Special Programs and Events

Towards a Values Change for Survival

An opportunity to do the “Work That Reconnects” spiral with Sarah Nahar 

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Onondaga Faithkeeper Oren Lyons often speaks about “values change for survival.” In reverence of Indigenous People’s Day, this weekend opportunity will examine y/our values and allow them to lead all participants from despair to empowerment. You will get a sense of y/ourselves as part of the earth’s living systems that are revolting against the interlocking extractive systems of oppression via (bio)diversity, solidarity, and regenerative lifeways. The Work That Reconnects is a personal methodology of transformation done in a group context. It will bring depth and new skills to your work, as it makes space for you to connect to what is deepest in your being in order to bring forth your power in service of the Whole.

About The Facilitator

Sarah Nahar (she/her) is a nonviolent action trainer and interspiritual theologian. Now as a PhD candidate in Syracuse, New York (Haudenosaunee Confederacy traditional land) she focuses on ecological regeneration, community cultivation, and spiritual activism. Specifically, she is researching eco-sanitation and the possibility of proliferating composting toilets. Previously, Sarah was a 2019 Rotary Peace Fellow and worked at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center in Atlanta, Georgia. She is a member of the Carnival de Resistance and has been the Executive Director of Christian Peacemaker Teams. She attended Spelman College, majoring in Comparative Women’s Studies and International Studies, minoring in Spanish. She has an MDiv from Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary in her hometown. She has been facilitating the Work That Reconnects since 2014 after she participated in the 2nd People of Color Facilitator Training cohort at Canticle Farm, directly with the source of WTR, Joanna Macy.


October, 9th &10th, 9-6 pm *Participants should commit to being present for the entire workshop.


The full cost of the workshop is $150/person and the workshop is capped at 16 participants. The Garden’s Edge is a non-profit organization, and all donations help cover the cost of hosting this workshop. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Please use this sliding scale to help determine your suggested contribution and remember you can register with as little as $5.  

$50 – Liberator – makes less than $30k a year & has no generational wealth

$100 – Pollinator – Makes $30k – $60k a year or from generational wealth

$150 – Earth Angel – Makes over $60k a year or from generational wealth

(sliding scale borrowed with gratitude from ecocene.net)


Foundation of Light is a spiritual center located at 391 Turkey Hill Road, Ithaca, NY. Depending on the COVID numbers in our region, and the weather, we will either be in the large classroom with newly installed air filtration systems or under an outdoor canopy. Come prepared for the weather.


We request that all participants protect themselves and others by practicing social distancing, wearing a mask when appropriate, and by not attending if they have COVID symptoms.

If you have any questions at all, please email rebecca@gardensedge.org.