: Indigenous Sovereignty with Gkisedtanamoogk of the
Wampanoag tribe & a faculty member in Peace Studies & Native American Studies; "Sacred Gardens" with Deb Soule founder of Avena Botanicals; "Cultivating Food & Medicine" with Mark Fulford of Teltane Farm; "Poetry & the Garden" with Sandra Hutchison,
poet & faculty member; "The Sacred Grove" with Andrea Read, founder of NewForest Institute; "Homesteading" with Robert Schmick, Director of the Curran Homestead; "Permaculture Design" by the ESTIA Epicenter, PAX 398 class, UM. The cost is $25 ($15
for students) and $20 ($10 for students) with a pre-purchased ticket. Tickets are available at "The Store at Ampersand" in Orono. For registration call 581-2609 or e-mail ellen.woodhead at umit.maine.edu.



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