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Heidi Barr presents "Woodland Manitou: To Be on Earth"

Woodland Manitou: To Be on Earth is a collection of essays rooted in the rhythm of the natural world. Through the turn of the seasons, Heidi Barr illustrates how the cycles of the earth have informed her everyday life from community to vocation to the food that finds its way to the dinner table. Through gardening, simple living, and prioritizing sustainability, Barr paints a picture of how remaining close to the earth provides a solid foundation even as the climate changes and the story of the world shifts. Part stories, part wonderings, and part call to act, this collection of meditations invites reflection, encourages awareness, and inspires action.
“Woodland Manitou is a treasure for those times when we can’t go off to the woods or prairie or ocean for our own renewal. While this collection of essays doesn’t shy away from pondering some deeply disturbing questions about the place of humans on the planet, in its gentle wisdom we may hear the heartbeat of Gaia echoing in our own veins, and perhaps find some answers.” 
-Gail Collins-Ranadive, author of Light Year; A Seasonal Primer for Spiritual Focus, Chewing Sand; An Eco-Spiritual Taste of the Mojave Desert, and Nature’s Calling; the Grace of Place.

Committed to giving voice to ways of being that are sustainable for people, communities and the planet, Heidi Barr is a writer, organic gardener, and wellness coach. She lives in Minnesota with her husband and daughter. Learn more about her work at

Event date: 
Monday, October 16, 2017 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
38 S Snelling Ave
Common Good Books
St Paul, MN 55105
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ISBN: 9781938846724
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Homebound Publications - September 19th, 2017