There used to be places we would go to grieve and harvest together.
Our goal is to reestablish these commons for everyone’s benefit.
In addition to providing areas for reflection and embodied grieving, Generative Memorials provide for everyone's sustenance unbound by human monetary exchange. The concept of Generative Memorials is not new. Rather, these areas help to revive common ways of healing.
At this moment of accelerating biodiversity loss, species extinction, and human socioeconomic transition, Generative Memorials fulfill the urgent need to protect remaining fragments of intact ecological communities.
Generative Memorials provide physical and spiritual sustenance and can be relatively small urban gardens and groves or larger rural meadows and groves, also verges. The essential is that they be open to everyone and every manner of grieving.
We are acutely aware of conflicts in conservation efforts that include ongoing human removal to preserve 'the wild'. We believe that efforts to revive biodiversity are aligned and necessarily intersect with efforts to maintain and revive human cultural diversity.
We perceive the memorials as common grounds of practice that bridge false divides and relieve discord naturally. These grounds invite the human family together for tending individual, group, and collective losses.
Please enjoy this brief film that includes the intent and prospect of these living memorials:
Pollinator Procession & Generative Memorials Dedication RDLS 2017