You're invited to join us around the Legacy Table at The Cedars.
The Legacy Project's new home nestled in nature is The Cedars, in the Greater Toronto Area. Sign up for our newsletter to find out about energizing 7-Generation learning workshops and engaging Dot Dinner discussion events – as in "connect the dots."
The Cedars has been inspired by the unique and intimate art studio renowned artist Doris McCarthy created at Fool's Paradise.
The Cedars is a 7-Generation idea studio. It's a gathering place for all ages and backgrounds, drawing inspiration from nature, for
7-Generation dialogue and learning that ripples out to create meaningful outcomes.
We believe in the power of place to help effect change. The Cedars is part of 100 acres of working farm fields, wetlands, and woodlands with walking trails. Nature can inspire and teach us, helping to spark bigger thinking as a muse, model and metaphor. The Cedar trees that surround the site are very resilient; trust a Cedar to find a small amount of soil in the cracks of a massive rock and flourish.
The public areas at The Cedars include an informal loft space, with incredible views of miles of surrounding rolling hills of farmland and trees, and a small gallery featuring the Dream Exhibit, all of the original artwork from the award-winning bestseller Dream.
The main floor meeting space is called the Natrium. Nearly two stories high, it has glass on three walls to blur the line between being outdoors and indoors. It connects visitors to the natural surroundings year-round, offering a one-of-a-kind space for meetings and discussions.
In the center of the Natrium is the large Legacy Table, the heart of The Cedars, custom made of Heritage Maple and designed to evoke a tree.
"There are times when wisdom cannot be found in the chambers of parliament or the halls of academia but at the unpretentious setting of the dinner table." (E.A. Bucchianeri)
The Legacy Table at The Cedars is a place where people of all ages and backgrounds can gather to enjoy a meal surrounded by the inspiring beauty and wisdom of nature, share stories and ideas, and discuss changing the world.
Dot Dinners are guided, engaging, energizing discussions about things that really matter. They help you "connect the dots" across generations, issues, ideas. They are based in part on the Jeffersonian Dinner structure.
Dot Dinners are an opportunity for you to meet interesting people. Discoveries around the Legacy Table also contribute to the Legacy Project's ongoing creation of a bigger 7-Generation story for positive change.
Dot Dinners can either be an evening dinner or an afternoon lunch. They are open to the public (you must reserve a seat) and can be customized for organizations.
We also have special Dream Dinners (a half day with lunch) for grandparents and grandchildren that includes viewing the Dream Exhibit.
Upcoming Dot Dinner topics include:
If you fall, who will catch you?
What's the first thing you notice about a person?
Do the strong need the weak?
What is your best piece of advice?
Should people care more about doing the right thing or doing things right?
Could you live without the Internet?
Do we go to school to get a job or live a life?
Can community gardens and kitchens change the way we eat?
Should money grow on trees?
What kinds of prescriptions should doctors write – pills, a walk in the woods, money?
Do we need more wisdom in a sea of information?
What are some challenges you think the next generation will face?
What is democracy?
What does reconciliation mean?
Are we doomed in the face of climate change?
Which do you fear more: dementia or death?
What's your legacy?
How do we talk about hard, big things?
Prices range from $195 to $495 per person (which supports the ongoing research and allows more people to participate). There are some "pay what you can" opportunities available so that we can involve everyone who wishes to be part of the Dot Dinners.
E-mail us if you're interested in a Dot Dinner on one of the topics above or another topic. We'll schedule dinners when enough people request a certain topic. Also be sure to sign up for our newsletter.
At The Cedars, we've adopted a variation on the old Irish blessing, "May you always be in the right place, at the right time, with the right people, doing the right thing." We look forward to seeing you at The Cedars.