The Pollination Project has provided a wonderful community of inspiration, encouragement, and support. I was warmly welcomed to a TTP salon while I was meeting with Wake Up groups in California and have recently been invited to local gatherings in New York. These opportunities to connect with other grantees have been grounding for our project and allowed us to envision new ways of sharing resources.
TTP has also helped me develop foundational tools in order to scale up the Wake Up Oral History Project and apply for additional funding. I am currently waiting to hear back about new applications—like the Spiritual Ecology Fellowship through the Kalliopeia Foundation—that would help expand our work. Our Pollination Project grant allowed me to hone essential skillsets like project management, compassionate dialogue, and harmonious collaboration.