Lead to Life

Grants Program, Spiritual Ecology Fellowship

During the Spiritual Ecology Fellowship, brontë velez and Kyle Lemle first envisioned their community-powered project Lead to Life: A People’s Alchemy for Regeneration.

In this feature from Lion’s Roarbrontë velez reflects on the work of Lead to Life, which is transforming weapons into shovels for ceremonial tree plantings at sites that have been impacted by violence or carry spiritual significance across Atlanta and Oakland.

“I hope my whole life is a practice of decomposition, of reimagining materials of violence into other things.”