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Pathways of Peace: Food as Relationship Retreat at Prairiewoods

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Pathways of Peace: Food as Relationship Retreat at Prairiewoods

January 5 @ 6:30 pm January 7 @ 1:00 pm CST

$180 – $230

Michael Pollan wrote, “What would happen, for example, if we were to start thinking about food as less of a thing and more of a relationship?” When we think of “peace” as relationships with self, others and Earth, and apply this to the food we eat, a new way of nourishing and promoting health emerges. Let’s spend the weekend together at Prairiewoods (120 East Boyson Road in Hiawatha) on a pathway of peace with food at the center of our table. Facilitators Christina Campbell and Ann Jackson, PBVM, will help us draw from the spiritual wisdom of mystics, saints and poets, as well as wisdom from physiology and nutrition. We’ll reflect on how the food we choose to eat is related to the interconnectedness of all beings. We will create actionable items that support “food peace,” for health, in ourselves, in community and on this planet we call home. Associate Professor in Food Science and Nutrition at Iowa State University and Registered Dietitian Christina Campbell researches prenatal lifestyle choices on the health of mothers and children and the intersection of food and peace. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in medical nutrition therapy, reducing consumer food waste, the U.S. food system and sustainable diets. Prairiewoods’ Coordinator of Spiritual Services Ann Jackson, PBVM, blends eco-spirituality, literature, and leadership in service to individual spiritual direction and group facilitation. Ann delights in listening with others to the energy of Spirit stirring creativity, passion, discernment and service. The cost of this weekend retreat is $230 and includes sessions, lodging and all meals. The commuter fee is $180 and includes Saturday lunch and dinner and Sunday lunch. For more information or to register, contact Prairiewoods at or 319-395-6700.

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