“Nurturing the Nurturers: A BIPOC Community Workers Retreat” is a project that is designed for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) community workers to take a break from their tireless work of serving their communities and be taken care of. This retreat is specifically tailored to the needs of BIPOC community workers who are often overworked, under-resourced, and under appreciated in their roles. Nurturing the Nurturers is a unique opportunity for Black, Indigenous and Community workers of Colour to experience the restorative power of nature and to reconnect with the land while also fostering a sense of community and solidarity with others in similar roles.
The retreat will take place on a working farm, allowing participants to engage in mindful hands-on activities such as farming and harvesting. It will take place close to the date of the fall Equinox, a time for harvest, seedkeeping and preservation; a time in which Northern communities traditionally prepare for the colder months and the slower pace. By being in nature, participants will be given the space to reflect and connect with the land and their bodies and transition into a more grounded, mindful and sustainable new season, supported by other community workers. Through this retreat, BIPOC community workers will take the time to rest and recharge, while also feeling seen, heard, and valued for the meaningful work they do.