Everything is Medicine: Seed-Wanding Workshop

In conjunction with Sarita Dougherty’s Living Cosmologies installation at WCCW, Olivia Chumacero will teach this workshop on indigenous land management techniques for propagating native seed. Paradise Hill is part of Los Angeles River Basin habitat and is struggling to maintain its native flora. Come be of service to this ecosystem and introduce yourself to this land respectfully.

The session begins with the identification and removal of invasive flora, followed with an intensive seed-wanding process (the process of sowing and replanting native seeds) lead by Chumacero. Wear long sleeves, pants, and close-toed shoes good for hiking. Bring a water-bottle, sun-hat and work/garden gloves if you have them.

RSVP required for exact workshop location.

Olivia Chumacero speaks of our responsibility to the flora and the fauna of our home planet. Drawing from blood memory she teaches indigenous ways of reciprocity and reiterates that we are not separate from nature, but integral in nature and of nature. Founder of Everything is Medicine, (e.i.m.) Chumacero says that it is a class, a community, a vision, a way of life, where modern scientific and traditional indigenous knowledge are woven together. She asks that we nurture the one home, the one habitat we share with all living species, this Earth.

Sarita Dougherty, is the Fall 2018 WCCW Artist in Residence, a student of Olivia Chumacero, and a frequent collaborator with her. Sarita’s artistic & pedagogical work center around ethnoecologies and living cosmologies. She learns through generating sustainable habitat and painting the memories and knowledges stored there in landforms, flora, objects and structures. Find her research on instagram @saritadoe and paintings at www.roomportraits.com

Accessibility information for this event: WCCW has a 36” wide ramp at our front entrance and a stairway with 8 steps and a rail. There are 2 gender neutral restrooms. One restroom is wheelchair accessible, with a handrail. We provide scent free soaps and encourage guests to attend our events scent free. If you require ASL interpretation, CART, interpretation for a language other than English, supervised childcare, or have any other access needs or questions, please contact info@wccw.us at least two weeks in advance. It is our practice to do everything we can to create a safe and accessible space.

*All members get 20% off paid programming. A limited number of free spots are also available for Warrior & Goddess level members. Email info@wccw.us to inquire about free tickets.

Our program costs go directly towards compensation of the instructors and staffers who work the event. We want to make programming as accessible as possible to anyone who is interested, however, so we offer volunteer opportunities in exchange for membership, as well as free community tickets to each program (number varies depending on capacity of the class). Email info@wccw.us for more info or to find out more about these opportunities for a specific event.