About The Tour
The Giving Cypress is currently on a year-long cross-country trip in a bus conversion, the "Forest Turtle Shuttle", to raise awareness about the Human and Nature Connection in the Deaf/Hard of Hearing/ and Disabled community. They are hosting several Nature and Forest Therapy guided sessions (community walks, presentations/workshops, and camps/retreats) in different cities across the Nation.
We work closely with the forests, and the community in the hopes to introduce different approaches to mental health and healing the earth, collectively.
Summer is currently the only Nature and Forest Therapy guide, trained and certified by ANFT, who is Deaf. They hope to change that by opening the doors for more opportunities for people with disabilities to become certified.
With the support of Association of Nature and Forest Therapy (ANFT), Summer hopes to find 12-15 Deaf/HOH participants to join them for a special ASL/Deaf co-hort trained by ANFT in 2023.
Oh the Places We'll Go!
This is a tentative plan of all the places that we plan to travel in 2022. Some dates are set in stone, while others are up in the air! We are embracing the flexibility to travel and taking time to pause, smell the roses, climb mountains, and be one with the Forest.
If you see a place close to you and want to experience Nature and Forest Therapy,
please contact us or sign up through our Events!
Washington, DC Earth Day Community Walk
Boston, MA Community Walk & Private Sessions
Ithaca, NY Community Walk
Rochester, NY Community Walk & Rochester School for the Deaf
Detroit, MI Community Forest Bathing Walk
Brooklyn MI Planning Retreat for Camp Belong
Columbus, OH DWAVE Organization
Indianapolis, IN Community Walk
Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
Snowmass, CO Aspen Camp Forest Family camp
Co-hosting events w. Deaf Herbalist & Energy Worker
Deaf Forest Bathing Community Walk in Denver
Wyoming- Bridger National Forest
Portland, Oregon Community Walk
Seattle, Washington Community Walk
Bay Area, CA
Los Angeles, CA
San Diego, CA
Santa Fe, NM
St. Augustine, FL