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Tending The Garden

This retreat is for marginalized individuals who need to feel seen, supported, and heard in an environment wherein they will be respected.

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Project Description

My name is Jimanekia Eborn, I am a comprehensive sex educator, trauma specialist, and founder of Tending The Garden. 

Tending The Garden is a 5-night retreat in Costa Rica dedicated to healing space for survivors of assault and relationship traumas. As a survivor myself, I was always searching for looking for community, healing, education, and growth. So I created it!  

Our ultimate goal is to raise $60,000 to cover all applicants luxury accommodations, classes, workshops, one-on-one healing, and travel expenses. 

For Survivors - You’ll learn grounding exercises, mindfulness practices, boundary setting, coping skills, and tips on dealing with triggers. You will develop an understanding about the mind-body connection, how to decipher your body’s signals, and body movement techniques to release stuck energy. You will also spend time reconnecting with your body, rediscovering your voice, and learning how to communicate in the bedroom in a way that respects your boundaries and triggers.

For Our Allies - If someone you know and love has experienced assault or personal relationship trauma, you know firsthand that sometimes you may not know what to do and or how to support them. And that is ok, it is very real. But, allowing someone to know that you are there and YOU BELIEVE THEM is number one. Doing your own research and finding resources for when they are ready is also really magical.

In order to create this space, we need your support.

We are raising $30,000 to cover 

  • at least half the cost for all paid applicants will be covered by Tending The Garden, bring paid applicants cost from $5k to under $2500
  • cost of bringing magical Facilitators to Costa Rica, affording them the ability to take a week off to join us, and paying these femmes of color for their incredible and powerful work
  • assisting with the flights for our scholarship folks
  • cost of flying our producers & staff to San Jose
  • cost of the charter flights (from San Jose to retreat center) for producers, staff, and facilitators 
  • event insurance to cover facilitators, producers, scholars, and paid applicants
  • tools, workbooks, and resources for survivors to bring home after the retreat to add to their continued healing practices

With your donation and support we will be able to create a space that otherwise does not exist... 

Spaces like this, when they do exist, are not affordable... 

And this is only the beginning...Tending The Garden will expand and have multiple retreats focused on different communities - LGBTQ folks, FAT folks, MASC folks and so many other communities that do not get the support that they need.

Thank. YOU.

I started crying on my birthday May 31,2019 the day we launched this retreat into being a reality. And I have been crying on and off since then. I am beyond thankful for everyone that has assisted with making this dream a reality. 

When I say "Let's Heal Together" I mean that. As a survivor myself, I know that healing is a ME thing, but having a WE is really powerful and amazing addition to the healing process.

THANK YOU!!!

Jimanekia 

To learn more about the retreat or to apply, click here: https://www.TendingTheGarden.love

The Campaign FAQs

FAQ

Q: When is Tending The Garden?

A: The retreat will take place during Sexual Assault Awareness Month, April 1st - 6th, 2020. The goal is to hold an annual retreat, each focused on different communities. 

 

Q: How can I apply?

A: Applications can be found on our site at www.tendingthegarden.love

 

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08/21/2020
The Self-Care Series
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The Self-Care Series
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07/28/2020
Join Us Live!!
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07/27/2020
Join Us Live!!
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07/21/2020
Monetary Contribution
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Elle Chase
06/28/2020
Monetary Contribution
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g
06/24/2020
The Self-Care Series
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06/24/2020
Monetary Contribution
$20
Rebecca Hiles
06/22/2020
Some Time for YOU.
$50
Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

88 Supporters
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50.00 USD
Some Time for YOU.

Whether you meditate on a daily basis or you're scared shitless of your own silence, every contributor who donates over $50 will receive a guided meditation written and recorded by Educator and Expert, Jimanekia Eborn. AND if you're looking for a head start, Jimanekia has two series' on the Simple Habit meditation app. 

+ Join us live for the exclusive donor-only livestream!

+ Thank you, thank you, thank you! Your donation is going directly to the healing provided for femmes of color at Tending The Garden.

39 Supporters
Select this reward
100.00 USD
The Self-Care Series

Access to Jimanekia's upcoming Self-Care guided meditation series. A 5 part series that will help you take a step back, take a deep breath, and be there for your self. 

+ An exclusive IFW-only guided meditation written and recorded by Educator and Expert, Jimanekia Eborn

+ Join us live for the exclusive donor-only livestream!

+ Thank you, thank you, thank you! Your donation is going directly to the healing provided for femmes of color at Tending The Garden.

20 Supporters
Select this reward
250.00 USD
Self-Care Homework!

Contributors that donate over $250 will receive the digital workbook, "Repairing Self," created by Trauma Specialist Jimanekia Eborn. This workbook will cover what it looks like to heal both internally and externally. This book will teach you what it self-care means and tips on how to self-soothe.

+ Exclusive Guided Meditation

+ Join us live for the exclusive donor-only livestream!

+ Thank you, thank you, thank you! Your donation is going directly to the healing provided for femmes of color at Tending The Garden.

6 Supporters
Select this reward

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Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

88 Supporters
Select this reward
50.00 USD
Some Time for YOU.

Whether you meditate on a daily basis or you're scared shitless of your own silence, every contributor who donates over $50 will receive a guided meditation written and recorded by Educator and Expert, Jimanekia Eborn. AND if you're looking for a head start, Jimanekia has two series' on the Simple Habit meditation app. 

+ Join us live for the exclusive donor-only livestream!

+ Thank you, thank you, thank you! Your donation is going directly to the healing provided for femmes of color at Tending The Garden.

39 Supporters
Select this reward
100.00 USD
The Self-Care Series

Access to Jimanekia's upcoming Self-Care guided meditation series. A 5 part series that will help you take a step back, take a deep breath, and be there for your self. 

+ An exclusive IFW-only guided meditation written and recorded by Educator and Expert, Jimanekia Eborn

+ Join us live for the exclusive donor-only livestream!

+ Thank you, thank you, thank you! Your donation is going directly to the healing provided for femmes of color at Tending The Garden.

20 Supporters
Select this reward
250.00 USD
Self-Care Homework!

Contributors that donate over $250 will receive the digital workbook, "Repairing Self," created by Trauma Specialist Jimanekia Eborn. This workbook will cover what it looks like to heal both internally and externally. This book will teach you what it self-care means and tips on how to self-soothe.

+ Exclusive Guided Meditation

+ Join us live for the exclusive donor-only livestream!

+ Thank you, thank you, thank you! Your donation is going directly to the healing provided for femmes of color at Tending The Garden.

6 Supporters
Select this reward