About Us

Vision of Programs in Earth Literacies:
To Ignite our sense of connectedness with Earth and nurture a spirituality of
Earth care through learning circles and hands-on organic, sustainable garden

The vision for Programs in Earth Literacies was first developed among a number of colleagues who worked together preparing workshops and retreats that focus on Earth spirituality, Ecotheology, care for Earth, and deep ecology. The primary goal of Programs in Earth Literacies is to nurture a love for our Earth home and for the Cosmos. The programs will engage participants in hands-on work, workshops, retreats, conversation circles and guided reflection. Our programs are attentive to seeing Earth as sacred and to learning practical ways of shaping our personal lives and forming the human community into a more loving presence on Earth. Thomas Berry speaks poignantly of the great importance of Earth care, education and spirituality programs for the future, for all children. He dedicates his book The Great Work, Our Way into the Future, to children:

To the children
To all the children
To the children who swim beneath the waves of the sea,
To those who live in the soils of the Earth,
To the children of the flowers in the meadows and the trees in the forest,
To all those children who roam over the land
And the winged ones who fly with the winds
To the human children too,
That all the children may go together into the future
In the full diversity of their regional communities.

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Living Language Institute
The Living Language Institute Foundation is a not-for-profit charitable
organization registered in 1987 in British Columbia, Canada. The purpose of
Living Language Institute Foundation is to develop an appreciation of Canada
with special focus on the inherent richness of the many and varied languages,
cultures, stories and song of its citizens — the ‘folk’ of Canada.
Living Language Institute Foundation (LLIF) of Vancouver, B.C. Canada is
committed to the support of children and parents learning through singing and
song games – well researched learning methodologies that support our common
humanity and our love of learning together.

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