Inspire A Sense of Place

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How can we help more people care about places, and want to invest in caring? Erica’s Soulful Stewardship approach helps people remember what they care about and why. Her programs are inspiring and entertaining, and help people fall in love with nature, history and place.


Engage your

Evoke sense of place stories
✓ Engage all ages, and levels of experience
✓ Inspire caring that leads to stewardship
✓ Build community around the theme of sense of place


Working Together

When Erica partners with organizations and sites whose mission includes connecting people and place, she helps attendees take to heart the mission of their work, and the impact that can be made when people come together to recharge and restore their capacity to make a difference in the world.

“Particularly well suited for land trusts and other conservation organizations, as her art is intimately tied to the landscape and the sense of identity people derive from their surroundings.”
— Leigh Youngblood, Executive Director, Mount Grace Land Trust, MA

Sense of Place Concerts

As a performing artist, Erica is known for her poetic, visual and  'cinema-graphic' lyrics as well as her wry sense of humor and hilarious stage patter. She is an award-winning songwriter with six CD's to her credit. Her music style is folk/Americana.

Her concerts include song, story and interactive experiences such as crowd-sourced songs that are entertaining, inspiring and skillfully weave together reflections that will evoke a sense of place and belonging.

1.Sense of Place Concert

A journey across the American landscape through story, song and reflection, customized to enrich your sense of place. From special events and festivals to annual meetings.

2.Campfire-Style Concert

This intimate performance can be held on a stage, living room or backyard. Includes a curated selection of seasonal songs and readings and sing-a-longs.

3. Private Events, Milestones and Celebrations

  Gather family and friends for personal celebration or milestone with a customized program that celebrates the journey your life has taken so far!

”Listening to ‘Good Summer Rain’ is like flipping through the photo album of an Ansel Adams road trip. Each artfully created song transports the listener to a particular location, like a snapshot in time.”
— Planet Jackson Hole News

Sense of Place Workshops

1.Sense of Place Discovery and Reflection workshop

Discover your personal sense of place stories. Gain a creative practice and generate fresh ideas. Leave inspired and with a deep sense of place.

2.Sense of Place and Stewardship Workshop

Reboot your creativity and gain tools and techniques develop and craft your stories. Explore how to use your strengths to make a difference in the world.

“If I had one word to describe Erica Wheeler’s Soulful Landscape workshop, it would be ‘magical.’ The workshop was a big ‘ah-ha’ moment. I am a conservation professional, and although I hadn’t put my finger on it until the workshop, I had been struggling with a sense of loss regarding my connection to nature that first inspired me to work in this field. The workshop rekindled that connection. I left with the tools and resolve to more intentionally tap into the power of place as well as the inspiration to help others do the same.”
— Claire Dacey, Naturalist, Artist, Historian, MA

Package Ideas

Sense of Place Festival

Performance + Workshop + Guided Walk

Academic and/Or Community Residency

Teacher Training + Student Programs + Community Performance
Community Event + Staff Training + School Program

“We invited Erica out for a week to help celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Big Sur Land Trust with a variety of events. Her positive impact reverberated throughout our community and continues to this day. Erica’s ability to connect people and place beautifully aligned with our mission to strengthen communities and inspire stewardship”
— Bill Leahy, Executive Director, Big Sur Land Trust, CA

View video below from a guided reflective walk during the 2017 Festival of the Cranes, Decatur, AL