Mother Roots Community Engagement Day on May 18th

The Mother Roots project, supported by Transition Town Totnes, is holding a Community Engagement Day on Saturday May 18th from 10:30am to 4:30pm. To explore what might shift if we consider ‘mothering’ in all it forms, together as a community. This FREE event is open to ALL and will take place at the Totnes Civic Hall.

The programme starts with the wonderful RedEarth Playback Theatre’s interactive performance at 11am. Throughout the day you can also visit the Art Exhibition, live and digital performances, all around the theme of Mothering. There will be opportunities to meet some of the many amazing local projects and to reflect and share with us your own experiences, visions and ideas in various ways.

Mother Roots started in 2021, when TTT hosted an exploratory process to stimulate projects in the community after the lockdowns. Helen Jacoby and Johara Bellali met

at this event and both agreed their experience of mothering, as their embodied parenting experience and mothering in their environmental work, held so many parallels for what is needed in facing our future together as a community toward a just transition. They believe that Mothering represents a capacity that lies in each one of us, whether we have children or not, to approach everyday life and all it holds in meaningful, relational ways that meet us where we are and build connections for useful action. These activities are often unseen or under-valued in everyday life, precisely because of the imbalance in our society that weighs our attention and is creating many of the issues we face now.  From the day to day concerns of parenting/caring in our town, to upholding a relational holistic approach in strategic decision making, Mother Roots believes that making this vital capacity more visible to us ALL is a key component in building our connection and resilience as a community.

After a series of events that explored these themes with mothers, carers, and others who function in ‘mothering’ ways, Mother Roots is now bringing the conversation to the whole town through this Community Engagement Day.

Please feel welcome to join us and if you would like o help out do get in touch with us on:

We are grateful to the Frederik Mulder Foundation, to Transition Together through the Community Lottery Fund, Transition Town and Transition Network for making this event possible. More info:

We are also looking for Volunteers for various roles on the day, in which case contact us:

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