Plantable Seed Paper as an Offering to the Land

Two hands coming from opposite directions holding seeds

Illustration by Althea Balmes

This Kapwa Playshop will take place over two days, in an outdoor garden on the treaty lands and territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit, now known as in Guelph, Ontario. Our intention is to heal ourselves, our communities, and our relationship to the land.

Saturday July 22, 2023 from 10 AM to 2 PM (EST)

On day one, we will recycle letters, journals and other documents of the past and create plantable paper embedded with native seeds. All materials are provided and you are welcome to bring your own personal papers.

Sunday July 23, 2023 from 10 AM to 2 PM (EST)

On day two, we will write letters to the land including our commitments for the future, and plant the seed paper in a local garden.

Co-facilitated by Jo SiMalaya Alcampo (Thread Residency participant) and fellow members of Kapwa Collective (Althea Balmes and Christine Balmes).

Presented by Musagetes, as part of Seed School — a programming series about engaging life and artistic practices that collaborate with/and for the land in generative ways. Curated by Elwood Jimmy and Lisa Hirmer.

Please register at this Eventbrite link.
Registration is limited to 10 participants. For more info and to inquire about accessibility please contact Sonia at

The workshops will take place at the ReMediate Garden, 800 Watson Parkway North in Eastview Park, Guelph, Ontario. Learn more about the venue at The playshop will be happening outside, with a covered area and seating available. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. Masks will also be provided. More information about the venue can be found on the website.

Illustration by Althea Balmes