How it Works

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  • A Lead Team chooses an Indigenous Tree to Honor, a Driving Question, a design for the Tree on the Earth in Space, a Plan for the Creation and Distribution of the parts of the mural and an Unveiling
  • Facilitator oversees painting the background, usually on wood, and paper cut of leaves and birds to be distributed
  • Lead team hosts conversations as people draw their values and visions
  • The parts are gathered together and glued onto the background
  • Celebration and assessment of the wisdom of the collective creative process – commitment to 1-3 innovative actions
  • Installment of Singing Tree™ as a permanent place to gather for the sharing of wisdom, connection and innovation
  • On-going coaching to support follow-through on innovations


Creators of the Banyan Singing Tree of Interfaith Movement, United Religions Initiative