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Among Trees: A Mindfulness Workshop

with Laura Cotterman, former NCBG Publications and Publicity Coordinator, NC Natural Heritage Botanist

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Date: Friday, March 24, 2023, inclement weather date: Friday, March 31

Time: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Fee: $26 ($23 Members)


Although much of the North Carolina Piedmont's forest habitat has been altered, or eliminated, for housing, commerce, and highways, we remain, in a sense, forest dwellers. This workshop is an opportunity to deepen our awareness of trees and forest ecosystems at a time when the Piedmont forest is waking up from winter. This workshop will take place in a North Carolina Botanical Garden natural area (place TBA). After an introduction to the forest ecosystem, we'll use techniques derived from forest bathing, mindfulness practice, and prompt writing to explore and share our kinship with the forest. 


Wear good shoes and adequate clothing for the weather; bring a notebook, pens/pencils, thermos of water or hot drink, and a small tarp/blanket or a portable chair to sit on, on the ground.



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Registration open through 3/23/2023 12:00 PM EST

About the Instructor

Laura Cotterman is former publications & publicity coordinator for NCBG and coauthor of Wildflowers of the Atlantic Southeast. She has a Masters Degree in Plant Ecology from NC State University and has engaged with mindfulness practices for more than twenty years. You can read one of her essays about trees here:


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We will meet at a North Carolina Botanical Garden preserve in Chapel Hill. Specific meeting instructions will be provided closer to the event date.