Growing Learning Gardens
As visualized by Annika Izora, growing learning gardens take many forms, serving as a communal dreaming practice. They provide answers to questions of transformation, of abolition, of love: "Can we more deeply connect the dots between our individual passions and local, national, and world actions? Can we transform our individual learnings, tools, art, perspectives, into collective actions against domination?"
What does a communal learning garden look like to you?
- Sharing resoures, access & tools
- Planting community gardens
- Communal art & creative spaces
- Space for rest & dreaming
- Book & resource clubs
- Discussing emergency safety plans
- Creating community libraries
- Feedback and critique
- Joining local grassroots groups
- Can we treat learnings as an ecosystem, dreaming as an ecosystem, safety as an ecosystem?
- Can we see each of us, and our unique perspectives, tools, and offerrings, as necessary to deepening the roots of these gardens?
- Can we fight for each other to ensure we can all access these ecosystems, that we can bring our full selves, boundaries and needs?
- Can we more deeply connect the dots between our individual passions and local, national, and world actions against domination?
The "Kindergarten Approach to Learning"
Mitchel Resnick (2007)
Individual and Collective Practices
- individual practice ...
- with care
- with trust
- with support
- with collective resources
- collective resources...