Saturday, June 13, 2009

June 2009 Newsletter

Dear Friends,

Alma de Mujer is diving into the summer sun with fun and exciting programining and we hope that you can take the dive with us! If you want to get involved and spend some time on the land, contact us or just stop on by. Please check out the following news and announcements included in this newsletter and get involved!

* A new bridge at Alma is complete!
* Volunteer at Alma this Saturday
* Young Girls Leadership Camp (June 8 - 19, 2009)
* Environmental Education Camps (July 2009)
* Alma's Equinox Brunch (June 21, 2009)
* Workshop Series with Rose Two-Feathers

Alma's Bridge

With much rain and strength, the new bridge at Alma is complete!
Come by and check it out!

On May 16-17, Alma friends came together to build a bridge over the creek. In the pouring rain, several 2-3 ton, 40ft poles were lifted and put into place. With the help of UT architect students, the bridge stands as a beautiful, solid, and stable connection between the two land areas at Alma. Thank you to all who contributed in making this a reality.

Volunteer at Alma
Day of Service:

June 6, 10am-2pm
July 11, 9am - 1pm

Alma de Mujer hosts montly Days of Service.

Please join us and bring your friends!

Beverages and light snacks provided.

Location: 13621 FM 2769
Austin Texas 78726

Environmental Education Camps
July 2009

Youth at Alma

Now Accepting Applications

The Environmental Learning Camp is designed to provide youth ages 13 - 17 with a solid training in Environmental Stewardship based on Native American approaches to land stewardship and values grounded in an understanding of the four directions, four elements, and the inter-dependence with all creatures. As youth from an urban setting, the camp is designed to provide participants with tools for individual and community leadership in environmental stewardship that can be applied with their families, in their neighborhoods, schools and local contexts.

There are two week-long (Monday through Saturday) summer sessions in July. Each day consists of six hours of workshops, 1-3 hours each. Over the course of the camp, youth will learn about: Land Conservation, Water Conservation, Fundamentals of Clean Air, Nutrition & Food Preparation, Small Scale Agriculture, proper handling of the Four Elements, Healthy Communication and Community Leadership.

The dates for the 2009 Summer Camps are:
July 13 - July 18, 2009
July 20 - July 25, 2009

The camp cost is $120.00 per child and includes materials, lunch and snacks. Some scholarships available. To register, contact

Alma's Equinox Brunch
June 21, 2009 at 11AM

Come enjoy Alma's Summer Solstice Brunch/Father's Day Celebration with Mariachi singer Judy Razo and locally grown, organic, vegetarian cuisine.

To make reservations, email:

Cost: $20/person includes full brunch buffet and music. Alma de Mujer, 13621 FM 2769, Austin, 78726

Workshop Series with Rose Two-Feathers

July 18, 9:30 am - Medicine Bags
July 18, 1:30 pm - Stone Wrapping
July 25, 9:30 am - Dream Catchers
July 25, 1:30 pm - Feather medicine
August 1, 9.30 - 2.30 pm- Gourd Rattles

Fees: 1 class - $38
2 classes - $70
3 classes - $95
Entire Series $180.00
Gourd workshop class (alone) - $65

To register call 512.577.7595


A huge THANK YOU to the amazing businesses that have gifted donations to Alma de Mujer including Cobrahead - which made a wonderful donation of garden tools, and HEB for donating to our Summer Camp.

Thank you to Stephen Ross and his class for all of the incredible work that they did to design, find the materials and build the new bridge at Alma de Mujer. We are so deeply moved by all of your heart and work.

Much love to all!

Become a Friend of Alma de Mujer

To become a friend, visit our page on the Indigenous Women's Network website:

Thanks for supporting Alma de Mujer and our communities.

Support Alma de Mujer and our Sister Organizations:

People in Defense of Earth & Her Resources (PODER)

Resistencia Bookstore/RedSalmon Arts

Kalpulli Teokalli Teoyolotl

Book Alma Today!

Alma de Mujer is available for your group or nonprofit organization meeting, retreat or workshop. We offer non-profit friendly rates, lodging and catering options. To find out more, contact Courtney Enriquez, Booking Specialist: 512.258.1858

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