Music As Medicine Full Program

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Green Valley Farm & Mill, 13024 Green Valley Road, Sebastopoo, CA 95472

Lydia Violet & Temra Costa of Green Valley Farm & Mill are delighted to be collaborating to bring you a full "Music As Medicine In Our Time" program, including a day-long workshop and evening concert with the Lydia Violet full band!

In this workshop Lydia will lead us through an intimate experience with the Work That Reconnects (WTR), a dynamic, interactive body of work developed by Joanna Macy, a scholar and respected elder in systems theory, deep ecology, and Buddhism as well as 50+ years of international activism. Together we'll learn tools, meditations, and concepts that we can rest into and organize with, in our desires to be effective allies to both planet and people. In a time of such heightened crisis, we will experience this work which has helped thousands of people address unacknowledged pain for the world, contact inner resilience, and deepen a sense of belonging in the web of life.

Singing in a council of friends is also one of the most healthful, encouraging, invigorating, and nourishing things that we know. Hearts opened by grief and celebration want to sing their songs of longing, despair, belonging, reckoning, valiant warrior-ship, and gentle loving kindness. It's our birthright (and a deep need of today's world) to engage in this culture-creation together. We will spend time exploring circle song, international folk, and protest music traditions. This workshop is open and friendly to music-makers of all levels!

There will be a workshop and concert as part of this full program. Participants are welcome to sign up for either, or for both.

The workshop will be held from 10am-5pm on Saturday, October 28th for a sliding scale registration fee of $30-60.

The revival-concert celebration will be held at 7:30pm that evening for a fee of $10-20.

For any questions feel free to contact the organizer through Eventbrite or email Lydia at

There will also be an optional community potluck in between programs hosted at Green Valley Farm & Mill! Venue website is