Ecology of Grief: Mourning and Celebrating Changing Forests

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Ecology of Grief: Mourning and Celebrating Changing Forests

August 24 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

$50 – $125

Join MOFGA as we are guided by Elizabeth Grey and Alice Hotopp through a morning exploration of the Ecology of Grief.

Ecological grief is the sense of loss that accompanies bearing witness to the changing landscape as a result of climate change and environmental destruction. As a landowner, the forest is not an abstract idea, but a friend, family. The loss is not only global but deeply personal.

In this workshop, we’ll explore the reality of ecological grief and create space for collective mourning, practice a simple grief ritual, and consider how we might transform our grief to power, agency, and even joy.

Coffee, tea, water, and snacks will be provided.


  • Elizabeth Grey is a professional facilitator and writer. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in English, a Master’s degree in Education, and is a certified yoga teacher and mindful educator. Always seeking to reconcile the ways of being human that have been lost in the name of progress, her work explores the connection between natural and human landscapes, grief and love, attention and healing. She finds particular kinship with birds.
  • Alice Hotopp is a Maine-based ecologist and writer. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Ecology and Environmental Sciences at the University of Maine where she studies imperiled tidal marsh sparrows. Her work grapples with finding purpose and hope while facing environmental and personal loss


Please feel free to pay what you can afford on this scale, keeping in mind our goals are to cover our costs, pay instructors, and extend this learning opportunity to many in our community. Recommended price for MOFGA members is $75; recommended general admission price is $100. Participants in MOFGA’s Journeyperson program and BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) are welcome to register at no cost.

Questions? Contact [email protected]

Thank you and look forward to seeing you there!

Meadow meets forest in this image



August 24


9:00 am - 12:00 pm


$50 – $125


MOFGA’s Education Center

294 Crosby Brook Rd
Unity, ME 04988 United States

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