Last Saturday, February 22, we had a great turn out at Salomon Farm Park for an event that combined a session of yoga and a compost workshop. Both practices are about cultivating mindfulness about your body/self and your impact on the world. We look forward to future collaborations with Kylee Hays of Living Yoga for more yoga and compost events.
Many thanks to Kellie Adkins, from Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation, for hosting the event and for taking these photos.
There was a great turn out on Saturday morning, February 8, for the screening of “The Plastic Problem” and a follow up discussion. We highly recommend watching the documentary if you get a chance. It is a harrowing story about how plastic has spread to every place on our planet from the bottom of the sea, miles down, to giant gyres in the world’s oceans. We need dramatic action to eliminate plastic. This documentary prepares you to understand what an epic task this will be.
Dirt Wain is participating in a brief panel discussion after the screening of this new documentary. We are discussing local efforts to combat plastic proliferation and waste in our area. This issue effects everyone and becoming more aware of the problems plastic pose to our health and the health of the environment is an important first step!
This free event is possible through a partnership between Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation, Dirt Wain, and Living Yoga LLC.
This event is for ages 16+. The program is free, but space is limited to 30 people and pre-registration is required. Register at fortwayneparks.org or by calling 260.427.6000 and use code 153600.
For this free program Living Yoga LLC will kick us off with a gentle yoga class that is appropriate for all levels, beginner to advance. There will also be an option to participate while seated in a chair if preferred. Please bring your own yoga mat.
Immediately following yoga Dirt Wain will offer a short presentation on the basics of composting. Learn the dos and don’ts of composting, get all your questions answered, and learn how Dirt Wain and Salomon Farm Park have teamed up to do the dirty work of composting for residents!
Both yoga and earth care ask us to be observant participants in the world around us, to be mindful of how we are living and our impact on the world. Are you overwhelmed with all the things you should be doing to be a good steward to the earth and your fellow humans? Reducing our waste, including food waste being sent to landfills, is a good place to start but home composting can feel overwhelming to many. Good news! Dirt Wain, a local composting initiative, removes many of the obstacles. In yoga we create space in the mind and body and begin to experience our connection to everything around us.
Dirt Wain is donating our services by collecting food scraps and compostable dinnerware from the event. We are excited to provide support for Save Maumee as they have tirelessly worked to remove invasive trees, and plant native trees, along the Maumee river.
The fundraiser is at the Freemason’s Hall, a historic building completed in 1923, located at 216 E. Washington Blvd. in downtown Fort Wayne.