Wayapa @ Yerrabingen

Clarence Slockee Co-founder of Yerrabingin rooftop garden

Clarence Slockee of ABC’s Gardening Australia, and co-founder of Yerrabingin, (sang and danced the book “Nature Heals” into the world, in a most unique and profound launching on April 12. He is also the co-founder of Yerrabingin, the first Indigenous permaculture rooftop garden, “interweaving Indigenous tacit knowledge and collaborative design thinking.” from thier website, “Yerrabingin is a visionary start-up that disrupts conventional approaches to Aboriginal disadvantage while creating intergenerational capital for future generations to thrive.”

I visited Yerrabingin at the beginning of NAIDOC Week in Australia, and enjoyed its curving design overlooking, but apart from, a roaring inner-city of Sydney. I tasted some refreshing river mint, and joined a Wayapa workshop. “Wyapa Wuurrk” means “to connect with the earth.” Wayapa is a form of meditation using traditional Aboriginal movement and wisdom, that focuses on taking care of the earth as a starting point for healing ourselves. From the Wayapa Foundation’s website, Wayapa is “a narrative mediation to slow us right down to the stillness of nature.”

https://wayapa.com

https://www.yerrabingin.com.au/

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