Intimate, Animate Being—You Have My Full Attention; Coming with Questions at the Edges of Your Immensity

Towards reverent curiosity and reciprocity while working towards repair & regeneration in a garden studio.

These meditations on intimacy and animacy are spurred by engaging with the thought-work of seedkeeper and activist for Indigenous food sovereignty, Rowen White from the Mohawk community of Akwesasne. Two themes that Rowen White engages with in her work in sharing seedkeeping, is that of “reverent curiosity” and of “intimate immensity.” It is through this framework that I commit myself to spending time in the garden by spending time with individual plants and leaning into the immensity of the worlds each being in the garden holds.


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